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7 Days of Giving Thanks
Created: November 16, 2018
As Thanksgiving draws closer we are graciously thanking our many customers throughout the years by featuring special offers on certain products and product types. Starting today and ending Thanksgiving day, these are 7 Days of Giving Thanks. Here is a breakdown of each day's offer.
Mini Mania's Social Media
Created: October 10, 2018
Get your Social on! Links to all our Social Media outlets. From Mini Mania to Vintage Racing, Sprite, Midget, Morris Minor and more
Announcing the Arrival of Two New Team Mini Mania Members
Created: August 20, 2018
Last week a truck and trailer holding two rare early 60's Minis pulled into our parking lot after a long trip from Texas. One is a 1961 Morris Mini and the other a 1962 Morris Mini Pickup! Our whole team couldn't help but go outside for some oohs and aaahhs.
Top 10 Wishlisted Classic Mini Parts
Created: June 28, 2018
Add your desired parts and accessories to your Wishlist by going to any product page on our website, choosing the quantity and then clicking the blue "Add to Wishlist" button located on the right hand side below the “Shipping Quote” button.
Best Selling Parts
Created: September 08, 2017
Best selling classic Mini parts
Top 5 Mods for the Classic Mini
Created: November 22, 2016
We asked our resident Classic Mini expert, Jemal Katat, to give his suggestions for the top 5 mods for the Classic Mini. We wanted to know his opinion when it came to multiple types of modifications. Here we share his answers. Enjoy!
Created: November 14, 2016
We see this sort of thing happening all the time! What's not original is the car that the VIN plate it attached to! That is almost certainly a 1997-2000, known as the Rover "MPI" for multi-port-injection.
Created: September 07, 2016
Mini Mania would like to ask that the participants on this site treat others in the manner they would like to be treated. Where views run contrary to your own, Mini Mania would ask that people are tolerant rather than intolerant.
Mini Mania Across America 2016
Created: June 02, 2016
When all the stars line up it was an easy decision to make the plans for this blitz of America. In about 35 days the plan is to race four different Vintage Races, attend both Mini Meet West and Mini Meet East, returning to California in time for the July 4th celebrations
Created: December 15, 2014
MINI Mania Core Charges are refundable when the old parts are returned
Created: November 10, 2014
Checking the status of your order just got easier! Now you can log in to your account at any time and check what step your order is in. When your order ships, we'll update it with a tracking number (where applicable). Follow these simple instructions to check your order right now!
Created: September 09, 2014
Classic Motorsports magazine project Mini Cooper S nears completion.
Mini Mania 40th Anniversary
Created: June 04, 2014
We've been in the business of providing parts and accessories for the original Classic Mini Coopers since 1974, and as a result Mini Mania is the largest US supplier of parts for the Classic Mini.
Created: April 16, 2014
Mini Mania’s Nevada City & Grass Valley self-guided tour Friday May 30th 2014
Paddy Hopkirk, 1964 Monte Carlo Rally Winner Visits Candy Store
Created: April 14, 2014
Fifty years ago, a young Irishmen named Paddy Hopkirk surprised the racing community by driving a 1964 red Mini Cooper S to victory in the world famous Monte Carlo Rally.
Created: April 08, 2014
Mini Mania History Photo Gallery
Created: March 28, 2014
1967 Mini Cooper S Restoration Project Collaboration
Created: March 28, 2014
Making a small patch for the inner fender well and one for the underside of the cowl on our 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S.
Created: March 14, 2014
Picking_Through_the_Parts- The first order of business after getting this project home was to sift though all the boxes that came with it. We needed to see how what we got compared to what the seller said it came with.
Created: March 10, 2014
Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure. A Great Meetup Opportunity for your MINI Customers
Mini Mania tests the Twin Engine 4 wheel drive MINI Cooper
Created: February 27, 2014
The first ever Mini with 2 engines was produced by the factory in 1963, it was built on the original classic version of the Mini Cooper called the “MOKE”. The Moke was a jeep version of the Mini with intended military applications. It ran the standard 10” wheels and built simple by putting a second engine mounted on the original front subframe in the back of the vehicle. Originally the gear shift linkages were connected together along with the clutch and throttle pedal. This proved to be a bit of as nightmare as it was very difficult to synchronize both engines and transmissions.
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.
Winter Rebuilds Photo Captions
Created: January 20, 2014
Winter Rebuild Photo Captions needed!
Created: November 26, 2013
Enthusiasts Wanted - Mini Enthusiasts that are comfortable in front of a computer. Contributing editors, tech writers and bloggers- all are welcome If you think you know your Mini or at least would like to tell others about your experience with Minis now is your chance to earn money just for being...
How to Use the WISHLIST Feature on Our Website
Created: November 20, 2013
Wish your family could read your mind and get you what you'd REALLY like for the holidays? Mini Mania’s Wish List feature is just what you’re looking for!
MINI Cooper Advanced Street Driving Skills
Created: November 11, 2013
Now that we’ve spent some time explaining where engine performance comes from, and how to get more out of your MINI Cooper S or Cooper, we need to inject a note of reality.
Created: September 09, 2013
Photo Log Part 6 - Mini Mania Crosses America
Photo Log Part 5 - Mini Mania Crosses America
Created: September 03, 2013
Don took the mini through tech inspection...passed with flying colors. That evening there was an escorted parade of the race cars along a 17 mile route through quaint New England towns. It was quite a thrill to hear (muffler sound restrictions lifted) and see about 100 race and classic cars winding through the countryside.
Created: August 27, 2013
Photo Log Part 4 - Mini Mania Crosses America
Created: August 19, 2013
Photo Log Part 3 - Mini Mania Crosses America
Created: August 13, 2013
Don Racine, owner and founder of Mini Mania, is now traveling across the US towing his infamous 1960 Mini to take part in three exciting races
PHOTO Log Part 1 - Mini Mania Crosses America
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
Mini Mania Crosses America
Created: June 12, 2013
With the help of Mini Mania's parts and advice, our friends at Classic Motorsports magazine are making great progress with their 1967 Cooper S restoration project. The driveline is completed. We just sent them a big box of suspension pieces and they tell us they have both subframes nearly completed and ready to go back on the car.
1967 Mini Cooper S Restoration - Mini Mania & Classic Motorsports
Created: March 01, 2013
1967 Mini Cooper S Restoration Title
Team Mini Mania at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
Created: February 05, 2013
Team Mini Mania's caravan of four Classic Mini Coopers have again been selected to participate in the upcoming Sonoma Historic Races at Sonoma Raceway, California. ***UPDATE*** Do you needs parts and you're going to the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival? Mini Mania will delivery them t...
Created: December 10, 2012
Thank you for your order. In order to pay for your goods with your PayPal account, please follow these simple instructions to send money from your PayPal account to our PayPal account
Created: December 10, 2012
Sobre Mini Mania -Nuestra compañía se encuentra en el Corazón de las tierras mineras del norte de California, a las faldas de la Sierra Nevada de California. Que mejor lugar para manejar tu Mini Cooper que las curvas de nuestra región!
Created: December 10, 2012
Información sobre nuestra garantía Mini Manía
Created: September 07, 2012
Swap Ideas Day encourages us to share and trade ideas and concepts. As you fully participate in this day, we think you will get plenty of good ideas to put to use in your everyday life. Some will be so good, that you will want to pass them along, (or swap them) to others. Sharing is good. Ideas...
MINI for Me - Janet
Created: April 25, 2012
I have been looking to replace the convertible stolen from me for 25 years now...And this week... I did!
Drive the race track of your dream - AUS
Created: April 04, 2012
As most of us are driven to race for the experience and thrill of it all with a little tinge of winning it is easy to know that almost everyone has dreams of racing various circuits around the US and even the world.
Vintage racing (and more) in Australia - AUS
Created: April 03, 2012
The mystique of Phillip Island was with us for almost 5 months, before we left for Australia. The anticipation of participating in the world class premiere Aussie vintage racing event was intertwined in our daily life, everything relating to "when we go to Australia....."
Mini Meet West dates and history
Created: March 30, 2012
First U.S. Mini Meet was held in Reno, Nevada the 26, 27, 28th. There were 43 paid registrations. Eventually, the Meet became known as the first Mini Meet West after the start up of the Mini Meet East events in 1975.
Created: March 30, 2012
The 1st Spring Thing was held the 24th – 26th at Kissimmee, Florida. It was sponsored by FLAME (Florida Mini Enthusiasts).
Austrailian Adventure - Don goes down under - AUS
Created: February 23, 2012
Early rise this morning in order to meet Graham Russel at 7 am for our road trip to the Blue Mountains, about an hours drive from Paramatta.
The Daytona-win-$500 Contest - The Daytona 500
Created: February 20, 2012
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kicks off its 2012 preparations at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 is to racing what the Super Bowl is to football.
Mini Mania goes racing!! SOAPBOX Derby Racing! - UPDATE!
Created: January 19, 2012
We’d like to sponsor an entry in this Summer’s NEVADA CITY ADULT SOAPBOX DERBY. Those of us who attended last year’s inaugural race witnessed a great community event that benefited our local Pioneer Park in Nevada City, just around the corner from Mini Mania. In fact, our parking lot was used as a staging area by the teams competing in the race!
Jessica Pabalate's Arrive & Drive Experience
Created: October 14, 2011
I was at work when I opened the email Don sent telling me that I won the essay contest for Arrive and Drive. I read it, and then reread it because I couldn’t believe I won! I jumped up out of my chair emphatically yelling “I won, I won, I won!”
Winterize your Mini - Checklist
Created: October 13, 2011
Mini Mania's 12-point Winterization Checklist
Jessica Pabalate - 2011 Arrive & Drive Winner
Created: August 23, 2011
        I absolutely loved that car and my favorite thing was to drive along the desolate windy country roads where I lived. My dad even became fascinated with all things MINI and was..
Created: June 14, 2011
Women and the Mini contest
Mini Mania's 25th year at the Sonoma
Created: May 05, 2011
The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival is coming up and were excited!The Festival takes place the first weekend of June. The 4th  & 5thMini Mania will be there for our 25th year and to celebrate were giving a free lunch to anyone that wants to come out and support us.
Vintage Racing at Hallett Motor Raceway - Dennis Racine
Created: May 04, 2011
Vintage racing has very much been a part of the Racine’s life style for quite a while. And now with the whole family racing, it’s been even more special. We now field no less than for Minis out at the track.
Learn from the Dyno - NCA 2012
Created: March 22, 2011
the Dyno can yield a lot of great information and this was no exception! Dyno testing is like a ‘great dream’! Lots of us talk about them but how many people can really live them! Proving our metal is often equated to ‘dreaming’ about demonstrated how good we are by how much horsepower we can buy for our steed of choice.
Mini Mania is celebrating 20 years of Website Service in 2016
Created: March 03, 2011
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.
Mini Mania celebrates 45 years in business
Created: March 03, 2011
Mini Mania celebrates 40 years in business during 2014! Mini Mania is located in the heart of the Gold Country in Northern California's Sierra Nevada Foothills. What better place to drive Mini Coopers than in the twisty mountain roads of the region!
TEAM MINI MANIA Ready for Sonoma's Challenge
Created: January 25, 2011
With plans for 6 days of running/testing now underway, Team Mini Mania will be ready to see the green flag at the start of the Sonoma Motorsport Festival.
Team Mini Mania Race Schedule 2011
Created: January 13, 2011
The Racine family from Team Mini Mania has annouced a busy schedule for the 2011 Vintage Race season. The team includes, Don Racine, Dennis Racine, Julie Racine and son-in-law John Burmann.
Mini Mania 2011 Race Schedule
Created: December 09, 2010
With the 2010 year coming to a close it's time to start thinking about next year. 2010 was a great year for us, and we're looking forward to another in 2011.
Thoughts from a Mini Mania Customer
Created: October 04, 2010
I want to thank all these people and your business in general for making my foray into this awesome hobby/lifestyle hassle free and extremely fun. Its people like you that bring more people into this hobby. Once again, thank you so much for making this a effortless transition for me. Rob Crawley
Created: September 03, 2010
Here's How To Ensure You Receive MiniMania’s Emails In The FutureEmail Whitelist InstructionsSince your ISP probably uses some type of spam filter we ask that you add us to your trusted list of senders, contacts or address book. All also known as whitelisting.If you do not see an email from in your ...
MINCOMP & Team Mini Mania Celebrate 19 Year Partnership!
Created: August 27, 2010
Over the years the MINCOMP MINI has gone from being a converted street tub based mini race car to what is now a full tube frame purpose built race mini! Although the SCCA GT rules do allow building a mini as a rear wheel drive (RWD)
Created: July 22, 2010
How to Comment on an Article
Created: May 07, 2010
Cal Club SCCA Double National at Buttonwillow Raceway Park
Created: April 20, 2010
Monthly Racers Lunch Program April 21 at Autovino in Menlo Park California The Monthly Racers Lunch Program April 21 at Autovino in Menlo Park California is Vintage Production Sports Cars – Low Cost, Fun Vintage Racing a presentation and discussion by Don Racinge of Mini M..
Advanced Street Driving Skills
Created: December 11, 2009
Advanced Street Driving Skills Created: December 11, 2009 Now that we’ve spent some time explaining where engine performance comes from, and how to get more out of your MINI Cooper S or Cooper, we need to inject a note of reality. No matter how much potential speed and performance an owner builds into a car, fast is as fast does. At the end of the ra..
Created: October 29, 2009
Arrive and Drive Finalist announced!
Created: September 24, 2009
Searching and Finding The Parts You Need at Mini Mania At Mini Mania, we have literally thousands and thousands of parts available for your Mini! This vast selection is a great asset, but it can be tricky to find what you want without knowing where to look. If you're not sure which Mini/engine combinatio...
Created: June 10, 2009
Returning Customers Get 10% OFF Your Next Order
MINCOMP & Team Mini Mania 2009 racing season (so far!)
Created: April 20, 2009
MINCOMP/Team Mini Mania 2009 racing season (so far!) The 2009 SCCA National racing season is in full swing and the MINCOMP MINI has been out and running the SoPac events! Due to the economics we all are facing this year, it was decided to run only the SoPac National races and not travel up,...
Created: February 02, 2009
Using the Search Tool on Mini Mania!
Created: December 11, 2008
Seasons Greetings From A Satisfied Customer
Created: December 05, 2008
https://www.minimania.com/home.cfm
Created: October 21, 2008
"Awesome New Product Idea Contest" is now closed. Time to Vote!
Created: June 03, 2008
The Redwood Empire MINI Club joined forces with Mini Mania to put on a show at the recent 22nd annual “Wine Country Classic Vintage Races” held at Infinion Raceway during the week-end of May 31st, 2008.  
Mini Mania Resource Guide
Created: May 12, 2008
The Complete Mini Mania Resources Link List
Created: April 23, 2008
New Product Development at Mini Mania
Created: February 11, 2008
RSS is an easy way for you to be alerted when content that interests you appears on your favorite websites, such as Mini Mania. Instead of visiting the Mini Mania website to browse for new articles, new product announcements, cars for sale, etc.
Created: November 17, 2007
I would like to ask that you to join me and Mini Motors in celebrating the merger of Mini Motors in Santa Rosa, California with MiniMania, Inc. of Nevada City, California. After faithfully serving the world-wide community of both the Classic and BMW Mini Coopers for over 10 years I have made the ...
Created: September 21, 2007
Mini Mania, USA announces that the Mincomp Mini Mania Classic Mini Cooper has again been invited to participate in the SCCA “Race of Champions” annual event. The Classic Mini Cooper will run with the other regional champions during the week long motorsports challenge to be held in Topeka, Kansas. The first qualifying session will start October 9th with the National Championship race to be held October 12th.Mini Racing at Mini Mania Website
Created: September 09, 2007
SAMOA's Celebration Thank You
Created: August 23, 2007
Mini Mania Sponsors Victoria Minis Meet 2007
Created: March 27, 2007
How to get a shipping quote: (Logging into the site is NOT required)Step 1: Select a productStep 2: Hit 'Buy Now' button to place item in shopping cartStep 3: Hit blue button 'Shipping Quote'Step 4: Activate the drop down menu and pick the country that you wish to ship toStep 5: From the drop down m...
Created: March 26, 2007
Shipping quotes are now available by simply choosing a product to put into your shopping cart and entering a postal code and country, a login is no longer needed.
Customer Service and Product availability
Created: February 15, 2007
Mini Mania, Inc. strives to make “Customer Service’ our primary objective. And while this customer service objective for us may not be consistent with the classic definition in our consumer world, the nature of our business is to supply information and parts to a very small community of owners of ...
Created: September 24, 2006
The historic races in Monterey for the last 31 years have been considered the ultimate Vinatge race held in the USA.  Drivers and cars from around the world all enter this event. Regretfully only about 350 cars are accepted each years from the 1,000+ entires.  This year was no exception.  The tradition has it that each year a specific marque of historic significance is chosen to be honored and thus while many of the same cars are there year after year, the changing featured marque results in new and exciting race cars year after year.
Created: August 22, 2006
Mighty Minis fought for bragging rights, fans took a track tour, and a celebrity sighting at the Mini Mania tent during the 33rd Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca, August 2006.
Created: July 05, 2006
Many of us are still driving and enjoying our Mini Cooper every day and seldom really appreciate what we experience. How many of us can remember exactly when our daily driver started being referred to as a “classic”? How many of us would be proud to drive around in a 20+ year old American car? Do you ever stop to think that our MK1 Mini & Mini Coopers are 40+ years old and that even our MK3 Mini & Mini Coopers are 30+ years old!
Created: June 27, 2006
Now taking orders: A 5 speed transmission for the Mini will be available within the next week or so! These A+ Rod Change gearboxes can be fitted to any Mini model or engine. 5th gear is overdrive! VERY, Very limited quantity.
Created: June 27, 2006
Press Release - Minis at Monterey
Created: May 08, 2006
The weather was beautiful, the ice cream was fantastic, and there were many, many Minis at Mini Mania's annual car show, swap meet, and open house on May 6, 2006. We had our biggest turnout yet, with ...
Created: April 27, 2006
The Mini Mania Website now offers many customers the option to view all prices in their native currency. This latest innovative feature of both the classic and BMW MINI portions of the Website allows the customer to easily choose the currency they are most familiar with and thus making it easier to appreciate our great prices. On the left side of the screen on almost every page on the classic side you will find a drop down menu that when you select your currency the entire page will reflect your price in that currency.
Created: April 11, 2006
Mini Mania announces On-Line shipping options and costs
SEMA Membership & History
Created: January 30, 2006
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.
How to Redeem Gift Certificates
Created: January 05, 2006
Information regarding gift certificate redemption.
Created: December 23, 2005
Heritage Approval means that Mini Mania (USA) meet strict criteria regarding quality of service, product knowledge, financial stability, premises and that they carry a broad range of Heritage Original Equipment parts in stock.
Team Mini Mania / MINCOMP MINI COOPER
Created: April 25, 2005
Hello everybody...We ran the Team Mini Mania / MINCOMP MINI COOPER at Thunderhill for a SCCA Double Nation over the March 18th weekend. There were three minis entered in this event Doug Peterson was guest driving Ward Barbour's mini (this is the sister car to the Fortech Mini), Jon Becker had his mi...
Created: February 24, 2005
Mini Mania in the Press are a few highlights from all the global press coverage received by Mini Mania
Mountain Madness - GoMini Magazine
Created: July 23, 2004
Mini Mania plots to conquer the world by getting every Mini on the globe to go a little bit faster.
Created: July 01, 2004
Mini Mania branded products are covered for 2 years/24K miles, OR the remainder of your OEM warranty!
Try the Mini Mania Experience!
Created: November 24, 2003
Decades of classic Mini technical knowledge, in-house product development, personalized sales support, satisfaction guaranteed. Since 1974.
Created: September 03, 2003
Rules for Posting or Changing Your Car For Sale
Created: March 31, 2003
E-Mail Order Confirmation Added to MiniMania.com
Created: March 07, 2003
Mini Mania Newsletter #C92
Created: June 04, 2002
Our Guarantee: We offer the best products at the best prices available----
Created: May 27, 2002
It nice to hear good things!
Created: January 31, 2002
It's official! The Mini Mania New MINI will be on display at the 12th Annual Inland Empire Auto Show in Ontario, California, Feb. 27 through March 3.
Created: November 09, 2001
Mini Mania and our New MINI modifications were prominently featured in the San Jose Mercury News just prior to the Mini Challenge.
Created: May 02, 2001
On Sunday, April 29th, Mini Mania held it's first Nevada City Adventure event. Being our first swap meet/car show since our move, we weren't sure what to expect...
Created: May 02, 2001
I decided to drive my Mini more than 200 miles to California's Gold Country to attend Nevada City Adventure at Mini Mania's new location....
Created: April 12, 2001
A thank you letter we recently recieved with some great photos to go with it.
Created: June 20, 2000
I just ordered an engine from you folks and it represents my first transaction with you. My experience with your effort to be a focal point to the mini community has been filled with respect and admiration.
Created: April 14, 2000
If you received multiple copies of this week's newsletter, we apologize. We have implemented a new mail list program which is causing some problems, including sending multiple emails to individual recipients. We are hard at work fixing this problem. Again, we apologize.