Bradley Dobson, via FB

On your story about the Mini JCW meets the Mini Cooper 1275 S. One is an icon of the era and started a revolution in drivetrain and packaging. The other gave BMW a foothold into the compact front-wheel drive market, which is significant because BMW are supposed to be rear-drive only. To believe that the modern Mini is really a Mini is delusional. The modern Mini is a nice small car, but a true Mini it could never be.