MotoringFile 2006 Year in Review

Okay so we’ve been busy in 2006. Between Db, myself and all the frequent MF contributors posting reviews, news etc, we have had well over 600 stories about the MINI, related accessories and the culture that revolves around the cars. Impressive and maybe a bit obsessive, we’ve done all we can to live up to our reputation of providing nothing but the best news and reviews in the MINI world. And with the addition of Db to the staff – we’ll be getting bigger and better in 2007.

So with 2006 coming to a close today (and since we’re taking tomorrow off!) we thought what better time to take a look back at the biggest, most popular and our personal favorite stories of the year. (in Chronological order)

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Name the 2008 Long Wheel Base MINI (192)

Longest Post of the Year

Evolution of the new MINI (Long Version) (MINI Press Release)

Biggest Stories of the Year

MINI Takes the States
2007 MINI Official Photos (Part 2 / Part 3)
2007 MINI Drops Weight
MINI Names the R55: The Clubman
2007 JCW Accessories Revealed
2007 MINI USA Pricing and Options
R56 Pedestrian Crash Analysis
MINI’s Future Models Revealed
BMW Acquires the John Cooper Works Brand

Our Favorites Stories of the Year

MINI Concept Detroit – In Depth
Ask Jeff Stracco
MF Review: MINIs on the Dragon
Getrag’s All Wheel Drive MINI In Depth
JCW MCS Long Term Review
MINI Names the R55 the Clubman
24 Hours of MTTS
MINI’s Product Numbering System Explained
MF Design Analysis: 2007 MINI
Welcome to MotoringFile 3.0
MF Long Term Review: JCW GP

Biggest Reviews of the Year

Auto Reviews:
2006 VW Golf (w/DSG)
Podcast Review: MCSa
2006 Civic Si
2006 MCS JCW (long term)
2006 JCW GP (long term)

Performance Accessory Reviews:
JCW Sport Brake Kit
Webb Motorsport 15% Pulley
Strut Tower Reinforcement
JCW Alcantara Steering Wheel
Kumho Escta SPT
M7 Understrut System

MINI Digital Power Soundmodul

JCW Leather Dash
JCW Alcantara Steering Wheel

Happy New Year everyone!

Written By: Gabe

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid

    Thanks for another GREAT motoring year! MotoringFile ROCKS!!

  • Pipe

    Thanks for all the hard work to everyone at MF! Keep it up!

  • http://www.alldigitalnyc.com drew

    happy new year guys – the MINI experience wouldn’t be the same without you all!

    cheers – drew

  • Tom

    Thanks for all of the vital information…I’m researching now and soon to buy a new MINI…what a fantastic resource…I cannot tell how valuable this information is. I am always one to do much reseach before a major investment. You guys are the best.


  • Ben

    Thanks for everything you do. Happy New Year.

  • Mike

    You guys put so much time and effort into all you do for the MINI community and it shows! Thanks for everything and keep up all the great work in 07!

  • Eliot

    Thanks for all the great work and the most up to date info concerning all things MINI. I check Motoringfile every day and look forward to your next article. Happy New Year to everyone and keep up the great work.

  • Adam

    This is the best MINI site out there! Always first with the news.. Gabe rocks at reporting.. We are all grateful to have an awesome resource.

  • http://www.gbmini.net Ian C.

    MTTS nowhere in that list?! It was the biggest of the year for many of us :)

  • GZ

    Thanks Gabe. MF is part of every day.

  • http://www.deolink.com wirelessdeo

    Thanks for all the work and HAPPY NEW YEAR all you MFers!

  • Mark H

    Happy New Year to everyone at MotoringFile which is for me the best site for all Mini news and mods etc – thanks!

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