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Sep 07, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Name (owner):
Billy Frew - 379

Billy who insists he is, and I quote, “25-Ish”... aye right... and the rest Billy!...

What is your Mini history?
Got into Minis about 10 years ago through the Mintax Mini Club.
We had a red 94 Cooper (called Molly) which we had restored at the Mintax Mini Centre.
The car was loaned to STV for 5 days to be used in a Taggart episode called ‘An Eye for an Eye’.
The car was sold but if it came back up for sale, my wife, Nadia, said she’d love to buy it back.
If you see it let me know (reg K9 FRU)!

We then bought a 98 volcano metallic Cooper Sportspack (called Volvic) which we had for a few years before selling to fellow Mini Clan member Scott.
This car must be one of the most photographed Minis ever because the bodywork is covered in a tartan vinyl wrap.

What is your current Mini like?
We currently have a 69 Austin Mini Countryman (called Woodstock) which was restored by Clanner David Menzies and then fitted with a discrete (but very powerful) sound system, smooth-a-ride suspension, re-trimmed in leather, and has a fire engine siren as a horn!
We also own an 80 Clubman 1275 GT (called The Doctor).
This car was bought about 2 months ago and is currently sitting in a shed waiting to be restored.
Next is an 06 MINI Cooper S JCW GP.
It's number 221 of only 2000 made.
The car is mostly standard as I want to try and keep it original.
It’s only covered 10.000 miles from new.

Finally we have our everyday MINI's:
two 08 MINI Cooper S Clubman’s.
A red one and a white one.

What do you like least about your Mini?
Not having ABS brakes.

What do you like most about your Mini?
The feel good factor that you only get when driving a Mini, it puts a big smile on your face even if your not in a good mood!

Do you have any future plans for your Mini?
Not much for the Countryman, maybe a couple of wee mods and a bit more power. I’d like to return the Clubman to it's original colour applejack green (it’s snapdragon yellow just now) and then add some subtle mod's to the interior (seats, dash, sound system) and maybe a fast A-series engine.

What is your favourite Clan event, and why?
Hard one this... Thistle Run or Selkirk? I’ll go with Selkirk, because it's at the end of the year and everybody that attends the weekend seems to be more relaxed and on the whole it just is a great end to the year. Oh, and there are a lot of cool cars there!

What would your perfect Mini be like?
A classic Mini made to look like my MINI GP, but with a V-tec engine fitted!

If you could pick any person in the world, who would you like to join you in your Mini, and why?
Oh the list for this could go on forever, but since it's only one, I will go for Kylie Minogue. She’s a babe!
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