Logo



Autoweek Takes a Look at the Dibs MINI

As seen in this week’s edition:

Traveling the country right this moment, maybe even passing through your hometown is The World’s Littlest Ice Cream Truck. It’s little because those tasty Dibs treats are little. And it is not just a miniaturized Renault Kangoo/ PT Cruiser/HHR-style little truck. No, that would have been too obvious. The world’s littlest ice cream truck is a Mini Cooper S, Sawzall-ed and fiberglassed into a real ice cream truck.

The actual conversion of the Mini Cooper S was done by customizer-to-the-stars Ron Canyon at his Canyon Motors shop in Culver City, California.

It came apart in two hours, said Canyon. That was the easy part.

The rest of the work took 10 weeks. To get the ice cream truck look, Ron Canyon did research he looked up ice cream trucks on the Internet, scoped out Dreyer’s own antique truck parked at corporate headquarters in Oakland, and got more photos from a movie and TV car specialist.

Dreyer’s/Edy’s (it’s the same company, but called Dreyer’s in the West and Edy’s in the East) chose the Mini for its size, first of all, but also because the vehicle has high-tech items like Blue-tooth and iPod compatibility. To those, Canyon added a MiniMac computer and an HP Tablet PC, all performing various promotional duties during the truck’s 10-city cross-country tour

[ Tuner Trucks: Dibs Mini Cooper S ] Autoweek

Written By: MF Reader

  • Polygrah

    It’s nice that people can appreciate good design and function of great toys, together the mini Brothers, the computer and the car.

  • Barry / 10 Ball

    After this, there’s going to be a run on 19″ spinners at The Tire Rack… ;^) -B

  • http://nemini.org gmini

    coupla surprises in this spec re torque and drivetrain

    1.6-liter, 163-hp, 162-lb-ft supercharged I4; rwd, six-speed manual
  • Mike L

    Honestly, I really don’t like that MINI. It’s worse than that $50,000 MCS. Why can’t people ever make things that are just nice and not bling-blinged or whatever it’s called.

  • 05DSMCS

    Well, given that it’s meant to attract attention, it does what they want it to. I don’t think they are offering to sell the modification package or anything.

  • gmini
  • gmini

    is it really rwd????

  • Gilbert

    The way I see it, it’s a moke….

  • groland

    Yeah, if it’s rwd that might explain the $100,000+ price.

  • http://users.adelphia.net/~rocketboy/index.html Rocketboy

    It looks like they used a sawsall for the gross majority of the work.. terrible…

  • Steve

    Wouldn’t it be “The World’s MINIest Ice Cream Truck?” I


Sort by MINI model

MotoringFile on Instagram








MINI Model Cheat Sheet

1st Gen MINI
R50: One & MC Hatch
R52: All 1st Gen MINI Convt.
R53: MCS Hatch
2nd Gen MINI
R55: Clubman
R56: Hatch
R57: Convertible
R58: Coupe
R59: Roadster
R60: MINI Crossover
R61: MINI Crossover Coupe
3rd Gen MINI
F54: Clubman
F55: Five Door Hatch
F56: Hatch
F57: Convertible
F60: MINI Crossover
F58: Traveller

Advertise with MotoringFile

If you or your company are interested in advertising on the most influential MINI website in the world, please visit our Advertising section. If you have further questions about becoming a sponsor or would like to see our rate sheet please feel free to contact us directly.
mini mini
Translate MotoringFile with Google: 
 

BF

MotoringFile Buyers Guides

R50 ('02-'06 MC) Buyers Guide
R53 ('02-'06 MCS) Buyers Guide

BF

SF



MotoringFile Reviews

Reviews:
'12 JCW Coupe
'11 Fiat 500 Sport
'11 Tesla Roaster 2.5 '11 Countryman Comparo
'11 Cooper S Hatch
'11 Countryman MCS (FWD)
'11 Countryman MC (auto)
'10 Mayfair MCS (auto)
'11 Countryman MCS (ALL4)
'10 MINI E
'10 Tesla Roadster Sport
'09 Cooper S Convertible
'09 JCW Hatch
'09 JCW Clubman
JCW Stage I vs JCW Stage II
'08 Clubman S (Auto)
1st Drive: '08 MINI Clubman
'08 Smart Fourtwo
Comparison: '08 BMW 135i
'06 R53 MCS vs '07 R56 MCS
'07 R56 JCW (Stage 1)
'07 MINI Cooper S Long Term
'07 BMW Z4 M Coupe
'07 MINI Cooper & Cooper S
Audio: '07 MC/MCS at the Track
'06 JCW GP Long term
Reader Review: JCW GP
'06 JCW Cooper S Long Term
Comparison: '06 Lotus Elise
Comparison: '06 Mazda MX5
Comparison: '06 UK Focus ST
Comparison: '06 Civic Si
Comparison: '04 TVR T350
Comparison: '06 Nissan 350z
Comparison: '06 VW GTI w/DSG
Podcast: Cooper S Auto
Podcast: BMW 325i
Podcast: JCW MC Soundkit
'04 JCW MINI Cooper Tuning Kit
'05 MCS: One Month Review
'05 MCS Auto
'05 JCW S 1st Drive
'05 MINI Cooper
'05 MCS Conv. Long Term
'05 MINI Cooper S
'05 MCS Cabrio 1st Drive
'04 JCW MCS First Drive
'04 MC w/JCW Tuning Kit
BMW M3 SMG Vs. MCS
'04 MINI Cooper CVT
'02 MCS 3 year Review
Autocrossing the MINI Range


cafepress