Okay so we’ve been busy in 2006. Between Db, myself and all the frequent MF contributors posting reviews, news etc, we have had well over 600 stories about the MINI, related accessories and the culture that revolves around the cars. Impressive and maybe a bit obsessive, we’ve done all we can to live up to our reputation of providing nothing but the best news and reviews in the MINI world. And with the addition of Db to the staff – we’ll be getting bigger and better in 2007.

So with 2006 coming to a close today (and since we’re taking tomorrow off!) we thought what better time to take a look back at the biggest, most popular and our personal favorite stories of the year. (in Chronological order)

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Most Comments on a Single Story

Name the 2008 Long Wheel Base MINI (192)

Longest Post of the Year

Evolution of the new MINI (Long Version) (MINI Press Release)

Biggest Stories of the Year

MINI Takes the States
2007 MINI Official Photos (Part 2 / Part 3)
2007 MINI Drops Weight
MINI Names the R55: The Clubman
2007 JCW Accessories Revealed
2007 MINI USA Pricing and Options
R56 Pedestrian Crash Analysis
MINI’s Future Models Revealed
BMW Acquires the John Cooper Works Brand

Our Favorites Stories of the Year

MINI Concept Detroit – In Depth
Ask Jeff Stracco
MF Review: MINIs on the Dragon
Getrag’s All Wheel Drive MINI In Depth
JCW MCS Long Term Review
MINI Names the R55 the Clubman
24 Hours of MTTS
MINI’s Product Numbering System Explained
MF Design Analysis: 2007 MINI
Welcome to MotoringFile 3.0
MF Long Term Review: JCW GP

Biggest Reviews of the Year

Auto Reviews:
2006 VW Golf (w/DSG)
Podcast Review: MCSa
2006 Civic Si
2006 MCS JCW (long term)
2006 JCW GP (long term)

Performance Accessory Reviews:
JCW Sport Brake Kit
Webb Motorsport 15% Pulley
Strut Tower Reinforcement
JCW Alcantara Steering Wheel
Kumho Escta SPT
M7 Understrut System

MINI Digital Power Soundmodul

JCW Leather Dash
JCW Alcantara Steering Wheel

Happy New Year everyone!