The Opel and the MINIs

Beastmaster and Peanut Adventures

Hello and Welcome to Beastmaster's and Peanut's Online Playground

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About Our Sites is our main site, or front page if you like and we have a number of satellite sites specialising in particular areas. These are PhotoBeastWatchBeast, AutoBeast and Friday Cool , which are our quartet of websites designed  and run by ourselves Beastmaster and Peanut, to enable us to share our interests in Photography, Watches, Cars and Gentlemen's Style.
Additionally we have a number of visual websites that display walls of photographs. iBeastie On The Fly allows us to blog on the move on any random thing that catches our eye and it also displays photographs from PhotoBeast and AutoBeast posts.  Then we have a Wall of Watches  which feeds primarily from WatchBeast and we have a Friday Cool Wall which displays photos on the theme of Gentleman's Style. Last but not least we have the Gentleman's Page which is a stylish wall  of Beautiful ladies with beautiful cars. All our site blogs stream into the Blogs from The World of iBeastie window above.
Running side by side with the frivolity of our passions is The Life Blog, which maps out the battles and campaigns of Beastie in his personal war with the Big C since July 2010.
To find out more about the site go to About.

About  Our Cars

Beastmaster and Peanut are our on line names and  while we have passions our photography, watches and fashion as above, a very big passion is our love of our cars.  This often goes hand in hand  with our love of photography and we make no apologies for having lots of pictures on across our sites of cars in general and particularly our own cars.
Our original car line up when we started this site was CooperBeast (BP500-2) and CheckBeast (BP500-3) which are BMW minis and PugBeast (BP500-1) which is a Peugeot 206cc.   CooperBeast is an October 2002 build Mini Cooper in Chili red with a white roof, which we got from new at the start of November 2002. CheckBeast is an October 2005 build Mini Cooper S special edition called Checkmate, which we got from new at the start of November 2005. It is metallic space blue with a silver roof and bonnet stripes and chequered graphics on each front side panel. CheckBeast is also a fully fledged Works edition complete with the full engine upgrade, Works brakes and Works strutbrace. For good measure it also comes with silver sideskirts to match the roof! PugBeast is an October 2001 Peugeot 206cc se 2.0 litre in cayman green with matching green and black cloth interior.

With time a few changes have been made to the original line up...
PugBeast left the fold in the summer of 2007 after 5 years of sterling service, fun and adventure. His life with us has been captured for posterity on the pages of this website. His departure (sad though it was) was to make way for his replacement the Opel GT which after a long delay finally arrived at the end of June 2008. The Phantom  is his name, so called as, having to wait so long for him to arrive often he never seemed quite real - but he is real now! He will be honoured to wear the original number of PugBeast  (BP500-1). The Phantom has his own page full of details about him but briefly all the information needed is 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds!
The next change came in August 2008 when we saw the sad departure of CheckBeast our much loved Works Cooper S. This was to make way for ClubBeast (also affectionately known as PepperBeast) our new MINI Clubman S in pepper white with a black roof. A very grown up car, which we have really taken to but which Clarkson regards as the only thing you could give as a gift that is worse than a toilet!  The modding process has already begun on ClubBeast so check him out on his own page. ClubBeast replaces the third car in our line up so adorns the number BP500-3.

After ClubBeast we added SilverBeast to the Beastie Folly stable - a John Cooper Works Coupe who arrived on the 30th November 2012 - BP500-4.

Then in June 2014 we had to wave goodbye to our dearly beloved ClubBeast, who after over 5 and a half years of sterling service was beginning to get a bit tired. We loved him so much but his replacement has softened the blow of losing him. His replacement is PaceBeast, a brand new Paceman Cooper SD, which we brought in to do the lion's share of the donkey work, work runs and some of our long distance European tours. He has proved to be a real champion addition to the Beastie fold.

In September 2015 we added another MINI to the fold. This is a MINI GP first generation and it wears the number BP500-5. This is a MINI we have hankered after since it first came out in 2006, so we are delighted to finally have our very own GP0545.

The MINI is not just a fun car but a whole social life too, thanks to the mini community, which for us is centred around, Total, Clubman Register and where we have met hundreds of mini enthusiasts and participated in lots of MINI days and MINI runs. For Pug enthusiasts has all the information you could want and for The Opel GT the best site for information is the American forum for his brother the Saturn Sky -

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