Did the Toronto Car Show on Sunday. It was wall to wall people, which really isn’t my thing and as Colin likes to do these things at a run, I didn’t get to spend too much time looking at cars or even get to sit in any (not that I’m looking for obvious reasons if you’ve been following along). I did manage to steer the boy over to the Mini booth finally because I wanted to get a look at the Mini Super Leggera concept they’d concocted. I think my biggest issue with the new Minis are the size of them, they’re starting to push into regular car size and that seems wrong to me. For all intents and purposes, the Mini Countryman is an X3 with a Mini’s skin over top. Another thing I noticed was that most of the cars on display were automatic transmission models though the John Cooper Works type did have the dreaded flappy paddles. Call me old fashioned but there’s something very satisfying about working a gear shift and clutch as you come round a corner as fast as you can manage. Working your way through the gears on a Mini is one of the most fun things you can do on four wheels. As an aside, the most dreaded words to me on any sales brochure when it comes to cars these days is, “Infotainment system,” because thats all I need as a motorcycle rider is for a driver to have more distractions at their fingertips.
But enough of that. Here’s a few snaps of the Mini Super Leggera