Created: September 10, 2013
Photo Log Part 7 - Mini Mania Crosses America
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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: April 26, 2016
Our Classic Mini Swap Meet was an annual staple at our original Mini Mani Open House. Now, we're bringing it back! Announcing the rebirth of our classic, Classic Mini Swap Meet at our Nevada City Adventure 2016! Bring your treasures to swap or sell, and be prepared to even buy a few parts for yourself.
Created: April 04, 2016
Need a place to stay during Nevada City Adventures 2016? Check out these four charmers.
Created: September 22, 2015
Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group, Oct 17, 2015
Created: November 04, 2014
Free Shipping Promotion, November 2014
Created: April 16, 2014
Mini Mania’s Nevada City & Grass Valley self-guided tour Friday May 30th 2014
Created: March 10, 2014
Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure. A Great Meetup Opportunity for your MINI Customers
Created: February 21, 2014
Founded in 1974, Mini Mania first presented itself on the Internet in 1996. Always a leader in information and customer service, the Internet was and continues to be a great means of giving more to our friends and customers.
Created: February 18, 2014
This event represents a great early summer meeting opportunity for your club members.
Created: October 19, 2012
Tell us what you think about the new website and get 10% off* your next order!
Improved Global Site Search
New Site Layout/Design/Colors
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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: June 11, 2008
Some videos of Vtec Mini's on the track and on the dyno.
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
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
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: December 03, 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
TOP STORY'Of Burro Tails and Pirate Sails'
The MINI Maniacs returned to Laughlin in November. The weeken...
Created: November 02, 2012
Happy November, MINI5280!
In this month's newsletter, we reflect back on our fun Yalla Yalla event as well as look forward to another event this Saturday! This t...
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
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's, and 1300's. , upgrading the Classic Austin America's A-Series engine with today’s most trusted engines built by Honda.
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? And never mind who your favourite Beatle was: which was your favourite Beatle's Mini? Paul's green 1965 Cooper S? John's GT? Or George's psychedelic Mini? Or Ringo's high-spec Radford 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.
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
Created: August 16, 2007
Mini Mania is proud to announce the opening of the Carb Shop.
We now offer in house carburetor rebuilding, specializing in HS & HIF, SU models.
Created: January 19, 2006
For any rebuildable carbeurator or core.
Amount determined by type and condition.
Call today and learn how to turn that old carb into fast cash!
Created: May 20, 2013
Phil Wicks Racing
Road Atlanta – Braselton GA – April 26-29, 2013
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: April 29, 2013
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 24, 2011
We have featured one of these in the past, but as they come up so infrequently - and we think they're a collectible of tomorrow - we're flagging up another Austin Mini Designer Mary Quant Edition.
Created: March 31, 2016
Our complete range of Cobra seats have now been replaced by Corbeau seats
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 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 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: October 13, 2011
Mini Mania's 12-point Winterization Checklist
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: June 28, 2016
Save 15% on all the Classic Mini parts you've wanted during our The Pound Is Down Sale. We've drastically cut our prices so you can save BIG. Sale from July 5 to 10, 2016 so buy before the sale ends. Internet sales only. Current sale, Special Order or Specially Priced items not included in sale.
Created: June 16, 2016
Mini Mania had the Adventure of a lifetime - the Nevada City Adventure 2016 that is. It was a great event with lots of beautiful Minis and MINIs to gawk at, great lectures from our Tech Talk Speakers and an Adventure Tour to end all Adventure Tours!
Created: June 02, 2016
Mini Mania Across America 2016
Created: February 19, 2016
Come join us for this Nevada City Adventure, our annual customer appreciation car show and a tour of Gold Country! Where: 870 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, California When: Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Created: February 05, 2014
Motor Werks Magazine covers the Nevada City Adventure 2013 with pictures and stories of the 13 annual event
Created: January 20, 2014
Winter Rebuild Photo Captions needed!
Created: December 11, 2013
Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure 2014
What: 14th Annual Nevada City Adventure
Where: 870 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, California
When: May 31, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
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: August 07, 2014
Race report by Phil Wicks of the Can-Am Mini Race, June 2014
56 Minis entered ranging in groups from M1-M5, with M5 being mostly space framed rear wheel drive cars with a lightweight Mini body shell, extra wide 13” wheels with slic...
Created: August 04, 2014
Coming straight off the Mid-Ohio Can-Am Mini Challenge race in June, I pulled the cylinder head of Snoopy, my 1967 Austin Mini racecar, and freshened it up. Everything seemed okay. We found a couple of things amiss on the front suspension and corrected accordingly.
Created: June 06, 2014
2014 is the 40th year that Mini Mania has enthusiastically supported the Mini Cooper community. Our celebration started with our party at the Nevada City Adventure at the end of May and will continue with are touring across the US to participate in a number of special Mini races.
Created: January 07, 2003
Join Team Mini Mania and get purchase discounts for doing what you love most -- RACING!
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: 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: April 02, 2010
Engine - Honda K20A2 VTEC out of 2004 Acura RSX Type S
Created: April 11, 2006
What's in a name?If the name is ARIAS, it is over thirty-six years of
forged piston innovation that has set the standard for piston performance.
Founded in the workshop and on the racetrack by Nick Arias Jr. in 1969,
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
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
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.
Created: April 05, 2000
If you have a late model Mini (1976 on) then you probably know that the front subframe is isolated by these rubber mounts. While this makes the car quieter, it hinders handling by letting the subframe move about.