Update (Sunday 1:00pm): Be sure to check out the new photos from today’s events.

I’ve touched down in Phoenix and in doing so have gone from 7F to 70F. But beyond that there are new MINIs. Lots of new MINIs. And lots of people with MINI shirts who look rather official.

While here I’ll be adhering to a stringent schedule of looking at MINIs, driving MINIs, and talking about MINIs. So writing time will be at a premium. But photos I can do. So be sure to check out the MotoringFile Flickr Pool for photo updates throughout the weekend of the MINI USA R56 press launch.

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