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October 23rd, 2006, 09:17 AM
I've used Merchant's Tire on battleground for some small stuff (flat tires)in GSO but for your fliuds and plugs and good stuff, I'd use Dan. He uses all Mini/BMW spec stuff. I don't think he can do the inspection though... I'm not sure.
Welcome to the club!:)
October 23rd, 2006, 07:12 PM
Welcome to the club... and if I may say so, nice choice on colors, I have the same dark silver/black, except mine is a '03.
Have fun motoring.
October 23rd, 2006, 09:29 PM
You can find a bunch of signature badges here....
Signature badge collection (http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71218&highlight=sig+graphics)
I'm not sure if Tarheel MINI Motoring Club one is on there, I believe I just swiped it off one of the signatures here on our forums.
October 25th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Hi Jim & welcome!
I'm fairly new too (just got my KillerKar two weeks ago this coming Fri., Oct. 27th) but this is a great bunch of folks that will make you feel right at home. Look forward to meeting you at our next Club activity!
Laura Carter :p
October 25th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Hey guys, I'm Jim in Greensboro. Just bought a used 2005 MCS on Saturday from a dealer in Lenoir. I bought a Dark Silver (at least I think that's the mini name for the color) with a black roof and 22k miles. Haven't driven it much--no way I was gonna take her out in that rain yesterday!!--so look forward to going out tonight and 'playing' a bit.
I look forward to meeting all of you soon.
Question before I go: I wanna have someone go through the car and change all fluids, plugs (want to use the NGK plugs I have read so much about), and just give the car a good inspection. Any suggestions for a Greensboro garage to do this? I have read a lot about Dan's/Grassroots Garage good work, and want to have him put in a pulley and maybe other stuff, but wanted to get this inspection/service work done in GSO to save the time, if possible.
Thanks, and have a great day!
Hey, Jim welcome to the club. I have used Dalton Auto Tech on E. Lindsay for work on other vehicles and they are "great". I know of several others and they all praise them highly. Don't know what they can do for a MINI. 272-1207. I'll look for you around Greensboro.
October 26th, 2006, 10:31 AM
Hey Laura Carter and Red Ryder. Look forward to seeing both of you. What car do you drive, so if we see each other we can flash or something. What's the Mini greeting, anyway? With my Jeep Wrangler, we would do the 'Jeep wave'.
I'm in a dark silver with black roof and absolutely no 'goodies' yet. Want to see Dan at Grassroots soon for a pulley, at least.
RR, thanks for the info on Dalton. I will call and see what they have to offer.
Since I also have a Jeep Wrangler, I know the 'Jeep Wave' well. When in my MINI look for a Red with Black roof 'justacooper' with checkerboard stripes and aero kit. My Magoo license plate, however, is probably the most distinquishing item.
October 27th, 2006, 09:41 AM
What car do you drive, so if we see each other we can flash or something. What's the Mini greeting, anyway? With my Jeep Wrangler, we would do the 'Jeep wave'.
There are three types of acknowledgments that I've gleaned from too much time on the Owner's Lounge and NAM in the MINI world. The flashing of lights is one, waving is another - but it doesn't seem to be a particular kind of wave, some people throw their hand up, others...like me, go nuts and sometimes end up waving both hands like a crazy person. And the last one that seems to be the old school, back-in-the-day, I'm-down-with-all-things-MINI-and-mini and a bit elusive is the snappy thumbs up. I'll never forget my first thumbs up like it was yesterday - it was from an original mini driver on I-81. It was awesome...I had finally arrived.
Personally, I'm a flasher/waver - I can never seem to get the thumbs up before I get past. I'm just so excited just to see another MINI that I kind of spazz out into overkill.
Congrats on your new baby - and welcome to the Club!!!!
October 27th, 2006, 10:18 AM
My MINI's name is KillerKar, after an animation sequence by Monty Python's Terry Gilliam (5 points if you can ID which one :D ). He's a Chili Red baby w/ a white roof covered with the Union Jack roof graphic. He also sports nifty Union Jack side mirror covers. This weekend, I am going to attach my new Union Jack inside rear view mirror cover, UJ tire valve stems and, once my permanent "KLLERKAR" license plate arrives, the UJ license plate screw covers.
No, I'm not British - at least, not by birth - but I'm a rabid Anglophile. A g/f of mine, when I was rapturously describing KillerKar to her (I've had him exactly two weeks today - HAPPY B'DAY KK!), just put both hands on her hips, cocked her head and said, "Why do you even LIVE here?" I laughed & told her I didn't know but my goal was to become an ex-pat whenever I win the lottery!
No special mods to my baby yet, other than the ones above. It's a regular Cooper (is there such a thing as a "regular" Cooper? I mean, it's not an "S") but I've wanted one ever since they came out in 2000 and I will never EVER go back to American non-manual-transmission cars AGAIN!
As for MINI-spotting (reminds me of another Python sketch - anyone remember "Camel Spotting" - oh today's John Cleese's birthday, too, if anyone was listening to NPR this morning), I've spotted about4 since I got KillerKar ... I like beeping the horn at them and I've had hands just tossed up in the air in response! One MINI driver on 29 North saw my car (he was parked, waiting to do a U-turn from 29 South) and looked a bit astonished! Guess it was all the British dressing that got his attention! :)
And, eventually, I'll have my signature fixed up on here & will post pics of KillerKar for all the world to see! Our digital camera decided to crap out about a month ago at the Graylyn auto event - takes great indoor pics but outdoor shots look like ... well, let's just say there is WAAAAAY too much light. Massive overexposure - guess it's disposal camera, 1-hour photo & scanner time for me this Sunday!
October 27th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Welcome to club Jim,
Please let me know what I can do for you, I would rather see club members get stuff done right than save a few minutes or dollars, and I keep most of the normal service parts in stock. And that goes to the rest of you as well. I do my best to take care of you guys first, after all, I wouldn't be here without all of you:D
October 28th, 2006, 10:10 AM
I usually throw the small wave off the steering wheel(lift a couple fingers :D) and flash the lights if I can.
And Killer Kar, the proper term is "JustaCooper". :D It's actually a great band of cooper owners started by DiD(Dave) over at NAM or motoring|underground. :D
October 28th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Cool, I did not know that - actually, I was just being ... well, I don't know what I was being but in not intending to actually ask a question, I got an answer!
October 29th, 2006, 12:23 AM
Welcome Killerkar... and stay away from giant siamese cats ;)
And now for something completely different....
November 15th, 2006, 04:14 AM
I am the very proud new owner of a very fine 2005 Mini S. I bought it on Sunday and started looking for the club to join. Glad to meet you! I have wanted a Mini since I can remember so this a dream come true. I am a car enthusiast or maybe nut would be a better discription, I currently own two BMW M3's, a Z3 and two Mustangs. I look forward to getting to know all of you.
November 15th, 2006, 06:58 AM
Welcome to the fun! Can't wait to see all the cars.
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