Warbucks – the second MINI

My first MINI was a CVT – Continuously Variable Transmission. This was the only automatic transmission option at launch. Unfortunately, the first generation of CVTs were pretty terrible, and I did not escape this experience. My car would do this random revving when I was stopped with the car running (like at a stoplight). Then…

MINI COOPER ADVENTURE IN PROGRESS

So you invited a stranger to come visit? Now what’s the plan? Well, the plan is to schedule every moment of every day and to do ALL THE THINGS. All the things in Florida anyway. We started with a MINI Rally to Key West. I planned it, got group rates at a hotel, scheduled various…

Stick ’em up

When I was waiting for my first MINI to arrive (I ordered it the first weekend they were available, and waited patiently for it to be built and shipped here, a process that took about 3 months), I became obsessed with what my coworker Dania used to call M.M.P.E.M. Sidebar. Dania was the receptionist in…