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US Customs Destroys a Gorgeous Classic Mini to Protect US Citizens

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, Video Dec 13th, 2014 3 Comments

Crushed-Mini

Few things are more disturbing than seeing a Government agency abusing its power and then flaunting it. Except seeing a perfectly good classic Mini get destroyed for no reason. And when those two things come together in one horrendous video. Well it makes for a pretty sad day.

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The MINI Story at the BMW Museum Documented by Autocar

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, Design, In the Press, MINI Concept Cars Dec 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Autocar Gallery Capture

MotoringFile recently provided you the official press release for an exciting MINI exhibit at the BMW Museum: The MINI Story.  The exhibit just opened on November 27, 2014 and Autocar has provided highlights and a gallery of photographs.  The exhibit includes classic Minis, design studies for the modern MINI in addition to concepts that latter became production vehicles such as the Clubman and Countryman.   continued →

Petrolicious Discovers the Classic Mini

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, Video Sep 11th, 2014 3 Comments

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Petrolicious, one of our favorite automotive video publishers has finally seen the light and has found the classic Mini. And in classic Petrolicious fashion, they will make you fall in love with the idea of owning a classic Mini. Click through and enjoy. continued →

The Classic Mini Lego Set Officially Launches

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini Jul 22nd, 2014 11 Comments

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We brought you this news previously but today MINI officially takes the wraps off of the set in their official press release and photos. And if you’re wondering, yes this is 2014’s perfect holiday gift for the MINI fan.

Official Release: The creative use of space has always been its strength. Now the classic Mini is presented in an entirely new format. The LEGO Group is expanding the fleet of its product series Creator Expert to include the original from Great Britain. As of August 2014, a classic Mini will be available as a 1,077-part LEGO set, providing authentic building and driving fun for all fans of the popular LEGO bricks and the legendary small car. continued →


Mini Festival Comes to the Cheshire Circuit

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, MINI Challenge Jul 10th, 2014 1 Comment

MINI-FestivalFor the first time ever, this weekend Minis of all eras will gather for the Oulton Park Festival to celebrate the Mini brand and its history with a full day of festivities. The fun starts in Oulton Park, U.K. just southeast of Liverpool Saturday, July 12 and runs all day.

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How to Sell a Mini in 1978

MotoringFile Sections: Best of the Web, Classic Mini, Video Jul 3rd, 2014 8 Comments

1978 Mini Training Video

Car buying has evolved significantly in the past decade, even since the MINI as we know it came into being. Yet one thing remains the same, the cars still have to be sold. MINI holds training sessions for its dealers to this day, but the chaps at Jalopnik found this highly entertaining training video talking all about the fine points of what made a Mini the car to buy in 1978.

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Lego Announces Classic Mini Cooper Kit

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini Jun 7th, 2014 11 Comments

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Get your credit cards ready. Lego has announced a full classic Mini Cooper kit coming August 1 2014. The kit retails for $100 and will be sold at online and in-stores. Check out a hands-on look after the break. continued →

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