Saturday, February 16, 2013

Half a decade...

[caption id="attachment_739" align="alignleft" width="300"]Bumper damage Bumper damage[/caption]

Five years ago, on a Saturday, February 16th, my wife and I were at Flow MINI in Winston-Salem. Went home that evening with a brand new MINI WUF. Now 125,000 miles later, a few repairs - some major, some minor - and still motoring on. Currently leaking oil and coolant, scratched up rear bumper (thanks hit and run driver), some dings on the side, and two chips in the windshield, still plugging along as a daily driver.

I figure about 15% of the miles have been "motoring" miles with many of those at various events along the Eastern seaboard. Been to the two highest peaks east of the Mississippi (Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Washington), summit of Pilot Mountain, Hanging Rock, traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway end-to-end five times, been to the easternmost point in the continental U.S. (West Quoddy Head Light), ate a bunch of ice cream, and an untold number of twisties. I even have a couple drawers full of t-shirts as proof.

Looking forward to another five years with the MINI WUF.