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19th February
19-FEB-2005

19th February

When i was younger i always wanted a wee Mini,
One of the original ones, not the german crap that they sell with its name attached to now.

This one needs abit of TLC
although the black sticky tape holding the front wings on is an interesting feature heheh

Being the family taxi driver buying an old Mini wont be much use right now,
but i'll maybe buy one in a few years as a weekend toy though. :-)




"its a Mini Aventure!"

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Cheryl Hawkins24-Feb-2005 21:03
I want one of these, too! I used to watch "Junkyard Wars," the BBC version, and they were always cutting the poor little Minis up.
Dominic Kite23-Feb-2005 13:34
For a couple of years now I've fancied an original mini cooper, candy-apple red, from the original john cooper works. The only thing that's stopping me is that getting a motorbike would be safer!
Dougie Robertson20-Feb-2005 21:02
Used to like watching the rallying on a Saturday afternoon when I was a kid.
Lots of minis were used in that.
When I was old enough to drive got interested in bikes so never got a mini.
Bill Miller20-Feb-2005 20:05
This could be a project for you ! That garage seems in much better condition that the Mini...
Guest 20-Feb-2005 16:09
cool shot, the old minis are definitely better! I like the way
this one is accessorised by matching red shed.
Guest 20-Feb-2005 15:10
....not much like a jaguar....:)
northstar3720-Feb-2005 11:21
yep, the old minis are better!
Guest 19-Feb-2005 23:12
How do you get two whales in a mini? Down the M6!!! Sort of works better in the pub with a couple of beers!!!
Ian Clowes19-Feb-2005 22:00
Had a couple of minis. We took one with 4 of s to the South of France camping (big box on the roof with a Union Jack), called it Puddlejumper. Will dig out anold photo and post! Thanks for the memory!
laine8219-Feb-2005 21:55
I always wanted a mini too...still do. I like the new ones but these hot, loud, close to the ground oldies are tops !!
Sheena Woodhead19-Feb-2005 20:29
Nice composition. My first car was a Mini (MHE 685F - 1968 - blue) Okay is shows my age a bit but it's the only number plate I've ever remembered!
jlm19-Feb-2005 19:49
Nostalgy....
Stu19-Feb-2005 17:23
Buy it now, Zak. It won't cost much. Rebuilding it will be a very cathartic experience. I've always wanted one of these too. About the BMW Mini - it is actually built in Coventry - so it is British (but I don't like it - it's too big!)
Tor19-Feb-2005 15:43
Cool shot. I agree with you - the old Mini is an icon. But I quite like the new one too.
Apollo 19-Feb-2005 14:45
I'll try an balance things :) They're two different cars, sharing a name and not much else. Both pretty good in their time, but I think the interior and dash of the new one would become a bit irrtating if seen every day.
Guest 19-Feb-2005 14:39
Yeah I much prefer the old minis myself, they're super cool!!
Herb Knufken19-Feb-2005 14:35
Very nice
markvm19-Feb-2005 14:28
Very nice, Zak
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