(N.B.: One advantage of showing a classic car is seeing it bring back memories: the lady above grew up in south Africa and her first car was a Mini).
I arose early to get Mini ready for the 38th annual Austin Healey Show and swap meet. ( https://www.healeyclub.org/event/british-swap-meet-car-show). I had attended this show with my son Allen years ago, and had always wanted to get back, but problems or conflicts always prevented us.
This AM, I finished detailing and packing the car.
Fellow Lorain County Member Ron Summers arrived, and we set off. Mini drove and ran better than ever.
If there had been an issue with Mini, Rhoda makes the event: both ready.
The car drove and felt better better than ever. The Cooper S box is good except for first (rather high for an 850), but we live with that.
The performance on ramps, etc is good, although I am still cautious there (but still ahead of the SUV set!).
Cruised at 4000-4200 in fourth in 60 zones (64-67), and saw 4400 (70) on downhills.
I also discovered that I should drive at no less than 2600-2800: with this cam, things smooth out there..
Thanks to the Winners Circle for leaving out a new set of sparking plugs on Saturday after hours!
We had a nice drive back, and enjoyed lunch with Ron Summers and Sharon at Beardens – a local establishment.
For more pictures, see our Lorain County British Car Club page on Facebook.
Tonight, I go to bed feeling a great sense of satisfaction!