But speaking of her, and, as the cat's light keeps me in a ruminating mood, suppose, instead of returning Mary to her lover by means of the letter, I had presented a certain clubman
to her consideration?
"Why," said he, "a 'Man About Town' something between a 'rounder' and a 'clubman
.' He isn't exactly--well, he fits in between Mrs.
In a corner of the room Aynesworth had recognized a friend and fellow clubman
, who was acting at a neighboring theater.
If your experience of BMW-engineered Clubmans
goes back to the first-generation version, you'll be pleased to find that the unique Minivanstyle split rear doors for the loadbay still remain, though buyers these days have the option of opening them at the push of a button on the key fob or by waggling a foot under the rear bumper.
If that's not good enough, then expect smallerengined diesel Clubmans
in due course.
New to the Mini brand is an 8-speed Steptronic transmission, available as an option on the Cooper S and Cooper D Clubmans
Graham Scott (right) on his way to winning Middlesbrough DMC's Clubmans
Trial a and Paul Pulman (below) who finished third in Clubman
With a universal bodyshell for either left-hand-drive or right-hand-drive Clubmans
, this means it sits on the driver's side - not ideal for those of us who drive on the right as it means passengers alighting into the road if you are parallel parked in the manner prescribed by the Highway Code.
You can choose from three Clubmans
: Cooper, Cooper D and Cooper S.
A packed timetable on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday will showcase races for Porsche Club GB, BARC Clubmans
, Stoneguard Monoposto single seaters, Scottish Autotrader Mini Coopers and XR2s, the MG Cockshoot Cup and Scottish Classics as well as the NSSCC.
A total of 180 rally teams from around the UK and Sweden will be in Denbighshire for this round of the Kumho National and Clubmans
Rally Championship, the Armajaro British Historic Rally Championship, the Competition Car Insurance Welsh national Championship, the Millers Oils Welsh Clubmans
Championship and the ANWCC Forest Rally and Historic Rally Championships.
As the Clubman
is the entry level model one could be forgiven for thinking the 1.6-litre normally aspirated engine might seem like a poor relation to its turbocharged sibling, or indeed the punchy diesel.