Shown above (with some mates) is my first car, Min. Min was the British Racing Green Mini Cooper I drove for four years from new until some moron with more time than sense 'borrowed it' near the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, where I was doing a year's unpaid placement at the Liver Unit.
I was later able to obtain a virtually identical, if slightly older car with the insurance money. As you can see below, it was heavily modified over the years;
If you're interested it's currently up for sale at Mini Power. BMW have since released the BMW Maxi, which they insist on calling the MINI - don't be fooled!
There were several links to Mini sites on the links page - it's unlikely any of them still work though!