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MINIs on the Mack: The World Record Attempt

MotoringFile Sections: Events, Official News Jul 9th, 2013 6 Comments

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MINIs on the Mackinaw Bridge. A great idea in our minds – pairing a car we all love with the largest suspension bridge in the country and one of the most beautiful spots as well. MINI owners from all across the country are being invited to help make history on Saturday August 3, by taking part in the world’s largest-ever parade of MINIs and establish a new Guinness World Record.

As big fans of this part of the country (look for an article about this area tomorrow on MF) we’d highly recommend this as a great weekend getaway. There are thousands of B&Bs and Cottage rentals all along western and north Michigan that would be perfect for accommodations and plenty of things in the area to make it a perfect long weekend. In short if you’re looking for something to do the weekend of August 3rd you just found it.

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Official Release: Michigan dealer MINI of Grand Rapids, together with MINI USA, are hoping that more than 1,451 MINIs will converge on Mackinaw City, MI, to motor northwards in a complete convoy along Interstate 75 and complete a mass crossing of Michigan’s iconic 26,372 feet long, 500 feet high Mackinac Bridge – where the official car count will be made.

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Classic Minis Race at Brands Hatch

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, Events, Motorsports, Official News Jun 28th, 2013 No Comments

Classic Mini Racing at Brands Hatch

This story comes to us from MINI Motorsport

The 2013 MINI Festival at Brands Hatch presented MINI fans with first-rate racing action. The occasion: 50 years of the MINI Cooper S.

Exciting races, international stars, stunts, and a feast of entertainment at the iconic Brands Hatch Circuit: last weekend, the 2013 MINI Festival in the English county of Kent was the hub of the MINI universe. Brands Hatch was the site of spectacular scenes. The occasion: the 50th anniversary of the MINI Cooper S. And the 2013 MINI Festival also featured a true racing premiere, as the title “Champion of MINI Festival” was awarded for the first time.

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Miles Ahead MINI Driving School Expands to Include Adult Courses at Indy

MotoringFile Sections: Events, JCW, Sponsor Events Jun 24th, 2013 9 Comments

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If you attended MINI Takes The States (MTTS) last year, you may have seen some car driving demonstrations being put on by the Miles Head driving school. We saw them out in full, tire squealing force at the Chicago stop. At the time, Miles Ahead was focused on using MINIs to teach teans advanced driving skills for better safety on the road. More than one adult spectator at MTTS commented something along the lines of “Why do the kids get to have all the fun?”

Well now they don’t. Miles Ahead has expanded its program to include adult participants:

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Mugello to become a hotspot for classic Mini fans

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, Events May 19th, 2013 1 Comment

Classic Mini Gathering at Mugello

Official Release: The classic Mini is a legend on four wheels, and its fans are loyal and love to travel. This year they will be getting together in the northern Italian province of Mugello for the 2013 International Mini Meeting (IMM). A tradition-steeped event held first in 1978 and then at a different venue each year ever since, the IMM is the world’s biggest meeting of the Mini club scene. The event grounds in Scarperia, north of Florence and near the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, will be the meeting venue for classic Mini fans from May 16th to 19th 2013.

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MINI Unveils Roberto Cavalli Designed Paceman for Life Ball 2013

MotoringFile Sections: Official News, Sponsor Events May 8th, 2013 1 Comment

MINI Life Ball 2013

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Roberto Cavalli adds his artistic signature to the MINI Paceman. MINI has been a partner of the AIDS charity event since 2001.

For the 13th time in succession, MINI is donating one of its models to the Vienna Life Ball for a good cause. Once again the MINI will be given a makeover by an internationally renowned designer before being auctioned at the ball, with proceeds going to projects dedicated to the battle against and prevention of HIV and AIDS. This year it is the MINI Paceman, the youngest and seventh model in the MINI family, that will bear the creative stamp of fashion designer Roberto Cavalli. It sees him joining the ranks of world-famous fashion labels such as DSQUARED², Diesel and Missoni, who have in the past transformed a range of MINI models into sensational one-offs. So far the Life Ball MINI auctions have raised total proceeds in excess of half a million Euros.

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MINI Competes in Allgäu-Orient Rally for Charity

MotoringFile Sections: Events, Motorsports, Official News, Sponsor Events Apr 24th, 2013 No Comments

MINI Competes in Allgäu-Orient Rally for Charity

While we’re used to seeing MINIs compete in the World Rally Championship at this point, the WRC isn’t the only venue where MINIs compete against the clock. From privateer teams running Targa events around the world to this race, the Allgäu-Orient Rally in Oberstaufen, Germany that starts at the end of this week. A couple of key things set the Allgäu-Orient Rally apart. First, it’s one-way. There’s no return route or looped course. Secondly and most interestingly, the race cars are auctioned off for charity at the end of the race. Pretty cool, eh? Get the official details from the MINI press release (and a gallery of race livery photos) after the jump.

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MINI Celebrates Milestones at Techno Classica 2013

MotoringFile Sections: Classic Mini, Events Apr 10th, 2013 No Comments

MINI at Techno Classica 2013

Official news from MINI: Hall 12 will once again play host to BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce at the Techno Classica show held in Essen from 10 – 14 April 2013. The world’s largest classic vehicle exhibition is marking its 25-year anniversary this year, and BMW Group Classic – custodian of the BMW Group heritage – will be adding extra fizz to the occasion with a handful of landmarks of its own. Indeed, the 2013 edition of Techno Classica sees the company in the midst of celebrations marking 90 years of BMW Motorrad, 50 years of the Mini Cooper S, 40 years of the BMW 3.0 CSL in motor sport and 80 years of the BMW “double-kidney” front grille. continued →

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