What a week! On wednesday I went along with good friends of mine for the Mini Clubman event – basically people won a day with the new Mini that hasn’t been launched yet in South Africa but was probably launched in your country about 2 years ago… Started off with breakfast in the most surreal setting, penthouse suite facing Table Mountain. Two coffee’s later, a game of putt-putt for the boys (I couldn’t risk playing with it being the top floor and all just now I knocked out a couple of windows or worse yet car windscreens!), a bit of mingling with the other winners and Mini people we were off.
Before we left though we got into a discussion with the National Dealership Manager and heard what had gone on at the Durban and Johannesburg events, ah they should never have told us the top speeds in those cities! Pick up our beautiful metallic blue Mini Clubman sports and off we went. We decided that in order for one of us to win the Mini for a further 6 months we had to go all out thus it was decided that where ever we went we would take photos, go as far as we can in the time we had and to just go wild… we did it all!
Through out the day we made spectacles of ourselves, stopping at scenic and non scenic points to take photos and pose with the car, chatting to the people near by and then taking photos of them… we had so many laughs, our stomachs are still sore from all of it! For those that know Cape Town – we started off in Green Point, headed out through Seapoint and through to Camps Bay, over Kloof Neck, hit the N1 through to Paarl, over to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Macassar, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, right round to Capes Point, Scarborough, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay, then through to Cape Town CBD for the cocktail party!
*ahem* We got back that evening and chatted to our Dealer friend Carmen only to find out that indeed all the staff had been tracking our progress… we had travelled the furthest in the whole country and our speed was the fastest in the Western Cape!
Needless we were quite shocked as we honestly didn’t go all that fast just a
mere 193 km/ph (approx 120 miles ph) – not fast I agree in the bigger scheme of things…
All in all 350 photos were taken, took 12 hours of editing and now off they go to Mini in hopes that our friend will win this incredible car albeit only for 6 months but still!