December 31, 2005
MINI a day - final entry

A day late and a dollar short. The story of my life. Anyway, I’m still posting two MINIs to finish off 2005 so first I give you a new design. A curved checkerboard single stripe in metallic silver on a black convertible.

And finally for 2005 Baron MINI gave me the opportunity and honor to produce a Todd Pearson Signature Series MINI Cooper. I chose a Union Jack design inspired by the Austin Powers MINI complete with a Todd Pearson Signature Series indicia on the rear bumper. This MINI is currently available on ebay, at least for the next three days. I’m pretty proud and honored to have been given the opportunity to do this car. I hope someone falls in love with it and buys it so that I’ll be able to do another Signature Series in 2006.

Click on the ebay listing for more great pics of this car.

Enjoy and Happy New Year.

BTW, I think that makes 190 MINIs completed to date. Just thought I’d tag that on. : )

Posted by todd at 11:10 AM
December 29, 2005
MINI a day - Day 4

Not a new design but attractive nonetheless…

Tomorrow will be a two-for-one because I won’t be posting on Saturday.

Posted by todd at 12:44 PM
December 28, 2005
MINI a day - Day 3 (better late than never)

A late entry into my final days of MINIs for 2005…

A rare 60 degree day in December yesterday afforded me the opportunity to put on some stripes a friend of a friend purchased. The stripes were purchased from another supplier online, ahem. No big deal - I put on other folks’ graphics all the time and these were good quality stripes. Besides, I don’t offer my stripes online so what do I have to complain about? Anyway, the teal Tiki flower stripes ended up looking very dashing on the Hyper Blue Cooper S.

Posted by todd at 06:14 PM
December 27, 2005
MINI a day - Day 2

I finally got around to making one of the new 2006 style bonnet stripes. I am not a big fan of this look but I guess quite a few people are because I’ve seen more than a couple of MINIs driving around KC with this style bonnet stripe. I call it the big “V” and once again this one is metallic silver.

Until a week ago I was unable to produce this stripe because it was larger than my equipment would output in one piece. I’ve gone large format and now I can not only cut things this large but print onto them too. One of the first jobs I did on the new machine was White Roof Radio decals which are available for purchase at $3 each. Jusk click the link and purchase away.

Stay tuned for Day 3.

Posted by todd at 10:48 AM
December 26, 2005
A MINI a day for the rest of the year

I’ve been saving up for this week’s posts because I’ve been pretty busy dressing up MINIs the last two weeks of 2005. Luckily for me, they’ve all been more, some much more, than simple stripes. So today I give you the offset stripes I did on an orange Cooper S convertible. The silver is metallic silver and the “above and beyond” part of this job was wrapping the boot hinge in black vinyl.

Stay tuned all week for more MINIs with the grand finale coming on Friday.

Posted by todd at 02:40 PM
December 08, 2005
Snow day and a flat on the MINI

Woke up this morning to see a lot of white outside. It actually started yesterday but when it was over, the snow tally was 12 inches of fresh powder. The MINI is tucked safely and warmly in the garage partly because yesterday brought what I feared was another flat tyre. While at the MINI dealer yesterday finishing some stripes (see below), the accessories manager noticed a very low or flat tire. BTW, the tires currently on my MINI are a brand new set of Goodyear all season run-flats. At $297 each I was not happy to see a low tire since these rock hard lumps of rubber had seen fewer than 500 miles or tarmac. Anyway, I stopped by the service dept. on my way out and they aired it up and I headed home for the garage because by now there was about three inches of snow on the ground. I was crossing my fingers that maybe because it was 9 degrees F my tire simply needed some air. So far, as of this afternoon, the tire is holding 32 lb. of air 24 hours after being topped off. We shall see if she holds.

Here are the pics of what I installed yesterday.

Tune back in for more adventures tomorrow.

Posted by todd at 04:31 PM