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MotoringBadge’s Updated Winter ’09 Line-up

Today we’re releasing the first in a series of new MotoringBadges for 2009 and it’s all about MINI’s 50th Anniversary. These will be limited edition badges only available through the end of 2009.

Look for new designs and color variations on what you see above. And if you order by Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, your order will ship out by Dec. 20th and arrive at most USA destinations by Christmas. No guarantees, of course as delivery is at the mercy of the USPS but in general, most all orders will arrive by 12/24.

mini For those who are new to badges and the MINI, MotoringBadge’s are the original magnetic badge for the MINI. The badges are magnetic and designed to be used with MINI’s official grille badge holder or several 3rd party holders. They are made from high-quality materials featuring a glossy finish with patented UV protection that will not fade in the sun. And our badges have been tested everywhere from the high speeds of the Nurburgring, to weather extremes of Death Valley and the tundra of northern Canada. And remember, these are the original MINI magnetic badges with almost four years of research, design and production behind them.

You can get a single badge for $7.50 and a set of six for only $37 (bottom of each page). And for those who have no more room on their grilles we also offer high-quality decals of each badge priced at $4.50.

A Selection of The Classics

And of course we still stock all the classics. Here’s a small sampling of the 100+ badges we have available…

And don’t forget our very popular R50 and R53 original Motorer badges. With the R50 and R53 MINI coupes now both out of production, they’ve taken on a greater meaning for many of us.

Badge Holders

Don’t forgot almost all our sponsors now offer a magnetic badge holder.

Outmotoring Grille Badge Holder / 17.95 (ships internationally / fits the R56!)

You can also get the OEM MINI grille badge holder (part #: 51 13 0 406 752 for 2002-2006 MINIs) OR (part # 51 13 0 443 374 for 2007-2009 MNIs) from the following MotoringFile sponsors:

MINI of Manhattan $25

Morristown MINI $20

Otto’s MINI $25

Prestige MINI $25

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Written By: Gabe

  • http://www.nathanielsalzman.com Nathaniel Salzman

    As always Gabe, great new designs. Hat’s off!

  • STIGG

    “MINI”…… Ballsy considering our recent conversations? “Patented UV Protection” Huh?

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid

    Ordered. Thanks!!

  • STIGG

    So I’m looking at the MotoringFile Grille Badge website and I see “Design used with permission”? So Is this a MINI design or a Gabe design? If this is indeed a BMW/MINI design what a coup. If this is a Gabe design I’m amazed at how random BMW/MINI picks and chooses who they give rights out to, especially since I can’t even get a response from them on some T’shirt designs, but I guess this is all sounding like sour grapes so Kudos to you, You Da Man, RB.

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid

    @STIGG

    According to WRR 279, these are MINI corporate designs, used with permission.

  • STIGG

    Yes I just found this out myself. Never listen.

  • C4

    Gabe is the GURU of design!

  • lavardera

    the 50 year design feels like some stylized graphic from the olympic games for some reason..?

  • http://www.gominigo.com GoMiniGo

    Gabe – tell them to buy more, they are not just for the front of the car anymore. ;)

  • http://www.nathanielsalzman.com Nathaniel Salzman

    Ah. I’m behind on my WWR listening.

  • GregW

    Is there some theory about this design? Does it represent anything in particular? There must be a story behind the image.

  • bobby_vinton

    So do these hang on to body panels, or is a “badge holder” the only option?

  • http://www.blokspeed.net Eelke
    Is there some theory about this design? Does it represent anything in particular? There must be a story behind the image.

    The design was first lanched, I believe, with the 2009 calendar a few weeks ago. I don’t remember seeing any kind of explanation, but you might check back.

    I have wondered the same thing, however. This is what I see. The lower portion of the five and the zero form a pair of “cilinders” that remind me of the front wings of a classic Mini, with the headlights at the front. The upper portion of the five forms a stylized windscreen above them. I’m sure you don’t need reminding what a classic Mini looks like ;)

    Maybe it’s just my imagination running wild :)

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid
    So do these hang on to body panels, or is a “badge holder” the only option?

    It is highly recommended that you use a badge holder to avoid any possible to your paint or finish.

    That being said, you’re not stuck with just using a ‘grill’ badge holder. There are several 3rd party vendors that offer badge holders that work around your license plates (front and back). GoMINIGo (who posted above) is one of them.

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid

    Edit: I meant to say: avoid any possible DAMAGE to your paint or finish.

    I need to proof read BEFORE I hit Submit. Doh.

  • lavardera

    I thought that the two cylinder shapes might be wheels, and the top of the five the roof – a mini in profile? Eh, its not working for me – looks like some kind of whifty design for the olympics where they just gotta find something new to do with 5 circles…

  • GregW

    Eelke – do I need 3-D glasses or to inhale something? I even had a look at the MINI United site where the 50 design incorporates the Union Jack flag… nope, still can’t see anything.

  • GregW

    Deep breath…exhale slowly… hey, now I can see the two John Cooper tailpipes sticking out and the blue circle bit is the burn tattoo!

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid
    Deep breath…exhale slowly… hey, now I can see the two John Cooper tailpipes sticking out and the blue circle bit is the burn tattoo!

    I love it – a homage to the recalled R56 tail pipes. Awesome.

  • http://www.blokspeed.net Eelke

    GregW: No, you just need a little imagination. And maybe you did need that reminder of the classic Mini look… ;)

  • http://www.dickdavid.com dickdavid

    I just got my badges! They look awesome.


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