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Published Jun 19, 2013 at 05:00AM

Mini Cooper enthusiasts gather the Mini Meet West 2013 event Tuesday at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend.

The gathering — this year featuring 140 automobiles — brings Mini lovers from the West and Canada to Bend for a five-day event, highlighting the classic Mini manufactured from 1959 to 2000 and the newer BMW Mini.

Today there'll be a full slate of events for Mini drivers: a morning autocross, an afternoon Funkhana and swap meet, followed by a Mini parade through downtown Bend at 7 p.m. For more information on the Mini Meet West 2013, visit www.minimeetwest2013.com.