a classic MINI adventure
Seven day road trip across 5 countries, 12 european cities, 2,452km, 1 plane, 2 cars,
3 boats, 5 people, 3 days in a teepee and 27 Sharpies later...
The idea of road trip with a classic white mini and a bag of sharpies sounded like the trip of a lifetime and it was. But there was a huge amount of prep work involved too. We had the car covered in a matt white vinyl so it was possible to rough out in pencil. Each panel needed to tell a club/city story and needed to be researched and designed in advance. I also wanted all the panels to be connected by a road. The bit I was most worried about was the physical act of drawing on the car. I printed out a panel from the side of the car at actual size and stuck it to the wall of my office so I could get a sense of how difficult it was going to be lying on the floor and drawing on a vertical panel. I quickly came to the conclusion it's physically impossible to draw anything less than 20" of the ground.
Apart from my own part in this project, there was a huge amount of work done by the MINI classic team in both getting the project off the ground but all the logistics. Arranging to meet the clubs, working out the route, booking hotels and ferries and much more. Apart from the classic MINI we had a support car - Wolf, Claudia and Verena from MINI shared the driving across Europe (left hand side of the road). Amy and myself did most of the UK and Ireland driving. Below is a small portion of the 1500 photos Amy took - plans are underway to make a book of her #ROADtoIMM17 photography.
This was also the first time I've worn overalls to work :)
MUNICH BMW Group Classic Museum - Day1 - club: Mini Club München 1980 e.V.
STUTTGART - Day 1 - Clubs: MINI Scene Stuttgart & MINI Scene Stuttgart
FRANKURT - day1 - Club: Mini Club Frankfurt
LUXEMBOURG - Day 2 - Club: Mighty Mini Frënn
ANTWERP - Day2 - Club: MINIACS
BRIGHTON - Day 3 - Club: London & Surrey Mini Owners Club
LONDON - Day 4
BIRMINGHAM - Day 5 - Birmingham Mini Owners Club
LIVERPOOL - Day 5 - Club: Wirral MINIs
DUBLIN - Day 6 - ferry docks at 5am
WESTPORT (West of Ireland)
DAY 10 - Finished