August 7, 2004 – Hello from the MiniGuy. Just giving a heads-up… Michael Waterjohns, the man behind M-tech (in the UK) has been visiting us in Southern California, and is now traveling with his lady friend before he returns home. He just returned from Catalina Island, where he spent two days. Now he’s headed north, then East. His tentative schedule is to leave our showroom in Ventura on Sunday morning, headed north on the 101. He will be passing through Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and ending up near Hearst Castle on Sunday evening. From there, he will head up Highway 1 to Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey, then spend Monday night there. Around Tuesday, he will end up in the San Francisco Bay area, then likely traveling to the East Bay or Sacramento. Around Wednesday, he will most likely be headed towards Lake Tahoe ( and perhaps MiniMania on the way). After that, he is slated to be in Reno. (Is Hot August Nights still going on?) From there, he will either make a banzai run to Denver to hand-deliver one of his Minis that we (at MiniGuy) brokered for him, or he will head to Las Vegas. He’ll then be returning to Southern California via Highway 15.
If you would like to meet Mtech Mike, or show him your special Mini(s), or talk to him about having him build one of his custom, build-to-order Minis or “CountryMan Sport” woodie wagons for you (as seen on the cover of Mini Magazine) please drop MiniGuy an email, or call and I’ll see if he can meet up with you.
Here’s the Mini he’ll be driving:
I drove it home yesterday, and it FLIES! I’d like to keep it for my personal Mini… Sigh…
NOTE: If you have any “bribes” for Mtech Mike (ie: yacht cruises, Jetskiing, waterskiing, surfing lessons, loan of condo or timeshare in resort area, free meals and lodging, a spare room, etc. etc.) you just might be able to persuade him to alter his course and pay you a visit. (He didn’t say that, but he’s easily tempted!) Also, if anyone has current contact info for Mini owner Tony Symmes in NorCal, please drop me an email or call, since Mike would really like to see his CountryMan Sport woodie again that he built for Tony. (It’s the light yellow one on our “Consignment” page. Here’s a pic: Have a safe trip, Mike!