Final Round – MINIUSA – Defy Labels Contest

Final Round – MINIUSA – Defy Labels Contest
The final round of voting has begun for the MINI USA Defy Labels Contest. The four finalists were chosen by judges from the 16-semi finalists based on the following criteria: originality/have chosen an unexpected path in life – 50%; perceived contribution to the community in an unexpected way – 30%; reputation/seen as creative, aspirational, etc. – 20%. Each of the four... Read More

Skateboarding In Space

Skateboarding In Space
Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk has been an “ambassador” for MINI in the US for a couple of years. He’s been the star of numerous MINI ads, and we’ve seen him jump more MINIs than we can count. In 2014, Hawk was a guest at the MINI Takes The States – San Fransisco launch party, and the following morning he jumped... Read More

B&B Automobiltechnik – Another 300HP John Cooper Works Kit

B&B Automobiltechnik – Another 300HP John Cooper Works Kit
A little over a month ago, we showed you the Manhart Performance F300, a kitted out, largely modified MINI F56 complete with custom interior, wheels and suspension. A beautiful car for sure, but Manhart is no longer the only performance shop ready to boost your new JCW to 300HP. B&B Automobiltechnik, a second German shop is ready to take your MINI JCW to the... Read More

MTTS2016 Feeder Routes Are Live

MTTS2016 Feeder Routes Are Live
There are only three to begin, but the MINI Takes The States website was updated to include some of the planned feeder routes header toward Atlanta for the beginning of the journey. Feeder routes are independently planned groups, so be sure to contact the organizers so they know who to expect. Listed Feeder Routes MINI TAKES FLORIDA – “Starting” from multiple... Read More

Schomp MINI Gets A New Home, MINI5280 Club Kicks Its “Tires”

Schomp MINI Gets A New Home, MINI5280 Club Kicks Its “Tires”
After many years at their former site Schomp MINI (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) celebrated the Grand Opening of its new home last weekend, and what a great time they had! The new location brings the Schomp MINI and Honda dealerships on site with Schomp BMW, south of Littleton, CO. The Facility The new MINI dealership host many features including a clean and... Read More

2016 Mini Convertible First Drive: Six On The Floor, Three Under The Hood .:. autoweek.com

2016 Mini Convertible First Drive: Six On The Floor, Three Under The Hood .:. autoweek.com
...a 'That MINI Show!' review summary, where we point out the ups and downs of one a gazillion (may be slightly exaggerated) auto reviewer's opinion on a MINI... ..."It won’t blow the doors off any Camaros; it won’t blow the doors off anything" Read More

Indy 500 Driver Would Rather Be In His Mini

Indy 500 Driver Would Rather Be In His Mini
Graham Rahal is no amateur when it comes to fast, fun, and exotic cars. The son of 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Rahal, Graham knows a thing or two about four-wheeled excitement. Having owned examples like a Ferrari F40 and a Porsche Carrera GT, there’s only one car Rahal says he’s holding onto… …the Mini is my baby. It’ll be with... Read More

BMW Homage Vehicles Come Together – Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’esme 2016 [Updated with display image]

BMW Homage Vehicles Come Together – Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’esme 2016 [Updated with display image]
“The Next 100 Years” – With BMW celebrating its first centennial anniversary, they look both forward to the future of ‘The ultimate driving machine”, and back at the past by brining together a collection of BMW and MINI vehicles for display that have never been presented in whole before. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the most significant events for... Read More