Saturday, June 28, 2008

THMMC BRP Tour Recap

brp_006.pngSome vacations are the kind where you go and relax and whenever you get back to real life, you are all rested up. I have a vacation like that coming up this next week when the family heads for the beach. Yeah, there will be the occasional "effort" given to do things like go on a bike ride or a long walk. But mostly it is just laying around, catching a few winks, etc.

Other vacations are like the one I took this past weekend with the Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club (THMMC) where I returned to real life worn out and needing a post-vacation vacation. And what was this event that left me so tired? It was the inaugural Blue Ridge Parkway Tour for the THMMC (I use the term "inaugural" loosely as this could be a one time event, though there are rumors a "second annual" event may be in the works). The plan was to get a bunch of Minis together and traverse the entire Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP henceforth) from the northern end in Waynesboro, VA, to the southern end in Cherokee, NC. And this would all be done over the course of three days.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Some mini Mini mods

OK, these are probably as close to being mini mods as you can get for a Mini.  No pulleys or exhaust replacement, suspension upgrades, etc.  Instead, just some new valve stem caps and a grille badge holder.  The first grille badge is a nice one!







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Some mini Mini mods

OK, these are probably as close to being mini mods as you can get for a Mini.  No pulleys or exhaust replacement, suspension upgrades, etc.  Instead, just some new valve stem caps and a grille badge holder.  The first grille badge is a nice one!







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General pics

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