I didn't know Robin very well like some of you here, but I did know him.
After being here on the board only a short time, I went to MME in Magog,QC and I travelled there w/o a Mini.
Big Al, kind soul that he is, (and he barely knew me) set me loose with a baby poo green Clubman (auto, iirc) and
off I went all alone on night one near the ice-cream parlour if I remember correctly. First time I have EVER driven a Mini.
The next day, Robin and I did the scavenger hunt drive together and I got to drive MURPH the Mk I Mini from (Gibraltar?) for a little bit off and on (that thing was a rocket!)
Hrach and I got into a good conversation about "languages" at a later MME, while standing in line at the buffet.
The kindness shown to me by numerous people on the board either remotely or in person,(both still with us, or now past) is always remembered with great fondness.
I too, really liked the story Steve. I agree......there's something about those little cars and the vast majority of people who drive them!
~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~
Mike NB, Canada