Sunday, April 22, 2012
Classic MINI Coopers Meet Modern Style
Do you want to ride and drive a MINI for a weekend? Oh hell yeah, I would love to! :) MINI Philippines is making it happen. How? Tweet them three words that best say why MINI is YOU, and the best one would take home a MINI for the weekend. Don't forget the hashtag #BeMiniBeMe :) How cool is that?
Last Saturday morning, I trooped to Macapagal with my cousin Lester (who's a total car geek) to check out the MINI Cooper Club of the Philippines' 2nd E.B. or meetup, upon the invitation of my friend Ken, who happens to be the President of the club. Here are the cars that came. More classics this time around than that of the last Sierra Madre Fun Run. But all's cool, MINIs are MINIs. They rock! :)
Besides the awesomeness that is packed under the hood and in the car, an interesting thing to note is that these cars also go in style. Look at them closely for markings and customizations, for they will surely say a lot about the car too.
Filipinos probably know of the MINI Copper from the popular British television comedy series, Mr. Bean, starring Rowan Atkinson. Mr. Bean's car, a British Leyland Mini 1000, developed a character of sorts over the series and was central to several antics, such as Mr. Bean getting dressed in it, driving while sitting in an armchair strapped to the roof or attempting to avoid a parking garage toll by driving out through the entrance. :) Look at the MINIs that came. They sport Mr. Bean or Teddy, in their cars. It's so cute!
SPOTTED: MINI pick up? Saw this one while leaving the premises. You can easily spot this MINI pick up wanna be, as its color's pretty striking.