Inspired by George (who owns GP0154, GP1415 and GP1717), I wanted to install the JCW carbon fiber hood scoop on GPMINI – but I didn’t want to lose the “GP” letters.
So working with MINI Swag, I got perfect replacement letters, bought the scoop and installed it today!
First I tried the red “GP” letters that I’d bought:
But then I decided it would look better with the silver letters, closely matching the original design:
So here’s a close-up of the original and new carbon fiber hood scoops (ignore the foam, which is protecting the paintwork!):
While in a carbon fiber mood, I also got the JCW gear shift knob (again inspired by George!):
It looks fabulous, but it takes some getting used to because you hold the shift knob from the side instead of from the top … not sure if I” stick with it!
Finally, repeating the Chili Red mirror cap highlighting, I changed the white (MCS) door reflectors to red (MC):
Head over to MINI2 to see Fabios pics of him driving his GP on the track!
i am a novice myself and it went smooth, i slowly built up my sped throughout the day. The brakes seem’d okay … It was wet so that made it easier on the car. I think when i’ll be pushing the car to its limits for the day the brakes will start to suffer … tyres were crap, they didnt have much grip at all. I’m looking into a new set of wheels and tyres
And sadly the last part, saying “hi” to the big steel dragon, the Italian Job roller coaster, Washington DC and Jersey City …
Follow the link from Fireballed! Racing or head straight over to CarTV
(previous links: part 4, part 3, part 2, part 1)
With the measurements I made of the GP hood scoop letters, MINI Swag designed a new GP Tshirt – the ones I ordered came today and they look (and feel) fabulous!
The smaller front logo and larger back logo can be custom-ordered with your GP roof number (extra $5 charge).
They feel nice too – apparently they have cotton on the inside and micropolyester on the outside, giving them a smooth, silky feel outside; I like it 🙂
(go to MINI Swag to order