Mini Mania President Don Racine was on hand for the Detroit International Auto Show 2001, where BMW unveiled the new Mini to the US.

"There was a fantastic turnout," Don said, "Thousands and thousands of people were there".

Promotional booths offered to take your picture, and make it appear you're behind the wheel of the new Mini.

As expected, the newer models are a little larger than the old model, measuring approximately 22" longer and 7" wider over the old measurements of 10' long, 5' wide.

Mini Mania is expecting to be working very closely with BMW throughout the year to help promote the new Mini.

Don was able to take serveral pictures of the new Mini... click here to view our photo gallery of the event.