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beken 02-07-2008 10:38 PM

Beken's rides.
 
Wow...I've been here almost a year now and suddenly realized I've actually never posted a picture of my cars here. So here goes....


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/200/4...838627_o_d.jpg


I am the original owner of both. Some might laugh at the Fiero, but don't laugh too hard. I'm the original owner of it (1985 SE-2M6) and it's been so reliable, even the marker lights and signal light bulbs are the originals from the factory.

There's also a third car. The "family car" that's not in this picture.

kalbone 02-07-2008 10:43 PM

nice rides! my uncle use to have a fiero when i was growing up..lol

Rally 02-07-2008 10:55 PM

Hahah badass fiero :tu::tu:

What color is the MCS?

beken 02-08-2008 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rally (Post 258170)
Hahah badass fiero :tu::tu:

What color is the MCS?


The MCS is Black-eye purple. Purple Haze for those of you in the USA.

The Fiero was pretty good for 1985, but typical of GM, they never really improved it much after the initial year. When they finally got it almost right, they killed the car while their competitors raised the bar. (Miata, Gen2 MR2, Boxter, SLK, Z3 come to mind). I still enjoy driving it though. Nothing like a mid-engined car with a noisy rumbling engine behind your ears.

But the MINI is loads of fun too :D

jerjer18 02-08-2008 03:48 AM

always good to see a fellow canadian representing!

hows are you doing lately? excited about the portland trip??

beken 02-08-2008 04:36 AM

Yup....all excited about the Portland trip.

I'm afraid once I start with the pulley, the mod bug will spread and what's next? Injectors, CAI, exhaust, head, springs, ......

PGT 02-08-2008 12:44 PM

a girl I knew in HS had a GT V6...last year...'88 I think? Gold, fastback, with the spoiler. It was a cool car back then. A girl I dated had the 2114....the notchback 4cyl with auto. Amazing that GM put out such a unique car to be honest.

beken 02-08-2008 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PGT (Post 258264)
a girl I knew in HS had a GT V6...last year...'88 I think? Gold, fastback, with the spoiler. It was a cool car back then. A girl I dated had the 2114....the notchback 4cyl with auto. Amazing that GM put out such a unique car to be honest.

I agree. It's amazing that for such a big conservative company, GM went out on the limb and came up with something unique...(um Aztek not withstanding). Too bad GM didn't have it in them to follow up with improvements and maybe a generation 2.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1357/...66c815f2_d.jpg

Having said that, I'm somewhat amazed by the number of Fieros still in regular use on the road today.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1426/...cfad6bc7_d.jpg

I hope my MCS lasts as long.....and I last long enough to still be driving it.

beken 09-05-2008 11:48 PM

I actually have a 3rd car as a family car. We had a Buick Century. Nice a cushy ride, great for hauling the outlaws or taking the family on long roadtrips. But the last couple of years, we spent enough to have bought a Clubman just to keep the Buick running, so decided we didn't want to spend any more into that bucket of bolts. We did seriously consider getting a Clubman, but in the end, we had a need to haul the parents and family so needed at least one more seat. So we added another car to our collection.

Don't worry...the MINI still gets lots of love. My wife won't let me drive the family car much....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/...a51bab96_b.jpg

glnr13 09-06-2008 02:30 AM

cool rides man. which do you drive the most (without the family) ?

Jaamini 09-06-2008 02:41 AM

Sweet rides

beken 09-14-2008 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glnr13 (Post 359579)
cool rides man. which do you drive the most (without the family) ?

I drive the MINI most of the time. If the family comes along, then we drive the BMW. The wife drives the BMW most of the time and won't let me drive it much. Which is fine by me. The MINI is much more fun to drive.

beken 12-11-2009 05:37 AM

My car hit a milestone today when I went out for a lunchtime drive.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4037/...f89946_z_d.jpg

Roadtrips of note: 2 AMVIVs, 1 Rally in the Valley (British Cars), 4 PSMINI Show n Shines, Alta Performance's grand opening, annual trips to HellsGate, BC, Sea-to-Sky highway to Whistler BC and Duffey Lake Road.

I hope the rest of you MINI drivers continue to enjoy motoring as much or more than I do. :dribble:

Sketch 12-11-2009 05:58 AM

Congratulations!

07BPB 12-11-2009 06:43 AM

Damn thats a good amount of driving. :P


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