A MINI Retirement Gig

Well, this is interesting. As you may know, 6 mos. ago I traded in my ’03 LY/B MCS (known as ‘My Sharona’) for an ’06 AB/S MCS JCW (Checkmate). The ’03 had Randy Webb all over it: pulley, intake, hot wires, the whole shootin’ match.

I was at my dealer yesterday (for some reason ‘MINI Woodbridge’ changed it’s name to ‘MINI Vaughan West’ during a location move) helping with an MCS sale to a friend of mine (you remember the guy with the big, honkin’ Lincoln pick up truck? Believe it or not he’s ordered the last Checkmate package in Canada. Getting rid of the boat. Isn’t that a hoot?).

I learned that my ’03 had sat on the lot for the last six months (a hard sale – out-of-warranty, and all the mods), but it just sold. And it sold to a guy who is going to give it rubber and wheels and take it Targa Newfoundland. And he chose my MINI ’cause the mods had already been done. The car is good-to-go as is! I knew that car was ready to enter it’s golden years.

What is Targa Newfoundland?

It’s the only annual event of its kind in North America. It is a 2200 km long, high quality automotive adventure, held over a seven-day period in September, on the paved roads of the eastern and central parts of the island of Newfoundland. MINIs have done exceptionally well the past couple of years.

The site is: http://www.targanewfoundland.com/

Now, isn’t that a fitting retirement for a MINI? I feel like a proud father!!

(Oh yeah, Gabe? It’s Liquid Yellow, and proud of it!).



4 replies on “A MINI Retirement Gig”

  1. Really great story!
    Thanks for sharing. When it wins the event, Gabe will have to show us LYs the love with a nice article on MF… or maybe not.


  2. How cool Smilee’s motoring partner makes it to the big time. LY rules.


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