We went on a long trip with a couple of friends from the Mini Car Club of Auckland. They called it the “Off the Beaten Track” journey, because we avoided as many main highways as possible, and mostly drove on small back roads.
Fast, tight, windy back roads, including a few that are used on the Targa NZ rally. You’ll note that Alan and Shelagh’s Mini is a bit lighter than usual, but we managed to keep up just fine.
We put over 1000km on the Mini in 4 days, and nothing broke or fell off, though the tyres had a good workout.