Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by tonray, Dec 2, 2019.
From the Motor Expo in Bangkok
Cooper mini Lamborghini bump
Ford did not show its new Electric Stang
So which one are you getting?
You went to the wrong booths, there are Honda (cycle) and Yamaha nearby!
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
Those modern minis look somewhat pretty, but they are not minis. This is a mini:
How about a herd of Mini's racing at Silverstone back in 1971? (A picture I took.)
Yeah....my Time Machine is in the shop this week...had to make due with the 2019 Motor Expo....ha ha
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.
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.."
I would worry about termites.....
@tonray do me a solid, would ya? Pick up that purple Lambo for me and ship it to Florida.
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...
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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