Road Trip Writing Competition: Winner announced!
With a swank and beach-ready new bod, the new MINI and Airstream designed by Republic of Fritz Hansen features furnishings and trappings for every beach bum both inside and out. Want to bring a little piece of this "rad" design into your own home?
We asked you: if you could go on a road trip with this set up, where would you go? What would you do? Who would you take with you?
The winning entry was selected by the MINI Space jury. The story was picked based on originality, and style.
The winner author: WordWonda
"With the MINI and Airstream [by Republic of Fritz Hansen] beach bumming becomes beach stunning. Chick in bikini, boy in boardies, precious cargo: beer and boards. Hit the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia. First we head to the iconic surf spot; Bells Beach. Looking good, admiring glances, nice body - the car or the cargo? Park up, surfs up, catch some waves. Head back to base, grab a beer and pull the sun bed out. Bronze the afternoon away before grabbing the boards again for a sunset surf. Work up an appetite, bbq on the beach. Sun bed becomes under the stars bed.
Up early, drive on. Stop at some sweet sand dunes, surf board becomes sand board. Back on the road, head for the 12 Apostles. Awesome, inspiring, majestic. Wonder why they're not a world wonder?
Hit the road, views to die for. Spotted: Koala. Make that koalas, it seems the locals have come out to take a better look at our ride.
Arrive at our final spot, Port Fairy, a traditional historic fishing village. With our arrival old meets new. Gives us a talking point, meet the locals. Get the chairs out, take it easy, relax. So laid back we're almost horizontal. Do I really have to tell you what's for dinner?
What a trip, what a set up, already planning the next one. What started with a mini just got HUGE."