March 14, 2003






More Upgrades to Online Ordering System

What’s on Sale This Week (But Act Fast!)

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The details are still being settled, but here’s enough to get you started: the ULTIMATE MINI CHALLENGE will take place Nov. 8-9 at Laguna Seca Raceway in California! Make plans to join this HUGE gathering of race Minis and MINIs, where the tuning specs read “Anything Goes”! The weekend will also include a spendid Mini Corral (including Parade laps of this legendary track on Sunday), so there will be plenty to see and do. Registration and logistical details will be released by the end of this month.



Our Wizard Webmaster has been upgrading’s ordering system again to improve service to our customers. The latest set of changes produce pop-up notices alerting you to special order/prepay items, or out-of-stock items which have limited availability. You can also chose whether you’d like your order shipped as items are available, or whether you’d rather wait for everything to be shipped complete. All these new features will make placing your next online order easier! Go find the parts you need at and give them a try!





Saturday, March 15, is the last day to catch this month’s Mini specials, so be sure to go do your shopping at before it’s too late! Just to keep you happy, here are a few sale items held over by popular demand – but these prices are good only through March 22!



* COOPER "S" DRIVE FLANGE 7.5" DISC - The Mini Cooper "S" drive flange as used on all Mini originally intended to use 10" wheels is an integral part of the front suspension. If the bearings are allowed to spin loosely, they’ll wear a very machined grove into the drive flange. The grove it makes is so well machined it is often assumed to be as manufactured! Regularly $79.95, on sale for $63.96 – Price limited to stock on hand!


* ASHTRAY WITH SOLID LID -- Front Ashtray Solid top as used in the top dash of most Minis - great looking chrome! Regularly $29.95, on sale for $18.95 – that’s 36% off!


* ROVER BONNET FOR 97 ON – Distinguished from the early models by the hinge location, the lip for mounting of the upper grille mustache and the bonnet latch which has been changed to accommodate the front mounted radiator. If you’ve got a ding in your late-model bonnet, this is a SCREAMIN’ DEAL: Regularly $199.95, on sale for $76.95 – One only at this price!


* 10" YOKOHAMA TIRE – The A008 Yokohama 165/70-10" set the standard for a performance tires for the Mini that is DOT approved. Great straight line stability, superior cornering ability, and trememdous grip. The standard for years on street and vintage race Minis! Regularly $89.95, on sale for $75.00 each.


* MAGNETIC OIL TRAP -- Mini Mania has developed a magnetic plug that projects into the oil inlet circuit just before the pump. After installation the plug can be cleaned whenever you drain the oil; you will be amazed at some of the particles that will work through the pick-up screen heading for the pump. Regularly $43.95, on sale for $35.16 – Price limited to stock on hand.


* USED 1300 A+ ENGINE & TRANSMISSION -- AOK TESTED! If you want fast and easy then these A+ engine and transmission assemblies are the ideal answer. The late model A+ assemblies are the latest and great upgrade for most of our cars. Can easily be fitted to all models from 1959 forward. These pre-owned units have been taken out of cars in the UK and are tested here for compression, oil pressure and blow-by. The assembly includes everything from cylinder head to clutch and transmission. These units are ready to bolt in! (some minor mods might be needed depending on your exact configuration). Regularly $895.00, on sale for $777.00.



And don’t forget our CLEARANCE items! Browse away at




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