14-24 Sept 2016: crawl into Fall

Mini in our garage
Mini in our garage, with cars in background

 

The Lorain County British car club¬† decided to have a garage crawl on 24 Sep – Pete Haburt’s idea – where we traveled to several members garages, and then visited over coffee, etc.

I prepped our garage and the house – cleaning the bathrooms etc, did some last minute shopping at Giant Eagle for one dozen assorted donuts – and at 10:30 on that Saturday, the people and the cars began to arrive.

Nice MGA and better crew!
Nice MGA and better crew!
Fabulous TR3
Fabulous TR3
cars and people arrive
cars and people arrive
The street has never looked so good
The street has never looked so good
crawl on me!
crawl on me!
new jacks in place
new jacks in place
in place
in place

The cars are great, but in the end, it is the people who make the difference

At Pastron's - sorry Vicki!
At Pastron’s – sorry Vicki!
leaving for stop 3
leaving for stop 3

Thanks to all, and esp. to Pete for organizing, to all who hosted, and I hope we do it every year!

29 August – 5 September 2016: out and about a bit

Loren in Mini
Loren in Mini, at Sarah and Allen’s

On Sunday September 4th, I organized the tools, adjusted the brakes, and drove Mini for refueling, in preparation for our trip on Monday.

On Monday, we loaded tools, a picnic, and Babe, Sharon, and I into Mini and travelled about 15 km to our son Allen’s house, where he and his wife Sarah were also entertaining their friends Ryan an Loren, from New England.

Babe was much appreciated, as was Mini: Ryan and Loren sat in her and liked her looks.

Ryan in Mini
Ryan in Mini
view from the left
view from the left
Jack Baumgardners Mini Cooper S at Put in Bay August 2016
Jack Baumgardners Mini Cooper S at Put in Bay August 2016
Lunch at Bendix heavy vehicles systems
Lunch at Bendix heavy vehicles systems (where allen works)

 

Mini did well.¬† I have learned a new technique: I don’t pull the choke out all the way to start- she starts, and the choke does not get hung up…