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Sep 06, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Name (owner):
Lorraine Rennie - 578

Lorraine is the owner of a lovely Cooper Sportspack, which you are also about to hear some more about, including the lady herself...

What is your Mini history?
I bought my first Mini before I even passed my driving test. It was a heavily tinkered with 1989 red Mini Mayfair with a checked roof, bonnet stripes and a very basic grey 90’s interior. I had to replace the engine with a standard one just to be able to afford the insurance. As with Mini’s, I spent a fortune trying to get the car up to scratch, then I was advised that it wasn’t worth fixing. I still regret giving up that car to this day. It wasn’t until 2008, after trawling through Auto Trader and eBay, that I eventually found my current Mini, in Brighton. A plane, train and a ten and a half hour drive later, I had him home and haven’t looked back since.

What is your current Mini like?
He’s a 1997 Mini Cooper Sportspack in Nightfire Red. The previous owner, to my delight, decided to lose the white striping from the side of the car. Other than that he is pretty much standard.

Does your Mini have a name?
Percy! He was named on the journey to pick him up from Brighton. I was looking for an old fashioned name beginning with P as he is a P plate.

What do you like least about your Mini?
The never ending bug bear of rust and the whining fan that has a mind of its own. The days are numbered for the Kenlowe fan controller!

What do you like most about your Mini?
Percy is ideal for everyday driving and the perfect little number for driving about town. The amount of looks and toots you get is unbelievable, especially when you have AC/DC blaring! There is nothing better than going vroom vroom on twisty B roads when I get the chance. Percy has given me a very busy social calendar. If I hadn’t found Percy I would never have met all you mad mental folks!

Do you have any future plans for your Mini?
The major task ahead is giving Percy a brand spanking new shiny front end when the money tree grows!. We are planning to take him on a wee adventure to Italy in 2013 for the IMM.

What is your favourite Clan event, and why?
There are so many great Clan events with lots of great runs & standing shows, but my favourites have to be the Thistle and Halloween Runs, which gives us all a chance to get dressed up, enjoy good banter and have a fun filled Clan day out... and of course Glamis, which will always be a special wee place for me.

What would your perfect Mini be like?
I already have my perfect Mini!

If you could pick any person in the world, who would you like to join you in your Mini, and why?
There are so many to choose from.... how many folk can you fit in a Mini again? Sean Connery in his 007 days would be a good shout ... All you ladies know why!!
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