MINI Takes the States 2014

A MINI roadtrip without Bessie? Can it be true? Yes. Bessie stayed home while her owner, Caren, went gallivanting off to MINI Takes the States with her boyfriend.

We took the journey in an unlikely pairing of Allen’s MINI Coupe with tear-drop camper in tow. Our maiden roadtrip from Madison, Wisconsin, to Memphis, Tennessee and back via St. Louis and Chicago went wonderfully. From truck stops and camping grounds, the biggest adventure was where we would call home after a long day on the road. Allen and I enjoyed taking in the city lights of Memphis, playing vintage video games, go-karts, pink lemonade and trying to figure out how a baseball game works. But best of all, enjoying it all with so many other fellow MINI friends. View photos…

British Car Field Day 2014

Lots of exciting news in today’s post! Yes, I’ve been very quiet lately, but for good reason. At the last major event, Mini on the Mack, I fell in love with a very wonderful fellow MINI owner, Allen. We’ve been dating ever since! He drives a 2012 Chili Red MINI Coupe. Allen and I had spent the winter building a tear-drop camper. Between his engineering and building skills, and my ability to hold and hand things, we build a really snazzy camper that is a perfect compliment to his MINI.

British Car Field Day started with a three Mini and one camper convoy to Sussex, Wisconsin. The MINI+Camper pairing was a hit with the British enthusiasts and scored Allen a first in the new MINI class in a landslide victory. Enjoy the show…