Classic cars aren't usually considered ideal for road trips. Vintage machines can often be finicky, most often relegated to weekend joyrides, not long-distance travel. The driver of this Rover Mini Cooper, however, doesn't subscribe to the normal attitude of classic car ownership.
Sergiu Topala lives in Moldova, an eastern European country between Romania and Ukraine. Topala is a die-hard Mini guy. But due to his location, he doesn't have any clubs nearby to share his passion. That hasn't stopped the lonely Mini owner, however—he's driven to the far reaches of Europe just to enjoy his car with like-minded Mini maniacs.
Whether it be the Czech Republic, Italy, or even the United Kingdom, this little Rover Mini has seen it all. With no A/C and no power steering, it's a driver's car, through and through.
put together a fantastic video profiling Topala and his Mini, so if you're in to classic cars that can really go the distance, be sure not to miss it.