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Old 01-18-2016, 05:59 PM
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Hello all!

It's been a while since I've been on the site - nearly years!

Many of you on here have been a great help with providing insight on what to do with my cars.

To take a look back...

My very first MINI - I got this bad boy when I was 17 and it started it all:

Started like this:
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and finished like this:
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Then I moved onto a R56:
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and transformed to:
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After the R56 I bought my mom's R55 JCW which only last a few months
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The R55 didnt last too long and I traded it in for a Focus ST which was a huge step up in amenities and was just an overall more comfortable and capable car. I loved this car, but I was racking up the miles like crazy Click the image to open in full size.

This past May I started working for BMW of North America and adopted a new MINI F56. Click the image to open in full size.

The F56 was a great car. It had almost every option in it but I found myself only driving it on weekends and didn't need all the bells and whistles.

Then came a long the GP. It was my company car for a few weeks and I fell back in love with MINI and it reminded me of why MINI has been such a large part of my life. I inherited this GP with 53 miles on the clock in August. I drove it for about 3,000 miles and then decided to buy it. But this isn't just an ordinary GP - this is a pre-production model meaning that it was a Euro-spec display GP that was flown to the US and Mexico prior to the GP's release in 2013, then it was flown to Germany, upfitted with a US Spec engine and brought back here. It also came with a multifunction steering wheel installed from the factory and no roof number since it is a pre-production model. Currently it has 6K miles on the clock and that number is growing fast. I dont have any big plans for it at the moment - maybe some wheels and a tune down the road and a lot of weekend road trips. So here I am, now 24 with my 5th MINI, working for BMW and MINI and still motoring hard. It's good to be back
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:13 PM
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:48 PM
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Very cool! What are you doing for BMW/MINI? I just left the industry after 8+ years at the dealer level. I always considered going to the corporate side, but never found the right job at the right time.
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Very cool! What are you doing for BMW/MINI? I just left the industry after 8+ years at the dealer level. I always considered going to the corporate side, but never found the right job at the right time.
Right now I handle all the registrations for our marketing and event vehicles and then all of our DTM manufacturer plates, I'm the one responsible for all of them. I also help with all of MINI's marketing vehicles, so I build some of our auto show vehicles, pull vehicles for commercials, and assign MINIs for different departments. It really is such a fun job. Everyone in MINI really seams like an enthusiast and as for a corporate setting, I'd say it's unlike any other.

I worked at a BMW dealer for a little and that was absolute hell haha Corporate has a more enjoyable type of stress
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:19 PM
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I would imagine! It sounds like you found a pretty cool role.
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Dude, welcome back. Glad to see you back in a mini as well. I am super jelly of the GP.

I have been trying to figure out a way to get into a GP2 (maybe selling or trading my 911)


Keep us posted, I would love to see your adventures in this bad boy
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Cool car and backstory!
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welcome back! nice ride!!
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welcome back!
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Thank you everyone!

The GP certainly did not disappoint in the snow this weekend...

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Was a massive fan of your r53. Any more pics of the St? They seem very popular over there. Loving the gp
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Welcome back, and LOVE the GP. I always had a soft spot for them. Keep the adventures updated. I love that you actually drive it.
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