British Invasion 2007 returned to the “old field” this year, and so returned to the ludicrous mud field conditions that we suffered in 2005; I realize the field doesn’t actually create the weather, but it’s still not fun when the field looks like this as you arrive on Saturday morning:
Maybe an asphalt parking lot would be better! At least a clean GPMINI wouldn’t get turned into an off-roader:
Anyway, even in the wet & mud, it was a fun day due to having Margaret, lots of MINIs and lots of MINI friends 🙂
Five MINIs on Jason’s drive (with him leading in his brand new ’07) – we even were joined by a Red Bull MINI for a short time:
Better weather on Sunday:
(previous years: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002)
Near the British Invasion field in Stowe, VT is Smugglers Notch; a twisty road winds up into hills and gets very narrow through some huge boulders … back in 2002 I drove there in my first MINI and took a picture of the car in front of a rock which made it look like a toy!
Finally this year I remembered to repeat the picture, this time with GPMINI:
GPMINI and big rock
Here’s the original picture I took, back in 2002:
Unfortunately on my way home from British Invasion, I had an encounter with another rock, not so big but big enough to do this to the windshield:
(since GPMINI doesn’t have rain sensing wipers, maybe I’ll try PPG glass this time …)
A “tradition” of British Invasion is that after the prize announcements for MINIs on Saturday, some MINIs head off, following Jason for a drive around the back roads of northern Vermont … this year was no exception, but we were back to only three MINIs (which is fine, we still have fun!):
Thanks once again Jason, and Ricardo, for a fun evening!