With the new installation going on of a Honda VTec in the Mini, there are a number of elements to think about and contemplate.
On Friday, we ran out of gas for the welder, and so my attention goes elsewhere to the build.
One of the things I can do is work on little details and additions that would be quite cool, design them, and then set about getting them done.
This is one of those things. The Bonnet Badge.
At the moment it has the standard British Leyland badge on it, as seen here.
It’s original. It’s pretty plain. Doesn’t draw the eye away from the rest of the Mini.
Not that I want it to be a show stopper. In fact, I quite like this version over the other options.
But something like this requires some personalisation, as opposed to sticking with original features.
Having seen the Classic Mini logo, the wreath with the red lettering, I saw the link to the red Honda logo. This got me thinking I could merge the two.
The original logos for Honda and Mini are shown at the sides. This is to help show where my concepts have come from.
The other option is to take Option 1, and make it Black like my current Leyland badge.
Upon further consultation with various members on the NZ Mini Owners Group on Facebook, and seeing as the Honda wings comes from their Motorcycle division, I came up with three further designs that feature other aspects.
Let me know in the comments what you think!