Author Topic: TxABCD 2019  (Read 689 times)

Offline MPlayle

TxABCD 2019
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:33:01 PM »
The 2019 TxABCD in Round Rock, Texas is fast approaching.  It runs September 27, 28 and 29.

I hope to see some of you there.  (I am volunteering on the staff and will likely be assisting the registration tables.)

Website: http://www.specialtypartshop.com/txabcd/

(Sorry for the late posting.)


Offline MiniDave

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 02:47:46 PM »
Thanks for the invite, but I'll going to the CMU 60 in Virginia the week after that, and I have tons to do to get ready for it. Hope it's a great show - we had a few more cars this year for our All British show, and a better variety of marques too.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 05:43:29 PM »
I plan to attend this year.   Thanks for the reminder Michael.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 07:45:59 PM »
You’ll be a little closer this year. No cruising down the interstate at 3 in the morning.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline BruceK

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 08:17:53 PM »
You’ll be a little closer this year. No cruising down the interstate at 3 in the morning.
haha   

Yes, that was my strategy to avoid the heat of the day on the way home.  But it put me right into the morning rush hour as I approached Dallas.  That was fun.   :-[
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 09:59:08 AM »
It was a couple of hours drive this morning in the misting rain, but now the sun is out and so are the Minis.   All Mk III cars and up except for one Mk I Cooper S from Oz.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2019, 10:32:35 AM »
 And a Mk II Cooper just showed up.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2019, 10:49:50 AM »
And the Queen has arrived in a Mk I. 

Plus Michael’s car too.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 10:12:29 AM »
Ha! You can't escape the lens..... ;D

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2019, 11:08:53 AM »
You are an Interwebs sleuth! 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2019, 12:00:13 PM »
Nah, just looking at some pics of the event posted by someone on Facetube, and saw you guys..... 77.gif

Bruce, did you try on Michael's Marcos? I'd be interested to hear what you thought of those seats.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2019, 02:29:41 PM »
I don't think Bruce tried out the seats.  At least he did not when I was at the car with him.

I spent most of the day helping with the registration tables.  I was part of the event staff this year.

I'm sure the little car felt neglected for not having its owner nearby to show it off.


Offline BruceK

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2019, 05:03:44 PM »
I don't think Bruce tried out the seats.  At least he did not when I was at the car with him.

No, I would never try climbing into someone’s car without their permission.  When Michael was giving me a tour of the car - the photos- I was thinking of asking about trying it and then Michael said that he barely fits in with his head was almost touching the roof.   So that sealed it. 

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MPlayle

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2019, 06:15:45 PM »
Also, the Mini Marcos roof is about 6 - 8 inches shorter than a regular Mini.

The seats I now have in it are recliners and on sliders, so they can accommodate different driver sizes.  Also, being new seats the foam bases have not begun to settle much.


Offline MiniDave

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2019, 11:04:54 AM »
Found a couple more pics of our forum members from the Texas show!   77.gif
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: TxABCD 2019
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 04:34:55 PM »
Those are from the "staff photographer".  As folks were setting up, he was going around trying to get pictures of owners with their cars.