Posted by The Car Addict on 9:20 AM with 1 comment
Riley Elf IMM 2013
After a sun-rain-snow-rain first Day the second didn't start better: Rain, of course! When we arrived at Lake Garda, after 150 km driving, the rain finally stopped and after our Lunch-Break, when it was my turn again to drive, even the sun came out and Nicole and I opened our MINI Knightsbridge Roof!
A more detailed Review of the Car will follow the next Days, but what I really liked while driving our little MINI - everyone is SO friendly and positive about the Car!
After Lake Garda we switched from small roads to the Autostrada and soo many Truck Drivers gave us signals while driving by (It wasn't because of weird driving, definitely not!) or so so many heads turned around when they overtook us as we were driving chilly with 100 - 130 km/h on the right lane. Normally I'm one of those People always driving on the left lane, if I have a suitable Car, but this time I haven't even missed driving fast, overtaking anyone, making time good etc. The almost 8 hours of driving passed by so quickly that I haven't even time to complaint about anything. We had cassettes (!) with cool Music, sang and danced to them while listening songs like "Move on up" by Curtis Mayfield .. LOUD.
Sometimes I was really sad for the Car because of bumps on the Street. But Knightsbridge was always loyal!
Here some Pictures taken yesterday, during our first Day, while driving from Munich to South Tyrol. From Sun (of course we had the rood open), to rain and finally to snow at the Jaufenpass. Well, what else in May, in Italy..
What surprised me, our MINI Knightsbridge drives better than expected! Okay, it's one of the very very late models from November 2000 and the most powerful of our Road Trip Cars, but I expected in more old and broken and difficult. After a few kilometers I was perfectly used to the clutch, the gear and the coach-like steering-wheel.
Right now we're starting for the final Part to Mugello. Stay tuned for my Live-Updates on Facebook and Instagram! ;-)
P.S.: Isn't the Mr. Bean MINI the coooolest one? :D