New member, new Mini owner :0) - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > Welcome New Members


Welcome New Members New members, please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about you and your Mini.

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Mini owner and member m14off Welcome New Members 4 Jan 29th, 2012 08:12 AM
New member...soon to be Mini owner!!! Andie B Welcome New Members 5 Feb 21st, 2011 09:53 PM
New mini owner, new forum member :) OllieC General Discussion 0 Jun 19th, 2010 10:09 AM
Hello from a new member and Mini owner! Burnsworth General Discussion 17 Jun 18th, 2009 07:03 PM
new member/Swiss Mini owner since MAY '05 charles128 General Discussion 2 May 15th, 2006 08:36 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jul 4th, 2012, 11:15 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Peterborough, UK
Posts: 1
Local Time: 12:53 AM
United Kingdom Male
England New member, new Mini owner :0)

Hey everyone, thought i would introduce myself.... Im Dave from Peterborough, England. I stumbled upon this site after searching google for parts for my new Cooper S. I used to be a original Mini owner 15 years ago i had an '84 Austin Mini which was followed by two custom built ones that made it into the local newspaper here.
Ive never been able to afford a new version until recently and after one drive in it was amazed that BMW had created something mirroring the fun go kart style of the original so i rescued it from death and am currently trying to work out a few little issues.
As the story goes, the car was new in 2002 and has had a troubled life....
Previously written off in 2010, rebuilt and reregistered in 2011....
It threw a driveshaft in the middle of Cambridge and at that moment i stumbled upon the car down a back alley with a couple of strange looking guys trying to 'light' its interior. This...... was a REAL SHAME. I bought it for next to nothing there and then, HPI checked it, whoever these guys were had never registered it and it was still in previous owners name.
I got it home and have been cleaning it up and working on it ever since.
Now pretty much perfect, all it needs is two small problems sorting out and i am over the moon with it.
All fun in the end....... all for the love of the machine......

Dave.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	168497_457208494309098_282446403_n.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	67.1 KB
ID:	164329  
Reply With Quote
Thanks for this post from:
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jul 4th, 2012, 11:38 AM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,686
Local Time: 12:53 AM
United Kingdom Male
Welcome! Interesting story........I too came from the world of classic Mini's and now love driving the new version just as much!
(Although it was Rover engineers who actually created the Mk1 New MINI while BMW financed its development and future production).

Media preview of the new MINI on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1997 ...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jul 4th, 2012, 02:29 PM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,987
Local Time: 12:53 AM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by mab01uk (original)
Welcome! Interesting story........I too came from the world of classic Mini's and now love driving the new version just as much!

Media preview of the new MINI on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1997 ...

I remember watching that preview, cant believe it was 1997, times gone so fast,
I came from the world Imps having own one for 38 years, a great Mini rival, totally different but just as much fun race tuned, and if its set up right can out perform them like for like.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , , ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Mini owner and member m14off Welcome New Members 4 Jan 29th, 2012 08:12 AM
New member...soon to be Mini owner!!! Andie B Welcome New Members 5 Feb 21st, 2011 09:53 PM
New mini owner, new forum member :) OllieC General Discussion 0 Jun 19th, 2010 10:09 AM
Hello from a new member and Mini owner! Burnsworth General Discussion 17 Jun 18th, 2009 07:03 PM
new member/Swiss Mini owner since MAY '05 charles128 General Discussion 2 May 15th, 2006 08:36 PM

» Hot Topics This Week
2nd Gen Front Grilles - (249 replies)
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts - (21 replies)
Warning lights - (18 replies)
Carbon build up on inlet valves - (17 replies)
Runflats?! - (14 replies)
» Recent Threads
R50 outer ball joint
Today 11:18 PM
by diabloj
Last post by diabloj
Today 11:18 PM
0 Replies, 1 Views
Power Steering Pump Hose - help needed
Today 10:39 PM
Last post by langdang
Today 10:39 PM
0 Replies, 15 Views
Advice on serviceable items....
Today 08:36 PM
by TonyR53
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:11 PM
1 Replies, 64 Views
Anyone know what could be wrong with my cooper s?
Today 08:32 PM
Last post by Webbd050
Today 08:32 PM
0 Replies, 69 Views
2011 Cooper S - Oil Pan Skid Plate
Today 06:01 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 06:08 PM
1 Replies, 99 Views
R53 basic mods
Yesterday 08:54 PM
Last post by Restyle
Today 05:43 PM
2 Replies, 270 Views
Hey admins!
Aug 31st, 2014 11:32 AM
by doxbike
Last post by The Nun
Today 05:35 PM
8 Replies, 427 Views
57 Cooper S boot and passenger door
Aug 23rd, 2014 01:07 PM
Last post by **KOOPERS57**
Today 04:42 PM
6 Replies, 675 Views
What is this sound? R53
Yesterday 12:04 AM
by gmb
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 04:18 PM
4 Replies, 378 Views
New car seats
Today 03:13 PM
Last post by Markal93
Today 03:13 PM
0 Replies, 130 Views
Mammoth, Devils Postpile, Yosemite Road Trip September 20-21 2014
Jun 21st, 2014 11:55 PM
Last post by m3dragon
Today 02:48 PM
2 Replies, 725 Views
2nd Gen Front Grilles
Dec 31st, 2007 03:15 PM
Last post by jwhite0393
Today 12:37 PM
249 Replies, 44,822 Views
Runflats?!
Aug 9th, 2014 09:29 AM
Last post by davidscott
Today 12:31 PM
14 Replies, 1,559 Views
Carbon build up on inlet valves
Dec 11th, 2012 01:53 PM
Last post by cristo
Today 11:51 AM
17 Replies, 3,691 Views
Changing my seats!
Today 11:42 AM
Last post by Markal93
Today 11:42 AM
0 Replies, 153 Views
Sell dumps Many Country For ATM Cashout: http://www.vcvv.org/
Today 10:38 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:38 AM
0 Replies, 136 Views
SELL CVV GOOD balance !!! http://sellccvv.com/
Today 10:37 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:37 AM
0 Replies, 112 Views
Stop start problem
Yesterday 04:23 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 07:36 AM
2 Replies, 278 Views
Halo Hedlights??
Aug 29th, 2014 04:25 AM
by dsakko
Last post by dsakko
Yesterday 11:39 PM
8 Replies, 543 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:53 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2