We’re back with the second installment of the MotoringFile Photo Contest, this time for March. Last month saw over 160 photos from our 260 [group members](, which is slightly fewer than last month, yet it was somehow harder to choose just a handful! (And, yes, that’s our excuse for not getting the picks made until this late into April….) The creativity, skill and sheer luck continue to leave your intrepid judges just a little bit breathless.

And so, without further ado, here are the winners of the March 2007 MotoringFile photo contest!

First Place
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The grand prize this month goes to the one known only as [“minir50cooper”](, a relative newcomer to Flickr. Mr. (or Ms.) MiniR50Cooper, please step up and claim your [MotoringBadges grille badge](!

Runners Up
[![_MG_64441111]( “‘_MG_64441111’ on Flickr”)](
[_MG_64441111_ by Chris](

This month’s first runner up is from Chris, who probably just finished washing his car when the rain fell.

[![Silver Cooper]( “‘Silver Cooper’ on Flickr”)](
[_Silver Cooper_ by Nick](

The spotlight’s on our 2nd runner up, Nick, and a stunning silver R56 Cooper.

[![PDX MINI – Gran Prix to Grand Lodge Run]( “‘PDX MINI – Gran Prix to Grand Lodge Run’ on Flickr”)](
[_PDX MINI – Gran Prix to Grand Lodge Run_ by Tania Feliciano](

Tania and the PDX MINI clan bring us our 3rd runner up.

Honorable Mentions
Like the chip commercial says, “once you pop, you can’t stop”:

[![MINI in the Night]( “‘MINI in the Night’ on Flickr”)](
[_MINI in the Night_ by fredo](

[![Extremadura 07]( “‘Extremadura 07’ on Flickr”)](
[_Extremadura 07_ by Miquel](

[![GIo Mini]( “‘GIo Mini’ on Flickr”)](
[_GIo Mini_ by Giorgio](

Thanks again to everyone who entered! We love what we’re seeing here (even though it makes our jobs so much more difficult); please keep ’em coming!