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05-10-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By ka_ciao

No offense, but have you ever driven in SF (I see...

No offense, but have you ever driven in SF (I see your location is Louisiana, that's why I ask)? It's a nightmare: traffic lights, stopsigns, heavy traffic, oodles of darting pedestrians, etc. all...
04-07-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ka_ciao

http://brrperformance.com...

http://brrperformance.com (http://brrperformance.com) will get you there.
03-29-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,337
Posted By ka_ciao

Thank you! Doh! Didn't even think about...

Thank you!

Doh! Didn't even think about that! :impatient
03-29-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,337
Posted By ka_ciao

It was a collaboration... I sent him the concept...

It was a collaboration... I sent him the concept and he worked his magic to match it to the lion on my sunroof that he did last year (don't have a really good pic of both together yet).
03-28-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,337
Posted By ka_ciao

Mike did a kick-a$$ job on my bonnet graphics...

Mike did a kick-a$$ job on my bonnet graphics this year! :thumbsup:
Thanks so much, man!


Mike doin' what he does so well:
http://www.baileymusic.com/mini/amviv/01.jpg
03-28-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,423
Posted By ka_ciao

AMVIV was my first track experience ever and I...

AMVIV was my first track experience ever and I was somewhat disappointed:
There were not enough instructors to accompany all Novices each time out (ratio was about 3 students to 1 instructor).
...
03-26-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By ka_ciao

Thanks Gary & Barry, for the opportunity!!! ...

Thanks Gary & Barry, for the opportunity!!!
What an experience!
03-26-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By ka_ciao

Hats off to Agro and Sin City MINI Club for...

Hats off to Agro and Sin City MINI Club for another fantastic AMVIV in the books! :thumbsup: See you all next year!
Forum: NorCal MINIs
02-18-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,351
Posted By ka_ciao

Congratulations & Best Wishes!!!

Congratulations & Best Wishes!!!
02-11-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By ka_ciao

So sorry to hear the news, Eamon. But very glad...

So sorry to hear the news, Eamon. But very glad to hear that everyone is okay. Echoing Norm's offer -- if there's anything we can do, just let us know.
02-10-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By ka_ciao

MC2's "Dynamic Showcare" @ AMVIV

In case you hadn't heard...

As part of the activities at AMVIV, ten (10) cars have been chosen to participate in MC2 Magazine's "Dynamic Showcase" during Friday's track day:

Scott Bibbee...
02-10-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By ka_ciao

Just got word from Gary at MC2 - the lucky 10...

Just got word from Gary at MC2 - the lucky 10 have been chosen:

Scott Bibbee
Larry Cisco
Tex Guthrie
Alan Ireland
Mark LaRocco (proxy driver)
Nikki Miner
Scott McIntyre
Stephan McKeown
02-08-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,303
Posted By ka_ciao

mini_dreams, I went last year as a 'single'...

mini_dreams,

I went last year as a 'single' and had a blast. Granted I knew several people from my area that attended as well, but I still went 'stag.' I'm with Agro, come on out! MINI people are...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,421
Posted By ka_ciao

HA! EVL MINI can hold his own - as was well...

HA! EVL MINI can hold his own - as was well demonstrated in November. :wink:
And Dylan is just as quick!

You just keep modding your car... and try not to blow it up...
Forum: Detailing 101
02-05-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By ka_ciao

So I stopped by MINI of Mountain View last week...

So I stopped by MINI of Mountain View last week to inquire about the discoloration under the stripes and my SA, Jennifer, (who totally ROCKS) said that the factory rep would have to look at it. He...
02-01-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By ka_ciao

Not wanting to get up and drive at 4 AM is...

Not wanting to get up and drive at 4 AM is different than not wanting to drive as fast as you. :razz:
02-01-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By ka_ciao

Ha! Don't go generalizing there, Sid!!! :wink:

Ha! Don't go generalizing there, Sid!!! :wink:
Replies: 33
Views: 1,421
Posted By ka_ciao

Dude, be original... go blue or orange or green...

Dude, be original... go blue or orange or green or something different! Don't just copy the GP look - you've got a sliver MINI you could put any color on there and it would look hot!
01-28-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By ka_ciao

Okay, after sifting through most of MLWagner79's...

Okay, after sifting through most of MLWagner79's posts, I finally found this one: https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1200124&postcount=13

She mentions a Y-splitter... I'm...
01-28-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By ka_ciao

Doh! Thought it was working, but tried to turn to...

Doh! Thought it was working, but tried to turn to Sirius this morning and got not sound. iPod, CD player (in H/U) and AM/FM work fine. Sirius displays the stations/songs on the head unit but there's...
01-27-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By ka_ciao

Just finished this installation... successfully!...

Just finished this installation... successfully! :thumbsup:

One thing to note, the downtubes don't pop down as easily as this thread and others make it sound. We actually referenced...
Forum: Detailing 101
01-27-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By ka_ciao

Thanks for the quick reply, Richard! Just got...

Thanks for the quick reply, Richard!
Just got done installing the iPod Adapter (needed something good to make me feel better :razz:), so we'll try some polishing/cleaning/claybarring/etc. tomorrow....
Forum: Detailing 101
01-27-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By ka_ciao

Hi Guys, I just pulled the factory bonnet...

Hi Guys,

I just pulled the factory bonnet stripes off my '05 LY and there is quite a noticable color difference between what was exposed and what was hidden by the stripes. What was hidden has a...
01-27-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By ka_ciao

If not for Dean, I would not have my MINI. ...

If not for Dean, I would not have my MINI.

Elvis, you will be missed!
01-20-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,185
Posted By ka_ciao

Now how can I pass up a deal like that??? Sign me...

Now how can I pass up a deal like that??? Sign me up for the H-Sport springs on Thurs. @ 12:30 (I posted on your forum as well)!! :grin:

Thanks, Randy, you ROCK!
01-18-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,185
Posted By ka_ciao

You know it, dude! Girlz Rule! Cool,...

You know it, dude! Girlz Rule!


Cool, I'll have to check the budget - I'll post on your site for a time slot.


Thanks! Dylan got an all-yellow aero kit plus new Kosei wheels last summer....
01-17-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,185
Posted By ka_ciao

HI RANDY!!! I'm taking the Phil Wicks class...

HI RANDY!!!

I'm taking the Phil Wicks class at AMVIV and would love, Love, LOVE it if I *happened* to get you as my instructor!!! :grin:

Hey, if I sign up for an install of some H-sport...
11-19-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By ka_ciao

That's just wrong.

That's just wrong.
11-18-2006, 07:48 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By ka_ciao

Awesome! Hope to see you in the morning!

Awesome! Hope to see you in the morning!
11-18-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By ka_ciao

I think most of the local clubs hit that road 1...

I think most of the local clubs hit that road 1 or 2 times a year.
Mavericks could consider it for our December run... hop on over to our site (http://maverickminis.com) if you want to get something...
11-18-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By ka_ciao

Aw man! I need 1 (Dylan had a little bump with a...

Aw man! I need 1 (Dylan had a little bump with a curb last week).

If you're willing to break up the set... let's talk (I might take 2).
11-17-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By ka_ciao

Bump. Just a friendly reminder: come out...

Bump.

Just a friendly reminder: come out and play this Sunday!
11-14-2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By ka_ciao

Mavericks November Run (aka Nikki Run #12)

DETAILS:

DATE: Sunday, November 19th

TIME: 9:00AM (clutches out @ 9:15)

MEET-UP: parking lot at 14450 Big Basin Way...
11-06-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,798
Posted By ka_ciao

Are you sure you won't give it a little more...

Are you sure you won't give it a little more time/another run?
10-29-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,880
Posted By ka_ciao

129 was great -- I guess we got lucky! We got...

129 was great -- I guess we got lucky! We got home in about a half hour - much better than driving up 101 to take 17 back down. :grin:


Here's a link to Jim's flickr album from the day:...
10-29-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,880
Posted By ka_ciao

Another fantastic Maverick run! Nice to see...

Another fantastic Maverick run!
Nice to see some new faces in the crowd (Omar, Kyle, Carey, etc.)!
10-27-2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,880
Posted By ka_ciao

Awesome! See you all in the morning!!!

Awesome! See you all in the morning!!!
10-22-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,880
Posted By ka_ciao

Woohoo! Lookin' forward to seeing everyone...

Woohoo!
Lookin' forward to seeing everyone again! :thumbsup:
10-13-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By ka_ciao

I ordered Dylan from MOTH in Feb. '05. Mike Ditto...

I ordered Dylan from MOTH in Feb. '05. Mike Ditto was my MA and their service was top-notch throughout the process! :thumbsup:
10-11-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,880
Posted By ka_ciao

Mavericks October Run (aka Nikki Run #11)

Hello All,

We're getting together for an October Run:

DETAILS:

DATE: Saturday, October 28th

TIME: 9:00AM (clutches out @ 9:15)
10-08-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By ka_ciao

Cool pics, Jim! I really like the one of you &...

Cool pics, Jim! I really like the one of you & Chibi in the mirror at Lick!!!
10-06-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By ka_ciao

Early birds get there before 9am, the rest of us...

Early birds get there before 9am, the rest of us show up after that.
10-05-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Interior/Exterior Painted plastic trim
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Posted By ka_ciao

Had mine done in 2 steps: 1. One body shop...

Had mine done in 2 steps:
1. One body shop sanded and primed all of the wheel arches for ~$300.
2. A second body shop painted all of the arches + the (factory primed) Aero bumpers & sideskirts for...
10-05-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 31,251
Posted By ka_ciao

Hee hee... my mom ROCKS! She gave me a Phil...

Hee hee... my mom ROCKS!
She gave me a Phil Wicks Academy session for my (much belated) birthday present this week. :thumbsup:

Sadly, I don't think I'll be able to make Buttonwillow on the 30th...
10-04-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By ka_ciao

I'll give that a definite 'maybe'! :wink:

I'll give that a definite 'maybe'! :wink:
10-03-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By ka_ciao

Yep, the exotics are typically there every...

Yep, the exotics are typically there every Saturday morning. Jimz68 usually makes an appearance as well. :razz: Early birds get there by/before 9am.
09-27-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By ka_ciao

Bender will be good as new in no time!

Bender will be good as new in no time!
09-27-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By ka_ciao

Awesome pics, Jim! Thanks for capturing the...

Awesome pics, Jim!
Thanks for capturing the day!

Cheers,
09-27-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,399
Posted By ka_ciao

Dredging up this old thread to say... I...

Dredging up this old thread to say...

I took Dylan to MOMV this week to have the leaking motor mount replaced. I specifically requested Jennifer as my service advisor and I couldn't be more happy...
09-27-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,594
Posted By ka_ciao

Took my MINI in Monday for this exact problem....

Took my MINI in Monday for this exact problem. MINI of Mtn View did a spectacular job! They replaced the bad mount and steam cleaned the engine bay at no cost to me. My service advisor even sent it...
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