Ownership experiences from life with an R56 MINI Cooper.

RSS Feed   R56 RSS

Content

File: Events

Mercedes Benz World at 33,000 miles
11 September 2011 - Filed under: Events

The MINI was in bike carrying mode as I was on the way back from a weekend of cycling, I called in on the latest Pistonheads Sunday Service on the way back.     More photos on Flickr…

Read the rest of this »

MINI Factory – Pistonheads Sunday Service at 29,200 miles
30 January 2011 - Filed under: Events

Despite living in the same city as the factory where the MINI is built for the last five years, and at one point driving past it daily I’ve never ventured inside. Ironically it takes me far longer to get to the dealership where I bought my car than it does to get to the factory […]

Read the rest of this »

British Mini Day at 24,200 miles
9 May 2010 - Filed under: Events

Another year, another British Mini Day at Himley Hall. Weather held quite nicely, lots of lovely cars on display including the Jaguar E-type from the original Italian Job. Many more photos on Flickr »

Read the rest of this »

Mercedes-Benz World – Pistonheads Sunday Service at 21,200 miles
13 December 2009 - Filed under: Events

I attended the final Pistonheads Sunday Service of the year at Mercedes-Benz World in the grounds of Brooklands. It was one of the most impressive informal car shows that I’ve attended with some very exotic vehicles in attendance. Mercedes-Benz also wheeled out their SLR Stirling Moss for us to have a poke around, which was […]

Read the rest of this »

BMW UK – Pistonheads Sunday Service at 20,400 miles
1 November 2009 - Filed under: Events

I spent a very wet Sunday morning stood outside BMW’s UK headquarters in Bracknell attending the ‘Sunday Service’ organised by motoring website Pistonheads. Despite the weather some fantastic cars turned up to join the already impressive display of vehicles that BMW had on display. Highlights for me included the electric MINI E prototype, Charley Boorman’s […]

Read the rest of this »

The Breakfast Club at 19,800 miles
4 October 2009 - Filed under: Events

Attended my second Midlands Breakfast Club in the MINI. Was an unusually sunny morning which I happily spent being graced with the presence of some rare and interesting vehicles and tucking into a bacon roll. More photos in a Flickr set here.

Read the rest of this »

The Breakfast Club at 17,900 miles
2 August 2009 - Filed under: Events

Attended the August meeting of The Breakfast Club in the MINI with the Westfield in tow. We arrived a little later than planned and were greeted by a large amount of MINI owners already in situ. More photos here, including a few of the rather tasty new Nissan GT-R!

Tags » » » »

Read the rest of this »

Curborough Sprint Day at 16,900 miles
20 June 2009 - Filed under: Events

Spent the day at Curborough Sprint Course for a Westfield Sports Car Club organised track day. My brother built a Westfield back in 2005, I seem to have subconsciously copied his red, black and chrome colour scheme when I picked the MINI. It was the first time I’ve driven the Westfield since owning the MINI, […]

Tags » » » »

Read the rest of this »

British Mini Day at 15,400 miles
10 May 2009 - Filed under: Events

I attended the 2009 British Mini Day held at Himley Hall in the West Midlands. It was a bigger event than previous years due to this year marking the 50th anniversary since the original Mini was first launched. The rest of my photos from the event can be found here.

1 comment  -  Read the rest of this »

Devon at 13,300 miles
6 April 2009 - Filed under: Events

Just spent a very enjoyable weekend in Devon. The MINI somehow managed to swallow three people and their luggage despite it’s fairly embarrassing boot capacity. The long journey down was comfortable and relaxing, the MINI is remarkable refined on the motorway for a smaller car and the addition of cruise control is welcome on a […]

Tags » » » »

Read the rest of this »