Race Results – Monterey Grand Prix 2016

Race Results – Monterey Grand Prix 2016
Round three of the 2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Series in sunny Monterey, California proved to be another challenge for the MINI JCW Team as all three cars struggled to bring home strong finishes. Initially, the #37 driven by Ethan Low looked like it was going to have a promising day racing as high as 5th place. Unfortunately after driver... Read More

MINI of Kennesaw (GA) Preps Them Right!

MINI of Kennesaw (GA) Preps Them Right!
You’ve got to see this beautiful video, err, MINI, that MINI of Kennesaw (northwest of Atlanta, Georgia) prepared and delivered to previous MINI owner Aleta Walker. Not only did Aleta order a gorgeous Caribbean Aqua Convertible S, but she made sure her dealer prepped it right with the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit and Exhaust, an NM Engineering Intake, and... Read More

Monterey Grand Prix 2016 – Qualifying

Monterey Grand Prix 2016 – Qualifying
Here are the qualifying results for the MINI JCW Team from the Continental Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda in a shortened session due to a late incident. 37 (Ethan Low/Mark Pombo) finished 8th in class and 15th overall. They completed 6 laps with the best lap driven by Low. 73 (Derek Jones/Mat Pombo) improved upon both practice sessions, qualifying ahead of 52,... Read More

UPDATED: Monterey Grand Prix 2016 – Practice Results

UPDATED: Monterey Grand Prix 2016 – Practice Results
Session 1 Cool and clear conditions for the first practice session of the Continental Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda and a rough start for the MINI JCW Team. 37 (Ethan Low/Mark Pombo) completed 14 laps and had the 20th best time in the Street Tuner class by Mark Pombo. 52 (James Vance/Ramin Abdolvahabi) finished the session in 22nd place by James Vance with 12 laps run.... Read More

New Spy Shots – 2017 MINI Countryman

New Spy Shots – 2017 MINI Countryman
autoevolution.com has again published photos of an upcoming MINI Countryman in camouflage. This time doing hot laps in another mule test car. Based on the huge air intakes on the front end, it’s assumed that this is a John Cooper Works variant, and not likely the hybrid version that has been rumored. Check out the earlier test shots of another future MINI Countryman in... Read More

MINI Takes The States 2016 – Sponsors

MINI Takes The States 2016 – Sponsors
If you’ve never been on MINI Takes The States, there’s one thing you need to understand. MTTS is an EVENT. It’s not a rally. It’s not a gathering. There’s a lot of planning involved in  getting thousands of participants, their cars, and families (furry ones included) from one side of the United States, to the other. All while feeding, and... Read More

Meet Drew Carey’s Newest MINI

Meet Drew Carey’s Newest MINI
The most astute MINI fans know that Drew Carey (Price Is Right, Drew Carey Show) has long been a MINI driver. In 2010 he was spotted in a Chili Red R56 with Union Jack mirror caps. Much more recently he was spotted in a custom, hand painted F56 in Kentucky. According to the news report, he was on his own... Read More

Happy Birthday! Oxford Plant Celebrates 15 Years Of MINI

Happy Birthday! Oxford Plant Celebrates 15 Years Of MINI
April 26 marks the anniversary of the relaunch of the MINI Oxford factory producing new cars under BMW ownership. Since 2001 more than 2.5 million MINI vehicles have been manufactured in Oxford and sold in more that 110 countries worldwide. Today the Oxford MINI plant is one of the most state-of-the art automobile manufacturing sites in the world and the build about... Read More