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Classic Mini Swap Meet is Back
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.
Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group
Created: September 22, 2015
Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group, Oct 17, 2015
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.
Photo Log Part 7 - Mini Mania Crosses America
Created: September 10, 2013
Mini Mania races across America with Classic Mini Cooper Vintage Race Car. Follow along with all the pictures. This is part 7 of a 7 part series telling the story of a great adventure of Driving and Racing across America.
"Wild Target" stars a Mini Cooper, and a hitman.
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
VTEC Video
Created: June 11, 2008
Some videos of Vtec Mini's on the track and on the dyno.
Heritage Body Shell kicks off early for Mini 50
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
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: June 14, 2002
MINI Countryman Antennas MINI Countryman Bike Racks MINI Countryman Car Covers MINI Countryman Roof Racks MINI Countryman Stripes MINI Countryman Mirror Caps MINI CENTERFOLD If you happen to pick up the June issue of Playboy you'll...
Community
Created: May 16, 2017
Summary of 2017 Mini Meets including Mini Meet West, Mini Meet East, Mini Meet North and Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure.
Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge
Created: September 29, 2016
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to race in a vintage race car? Now’s your chance. If you’re around the Sonoma Raceway this weekend, you can take three, hair-raising laps around the Sonoma Raceway with world-class racer, Don Racine. And it’s all for charity!!
Created: August 13, 2013
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Created: January 29, 2013
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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: 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.
Engines from Mini Mania
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 you want, click on the 'Get an estimate now!' and the total estimated price will be calculated and emailed to you.
Maniflow Exhaust Manifolds & Systems
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
2008 MINI Cooper Clubman The classic compact has a growth spurt
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 Inc. Subsidiary to Acquire Ownership of Marketing, Sales and Distribution of MG Rover Parts and Accessories Worldwide
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
http://www.minimania.com/articlelist/MINI/News
Fuel Systems
The Carb Shop
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!
Fun Things
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.
Heritage Motor Centre Certificates & Archive Services
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/
Meet the MINI Countryman’s Classic Cousin, Mini MAX !
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.
BMC Mini Original Commercial!
Created: February 01, 2011
Check out this classic BMC video!
eBay watch: 1988 Austin Mini Designer Mary Quant Edition
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: December 28, 2012
http://new.minimania.com/articlelist/NEW_MINI/General%20Articles/Mini_Mania
MINI Clubman Cargo Van revealed
Created: January 05, 2012
MINI intends on showing a cargo van version of the current Clubman in late February at the Geneva Motor Show.
Mini Meet West 2012
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.
Winterize your Mini - Checklist
Created: October 13, 2011
Mini Mania's 12-point Winterization Checklist
J.J. Jegede jumps over 3 MINI Coopers
Created: September 29, 2011
The world’s first long jump over three Minis took place at Potter’s Field, London.
New Zealand's Nelson Hartley Goes for Speed
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.
Mini is adored by Richard Hammond of Top Gear
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?
The TOP 100 Greatest cars of all time
Created: August 23, 2011
This is the definitive list to end all 100 Greatest Cars lists. You'll never have to read another list, and this list is absolutely, scientifically, precisely and transcendently correct. That is until next millenia..
David Bowie’s art Mini is a subversive kind of awesome
Created: May 31, 2011
Mirror plating applied by Britain’s eternal and chamaeleonic rock star David Bowie to a plain old Mini, including all its windows, it becomes something else entirely.
Mini Mania
Created: September 01, 2017
- Sitewide Sale - No promo code needed - Sale ends the night of Monday, September 4th at 11:59pm - Sale does not apply specially priced, special order or items already on sale - Must complete purchase during promotion dates, items left in cart will revert to original price
Press Release:Can-Am Mini Challenge a Racine & Mini Family Affair
Created: August 10, 2017
When the Racines converge on Sonoma Raceway this September 29 - October 1 for the Can-Am Mini Challenge it won’t just be as competitors, but as life-long enthusiasts celebrating the historic appeal of these classic race cars with their extended Mini Cooper family here and overseas.
Press Release: Mini Mania Targets Can-Am Mini Challenge 2017
Created: July 18, 2017
Mini Mania's owner/founder Don Racine is launching an all-out assault on the prestigious Can-Am Mini Challenge this September with a fleet of vintage Classic Minis featuring race and championship-winning cars spanning some five decades of competition.
Created: July 10, 2017
On Saturday June 24, we held our 17th Annual Nevada City Adventure Summer Extravaganza. It was a fantastic day of friends, smiles, food, prizes and you guessed it....Minis!!
You're Invited June 24 - Nevada City Adventure 2017 Mini Meet
Created: February 07, 2017
Join us for our 17th Annual Nevada City Adventure Mini Meet on Saturday, June 24, 2017! Let's celebrate minis, friends, family and the start of summer!
Nevada City Adventure 2016 Recap
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!
Mini Mania Across America 2016
Created: June 02, 2016
Mini Mania Across America 2016
Created: February 05, 2014
Motor Werks Magazine covers the Nevada City Adventure 2013 with pictures and stories of the 13 annual event
Winter Rebuilds Photo Captions
Created: January 20, 2014
Winter Rebuild Photo Captions needed!
Motorsport
Seven Driver Roster for Mini Mania’s Can-Am Challenge Team
Created: August 22, 2017
Mini Mania officially finalized today its seven-driver lineup to take on the Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Can-Am Mini Challenge at California’s Sonoma Raceway. Joining the four members of the Don Racine family are three Mini Cooper racing champions from overseas...
Mini Vs Sprite Vintage
Created: November 24, 2016
Done Racine of Mini Mania, California, once again sponsored this race and chose the location in Mid Ohio to enable competitors from all over USA and Canada to compete even though some had to travel from South California, Florida or Canada, which in some cases represented up to 40 odd hours towing the race cars or rigs.
Created: November 24, 2016
Done Racine of Mini Mania, California, once again sponsored this race and chose the location in Mid Ohio to enable competitors from all over USA and Canada to compete even though some had to travel from South California, Florida or Canada, which in some cases represented up to 40 odd hours towing the race cars or rigs.
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.
Phil Wicks at VIR Racing Heacock Classic Gold Cup
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.
Performance
400HP AWD VTEC Mini Traveller!
Created: April 02, 2010
Engine - Honda K20A2 VTEC out of 2004 Acura RSX Type S
Created: April 11, 2006
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Mini TEC VTEC Mini
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: November 04, 2002
Autoweek's art director crash-tested the New MINI Cooper S -- the hard way.
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.
Suspension
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.
Polyurethane MKIV Subframe Tower Bush
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.