Tweety’s Grand Adventure

Exiting a Mini can be a complicated, undignified affair.

Rather than alighting gracefully, you pour out like a human puddle.

I discover this en route to Lake Waikaremoana, at a Wairoa service station, while filling up Tweety, a 1976 Leyland Mini.

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Lake Waikaremoana from Lou’s lookout

There’s something romantic and rather exciting about a road trip, piloting the car you learned to drive in.

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But 20 years after whizzing around an abandoned aerodrome in the UK, crunching gears and destroying clutches, the reality is proving somewhat different.

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2 responses to “Tweety’s Grand Adventure

  1. This is hysterical. Actually had the opposite problem. Our car gave out on our two month roadtrip and we decided to get a rental and continue. However, the only thing they had was this massive Chevy Suburban. I was slithering down the driver’s side every time we had to stop.

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