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#1 mimikeni

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 04:01 PM

Dear Fellow Mini Lovers,
I'm from Central Illinois in the US. I care for a '74 Mini 998. I've provided board to my cherished auto since November 2000. I found the car in Florida. It was a gift from my wife in honor of our 20th anniversary. She has repeatedly said she'd rather I have a love affair with a car than a chippie. The car is from a previous owner in the UK and it came with an ample service record. It was well cared for. In the three years I've driven it, only minor problems. The few challenging repairs I've been able to do on my own with the help of a Haynes manual. My greatest regret is having to leave it in the garage during the worst parts of the winter. But today the forecast is for sun and highs in the 40's. So, I'll be motoring. Best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy new year.
Sincerely,
Mike (mimikeni= mike in a mini)

#2 Freda

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 04:30 PM

Hi Mike

nice to hear from you :)

#3 The_Mini_Bug

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 05:58 PM

Hi Mike welcome to the site

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Posted 31 December 2003 - 06:01 PM

Welcome mate :) , Whats a Chippie ?

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 11:30 AM

hi mike, welcome to the site, happy new year and i wish you the best of luck, welcome to the site, any questions feel free to ask

#6 marksmini's better half

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 10:58 PM

Happy new year Mike and welcome to the site I hope you enjoy your stay :)

#7 marksmini

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 12:06 AM

hello mike

ya i second that, Whats a Chippie ? :)


i no the feeling about the winter..

we had snow up hear and i havent been able to get her out on the road so she's stuck in the croner at the mo lol

welcome to the site and as the others said enjoy your stay.

#8 hneil

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 01:21 AM

Mike,

A big welcome to this forum from another US guy. We hope you enjoy yourself.

I am surprised that our UK friends do not know "Chippie."

Are you planning to go to mini Meet 2004 in Rockford, IL? Check details at www.minimeet2004.com.


#9 Woody

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 11:36 AM

In the UK a "chippie" is what we call a fish & chip shop
Chips being the proper name for french fries :) :)
OR we also call a carpenter "chippie"
Like an electrician a "sparky"

#10 marksmini

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Posted 02 January 2004 - 07:00 PM

pmsl, come on tell us because im baffold i cant think what it could be????

maybe we could have a comp, who can guse what this means lol

#11 marksmini

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:13 AM

I am surprised that our UK friends do not know "Chippie."

so what is it in the end?? did anyone find out?

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:20 PM

CHIPPIE ... a mistress or girlfriend, usually much younger in age, and often with blonde hair, blue eyes, and large breasts.

definately NOT a carpenter!

#13 Bluemini

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 04:20 PM

Are they called chippies because they're good at working your wood...

Welcome to the site mate, all these yanks with minis, no wonder there aint any good ones left over here!! :)

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 05:39 PM

:grin: lol well thats defo diffarant lol


would never have gused that at all

thanks :grin:

#15 Woody

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 09:33 PM

Ah , Over here thats what we call a "Bimbo" :grin:




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