Aaron a young and wonderfully enthusiastic Miniac organised a small MINI meet at Tintern Abbey today. Mrs P unfortunately was working today but I spotted this meet this morning and decided to join in. I met the gang at Homebase in Chepstow. This involved a rather lovely drive from Malvern through Ledbury and Monmouth and on to Chepstow. So I arrived in a good mood after a spirited drive.
There was a cracking selection of MINIs there, including a roadster, an F56 Cooper a generation 1 GP and two Gen 2 GPs! More importantly one of the GPs belonged to my old mate Aston who collected his new dream machine just the day before!
If I’m honest it was the generation 1 GP that drew my heart and seeing one again just rekindled my long standing desire for one. However, sitting in Aston’s GP2 it really is a lovely bit of kit. Great seats, a lovely leather dashboard and a serious road presence. So enjoy every minute of it me old pal.
We had a fun drive from Chepstow to Tintern Abbey involving all the standard MINI run mishaps such as getting lost and taking the wrong road etc. However, we got there and had a lovely picnic by the cars.
It was a joy meeting Aaron the young organiser. He is MINI through and through and his enthusiasm is infectious. It took me back to the old new MINI days when we had a similar enthusiasm. This little meet certainly re-enthused me so a big thank you to Aaron for organising.