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PostSubject: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   25th May 2011, 23:38

Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver
Tom Daley Dives Behind The Wheel Of A MINI


Team GB London 2012 hopeful, and now learner driver Tom Daley has taken delivery of a new MINI One D Hatch just days after his 17th birthday. Tom is a member of the BMW London 2012 Performance Team, an initiative designed to provide Team GB and Paralympics GB with support as they prepare for the Games on and off the field.

Over the coming months, alongside his rigorous Olympic training, including preparation for the July FINA World Championships in China, Tom will take his first driving lessons in his new MINI. Supported by MINI UK, he will also be enrolled onto the MINI Drivers at Goodwood programme, the UK’s first dedicated motor circuit-based young driver training programme which is focused specifically on teaching safety and developing good driving habits.

Speaking at the handover of the car Tom said “like every other 17 year old I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of my first car, but in my case having my driving licence will be a huge help in my training and preparation schedule for the Olympic Games. When I learn a new dive, it’s all about practising until I get it right. I’ll apply the same practice and determination to learning to drive.”








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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   26th May 2011, 02:38

Nice looking car & loveeeee the colour Very Happy never mind about the Diving & Olympics Tom, Get behind the wheel of that MINI it will be MORE FUN lol!

Another newbie maybe Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   26th May 2011, 16:25



nice looking car and love the colour
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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   26th May 2011, 22:34

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Nice looking car & loveeeee the colour Very Happy never mind about the Diving & Olympics Tom, Get behind the wheel of that MINI it will be MORE FUN lol!

Another newbie maybe Very Happy

I did tweet him an invitation to join Surrey New MINI Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   26th May 2011, 23:54

I don't think he lives in Surrey though!? Does he?
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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   27th May 2011, 00:08

Haha no I don't think so, but we're open to anyone from anywhere Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   27th May 2011, 00:40

Ah I C, so I guess as long as you have a mini right? Or you we accept fiat owners too !! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   27th May 2011, 21:47

Anyone who is interested in MINI's really, they don't have to own one necessarily, Jack and Sharon had a Fiat (500 Abarth) up until recently Razz lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   28th May 2011, 09:26

Ah that's funny, and good that we are all inclusive, I want to buy a Range Rover Evoke next year and hoping to keep my Copper S too... If I can't afford to then at least I can stay in the club as I LOVE MINI's!
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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   28th May 2011, 18:08

Tom's Dad died today. 40. brain tumour. Get out there and enjoy life. No pockets in shrouds!
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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   28th May 2011, 20:29

Indeed, live life to the full and be thankful for what you have... I am a hedonist with a heart!
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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   28th May 2011, 23:28

So sad, even more so that he didn't get to watch Tom in the 2012 Olympics

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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   29th May 2011, 17:24

Looking nice in black. Let's hope he doesn't prang it...
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PostSubject: Re: Olympic Diver Becomes Learner Driver   30th May 2011, 07:43

SSCooperS wrote:
Looking nice in black. Let's hope he doesn't prang it...

Agree but as BMW Mini are sponosing him/ Olympics then I am sure Mini will keep it looking pristine as they can not have publicity shots with a dented Mini!!
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