Minis For Mickey

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  1. tonray

    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    From the Motor Expo in Bangkok

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    Cooper mini Lamborghini bump

    Ford did not show its new Electric Stang:(
     
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    So which one are you getting?
     

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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    You went to the wrong booths, there are Honda (cycle) and Yamaha nearby!
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Many bikes here..bigger than cars in Thailand.. But not my thing. I prefer some structural steel between me and the Grim Reaper with the death rate on Thai roads
     
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    Those modern minis look somewhat pretty, but they are not minis. This is a mini: images.jpeg
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    How about a herd of Mini's racing at Silverstone back in 1971? (A picture I took.)

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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Yeah....my Time Machine is in the shop this week...had to make due with the 2019 Motor Expo....ha ha
     
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    Yes I understand your predicament.

    I think it's great that the new minis are on the road, whenever I see one it brings back memories.

    In 1963 I commuted 13 miles to school in rural New South Wales in a basic mini with the 850cc motor.

    When the Cooper S came out, our version of Highway Patrol used them as pursuit vehicles. There is something stirring about having a Cooper S with twin driving lights in one's rear vision mirror. I was always very good boy whenever I saw one.
     
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    There is a real, vintage, plain stock Mini driving around here in the summer (old farts with toys).
    Every time I spot it, I get this warm feeling, some emotional reaction, kind of funny. There is a visual thing about it, I dunno, the proportions, spartan looks, and the fact that it was hot when I was a lot younger!

    I owned its Italian version, by Innocenti (Bertone!) in France. That thing almost killed me when the gas pedal cable got stuck WFO.
    I had a old-school cassette player set in a makeshift wood contraption.. Diana Ross singing " Baby Love.."
     
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    I would worry about termites.....
     
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    @tonray do me a solid, would ya? Pick up that purple Lambo for me and ship it to Florida.
     
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    Sorry...free shipping only to SE Asia...you'll have to come and pick it up....

    I told the GF I bought it but she had to sell the house now to help fund the purchase..this is what I got in return...

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    I drive John Cooper Works Mini convertible. In the Summer, it's one of the most fun cars I've ever driven. It's a joy to take out on the road.
     
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