Sept. 17, 2004 – Here’s my new friend Gene B. and the orange Mini we here at MiniGuy helped him adopt. He plans to fix up this one with his 13-year-old son Raffe, who is also excited about the project.
Prior to this pic, Gene had already picked up a really clean light green “survivor” Mk1 for himself from our showroom. That one won’t need much cosmetic work at all, before it starts heading out to shows.
Gene tells a great story about the AMC Javelin he had years ago in his garage. When he went out to drive it one day, he discovered that a very, very young Raffe had other plans. Raffe had snuck out into the garage, found a screwdriver, and had completely dismantled the dash – just to see what was behind all those screws…
We here at MiniGuy would have to add it up, but I believe this marks about our twelfth pair of “father-son” Minis. Since I have three boys of my own, ages 7, 10 & 13, I try to give particularly good deals to anyone planning a father-son bonding project!