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MINI United Asia Premiers in Xiamen, China

MotoringFile Sections: Events, MINI United Jun 25th, 2012 2 Comments

MotoringFile and WRR attended MINI United in France just a few weeks ago. Turns out MINI threw Asia its own MINI United event starting on the 23rd of June. Just like MINI United Europe, this event is describe as an “open air festival” featuring numerous MINI and non-MINI related activities as well as musical acts to please the crowd. Great to see that as MINI grows in the fastest growing part of the world, they haven’t forgotten about the culture of motoring. Hopefully next year we can make it out to cover MINI United Asia in person!

[Official Release] MINI United is celebrating its premiere in China. The spectacular open-air festival for fans of the British small car brand will be held for the first time in the southern Chinese coastal city of Xiamen. The MINI Community will come together from across the South China region on 23 June 2012 for this extraordinary gathering of MINI aficionados. More than 700 people are expected to attend the event, having secured their places for the festival at 14 MINI dealers around the sales region. Awaiting them on Xiamen’s Music Island will be an exclusive party, bringing together everything from live music and sporting competitions to a world record attempt; at the heart of the festival site, on a platform measuring approximately 18 metres (59 ft.) in length, the world’s largest sand sculpture replicating the form of a MINI is taking shape. continued →

White Roof Radio #424

MotoringFile Sections: JCW GP, MINI United, MOTD, Podcast May 22nd, 2012 17 Comments

Strap in, sit down and shut up! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve all been able to get together and do a show, and we do that right here. We have some Dragon interviews, MINI United recaps, GP talk and just 4 guys sitting around talking about MINI Cooper stuff. Normal service has resumed. Next stop, AMVIV!

Woofcast 424:

Download| 1:21:052 | 40.2mb | WRR @ iTunes | Show Notes

MINI United Interview: Dirk Hollweg Head of MINI Motorsport

MotoringFile Sections: MINI United, Motorsports, Podcast May 19th, 2012 No Comments

Just in time or the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring Gabe and Todd sit down and talk with Dirk Hollweg head of MINI Motorsport. If you are even a little interested in MINI’s involvement with motorsports, you don’t want to miss this. In fact we’d call this a must listen for MINI fans. And for those of you that want even more, there is always the MINI Motorsport YouTube Channel. continued →

MINI United Audio: Dissecting the GP

MotoringFile Sections: JCW GP, MINI United, Podcast May 18th, 2012 5 Comments

Fresh off of seeing the GP Todd, Gabe and Axel Griesinger (from bigblogg.com) dissect all the details of the car from performance to parts to pricing. We also touch on the Goodwood, the rumored 9 speed automatic transmissions and MINI United.

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WRR Interview: Roderik von Ostrowski MINI Product Management

MotoringFile Sections: JCW GP, MINI United, Podcast May 15th, 2012 6 Comments

Fresh from MINI United! Todd & Gabe had the chance to interview Roderick von Ostrowski (Product Manager for the R58, R59 and JCW products) about the just announced GP. continued →

MINI’s Official MINI United Recap

MotoringFile Sections: MINI United, Official News May 15th, 2012 No Comments

[Official Release] For the worldwide MINI Community there was only one place to be from 11 – 13 May: MINI United 2012 in Le Castellet, France. Last weekend’s event once again pulled in MINI fans from around the world, and the MINI faithful from almost 50 countries were greeted by a unique combination of live music and car-fuelled action at the Circuit Paul Ricard. continued →


MINI United Live Blog (Day 1)

MotoringFile Sections: MINI United May 11th, 2012 11 Comments

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Look for updates on MotoringFile.com and via twitter at twitter.com/Motoringfile.

(latest updates are at the top)


@whiteroofradio on Twitter: “Iggy Pop is performing”


@gbridger on Twitter: “Iggy Pop MINI”


  • There will be no JCW dealer engine kit or suspension for the R60.
  • Countryman accessory matte black trim: coming soon. http://t.co/5CzhOOPP
  • The ultimate roadster? A JCW with every accessory. http://t.co/Ky7RlLJM
  • Shopping at MINI United #MINIunited http://t.co/nR5W2RCK
  • The 2013 JCW GP is behind this door. Check back tomorrow morning (French time) for full photos. http://t.co/BvFCqQOp
  • Paul Ricard Circuit http://t.co/OLdLR4js
  • MINI United is Here http://t.co/tE7zVbdJ

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