Countryman… Clubman… Everyone Tests At the Nurburgring

Countryman… Clubman… Everyone Tests At the Nurburgring
Every auto enthusiast knows that when a manufacturer is ready to put its newest model through its paces, the Nurburgring is the place to go. The upcoming 2017 MINI Countryman has been spotted there on a few occasions recently. This time it was making laps along with the already available MINI Clubman. Both MINIs, especially the Clubman whose only disguised body panels are... Read More

Miles Ahead Leaving Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Miles Ahead Leaving Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Earlier this week, Miles Ahead Motoring School announced that after five years of working with MINI USA to provide high-speed performance driver training and activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, effective immediately their programs will be held at/with various dealerships in the central region of the US and operations at the speedway will end. From the statement, it sounds as if the... Read More

JCW “Tuned” MINI In The California Canyons

JCW “Tuned” MINI In The California Canyons
Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire got his hands on a John Cooper Works 4 Door Hardtop, and took it to the twisties of Southern California to put it through its paces. The only problem? It wasn’t a  full JCW. The demo car he was testing was actually a 4 Door MINI Cooper S with the JCW exhaust/tuning kit. While... Read More

Mixed Results For MINI All4 Racing At Italian Baja

Mixed Results For MINI All4 Racing At Italian Baja
Three days of racing in the Northern Italy’s rocky riverbed proved challenging and exciting for contenders in the 23rd Italian Baja. Numerous lead changes made for an interesting event. Unfortunately, punctured tires, and a bout with mud reduced the enjoyment of stage wins and podium finishes to 5th and 6th place overall finishes for the MINI All4 X-raid Team. “We... Read More

Winning Designs Ready For Seattle Pride

Winning Designs Ready For Seattle Pride
The Seattle Pride parade is ready in style with custom MINIs designed by contest entrants in the City Arts Magazine’s “Ride in Pride Mini Custom Color Contest”. The contest was created with support from Puget Sound MINI Dealers; Northwest MINI, Seattle MINI, and MINI at Bellevue Square. The youngest winner, 11-year-old Cage Jensen was inspired after the recent Orlando shooting to... Read More

Roll Out – First MINIs head toward Atlanta

Roll Out – First MINIs head toward Atlanta
The first MINIs have begun to head to Atlanta, Georgia for the start of MINI Takes The States 2016. With just over two weeks until the festivities begin, west coast MINIs that are not driving to the start line are beginning to load up into transporters headed east to await their owners. Officially, we believe the first MINI on its way belongs to the... Read More

You Won’t Believe Why This MINI Caught Fire

You Won’t Believe Why This MINI Caught Fire
If you are like us, you don’t want to hear about another MINI accident, or fire, but that’s the news, and hopefully we are getting these incidents out of our system before the peak of the summer club events and rallies begin. In this sad episode; a 2006 Hardtop driven by Shane Buffington in Southern Indiana was impacted by one of... Read More

Stolen MINI Recovered By Business Owner

Stolen MINI Recovered By Business Owner
Amongst what some believe was a questionable technique, Modified by KC’s (Kansas City, MO) owner Ryan Charlton helped recover a stolen MINI Cooper S that he had recognized from social media posts looking for the car. Charlton, was approached by the MINI’s driver at his shop, looking to sell the seats from inside the car. At first he turned the man away,... Read More

Tragedy For Expecting MINI Owners

Tragedy For Expecting MINI Owners
At least two new MINIs, along with a BMW were on board a car hauler that struck an over head sign this afternoon in Southfield, Michigan according to http://www.clickondetroit.com. One MINI ended up completely flipped over on its roof while still resting on the transport rig. Limited additional details are available, but aerial footage of the incident show a Precision Motor Transport... Read More