I had a few Mini's between the ages of 17 and 22 - KFY 673P, RTT 716R, FWG 535V and UPM 858H - and then, as life changed, I needed a more practical vehicle. As the years rolled by the pounds piled on, and soon the idea of driving a Mini seemed to be nothing but a distant memory. This pic of me with the V reg about to set off with my mate to our first music festival was taken some ten stones ago -
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Over the intervening years I settled on buying a few Morris Minors to drive on the weekend - a compromise for fat blokes like me who are too big to drive Mini's - but they never really 'scratched that itch'. Anyway, the bottom line is that I am currently on a mission to lose this weight and get back to a healthy size. I'm already a stone down, but chatting about diet and fitness isn't why I joined here. The thing I have promised myself when I am at my fighting weight is a Mini, a 1972 because that's the year I was born. But Jeez they haven't they gotten expensive since I last had one 20-odd years ago? 8 grand?!?
In all likelihood this is probably a midlife crisis, but who cares? I am enjoying getting mired in the whole world of Mini's afresh again and as part of that I thought that I would join here as, at some point, maybe the right car will present itself, plus it looks like a good place to chat with like minds.
And yes, if this all works out me and my mate do intend to recreate the snap.