The ability to act with restraint, judgement and reasoning while giving way to feeling and emotion. An idea that revolves around the necessity of finding a workable middle ground between passion and reason. An idea that after driving the new Mini Cooper Clubman S around for a weekend, felt like it could have come straight […]Read more "Sense & Sensibility: Driving the F54 Mini Cooper Clubman S"
It finally happened. After more than 10 years with a blemish-free driving record, a letter arrived in the mail to relieve me of a good amount of money and an equally good amount of points. Yes, ladies and gents, I’ve been caught speeding. But, at least it wasn’t the worst car to get caught in […]Read more "Maxi Mini: Driving the F60 Mini JCW Countryman ALL4"
With such a lovely assortment of cars on show at the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there is no way we’d overlook some beautiful Euros on display. This may be Japan but the appreciation for import autos run deep, very deep. So let’s start with the heaviest hitter of all. The Ford GT40 Mark II. It […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Import 浪漫"
2019 was a rather memorable automotive year for me, having finally brought home a BMW 2002 after yearning for one for decades, it was also a year which brought me closer to the Mini marque thanks to the kind folks at BMW Asia and Mini Habitat Singapore. Sending me across the World to visit the […]Read more "60 years young: Driving the F55 Mini Cooper S 5 Door 60 Years Edition"
I’m pretty sure most of you already know by now but for those who are still not clued in, 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of Mini and as such, plenty of activities all around the world were planned to celebrate this illustrious automotive brand, events both big and, mini. Over here in Singapore, while we […]Read more "A Mini celebration: Mini Meet Singapore 2019"
I did it! I finally did it! I finally got behind the wheel of a lovely blue classic Mini and boy did I enjoy every minute! For those who’ve been following this blog, you’d know about my recent trip up to the UK a month ago for the International Mini Meet. While our drive to […]Read more "Popping a mini cherry: Driving the classic"
I always enjoy attending car meets, while auto shows and press launches might present to us the latest and shiniest machinery, it is only at car meets where one gets to fully immerse themselves into not just the cars on display, but also the people and culture that comes with these meets. Which is why […]Read more "The Fun & The Curious: Visiting the 2019 International Mini Meet in Bristol"
I always look forward to driving a Mini. Be it the base model One to the top-tier John Cooper Works, these funky vehicles have never failed to delight through their design or their dynamics. This, of course, translated to an enjoyable weekend spent with the 2019 Cooper S Cabriolet. Mildly revitalised and tweaked for 2018/2019, […]Read more "Never a dull moment: Driving the F57 Mini Cooper S Cabriolet"
Hailing from ancient South America, the Peri Peri pepper might look like a diminutive little spice but take our word for it, this compact chilli can pack quite a punch, registering a decently mighty score of 175,000 Scoville units. Which might explain why it was previously known as the African Red Devil Pepper. Blasphemous names […]Read more "A hint of heat: Driving the F56 Mini Cooper and Cooper Cabriolet"
Representing the most exciting variants of the Mini family, the John Cooper Works badge used to be the sole reserve of the hottest 3-door hatchbacks from the marque. With the latest stable of Minis, however, that badge is now available on all future variants. While this might sound like a recipe for watering down the […]Read more "The answer is MINI: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works"