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May 20, 2016 14:24 |  #17791

I actually considered a Mini Cooper s when I got my current car but didn't think it would work with a 1 year old and prams, car seats etc. Ended up with an Audi A4 black edition. Maybe own a mini one day.

My uncle recently got an original mini fully restored for my cousin as a 21st birthday gift. It was taken back to bare metal and rebuilt. I've been meaning to get a loan of it one day to take it somewhere to photograph it


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May 20, 2016 14:26 |  #17792

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Agreed. I have driven a lot of cars on track...Miata's and Minis are some of the most fun.

Mine is a 2008 Cooper S.
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I've got an '06 R53, it's about to start consuming the contents of my bank account :lol: Speaking of which, what size wheels are you running? I'm torn between getting a set of 17" or 16" wheels, I have 17" right now and my front tires both have a slow leak... already had one patched so I'm taking it as an excuse to just get a new set of wheels and tires :)

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May 20, 2016 14:34 |  #17793

On the subject of cars one of the most fun cars I owned was a Mitsubishi FTO. In 2005 15 FTO's from the owners club drove from England down to Monaco in the south of france and back again via various countries. Part of the trip involved us doing a lap of the Nurburgring in Germany.

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May 20, 2016 14:35 |  #17794

We got window stickers made up and all the cars displayed them :-)


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May 20, 2016 14:37 |  #17795

xpfloyd wrote in post #18013377 (external link)
On the subject of cars one of the most fun cars I owned was a Mitsubishi FTO. In 2005 15 FTO's from the owners club drove from England down to Monaco in the south of france and back again via various countries. Part of the trip involved us doing a lap of the Nurburgring in Germany.

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Another cool car that we never got here in the States :(


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May 20, 2016 14:43 |  #17796

I had a Holden Commodore VZ SS 5.7 litre for 6 years

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May 20, 2016 14:45 |  #17797

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18013381 (external link)
Another cool car that we never got here in the States :(

They were Japanese import only in the UK which meant that only certain insurance companies would insure you but were at least still an option. The FTO was so far ahead of the times in terms of electronics inside etc. Still probably the nicest interior of any car ive owned.

Found another photo just now when I was looking for the FTO ones. This was the second car I ever owned back in my boy racer days - Vauxhall Nova 1.6 GSI (my first car was a Vauxhall Nova 1.3 SR). This car was a flying machine!


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However my fascination with fast cars stopped when I bought this bike. Whole other level of speed.


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May 20, 2016 14:48 |  #17798

xpfloyd wrote in post #18013366 (external link)
I actually considered a Mini Cooper s when I got my current car but didn't think it would work with a 1 year old and prams, car seats etc. Ended up with an Audi A4 black edition. Maybe own a mini one day.

My uncle recently got an original mini fully restored for my cousin as a 21st birthday gift. It was taken back to bare metal and rebuilt. I've been meaning to get a loan of it one day to take it somewhere to photograph it

I will admit, it has been a PITA with a small child...the right side rear seat stays folded flat, stuff goes on that shelf..the rugrat is tall enough now that anyone in the passenger seat, needs to be short...my wife, not short...so we don't take it anywhere. My daughter loves it though. She thinks its loads of fun to ride to school in every day.


Those FTO's were cool....sounds like a killer road trip too.

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Looking good ;-)a

I've got an '06 R53, it's about to start consuming the contents of my bank account :lol: Speaking of which, what size wheels are you running? I'm torn between getting a set of 17" or 16" wheels, I have 17" right now and my front tires both have a slow leak... already had one patched so I'm taking it as an excuse to just get a new set of wheels and tires :)

I have 17x7's. I want to get a set of 16's for the track, so that I can find slicks...finding slicks in the 17x7 is too expensive.


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May 20, 2016 14:54 |  #17799

Great parenting Vinz. Kudos to you and the Mrs.
I debated on taking the a-mount 70-400gii, glad I did, it and the EOS 24-70/4 have spent a lot of time, the lion's share in fact, on the Rii.
We finished day 10 today. Out of ten days 6 have been wonderful weather, one crap day, and a half a day total of rain/sleet/hail but no snow. For this shot it was almost shirtsleeve weather and calm seas-a big rarity in the seas north of Iceland this time of year. We saw three Humpacks and my first ever Gannet, though the Gannet was distant.
So post the wave off the coast of the Jokulsarlon Lagoon drenching me and the Rii, it continued to shoot all day. Only thing remiss, I didn't have a hotshoe cover in place........

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May 20, 2016 14:54 |  #17800

Well, if we're talking cars... here's my labor of love (and of course, money), that I don't drive NEARLY as much as I should due to an almost irrational fear of rust. I promised her I'd only take er out in good weather. My grandfather was a Z nut, and I owned an almost identical '78 280 in high school, through college, and always regretted letting it go.


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Since taking this pic, I replaced the window tint to get rid of the cheapy blue-ish tint the previous owner installed.

Also replaced the entire engine / carb setup. 280's were all EFI, but the PO yanked every last bit of EFI and put in a Holley 4-barrel, which sucked. Bad. Engine block froze on me, so I had a new one built and added SU carbs like you'd find in 240 / 260's. She's got a nice purr.



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May 20, 2016 15:01 |  #17801

TRhoads wrote in post #18013388 (external link)
I will admit, it has been a PITA with a small child...the right side rear seat stays folded flat, stuff goes on that shelf..the rugrat is tall enough now that anyone in the passenger seat, needs to be short...my wife, not short...so we don't take it anywhere. My daughter loves it though. She thinks its loads of fun to ride to school in every day.


Those FTO's were cool....sounds like a killer road trip too.


I have 17x7's. I want to get a set of 16's for the track, so that I can find slicks...finding slicks in the 17x7 is too expensive.

Yeah, I really like the look of 17's... but I wouldn't mind the better ride quality and weight savings of a 16" wheel, it's a tough choice.

bpaulette wrote in post #18013403 (external link)
Well, if we're talking cars... here's my labor of love (and of course, money), that I don't drive NEARLY as much as I should due to an almost irrational fear of rust. I promised her I'd only take er out in good weather. My grandfather was a Z nut, and I owned an almost identical '78 280 in high school, through college, and always regretted letting it go.

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Since taking this pic, I replaced the window tint to get rid of the cheapy blue-ish tint the previous owner installed.

Also replaced the entire engine / carb setup. 280's were all EFI, but the PO yanked every last bit of EFI and put in a Holley 4-barrel, which sucked. Bad. Engine block froze on me, so I had a new one built and added SU carbs like you'd find in 240 / 260's. She's got a nice purr.


I'm jealous. I absolutely love 240 and 280z's... some of my all time favorite cars.


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May 20, 2016 15:04 |  #17802

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due to an almost irrational fear of rust.

Dont move to the UK. Perfect climate for rust on older cars unfortuately


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May 20, 2016 15:07 |  #17803

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May 20, 2016 15:14 as a reply to  @ bpaulette's post |  #17804

280Z=my all time fantasy car. Wonderful labor of love you have there.
Most of the time I drive a 1997 Nissan Hardbody Pickup (bought it wrecked, first changed the oil 10K miles into
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May 20, 2016 15:19 |  #17805

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