It may be hard to believe but MotoringFile quietly turned four years old this past week. It was the last week in September of 2002 when I first quietly launched At the time it was simply a front-end to house all my various MINI links and official PDF files that I’d gathered over the previous six months of ownership. Now four years later it sees upwards of 15,000 visits a day as the world’s largest MINI news site. So I’d like to take a quick moment to give a big thanks to all the readers, contributors and sponsors of MotoringFile who have been a large part of this success.

And for those curious, it wasn’t until early January of 2003 that the site changed to the daily news format that you see today.