Apr 27th, 2006
Three MINIs, Ten Countries, One Giant Adventure.
Three MINI Cooper S hatches completed the final leg of a 49-day, thrill-a-minute adventure yesterday. At the end of the 8,000-mile journey that took them from South Africa to England across ten countries, they arrived at Plant Oxford, the home of MINI.
Apr 26th, 2006
To close out the R53 Cooper S (and since they won’t be offering the GP), MINI Canada will be releasing a special edition of it’s own.
The “S.E.” will offer the following options into one high value package (pricing to be announced): continued →
Apr 25th, 2006
We’ve recently learned that MINI will most likely will not be using the name “Traveler” on their upcoming long wheel base car. This is primarily due to the fact that the ownership of the name is quite complex. It’s simply not as easy as say buying the name from one company in the UK. If they decided to use it they’d have to track down dozens of corporations and individuals who currently have the rights in various countries throughout the world. The same can be said for the “Countryman” and “Clubman” marquees as well.
Based on this, look for MINI to go in other directions for the name of it’s long wheel base car due in 2008. Until we hear more about a proper name, we’ll be referring to the car by it’s internal model designation, the R55.
Apr 24th, 2006
(Written by Michael Smith)
A parade of cars nearly two miles long is a lot of cars, especially when itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s made up of the shortest car in America, the MINI Cooper. At noon on June 17th over two hundred will make up that parade as they motor through the fabled twisties of the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire during the fourth annual MINIs on Top. At 7:30 after BBQ and speeches the parade resumes, climbing the Mt. Washington Auto Road over a mile into the sky to fill the highest parking lot in the Northeast in time for sunset. The schedule of the events is certain, but what they will be able to see from each vantage point is in question.
Apr 24th, 2006
Time for some thanks to the people that keep the lights on at MotoringFile. We’d also like to welcome a new sponsor to the fold: MiniCarParts.net. You can check them all out below:
Apr 24th, 2006
MINI’s commitment to the MINI Challenge looks like it will remain strong over for the foreseeable future. This news comes from recent comments made by the head of MINI of Germany and reported on Paddocktalk.com. Here’s an excerpt:
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚ÂThe MINI CHALLENGE series has been an unprecedented success for us. The demand within the markets with the dealers and equally importantly the fans has been phenomenal. It meets so many of our marketing and business objectives and itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a proven mechanic for communicating with our core target audience.
Apr 23rd, 2006
So here we are again, another week, another woofcast. Talking about some news, what’s for sale under the whiteroof and Gabe’s new cell phone. Oh yea, plus a FAQ on the badges (which you can get here). We even go a little long tonight.
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