Take a classic motoring journey with John Quirk, a vintage Mini owner, as he goes from selling yard rescue, to restoration, to weekend motoring nirvana in his Paul Smith special edition Mini. What I especially appreciate about John’s description is his acknowledgement of the car’s imperfections — those things he’s willing to “forgive” because the car is so brilliant in so many other ways. I can definitely relate to that in my R53 Cooper S.

How does John’s motoring experience compare to yours? Does MINI retain that motoring joy for you? With the F56 on the cusp of reveal, what are you hoping for in terms of driving dynamics?