27 October 2014 – 14 March 2015: in the garage

Mary Quant - of mini skirt fame, named her style after the car...
Mary Quant – of mini skirt fame, named her style after the car…

 

Those early ’60’s  were heady days in Great Britain, as the mini skirt was the hot fashion item, a BMC Mini Cooper S won the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally, and the Beatles ruled both the pop culture and music worlds…

 

Winning Mini 1964 Monte
Winning Mini 1964 Monte

 

George Harrison
George Harrison
Peace and...
Peace and

 

Some always had taste!
Some always had taste!

The Mini was a ‘classless’ car: its owners ranged from working class to the elite…

shopping
shopping at the market
and...
and…

 

While waiting for my radiator grille – from master painter Ed Mayer  (N.B.: not one of the original Beatles)

On the hoist eith Ed
Power Unit on the hoist with Ed

– I perused the archives:

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Yogi Jen in Rhoda!
Our Yogi Jen in Rhoda!
Matchy - matchy!
Matchy – matchy! (MTTS 2014 = MINI Takes The States)
More MTTS
More MTTS 2014
2015 MINI Cooper S Roadster
Our 2015 MINI Cooper S Roadster – Rhoda
two's
two’s
My son Allen and Mini
My son Allen and Mini – a 1960 Austin 850 made for USA delivery
Love on 14 Feb
Love on 14 Feb
help!
help!
Many Minis
Many Minis

 

when I was a bit younger...
Some eye candy for the ladies – when I was a bit younger…
We wait...
We wait -in Avon Lake  in our 1960 Mini for MTTS to arrive

 

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Pick up?
Pick up?

 

There  is absolutely no substitute for a good pit crew...
There is absolutely no substitute for a good pit crew…
nice wheels!
nice wheels!

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Sharon and Mini at the Pub 2011
Sharon and Mini at the Pub 2011

 

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classic style...
classic style…
Some carry more bagge than others...
Coach?
?
Multi use accessory
Austin 850 Mark I
Austin 850 Mark I

(N.B.: I think the tat on the lady’s leg means the photo is newer than the Mini.)

Under the bonnett
Under the bonnet of our Mini
minis
minis

 

First
First place in class – Mini at Shaker Square 2012

 

A winning combination...
A winning combination…
Mini at Burntwood Tavern 12 Aug 2013
Mini at Burntwood Tavern 12 Aug 2013

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Showing cars, etc…

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Room with a view...
Room with a view…
A pair of Mini's!
A pair of Mini’s!


Love on 14 Feb

match?
match?
Rain?
Rain?
illuminating
illuminating
A leg on which to stand?
A leg on which to stand?

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Prep works!
Prep works!

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brad and Mini 3 Aug 2013 Ursuline
brad and Mini 3 Aug 2013 British Car Day  Ursuline
Mini at Avon Ballroom
Mini at Avon Ballroom
interior - madadash
interior – madadash
Chuck Linick's  Morris Woodie
Chuck Linick’s Morris Woodie

 

capacity
capacity!
motor/trans on subframe
motor/trans on subframe
with two spitfires
with two spitfires at Our Lorain County British Car Club

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seat warmer...
seat warmer…
it got up to 4.5 million
(Sue Cuff, Miss Great Britian 1975). In 2000 – at production end –  5.4 million Mini’s had been made.

The mini skirt was by then out of style, but used for the ad…

Roof rack?
Roof rack?
Mini tucked away for the winter
Mini tucked away for the winter

 

 

 

 

Mini with updated grille
Mini with updated grille

 

 

our dog watches
our dog watches

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