The second MINI-E East Coast meet up was held at Nauna's Bella Casa in Montclair, NJ on Sunday, November 8th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The meet went very well, as we had 14 MINI-E pioneers, two MINI representatives and a surprise guest, a Tesla roadster. We all chatted for awhile outside and then moved into the restaurant to a fine lunch of pizza, wraps, fried calamari and shrimp. When we were finished, we were treated to a custom made MINI-E cake (see picture) prepared by a friend of mine, Linda Viscardi. It was great to see some of the other MINI-E participants as well as Marian & Hugo from MINI, whose attendance is really appreciated.
Here's a rundown of the attendees:
Stuart Greenberg (#277), Paul Heitman (#484), Chris Neff (#402), Ian Stocks (#495), Gordon Miller (#217), Robert Hooper (#304), Cliff Saunders (#249), Justin Stokes (#368), Paul Eng (#339), Jim Mclaughlin (#458), Ken Barbour (#466), Tim Gill (#486), me (#250) & Don Young (#364) who unfortunately got stuck in New York City traffic and arrived just as everyone was leaving but stayed for a while to chat.
Plus Marian Hawryluk and Hugo VanGeem from MINI USA and Michael and Pamela, the owners of Tesla roadster #T566.