My name is Steve Banks, SB on most sites, and this is my little place to talk about my MINI adventure. Specifically my 2003 and 2006 MINI Cooper S’s which are referred as R53’s. It started in 2003 and has grown more than I could have ever imagined. I’ve never been one to care so much about a car but the MINI Cooper is more than a car. It’s a life style that gets you to places you never thought you would go and meet friends that turn out to be great to be around.