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Created: September 10, 2013
Photo Log Part 7 - Mini Mania Crosses America Click here to view Part 1 Click here to view Part 2 Click here to view Part 3 Click here to view part 4 Click here to view part 5 Click here to view part 6 September 7 2013 One race scheduled for Saturday morning. Don notic...
Created: February 24, 2012
When we passed the gates at Thunderhill there were already MINIs in the lot, and more slowly trickling in. Eager participants for tomorrows event, The Mini Thunder 3, were arriving to pre-register, have some dinner, and do a little pseudo gambling afterwards when the casino night started.
Created: February 04, 2009
Posted by: David Kiley on February 03 Chris Bangle, the head of design for the BMW Group since 1992 and one of the most controversial and well-known designers in the auto industry, resigned his post on Monday, according to the company. His exit, say people familiar with the company, ...
Created: January 23, 2009
by Jeremy Korzeniewski on Jan 22nd 2009 at 7:58PM Click above for a high-res interior walkthrough of the R56 MINI Cooper Since being revived back in 2001, the MINI brand has been nothing short of a design icon. But, as is the case with many slaves to fashion, it turns out that...
Created: October 30, 2008
Autumn leaves are falling, is your Mini covered? Natural Hazards To Your Mini Cooper Paint: Did you know that even non-industrial chemical sources can be hazardous to your paint? Splattered bugs, bird droppings, and dead autumn leaves all have the ingredients for a destructive chemical mess...
Created: August 28, 2007
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Created: October 19, 2012
Tell us what you think about the new website and get 10% off* your next order! Site-Wide Features Improved Global Site Search New Site Layout/Design/Colors See Your Recently Viewed Items Easy to find Login Shopping Cart Summary Product Features New Detail Screens ...
Created: February 16, 2011
Wild Target" stars a Mini Cooper, and a hitman. I’ll be darned if I wasn’t grinning from ear to ear through most of “Wild Target,” a daffy British crime farce that didn’t play Madison theaters, but was released on DVD a couple of weeks back
Created: January 07, 2009
With the iconic Mini due to celebrate its 50th birthday in August 2009, British Motor Heritage has already planned its first batch of Mini bodyshells in 2009, which will be built in February, for delivery in March. Anyone wishing to order a Mini (or Mini Clubman/1275GT) bodyshell for a ...
Created: January 17, 2006
Thinking that the “Heritage Motor Center’s” publication “Mini Derivative Models 1964 to 1991” was going to be a paper-back publication of photographs & stories that I could read on my next plane trip she was kind of disappointed when a CD came in the mail. This seemingly innocuous Compact disk with it’s image of a Moke on the cover belies that which lies within…….. ‘You can’t tell a book by its cover’ nor seemingly a CD either.
Created: July 02, 2002
MG Rover halts production to clean up after Cat Logistics! MG Rover halted auto production in the middle of last June (2002) in order to play parts catch up with dealer repair shops. Parts were drop ...
Created: June 14, 2002
MINI CENTERFOLD If you happen to pick up the June issue of Playboy you'll have the nice surprise of finding a very sexy centerfold....of a MINI COOPER S. MINI has graciously included a three page fold-out centerfold of a hot looking dark silver (with black roof) COOPER S. As w...
Created: January 27, 2006
Founded in 1978, the EBC Brakes Group is still a private company owned exclusively by the current managing director Andy Freeman. From its early days of being one of the pioneers of the disc brake pad aftermarket for motorcycles since they were first introduced on motorcycles in 1976, EBC Brakes has grown to be a worldwide group with strengths in every area of the brake industry.
Created: December 03, 2012
December 2012 Happy December and Happy Holidays, MINI5280! There are still a few events left in the year! On December 15th, we have the Annual Children's Hospital MINI Toy R...
Created: November 29, 2012
Southern California MINI Maniacs December 2012 TOP STORY'Of Burro Tails and Pirate Sails' The MINI Maniacs returned to Laughlin in November. The weeken...
Created: August 13, 2013
On August 3rd, MINI of Grand Rapids organized an attempted world record breaking meeting of the MINIs! 848 cars crossed the Mackinac Bridge! Below are some photos and experiences from participants: As the owner of two MINIs and one Mini, this was actually my (our) first MINI event. Le...
Created: August 01, 2013
2014 Classic Mini Calendar Winners Cover - Carl H. 1961 Austin Se7en January - Carl H. 1961 Austin Se7en February - Lucas V. 1981 Austin Mini 1000HL March - Erwin V. 1982 Austin Mini Van 1000 April - Kristina A. Classic Mini Group Shot May - R...
Created: July 15, 2013
This past weekend, MINI lovers came together to take part in an exciting Funkhaha/Carnival held by MINI of Concord! To celebrate their 5th anniversary MINI of Concord invited the general public to come take their chances at a challenging obstacle course and inventive carnival games. Thre...
Created: April 04, 2013
We are excited to announce that we have secured a Mini car corral for this year's Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival to be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 and Sunday, May 19, 2013! Come join the fun, meet other mini enthusiasts and show off your car! You are also invited to visi...
Created: January 29, 2013
Mini Mania is excited to announce that we are a platinum sponsor of Mini Meet West 2013! Mini Meet West is an annual gathering of fans of the classic Mini manufactured from 1959 to 2000 (including variants such as Mini-based Wolseley / Rileys, Innocenti / AUTHI, etc.) and the modern BMW MINI t...
Created: December 14, 2012
How to Publicy Share Posts on Facebook Many of the businesses that you have liked on facebook have contests and giveaways where you can win only if you publically share a post. That is the way the page admins can see who shared and therefore, entered the contest. Here are step-by-step i...
Created: November 20, 2012
Thank you for your participation in our iPad Mini Giveaway! The Winner is KRDENNIS from Kansas City, MO! Ready for the holiday season? It brings so much joy but can get stressful and overwhelming at times. Among all the holiday shopping madness we thought we wou...
Created: February 16, 2000
I borrowed a mini for a few weeks and it was probably the most enjoyable drive I have ever had - the remarkable handling sticking most in my memory. I remember travelling with a friend following me in "family saloon" and he confessed afterwards "I nearly lost it on the roundabouts trying to keep up"
Created: November 06, 2009
Austin America VTEC Kit Austin America VTEC Kit We're currently working on a Honda VTEC kit for the Austin America 1968-1972. Now Available The MTAA-B Series Kit was designed to install Honda’s B Series DOHC engines into the Austin America, Morris, MG, Riley, Vanden Plas, Wolseley, 1100...
Created: June 24, 2008
Protect Your Engine: Using MagDog as an Optimal SolutionPrepared by: Robert J Hammer, Ph.D., Adan Reinosa, P.E., and Valentin AmezquitaThe Nature of the Problem Studies by industry experts, educational institutions, professional associations, and others have consistently determined that very small f...
Created: March 10, 2006
Celebration Special: Order any of the Swiftune products for delivery in the middle of April and save hundreds of dollars.
Created: January 30, 2006
These tips are for general engine rebuilding and do not apply to specific makes and models. Always refer to the factory shop manuals for specific clearances and tolerances. Tools & Supplies The following are recom...
Created: January 30, 2006
DEVES rings and ring sets are based on detailed engineering drawings as well as actual engines. They are manufactured for almost all current American and Foreign engines, with some model coverage as far back as 1928! All DEVES rings are checked for fit by a specially-designed light-beam microscope (if light doesn't get through, neither will oil), and they meet or exceed SAE, DIN or BNA standards.
Created: August 01, 2003
Our new Engine Cost Estimator tool enables you to choose which parts you want to use to build your engine and then to get an estimated price based on those parts. Simply select the parts required, and then click on the 'Get an estimate on this build now!' button and the total estimated price will be calculated and emailed to you.
Created: January 28, 2006
Manflow have a wealth of experience in developing and manufacturing exhaust systems and parts for a whole host of vehicles. We pride ourselves in the manufacture of race-specification exhaust systems for modern cars and historic vehicles.
Created: August 18, 2010
Late Classic Mini Cooper Production Information. 1985 to 2000 year models
Created: January 19, 2009
The Mini was invented in 1959. And thank heavens for that, for without it the Sixties would surely not have been possible. How would Twiggy have got around? What would Dudley Moore have done for a car? Even now, nothing made of metal so effortlessly evokes that decade; it's the opening chord of A Hard Day's Night on wheels. And on that topic, never mind who your favourite Beatle was: which was your favourite Beatle's Mini?
Created: April 18, 2008
If you believe the MINI is too small to accommodate some activities, meet the other MINI - the MINI Clubman. Available as a base Cooper model and the hotter Cooper S, it's essentially identical to the MINI Coupe from the nose to the "B" pillar, but from there rearward it has been extended. The w...
Created: December 22, 2006
British Motor Heritage will increase prices effective 1st January 2007. This increase results from increased costs to the business from raw materials and energy costs. The price of steel increased by 13.2% in October and we cannot absorb the impact any longer. Energy costs have also increased dramatically over the last year.
Created: August 03, 2006
Caterpillar Logistics Services and Phoenix Venture Holdings Agree to Sale of MG Rover's Parts Business DESFORD and LONGBRIDGE, United Kingdom, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- - Caterpillar Inc. Subsidiary to Acquire Ownership of Mar...
Created: March 17, 2006
AP Hydraulics, the well-known manufacturer of car brake parts based in Leamington Spa, became the latest to apply to the PPF to be bailed out.
Created: June 07, 2005
An Italian-American company is claiming rights over MG Rover's flagship model in a blow to attempts by the failed British carmaker's administrators to sell off its remaining assets. Qvale Automotive - based in Italy but owned by Bruce Qvale, a San Francisco millionaire, and his family - has told the administrators it was not paid in full for the underlying design of the MG SV supercar and its Italian manufacturing base and wants it back.
Created: April 16, 2005
For many, the demise of MG Rover did not begin last week, nor even last year, but more than 30 years ago, even before what was then the component parts of the UK car industry were nationalised under the British Leyland banner. After more than a decade of declining sales through the 1960s, characterised by outmoded production processes and old-fashioned management practices, Leyland, the conglomerate of world famous car brands such as Austin, Morris, Triumph and Rover, was nationalised in 1975. It soon became
Created: April 14, 2005
MG Sport and Racing is third Rover unit to file for bankruptcy LONDON: MG Sport and Racing Ltd became the third MG Rover company to file for bankruptcy, appointing on Tuesday PricewaterhouseCoopers as its administra...
Created: May 20, 2013
Phil Wicks Racing The Mitty Road Atlanta – Braselton GA – April 26-29, 2013 RACE REPORT The Walter Mitty road races at Road Atlanta is probably the biggest and most significant vintage racing on the east coast. Just as in Formula 1 Grand Prix cars and all forms of ra...
Created: August 08, 2012
A good laugh is the best stress buster that one can think of. So it is not surprising that among all the special days in the annual calendar, there is a National Joke Week.
Created: August 07, 2012
British automaker MINI has unleashed a fleet of MiniMINIs onto the field at London’s Olympic Stadium to fetch thrown objects; in this case of the Javelin, Discus, Shot and Hammer variety.
Created: February 16, 2012
A Heritage Certificate is a certified copy of the entry against the chassis number in the authentic factory ledgers.Discover the original numbers and colour scheme, dates of build and despatch, and where available, the details of factory fitted equipment.
Created: February 15, 2012
No excuses! Simply take 10% off the next 72 hours and we will donate another 5% to United Way http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/
Created: March 04, 2011
The Mini MAX is undoubtedly purpose-built, but sensible given Mila's activities, which include publishing his Czech-language publication "OffRoad 4x4 Magazine" blitzing sand dunes in sub-Saharan Africa; and barreling over glacial tundra in Iceland.
Created: February 01, 2011
Check out this classic BMC video!
Created: January 27, 2011
Best Photo Of 2010 Photo Contest - The Mini has a chance to win it! Vote NOW!
Created: December 28, 2012
* Update: There will be a horsepower challenge and DYNO testing at this year's MINI Thunder Hello all! For the fourth straight year, Mini Mania is excited to announce that we are a primary sponsor and participant in Stormin' Norman's Mini Thunder! Join us for this all day track event ...
Created: January 30, 2012
We just wanted to share with you our latest build. This is a 1976 Mini Clubman with a JDM Honda B18C Type R Power-plant (about 220hp) using our MTB2 Kit. The Clubman's offer a little more room than the standard round-nosed Minis making for a clean looking and easy installation.
Created: January 16, 2012
In perhaps the largest recall ever announced, MINI USA is recalling every Cooper S and JCW model sold from 2007 to 2011. The recall effects almost all 2007 – 2011 R55, R56, R57 and R60 models with the turbocharged Cooper S engine. For a full list of the cars affected an...
Created: January 05, 2012
MINI intends on showing a cargo van version of the current Clubman in late February at the Geneva Motor Show.
Created: October 13, 2011
Mini Mania's 12-point Winterization Checklist Tune up the motor. (Air, Oil and Fuel ...
Created: October 13, 2011
Mini Meet West 2012 will take place in Prescott Valley. Prescott Valley is in Central Arizona and although it is only 90 miles north of Phoenix the average June temperature is 75 to 85 degrees.
Created: September 29, 2011
The world’s first long jump over three Minis took place at Potter’s Field, London.
Created: September 20, 2011
Come August next year and Nelson will be behind the wheel of a Mini screeching across the Bonneville salt flats in Utah chasing four world land-speed records.
Created: September 15, 2011
how in the name of all that's holy did Alec Issigonis and his team manage to take one massive leap with the original Mini in 1959?
Created: November 28, 2013
Customer Product review posts are in many ways the core of what Internet buying is about—the ability for regular folks to express an opinion about a product, be it positive or negative. Every day, tens of thousands of product reviews are written on websites across the world, and often, on just one product alone, hundreds of new opinion/review posts are written each week.
Created: September 17, 2013
Internet Marketing Specialist Position Summary Mini Mania has established a leadership position in the fast moving, internet based MINI Cooper and Classic Mini parts and accessories marketplace. We are looking for a proven Internet Marketing Specialist to create innovative strategies and ...
Created: September 09, 2013
Photo Log Part 6 - Mini Mania Crosses America Click here to view Part 1 Click here to view Part 2 Click here to view Part 3 Click here to view part 4 Click here to view part 5 Click here to view part 7 Beautiful scenery along the roads to Watkins Glen in the fingers lake re...
Created: September 03, 2013
Photo Log Part 5 - Mini Mania Crosses America Click here to view Part 1 Click here to view Part 2 Click here to view Part 3 Click here to view part 4 Click here to view part 6 Click here to view part 7 August 29 Made it to Limerock Raceway Park Connecticut. The drive took ...
Created: August 27, 2013
Photo Log Part 4 - Mini Mania Crosses America Click here to view Part 1 Click here to view Part 2 Click here to view Part 3 Click here to view part 5 Click here to view part 6 Click here to view part 7 August 25 We were kindly invited by the PhillyMINI Club to join them on t...
Created: August 19, 2013
Photo Log Part 3 - Mini Mania Crosses America Click here to view Part 1 Click here to view Part 2 Click here to view part 4 Click here to view part 5 Click here to view part 6 Click here to view part 7 August 16 First day at the Grattan Raceway Park! The #61 becomes the #...
Created: August 13, 2013
Photo Log Part 2 - Mini Mania Crosses America Click here to view Part 1 Click here to view Part 3 Click here to view part 4 Click here to view part 5 Click here to view part 6 Click here to view part 7 August 12 Left Denver this morning (Monday 8/12) after a very...
Created: August 09, 2013
Follow along as Don Racine, owner and founder of Mini Mania, is travels across the US towing his infamous 1960 Mini to take part in three exciting races: Glenora Wine Cellars US Vintage Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, NY, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT and the Vintage Grand Prix Au Grattan XXVII in Grattan, MI.
Created: July 22, 2013
Share on Facebook Mini Mania Crosses America (Click here to see a photo log of their trip) Don Racine, owner and founder of Mini Mania, is traveling across the US, towing his infamous 1960 Mini to take part in three exciting races: Glenora Wine Cellars US Vintage Grand Prix in Watkins G...
Created: February 13, 2013
Spend a Day With Your Mini Speeding Around One of America's Best New Tracks... There is an exciting event planned the day after Mini Meet West is held in Bend, Oregon. Steve Joneli, a member of Oregon Mini Society, is organizing a Mini Cooper Track Day to be held on June 21, 2013 at...
Created: November 02, 2012
We traveled to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Thursday, October 4, so we could take advantage of the Friday morning practice. Floyd Harper, the suspension guru from Black Art Design had spent a lot of time the previous week adjusting the suspension on Snoopy and corrected as best as possible the caster, camber, tracking, ride height, and shock settings.
Created: June 26, 2012
Garry Orton, Guy Griffith and Garry Grand have named their unbelievable sounding mission "Project 64", as they look to demonstrate to the world just how much power their modified Mini Cooper S possesses.
Created: May 11, 2012
The cars must be at least 20 years old, entrants can choose their own route, and the winner gets a camel: the Allgäu-Orient Rally has its own rules. This year's race will include three classic Mini cars.
Created: May 02, 2012
The Walter Mitty road races at Road Atlanta is probably the biggest and most significant vintage racing on the east coast.
Created: December 09, 2011
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that Mini Enthusiast in your life? Make it easy and get them something you know they really want!
Created: October 03, 2011
Speed Festival on Coronado Island this year was a very special event. Not only was it the 14th year of Vintage Racing on the North Island Airfield but it was also part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary
Created: May 19, 2011
This is the story about HS-Racing in Sweden.It started with a dream, a dream to be fast and furious, but most of all - HAVING FUN !
Created: May 18, 2011
We took the MINCOMP MINI racing the other weekend 4-30-201, it was an SCCA double National race out at Buttonwillow! Frankly most of our races this year have pretty much ended in some sort of drama! So let me start at the beginning of the race season
Created: March 17, 2000
We left work on Thursday night to catch a late ferry from Dover, however, gale force 8 winds in the Channel meant only one boat was leaving or entering the port at a time and after a 2 hour delay and a rather choppy crossing we arrived at the Novotel at Englos at 4 in the morning. Also staying at the hotel were Gordon Howie and Wally Wright who were bringing out their recently acquired ex works Roger Clark Escort RS1600 MK1, the Team Embassy car PVX 400K.
Created: August 23, 2006
Once upon a time when the mountains were young, import-car buyers were avant-garde. These half-mad radicals thought nothing of trading in a perfectly good De Soto Firesweep for—whoa!—an English car! They craved something quirky and agile like a Morris Minor or Hillman Minx that worked. Worked! Started every morning. Lasted decades. Sold for cheap. Of course, you nod, they wanted a BMC Mini, but engineered by Honda.
Created: December 30, 2005
The Heritage Motor Centre (HMC) combined their historical resources with Mark Greer and Associates’ knack for cataloguing and compiled the largest assemblage of Adobe Acrobat files, for 1959 to 1969 Minis, on the face of the earth. The most amazing part of this is there were no Adobe Acrobat files at all until 1990, thus provoking the question, “Where exactly did they get these?” This mystery aside, the HMC has amassed a virtual cornucopia of technical and owner’s manuals for the Mini Saloon, Mini Cooper and Cooper S, the Mini Van, the Mini Pick-up, Countryman, Traveler, Riley Elf, Austin Seven, Australian Mini, and Woseley Hornet MKI, II and III on one super-easy to use CDROM. You might be asking yourself, “Self, why do I need all of these manuals when I only have one classic Mini?” Well, to be quite honest, apart from nostalgic reasons, and the fact that you cannot find original parts publications for a 1967 Mini Countryman Woody Wagon anywhere else, much less the original owner’s manual to a 1959 Austin Seven MKI, there might not be a reason for you to invest in this CD. However, if you want these impossible to find manuals to top off that “complete car” restoration project, or if you can’t remember the proper firing order for your Riley Elf (1, 3, 4, 2), or if you are simply a glutton for knowledge, this is the compilation for you.
Created: January 07, 2004
At the track, Mini Mania's power and suspension upgrades proved a well-enginered package. The Stage III MINI Cooper delivered results that crushed a stock MINI Cooper S. Senior Road Test Editor Chris Walton notes, "You gotta love a front-driver that can get into the elite 70-mph-slalom club. The secret to the Mini Cooper Stage III is to drive it like you're running from the cops. You must trust that the tires will eventually regain grip -- and they do -- on the way to the next slalom cone where you gotta slide it by that one, and so on. I could really feel the limited-slip working at the exit. Where the stock MINI Cooper S hesitates before all the wheels are going the same speed in the same direction, the Stage III says 'Right now!', everything hooks up, and the car blasts out the other side."
Created: January 06, 2003
Detroit, MI January 06, 2002....MINI has scooped the prestigious title '2003 North American Car of the Year'. The award, given by a group of 50 full-time automotive journalists from Canada and the Un...
Created: November 04, 2002
Autoweek's art director crash-tested the New MINI Cooper S -- the hard way.
Created: May 29, 2002
For the serious driver a limited slip differential is a must have! The stock MINI Cooper is an excellant handling car BUT hard driving can still result in wheel spin. Our unique limited slip is the only answe...
Created: September 26, 2000
I was driving the narrow roads of southern Ireland, but my mind was on American drivers. I was certain some of us, fed up with the rigors of driving and owning pricey sport-utility rigs and looking for a new fashion statement, would welcome the low-cost, little Mini I was in.
Created: January 28, 2006
The Origins of SPAX SPAX has been making suspension for the past 50 years, we are one of the best known manufacturers in the world. Named after a Somerset village called Spaxton. SPAX were the first company to produce on-car adjustable dampers and patented the idea. 10 Reasons to Buy 1. We are all mad……..about performance!. All of the team that works at SPAX are all confirmed petrolheads, whether they are into racing, classics, modified cars or even bikes, everyone is passionate in one way or another and our products and company reflect this.