My experiences testing MINI’s new all-electric vehicle around Long Island
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  • Tee Shirts. Get Your Tee Shirts…

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 Stu 2 comments
    TwistyBlitz MINI E Tee Shirts

    TwistyBlitz MINI E Tee Shirts

    Now  that I have a MINI E hat thanks to the folks at MINI, I’m looking forward to getting a custom tee shirt from Robert Ballard at TwistyBlitz. I already have a couple of 3″ badges from him on the back of MINI E 277. One is a plug icon and the other is a gas pump with a cirlce and slash. My car is now getting the attention it deserves!

    I know a lot of MINI E Pioneers have already ordered tee shirts. If you haven’t, please check out Robert’s site. There are quite a few designs and options available as well as specific men’s and women’s sizes. Also note the car number on the sleeve of the long sleeve shirts and the back of the short sleeve shirts.

    Thanks, Robert, for going through the trouble to cater to the Pioneers and sending along the picture of the shirts so I could show them off. I should also add that if you’re among the first 25 to order, Robert will throw in a free badge with your order.

  • Back from Vacation – Lots to Update

    Posted on July 11th, 2009 Stu 4 comments

    I spent the Fourth of July weekend just outside of Montreal, Canada. No, I didn’t flatbed the MINI E. I visited the Montreal Live Steamers and ran my 1/8 scale train between raindrops. Of course, the weather on Long Island was beautiful and I was camping out in a tent in the rain. Oh well. 

    For those planning to drive in Canada, here’s a few things to note. They have blinking green traffic lights. They serve the same function as left turn arrows here. Some horizontal traffic lights have red signal heads on both ends to make them stand out. Also, some of the LED traffic lights have square red, diamond yellow and round green heads. As a colorblind person I can appreciate this although my problem is usually with telling red from yellow on single blinking signals. 

    Now on to the MINI E news. First of all I received my NOPETROL vanity plates. Read the rest of this entry »