The old notion of the man and machine bond/team/whatever else is a well-worn cliché that we petrolheads and car enthusiasts love to air. In fairness, it doesn’t really get old. When you live it for yourself, there’s little else that matches it for a tingle down your spine.
Video: Is this Mini Cooper the ultimate automotive companion?
Nevertheless, well-worn it remains but this piece by Petrolicious is particularly special. It explores the bond between Sergiu Topala and his immaculate Mini Cooper. There aren’t many grassroots machines that you really have to be “at one” with quite like a Mini Cooper, and as Sergiu professes, a 3500km one-way jaunt is the ultimate test of that bond.
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