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Here is my two Mk1s parked together for a photo shoot!
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Not the most pleasant photo to share, but this is what happened after a BMW driver failed to pay attention earlier today... :(

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i can see the insurance company writing that off . You may well have the right to buy the salvage if they do . ... ken
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W1NG3D wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:43 pm Not the most pleasant photo to share, but this is what happened after a BMW driver failed to pay attention earlier today... :(
This type of rear end shunt happens so often on Mini forums now, I think it is essential to fit a high level led rear brake light in any classic Mini, modern drivers are just not used to cars only having the low down and quite small brake lights of many classic cars. Quite discreet LED strips can be fitted as below....
LED High Level brake light:-
http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?p=273042#p273042
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Like this one mab01uk , ;)
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I think the main problem is a lack of driver attention nowadays and too many driver aids. As I write this I realise I am sounding like my dear old dad who in the 1960s could not see the need for a heater and always drove with his window open! Oh yes and the need to pass a driving test but not actually realise you never stop learning. Always a new hazard around the corner!
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I know nothing about today's cars, however it strikes me as completely irresponsible that manufacturers produce cars with screen based menu systems that are not disabled while the car is moving. I watch Harry's Garage on YouTube and last week he was driving the new BMW M3 and while driving was flicking through the menus changing suspension, gearchange and throttle settings, all while looking at the screen and driving. How do they get away with that?. It's just as bad as reading or sending messages on your phone when driving. No wonder there are accidents like this.
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Mmmm Dum Dum the full 1lb 'Smell you later'
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111Robin wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:01 pm I know nothing about today's cars, however it strikes me as completely irresponsible that manufacturers produce cars with screen based menu systems that are not disabled while the car is moving. I watch Harry's Garage on YouTube and last week he was driving the new BMW M3 and while driving was flicking through the menus changing suspension, gearchange and throttle settings, all while looking at the screen and driving. How do they get away with that?. It's just as bad as reading or sending messages on your phone when driving. No wonder there are accidents like this.
Couldn't agree more Robin.

Driver aids (most of which are needless if you actually pay attention to what you are doing and the surroundings) .. whilst travelling in the Mini I often wonder how I actually get to where I need to get to ... :? :lol:
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An early one from me.

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