So the BMW mini has been with us now for around 15 years now (sounds like a lot right?) but only recently they have started to appeal to me. Recently I have asked myself why? The only conclusion I can come to is that the modified car scene has given me a new perspective of them.
I was never really a big fan of them until I was introduced to the modified car scene in the UK, seeing how everyone has modified them each to their own liking and adding little personal touches to them has made me realise how truly nice and under rated they actually look.
Take this Mini for instance, sat on a sweet set of Fifteen52 wheels and strapped to the ground via an Air Ride system, its a simple yet successful combination with the added gold accents to the silver that makes it stand out but yet still look simple and clean. (apologies didn't really go into details as I don't know the details of the build)
This is definitely my favourite Mini build as it has changed every time I have seen it, the first time at Fitted UK it was sat on the Cast 13 RB1 wheels and being static it still looked amazing! The second time I saw it at Ultimate Stance it had finally been equipped with an air ride system and that tipped the scale for me and instantly fell for it! Lou has definitely done well here and I definitely cannot wait to see what 2017 has in store. (Lou's also genuinely the kindest person ever too so props to that)
To wrap up, despite it's flaws (subjective of course) such as on earlier models the speedometer being in the centre console (serious BMW what were you thinking?) and the 4x100 PCD that would have been nice to see a 5x??? I really think modified Minis in the car scene aren't really popular and I would really like to see more of them hitting the shows next year. If you are looking for a 'car show project' for 2017 but still want a minimalistic look, I would definitely suggest to get a Mini and for how cheap they are to pick up, you'd be a fool not to consider it.