TOAD's Wild Ride

Discussion in 'Starting Line - New Member Introductions' started by TOAD, Dec 1, 2010.

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  1. TOAD

    TOAD New Member

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    New Mini owner of a 2007 Chili Cooper S... I'm digging the drive to/from work.
     
  2. DneprDave

    DneprDave Well-Known Member
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    No wonder, Chili Red is the best color!

    Dave
     
  3. Mr. Jim

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    Welcome! So let's see some pictures of that Wild Ride!
     
  4. lotsie

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    Howdy, eh:D

    Mark
     
  5. CHKMINI

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    Welcome Toad. Are you the guy from American Grafitti that borrowed the '58 Impala? :D
     
  6. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    And it proven that it is faster than any other MINI color

    Welcome!!
     
  7. tmors424

    tmors424 New Member

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    Howdy Todd- Welcome to the community. Here's to many years of takin the long way home. (love that old Super Tramp song)
     
  8. Justa Jim

    Justa Jim Well-Known Member
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    Welcome, the ride has just begun.

    Jim
     
  9. apexslide

    apexslide New Member

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    Welcome to the unlimited world of making your MINI you.

    Cheers!
     
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    RllyDrvrIX New Member

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  12. TOAD

    TOAD New Member

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    Thanks for the warm reception... I'm a bit of a car nut, growing up in Indy.

    The Chili red color, is very nice... I'm an avid cyclist, and red has been my bike color of choice through the racing years. The car makes a nice accessory to the bike. ;D

    I rescued this mini from a non-MINI dealer, who acquired through Mini Lease program. The car had 17K on it at the time of pickup.

    I've changed the wheels to a FF5 Double spoke already, when I changed the tires! Now I'm really hooked as my Chili/Chili with White Bonnets is taking on personality of a TOAD...

    FYI... TOADS are racers/former racers who gather and support fundraising and developing others to be better cyclists. I've come to love the TOADS out there, and the car seems to fit that same personality. "I'm having a blast, whilst I'm whooping you..."

    I'll probably vanity plate this car, and "TOAD" is high on the list, along with "53 X 11" (cycling top gear ratio) or possibly "S-Cape" (which has double meaning... Cooper S which is my 'cape" from the song of the same name, and Escape feeling when driving...) Any suggestions and/or creativity is appreciated and welcome.
     
  13. Danno56

    Danno56 New Member

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    Welcome Toad!! Finally got to see the rocket and nice choice. :arf:
     
  14. drabdub

    drabdub Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Minis are a blast to drive
     
  15. ZugZugMcD

    ZugZugMcD New Member

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    Welcome! Love me some Chili Red :D
     

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