The story of MINI has reach six decades and MINI Malaysia celebrates this momentous occasion with many ways like the launch of the 2019 MINI Cooper S Convertible, MINI 60 formation, and now, three particular MINIacs and their stories of love.
There are stories collected from three different individuals who share one common thing; their absolute love for MINIs. Check out their stories on how a car played a major role in their lives, growing up here in the country.
Malaysian tattoo artist and family man, Kelvin recounts the first time he was introduced to a MINI after hearing the then MINI tagline: Go with Your Gut. The very next day, he did exactly so! Three years on, the Kok family are proud owners of the MINI Clubman and a fully restored 1996 MINI Kensington.
Claiming his love for the engine’s powerful roar and the family he has found in the MINI owners’ community; Kelvin lastly relates MINI’s long-revelled heritage with the classic Mandarin saying: Never forget your roots.
Wan Muqarram Sidek (Mooq)
Standing in front of a classic Austin MINI pickup, Mooq recounts the great bonding moments spent with his late father restoring the custom-built car. Mooq’s father wanted his son’s first car to wear the iconic British Racing Green coat with a 1.3 single-point injection engine sitting in its core, running on 13-inch wide wheels and most importantly, sporting wooden grilles.
Living by his old man’s wise words, “a man of class is a man who takes care of classic cars”. Mooq named his pickup Papa Mooqs and thinks of him on every drive.
Lee Siew Hon
What is better than a fun, agile MINI at its best? A MINI with a dose of attitude. This is what Hon’s MINI GP represents to him. Instead of keeping his MINI parked at home, he believes that the car was built to be driven and he takes his MINI out as much as he can – up mountain roads on weekends and to work on weekdays.
Hon is not just in love with the performance in his one-of-a-kind MINI GP, he also loves the heritage of the MINI brand and the story behind it, making his relationship with his MINI, extra special – like all MINI love stories should be.
These are just some fine examples of how MINI has developed itself as the brand of the people for the past 60 years. With the MINI spirit now stronger than ever, there’s no denying that it is now a household name and it is going to stay that way for another 60 years and beyond.
If you have your very own MINI love story to share, you can tell your tale by tagging MINI Malaysia’s Facebook or Instagram page and by using the hastag #MINILOVESTORIES.