• That’s All

    In my usual temperamental and fickle behavior, I sold the Mini Cooper this week. My original intentions were to keep this car for as long as possible. Honest. After finishing off all the recent maintenance work, the Mini was very nearly complete for me. If I had kept the car, my only major plan was […]

    One response June 17, 2012
  • Mini Shoot

    I grabbed a few pictures of the Mini Cooper this afternoon for posterity and reference. Back in the day, when I was into photography like every other trendy kid on the block, I would take deliberation in choosing a proper setting. Not the case anymore… these were taken with my point & shoot a block […]

    One response June 3, 2012
  • Odds and Ends

    In the past week, I buttoned up a few more areas that needed addressing. Since the wheels are quite aggressively fit, the middle mounting tab on the fender flares were broken on both sides. This most likely happened when the car was tracked at Thunderhill in the past. I bought a new set of the […]

    2 responses May 28, 2012
  • By Calaveras

    If you’re wondering by now what the Mini actually looks like, here are a few cell phone pics I snapped last Sunday. Sorry, this is the best I can do for now… hopefully I can get higher quality pictures later. It is a lot of fun just driving this car. I think my Mini is […]

    2 responses May 19, 2012
  • Wood Grained

    I swapped out the leather Momo steering wheel with a wood grain Nardi Classic 330mm. I feel that this wheel is particularly fitting for this car. And to match the wheel, I threw on this shift knob with an Austin emblem. To top it all off, here are the new seat covers to keep in […]

    3 responses May 13, 2012
  • Because the Hard Way is Funner

    My plans and ambitions for this Mini started out relatively modest: just do basic maintenance and a fluid change. The car was already well-sorted, but the previous owner kept it for around 10 years and it had only been driven less than 2000 miles during that time. Which means for a decade, it mostly sat […]

    One response May 12, 2012
  • 1962 Mini Cooper

    For the longest time, I’ve been throwing around the idea of owning an old school car. It was usually always just something nice to think about, but never transpired into much more than a brief peruse on Craigslist. A Datsun 510 or 240Z were pretty much the staples, but they weren’t quite “special” enough. About […]

    No responses May 12, 2012