Washed for Mickey & MINI

This weekends Mickey & MINI demands that Black Knight gets washed. With sciatica making it nearly impossible to crouch down and lean forward (which it turns out is very necessary for washing a car), and with the strong summer sun and regular late afternoon rains, I’ve not washed the car since mid June! Of course the garage, and the fact that I couldn’t drive for a long while, means it was only very dirty, not horrifying!
But happily now I’m much more able to drive, and wash Black Knight, and she looks much better for it!

I’m really very happy with using Dr Beasley’s Matte Car Care Products, the shampoo is easy to use and provides a good wash and finish, and the final finish spray gives a little extra smoothness to the matte paint … I could argue that washing Black Knight with these products is easier than a regular finish, since you don’t need (in fact must not) polish it!

Mickey & MINI 2010 – Dinner Show

Again because I hadn’t originally planned to fly down, I had not planned events, but learned of The Outta Control Dinner Show happening tonight, and bought a dinner ticket from someone that couldn’t attend. Excellent 🙂
So, another short MINI drive:


The show is at WonderWorks, a bit of an “upside-down place”! The actual dinner part of the evening was nothing great; some OK salad and less than best pizza slices, and a piece of cake … But of course the MINI company was perfect, as always!

 

The show itself (from Tony Brent) was hilarious and amazing; Tony performs comedy magic with a good level of audience participation, including a few great card tricks and a fabulous disappearing-$100-reappearing-in-a-lemon; he also discovered Xiek and had him up on stage …

 

My personal highlight surely was “I’ve got you Babe” – imagine an audience member with ventriloquist face mask operated by Brent as Cher, while he mimes Sonny!

 

A great evening – many thanks Mickey & MINI and all my MINI friends down here!

Mickey & MINI 2010 – Saturday morning

This morning I re-joined Mickey & MINI at the host hotel, to go driving around in a BIG MINI caravan! But before that … drum roll … I met Bruce with Cecil, or maybe it’s Cecil with Bruce (of the recently famous My Geek Odyssey); you can tell what sort of monkey Cecil is, by the way he abuses Bruce – horse riding!

 

Also before the drive, I met up again with James (of Library Of Motoring) and we swapped MTTS 2010 pins – so I have a few more now 🙂

 

But eventually, it’s time once again for pictures of MINIs …