Watching one of my favorite movies #TheItalianJob #epminis
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Clubman and with these concepts being unveiled I know my Countryman days are numbered! The new design aesthetic that MINI has implemented with the “F” series body style has given the Hardtop a bit of a “Simpson’s” like overbite. But in the Clubman Configuration, it seems that the proportions are better. Ironically, the R55 Clubman proportions were always odd in my eyes. I usually put a roof rack on it to alleviate that strange proportion.
The car will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva motor show. Although this is a concept, this exterior seems to be pretty fleshed out and nearly ready for production. I would expect the interior to mirror what we are seeing in the new Hardtops due out in a few weeks.
More details can be found in the press release
El Paso TX has many accolades to its credit. It has Fantastic year round weather, consecutive years of being named Safest City in America, the beautiful Franklin Mountains, and TWO unrelated Cars and Coffee meetups at various times.
There is the “Cars and Coffee El Paso” event that is usually held on the first Saturday of the Month. This meet has a good attendance of Euros, imports and Mustangs. It is usually held in the evenings, and has a high penchant for froyo. The organizer(s) tie in a discount from the hosting business and hold raffles for various charitable causes. The next “Cars and Coffee El Paso” will be held in the evening on Saturday March 1st as part of the Grand Opening for Craze at the new Fountains at Farah shopping venue.
“El Paso Cars and Coffee” has a meet up approximately every other month. It holds to the more traditional “Coffee Time” of the AM. The organizer(s) have an assumed affiliation with the “Dustball Rally” and thus you can usually expect to see some of the more exotic rides in town. The next meetup will be on Saturday February 15th at 9 am. This meet up will be at the Fountains as well. Coffee from Jason’s Deli will be available. Or BYOC is suppose.
I recommend attending at least one (preferably both) events and check out the El Paso car scene. I think you might be surprised as to what you might find!