Join us for Mini Mania's 30TH ANNIVERSARY Celebration!

May 22 and 23, 2004


Car Show
Swap Meet
Fun and Festivities

Shopping at Mini Mania
No-host Pizza Party

Sunday Fun Run

RSVP by May 14 to
enter our drawing for a
$25 MM Gift Certificate!
Details Below

Come to Mini Mania on May 22 to help us celebrate our 30th year as America's Ultimate Mini Source! And to show our customers an 'ounce of appreciation', we will be holding a drawing for


To participate in the drawing, simply enter your Classic Mini or BMW MINI, Morris Minor, Moke, AH Sprite, or MG Midget in our Car Show on May 22. That's all there is to it! Each car entrant will receive one ticket for the random drawing, which will take place at the awards ceremony that afternoon. Only cars of the makes listed are eligible to enter the drawing, and they must be in operable condition -- no wrecks please (but they don't need to be concours quality either!) Both car and owner must be present to win; please see the Fine Print below for all the details, and for more information about the People's Choice car show.

Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure is our way of thanking our customers,
and admission is FREE to all participants and spectators!

Aside from the car show featuring the best Little British Cars in the new and classic tradition, there will be plenty of fun going on that day. Sell your extra British car 'bits and bobs' at the swap meet, starting at 9 a.m. Bring a table or sell from your boot, there's no charge for selling space.

If you're giving the swap meet a miss, plan to arrive for the car show between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. We're expecting a large crowd, so earlier is better! Classes will be Best Classic Mini, Best New MINI, and Best of Other - meaning Morris, Moke, Sprite or Midget. Any entrant in BAD condition that makes it from its home port to Mini Mania under its own power will be considered for a special "Worst of Show" award. People's Choice judging will begin at 11:30, and will close at 1 p.m. This show is mostly 'for fun', and awards will be of value in accordance therewith!

Mini Mania Goldrush Giveaway Fine Print

Prize of a 99% pure one-ounce gold bar, valued at over $400, will be awarded by random drawing on May 22. Only cars listed above, in operable condition, are eligible to enter the drawing, one chance per car. Both car and owner must be present at Mini Mania between
11:30 a.m. and award announcement, which will take place between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. If the winner selected is not present or eligible to win according to the rules as stated, another ticket will be drawn until an eligible winner is chosen. Must be 18 or over to win; employees, or their family members, of Mini Mania, Borla Performance Products, Nielo MINI, or other businesses displaying at the Nevada City Adventure are not eligible to win.

The awards ceremony will start at 1:30 p.m. We'll hand out prizes to the car show winners, do a drawing for the $25 Mini Mania gift certificate from among those who have pre-registered by May 14. And then the highlight: the drawing for the Mini Mania Gold Rush Giveaway!

The fun doesn't end there - we'll be serving cake and giving away door prizes between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. All day, you can check out the gold MINI Cooper on display from Nielo MINI of Sacramento, and talk to product representatives from Borla Performance. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch from the BBQ wagon; and leave room for the hand-dipped ice cream bars!

And of course, Mini Mania will be open for business all day on Saturday. Pre-order your parts by phone before noon on Friday, May 21, and receive a 15% discount on all in-stock non-sale merchandise. All orders placed on Saturday will receive a 10% discount on in-stock regularly-priced items. (Special order items and engines are not eligible for discount.)

Saturday evening you can join your fellow Miniacs and British car fans for a no-host pizza party from 6:00 p.m. on at one of Grass Valley's local pizzarias.

On Sunday come back to Mini Mania at 10 a.m. for the start of our Fun Run drive through the beautiful Sierra Gold Rush country.

Since this is a two-day event, we suggest that those arriving from out of town make lodgings reservations well in advance -- Nevada City is a popular tourist destination any time of the year! And remember to RSVP by May 14 to enter our drawing for a $25 MM Gift Certificate! See details below

View some photos from our First Nevada City Adventure!

Here's some idea of what to expect:


     Swap Meet 
FREE to all buyers and sellers. All British car parts welcome, vendors welcome, cars for sale welcome, club displays welcome! No cost to buy or sell! Starts at 9 a.m., ends when the last seller leaves. Or 4 p.m., whichever is sooner.

      Car Show
Awards for Best Classic Mini, Best New MINI, and Best Other British Classic; and if we have any qualifying vehicles, the WORST OF SHOW! NO CHARGE to enter; judging is by people's  choice and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Voting will close at 1 p.m.

      Picnic and Bar-B-Q
Bring your own or purchase a tasty lunch from the BBQ wagon, serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leave room for the hand-dipped ice cream bars!

      Awards Ceremony
Presentation of the winners of the car show classes, Gift Certificate drawing, and the Gold Rush Giveaway will begin at 1:30 p.m.

      Shopping at Mini Mania
Our sales staff will be on hand Saturday only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help you get the right parts for your latest project. PHONE orders placed by noon on Friday May 21 for Saturday pickup get a 15% discount; all other Saturday sales are 10% off. (Discounts apply to regularly-priced merchandise only. Engines and other special-order items are excluded from offer.)


Rally/Tour/Fun Run

A very informal affair designed to simply allow you to enjoy your car and the great roads of the northern Gold Rush country! Plan for a lunch stop or bring a picnic. And you're right, there's NO CHARGE! Gather at the Mini Mania parking lot, the group will leave at 10 a.m.


Be sure to make reservations in advance if you plan to stay in Nevada City either Friday or Saturday night! Accommodations are frequently sold out on weekends. All area codes are 530.

Northern Queen Inn - 265-5824. A 10-minute walk  to Mini Mania, and a short drive/long walk to downtown Nevada City. Restaurant  on the premises.

Best Western  Gold Country - 273-1393. Next stop up the freeway from Mini Mania (ask us for the twisty backroad route!)

Two Room Inn - 265-3618. At the top of Broad Street in the heart of downtown Nevada City.      

Outside Inn - 265-2233. Usually caters to the "mountain bike" crowd, in a residential area of downtown Nevada City.

National Hotel - 265-4551. The oldest continuously-operating hotel in California (or hearabouts, anyway). In the heart of downtown Nevada City.

Holbrooke Hotel - 273-1353. Another historic Gold Rush hotel in nearby Grass Valley.

Holiday Lodge Motel - 273-4406. About 3 miles from Mini Mania. Conveniently located close to nearly any fast-food establishment you care to name!

Golden Chain Motel -273-7279. At
the south end of Grass Valley, you'll have a 10 minute (or less) drive to Mini Mania and Nevada City.


Nevada County Fairgrounds - 273-6217. Called one of the Top 10 Fairgrounds in the country! Limited hookup sites; showers available. Details and rates at

Scotts Flat Lake - 265-5302. Boating, fishing, showers, the works! 20 min. from Nevada City.


From the Bay Area/Sacramento:

From Reno:


Respondez S'Il Vous Plait! (That's French for, "Let Us Know You'll Be Here"!)

Fill in and send this form by 5 PM on May 14 if you plan to join us for the 4th Nevada City Adventure. RSVP's received by that time will be entered in our drawing for a $25 Mini Mania Gift Certificate, which will take place on Saturday. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Your name: (required)

Address: (required)

City State Zip (required)

MM customer number (if known):

Email address: or phone number: (just in case we need to get ahold of you -- we won't call!)

Will you be bringing (check all that apply if more than one):

Classic Mini
Other Classic British Car
Spectator only, no car
If entering the car show, please list the year, make and model:

(Please note: only Classic Minis, BMW MINIs, Morris Minor, Moke, AH Sprite or MG Midgets
in running condition are eligible for the Gold Rush Giveaway.)

How many people will be coming with you? (So we can make plans!)

Will you need selling space at the Swap Meet? Yes No

Are you interested in coming to the No-Host Pizza Party Saturday evening? Yes No

Will you be joining us for the Fun Run on Sunday? Yes No Not sure

Please add any comments or questions -- especially if you are bringing more than one car, or will need LOTS of space for your Swap Meet goodies!