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#3350333 Can You Help A Fellow Mini Guy In A Nasty Situation Out?

Posted by Shifty on 19 January 2016 - 06:35 PM

Jeez, that's terrible.


On behalf of TMF have a years free TMF+ membership, it won't buy you a mini but will give you some discount on spares when you get another


Good luck with your search

#3116184 Mini Stance

Posted by Chris1992 on 08 August 2014 - 11:51 AM

I was thinking more lowrider hopper :P



Looks like a gasser. Just needs exhaust pipes coming from the wheel arches.



well then, are you ready to have your days made? 







thank me later......


can you tell my boss isnt in today? haha  :shifty:

#2590799 Emotions Of A Mini Owner

Posted by brad-the-bear on 13 September 2012 - 09:39 PM

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#647482 Mini Photo Album

Posted by Teapot on 13 September 2007 - 08:03 PM

Any excuse ......

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#3455831 Caught Me A Scumbag....

Posted by minifreek1 on 09 March 2017 - 05:08 PM


Wife went to her parents house about 10:15 because they are getting on a bit now and she hasnt seen them for a week or so....

I was upstairs in our bedroom...

I had just got changed into my scruffs, because Im doing a bit of decorating in my sons room, thought Id just check email and have a quick look on Ebay....

Dog started to bark, he does this if the wind changes direction - but I looked on the CCTV cameras anyway and saw nothing, so thought nothing of it....

A minute or so went by, and out the corner of my eye I saw a shadow... thinking that maybe my middle lad had come home from school early... went to see what he came home for... some fella was stood with his back to me, then turned round... honestly I **** meself, then andrenalin started to kick in, I grabbed hold of him and started to ask questions like... who the F are you....? What the F are you doing in my sons room etc.... He said he was a taxi driver and his fair had just run off from him and he was looking for someone called John... I escorted him via his throat down the stairs to find this 'taxi'... then he said his 'mate' was driving the taxi and must have drove off finding this fella called John...

We went outside, saw no taxi, he started to struggle and plead with me to let him go and he couldnt breathe... I wasn't letting him go, nor was I loosening my grip of him.... went back into my house to get my phone to call police, he started pushing me back, I dragged him outside again and threw him to floor... Now anyone thats ever met me will tell you Im not exactly big, maybe a bit fat but not big, Im 5'5 1/2 and 14 stone.... at this point there was a neighbour walking by with her dog and baby in pram, she stopped and saw what had happened and asked do I need Police, yes was the answer.... she called the Police and went about her business.... I had him pinned up against our front fence and front of our house with my elbow on his throat and my other hand gripping his coat.... I loosened my grip a little bit as he was turning blue and gasping for breath, as he started to sit down he pushed me away from him and pissed off.... I chased after him, I cant run and he was getting away from me, fortunately another neighbour must have heard the shouting etc... and saw this fella running from me.... he rugby tackled him to the ground, thankfully... I caught up and knelt on his chest, this time I wasnt gonna let go of him if he turned blue or any other colour... I dragged him back to my house and waited for the Police to turn up.... it fealt like ages but was only a couple of minutes of that....

Anyhoo the long and short of it, a scumbag is off the street, Im not hurt - I cant say that he isnt...

Iv had the Police onto me this morning telling me that he was kept in custody overnight, he will be going to court today, and confident he will get a couple of years away.

He's been charged with a number of offences, as he'd been into someone else's house before coming to mine....

It seems that just googling his name has brought up a few things about him, he just doesn't learn, do they ever....?

He's called Neil (cant tell you his full name for legal reasons)

Sorry for the long post....

#2951763 Don't Drink And Drive Your Mini.

Posted by mattdc2r on 17 December 2013 - 08:23 PM

Warning- Christmas cheers! PLEASE READ

With Xmas upon us I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving. Don't do it! 
As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" out with friends. Well two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several beers followed by some excellent wine. 
Feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit. That's when I did something that I've never done before - I took a taxi home. 
Sure enough on the way home there was a police roadside check but since it was a taxi they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident. 
This was a real surprise, as I had never driven a taxi before, I don't know where I got it from and now that it's in my garage I don't know what to do with it!


#2618464 There Comes A Time When You Just Have To Say Enough Is Enough.....

Posted by Shifty on 22 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

Excellent idea, you always need a spare.  I've developed a system for buying over the years and its utterly foolproof.

1 - Buy Mini
2 - Take mini off the road to restore
3 - buy 2nd mini to use whilst 1st one is being worked on
4 - Spend the time and money put aside for fixing mini#1 on #2
5 - Realise that you don't stand a chance of getting either of them on the road anytime soon.
6 - Buy another mini to use whilst the first 2 are being worked on
7 - Repeat steps 1 through 6 until skint/out of space/divororced

Its a brilliant system!!

#3317188 Mini Products, Merchandise And Clothing

Posted by muddd001 on 04 October 2015 - 07:29 PM

Lets also start with a little Competition!


Like this post for your chance to win our New Mk1 Sky Blue Bag, the winner will be drawn out of a hat.

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#2725388 Emotions Of A Mini Owner

Posted by Archa on 18 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

And not a gif but dammmm.

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#3357158 Classic Mini Original Tee's, Hoodies And Accessories

Posted by New game mini on 08 February 2016 - 05:37 PM

I'd Like to run a quick competition to kick things off!! Like this post for your chance to win a Tote Bag, T-shirt or a hoodie!! Winners will be chosen randomly this Friday 12/2 so get liking!! :thumbsup: 
Thanks and good luck!!

#3131002 Stupid Things You Have Done To Your Mini: Which Could Serve As A Warning For...

Posted by Broomer on 01 September 2014 - 07:35 PM

Don't weld with your head on the tilt to allow a blob of weld go in your ear....... I'm not guilty of that one honestly !!!

Don't weld your door step sat with your lower half under the car, a blob of weld went through my overalls, trousers and boxers then landed on my ball bag.

Never moved so quick in my life.

#2877234 Monster Mini

Posted by rjbcar27 on 19 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

We were probably drunk... 

I really can't remember how it all started but that's normally a good guess for projects like this. 

After conceiving of the idea, my mate Nik was told by numerous people that 'It can't be done.' And that's the worst thing you can say to him - it only hardened his resolve. So before embarking on the project, we decided that it's so insane, we should film it. So we have. 

We're taking the full engine, gearbox and running gear from a ST185 Toyota Celica GT4 and transplanting it into the Mini. There are obviously one or two little problems to overcome, but that'll be part of the fun. 

There will be a few surprises on the engine side a bit later on, but for now we're concentrating on getting the Mini to a state where the transplant can start. 

I have no idea how frequent the updates will be, we both work full time and it's a weekend thing only so it may take some time, but we're hoping to produce one of the fastest Mini's on the planet.

If you fancy taking a look at our progress, have a butchers at this: 


#2466108 Design A New Logo For The Mini Forum - Amazing Mini Spares Vouchers To Be Won...

Posted by cooperawk on 03 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

Excellent work here from everyone, I don't envy the decision makers.

I'm just back from hiatus and thought that I'd enter the fray too...

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The 'tmf' logo is an optional alternative to the main logo on top for shirts, mugs or other 2-sided items. Bottom derivative could be more suitable for the site header.

Color options are infinite...

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Thanks for the opportunity and good luck with the decision!

#2974035 Photo Competition 11: In The Woods

Posted by shaun617 on 20 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

Molly  =]



#2590802 Emotions Of A Mini Owner

Posted by Archa on 13 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

When other cars try to hit corners as well as us.

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#2548798 Seriously, Just Why?

Posted by Shifty on 22 July 2012 - 08:12 PM

give it one more try, she could be really shy.

(or have a penis)

#2391165 Free To Collecter, 2 Slices Of Toast

Posted by chipster196 on 28 February 2012 - 08:09 PM

hi, i have available 2 pieces of toast ive just made, slightly burnt but could be used for charcoal or as a replacement hammer, free to collecter, located in shipdham norfolk.... butter can be supplied at a cost of 10p per slice, cheese is an additional 50p per slice

#2834177 Minis V Women

Posted by Daviewonder on 25 June 2013 - 10:45 PM

I would choose a Mini over my Girlfriend but unfortunately the exhaust cuts my penis.

#2687573 What Colour Is My Car?

Posted by toyboy396 on 14 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Its orange and grey mate.

Hope this helps

#2639438 Longbridge Tunnel Mini

Posted by stevem4323 on 17 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

thanks for all the replies this is what i was really after was a public opinion and i have to say it is pretty evenly split and thanks for the offer of being "dobbed in"
.The mini was left down there 30 odd years ago i remember seeing it in tha late 80s when i working in the cabs working on mini drive shafts i knew it was there everyone knew it was there and nobody wanted it ..it had been dumped ..no iconic graveyard ..no moisture testing ...just dumped ....a bit like the factory and the thousands of men who was dumped on the scrap heap.....ime not going to get all political about it but i will say this again ...nobody wanted it..............
except me ....the mini will be restored at a cost to myself and like all the other pieces i have retrieved ......LEGALLY I HAVE TO ADD....they will go on display to show the world what everyone else was willing to throw away.......

the last mini left longbridge at 5.45 pm on the 8th of november 2012 it will be restored to its former glory i am doing this not for any personal gain as its going to cost me a fortune to get done i am doing it for the memory of all the thousands of people myself my mother and father being just 3 who helped to make this car what it was .....i await your comments

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