My name is Jennifer. My husband and I have had two classic Mini’s which we bought in England while stationed there for the U.S. Air Force.
Our first Mini was a red 87’ named “Mable”. She was unfortunately killed in an accident on a back country road in England.
Our second Mini is a 1978 Leyland which we bought in Birmingham we still have. We brought her back to the United States and is currently going through a complete restoration.
While in England we traveled everywhere in our Mini. We would take road trips out to Great Yarmouth or down to Dover and catch the ferry over to France just to buy an ice cream and then travel back home. My greatest memory with our Mini is bringing our first born son home from the hospital in her. What a great little car!!
Mrs. Martin. Congratulations on still having your Mini. My wife and I have 2 classic Minis as well (1973 and 1984) and had the opportunity to take part in the Mini at 50 celebrations all over the UK in 2009. My son is learning how to drive in My wife’s Mini. We now wish we had taken pictures of our Minis in front of Ace Café and Minispares the many times we went to England. We are stationed in Belgium with the US army and went there often. Blessings as you continue to drive your Mini back in the USA and both our cars will be coming back to the USA with us.