GP Talk (2006) Discussion of the limited edition, MINI Cooper S (R53)-based, John Cooper Works GP.

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I think that picture is my new background. Whoever detailed that car, it looks phenomenal.
Haha! It was not even my usual place, I was in a rush to get to this euro picnic and stopped by a place in Capitola, CA and told the Mexican dude to really clean the black (should be red) calipers and wheels then handed him a $20 tip prior. Mind you it was not a detail, it was just the $29.99 works, but this dude sure treated it like a detail. It was better than the $139.99 dealership detail
 
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From the picture it looks like your wheel arches are painted Thunder Metallic Blueas well. Very cool.
 
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Originally Posted by anasumme View Post
From the picture it looks like your wheel arches are painted Thunder Blue Metallic as well. Very cool.
Yep they sure are, so is the boot latch (I got oe flat black plastic one still) as well as the aero grill surround and now an OEM 2004 shark fin antennae in silver..

 
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Nice idea on the shark fin - look forward to hearing how well it installs and works
 
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How about a reincarnated GP?
Love the color... Wouldn't mind it at all...having a GP with a moon roof
 
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From at the Monterey delivery in 2006.




 
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A couple photos I shot while at Lime Rock for the first MINI Takes The States on September 4th, 2006. This was the final destination for that nationwide rally, and several lucky people got their GP's delivered to them at this great event, (as most of you already know).

You can see they were driven properly; there's lots of brake dust on the spokes of those gorgeous R105's.

GREAT CARS! I'm jealous.



 
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Dean, hi! Still got GP0216? Remember this:




Lots of GP Monterey delivery pictures here:
 
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Hi Ian,
That was a fun weekend, Yes Tammy still has her GP. Me I’m still having fun with the Hot Rods although none of them
are nearly as much fun on the twisty’s as the GP. Hope all is well.
---Dean
 
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Originally Posted by howsoonisnow1985 View Post

Can you post up more shots of your car!? Its convincing me to get my arches painted!

BTW, did you purchase new arches that were smooth or just paint over the texture? Or did you have them sand it all down? I'm definitely digging the all painted look.
 
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Sorry for the huge photo(its background size), from ThumperMCS and I's run on sunday.
 
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Sorry for the huge photo(its background size), from ThumperMCS and I's run on sunday.
you found our secret base camp.... Guess its not so secret anymore..
we use to get 20-30 Minis out there late at night.. and do the hood salute
 
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Originally Posted by azminiman View Post
you found our secret base camp.... Guess its not so secret anymore..
we use to get 20-30 Minis out there late at night.. and do the hood salute
Haha I used to go then...back in my original R53 days. Glad I have a hood with lights in it again so I can do that again

Here's another shot, ignore the hand sneaking into the photo:
 
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oooh...I see AZ plates. How often do you guys go on sunday runs?
 
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oooh...I see AZ plates. How often do you guys go on sunday runs?
This was our first...turns out Tanner (GP0468) and I live like 5 minutes away from each other. We're both in N. Scottsdale, not sure where you are, but I'm pretty sure we are both down to go drive anytime!

We are going on a drive through Prescott, Jerome, Sedona on January 7th...should mostly be GP's and R56 JCW's. Good times to be had

You are more than welcome to join us
 
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:59 PM
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I'm in N. Phoenix, by 19th ave & Bell, which is a few blocks away from where I-17 & 101 intersect...not toooo far away from you guys. Damn, we're gonna have to pass on the next drive; will be out of town. Saturdays are out as well, since work gets in the way of things... :/
 
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Originally Posted by iwantoneofthose View Post
I'm in N. Phoenix, by 19th ave & Bell, which is a few blocks away from where I-17 & 101 intersect...not toooo far away from you guys. Damn, we're gonna have to pass on the next drive; will be out of town. Saturdays are out as well, since work gets in the way of things... :/
your not far from us... we are Happy Valley and I17
 
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Gp #0220

Here's GP #0220 after it was washed. These were taken about a month ago.







 
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:21 AM
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your not far from us... we are Happy Valley and I17
we take Happy Valley off the 17 for work every day!

and to stay on topic...

 
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GP0220 gets around! Delivered at Monterey, CA ... originally in NH ... now in TX!

Mind you, GP0154 did Monterey, to NY, to TX, to NY, to CA and now I think to AZ - but all with the same owner!
 
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Yeah I believe GP0220 has had 3 owners with me being the 3rd one. I'm down here in TX for School.

Was asked by the MINI Dealership today when I went to pick-up the GP from them, if I plan on selling it. My answer was, "Nope don't plan to."


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GP0220 gets around! Delivered at Monterey, CA ... originally in NH ... now in TX!

Mind you, GP0154 did Monterey, to NY, to TX, to NY, to CA and now I think to AZ - but all with the same owner!
 
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Originally Posted by JT///MC View Post
Can you post up more shots of your car!? Its convincing me to get my arches painted!
BTW, did you purchase new arches that were smooth or just paint over the texture? Or did you have them sand it all down? I'm definitely digging the all painted look.
They sanded them smooth, then left a texture, then prepped it with some kinda white base primer re-smoothed it, then applied the thunder blue and clear, at least that's what they told me.
 
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