Just a brief intro about my mini history and why I joined the forum.
As little kids my brother and myself were taken to the kindergarten in a Mk II Cooper, that was in the early 70's.
After passing my driving test/license I tried to track down this car, but had no luck finding it.
Later on I purchased a 1985 Mini Mayfair Sport (presumably a German spec). I still own this one although it has been sitting in a garage for (too) many years. Just putting a 286SP in as well as 1.5 rockers and a stage 3 head on top of a low compression SPI 53hp engine and stuffing that into the car instead of the 1 litre maybe wasn't the most brilliant of ideas in these days, I never got the fuelling right. Although it was running very, very smoothly above 4k and _very_ quick! Plan is to get it on the road again next year.
A couple of years ago a 1983 HLE joined us. Very much standard except for a Maniflow twin box center exit exhaust, wooden steering wheel and 165/70 on 5*10s (made by ATS). An 80's time machine. And it perfectly served as our wedding car as well "Very much standard" also means that it still sits on its original 35+ year old rubber So, new cones as a smallish winter project.
That's it for the moment, I believe. So: looking forward to e-meeting all of you.