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Created: September 23, 2019
Watch Don Racine compete at the Mini Cooper 60th Anniversary race at Portland International Raceway.
Created: June 28, 2019
60 Mini's on the 60th Mini Cooper Anniversary at the Silverstone Classic.
Created: June 19, 2019
A Fathers Day Vintage Race at Blackhawk with Don and his son Dennis and their Mini Coopers.
Created: June 11, 2019
Watch Don Racine drive his Mini Cooper in this vintage car race at the Pueblo Motorsports Park in Colorado.
Created: May 17, 2019
Check out our latest video of Don Racine and his son Dennis competing in a vintage car race at Laguna Seca.
Created: May 15, 2019
Tale of Two Mini Racing Families, original Unsbee family and the current custodians of this piece of history, the Racine family.
Created: March 25, 2019
Watch Don Racine and his son Dennis competing in this vintage car race made possible by HMSA (Historic Motor Sports Association) on this historic raceway.
Created: February 26, 2019
Not every race track gets its start in the ruins of a lost track home community. Meet the Portland International Raceway (PIR) in Portland Oregon. PIR hosts a variety of race events including: bicycle races, car shows, drag racing, sports cars and motorcycle road racing, motocross, IndyCars, GT Cars and more.
Created: February 22, 2019
Here are the drivers for biggest Classic Vintage Mini Cooper Race of the year! The 60th Anniversary Mini Race
Created: February 15, 2019
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Mini Cooper. As the date approaches we'd like to celebrate the history of Mini Cooper racing. Including the biggest Mini Cooper Race in Portland Int. Raceway.
Created: July 11, 2018
You're invited to watch AND meet Team Mini Mania Mini at the various races we'll be running in the next couple months. Founder, Don Racine will take on several tracks! Here are the race dates running between July 20 and September 16, 2018.
Created: May 24, 2018
The founder of Mini Mania has been racing Classic Mini Cooper for many years. It's a great story of how it all began.
Created: September 25, 2017
Enthusiasts and racers of the Classic Mini are invited to join us at beautiful Sonoma Raceway for the third Can-Am Mini Challenge race! In addition to some epic Mini racing, there is an opportunity for spectators to enjoy a thrilling ride at speed in a race car.
Created: September 25, 2017
Preparations are well underway for the team of seven cars and drivers being fielded by Don Racine and Mini Mania, Inc. at this weekend’s Can-Am Mini Challenge at California’s Sonoma Raceway. Over 30 Mini Cooper vintage racers are expected to take the green flag. Three of the team's seven drivers are European champions. They were joined by team leader Don Racine last week at the famous...
Created: September 13, 2017
Four Class Wins Sought by International All-Star Team at Vintage Historic Races! Car assignments are now complete for Mini Mania’s assault on the vintage racing Can-Am Mini Challenge at California’s Sonoma Raceway Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. The four-driver Racine family racing team is being joined by three of Europe’s top Mini Cooper Champions.
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...
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.
Created: July 18, 2017
The Can-Am Mini Challenge is the featured Marque in California’s 14th Annual Charity Challenge Vintage Car Road Races at Sonoma Raceway Sept. 29 - Oct. 1.
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: 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: 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: 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: April 27, 2016
Team Mini Mania Races Across America in 2016
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: June 03, 2014
Brands Hatch raceway is the quintessential track that has represented English racing since 1950 and while probably best known for the “Grand Prix” circuit, it uses a smaller portion of that famous track that has been called the INDY circuit.
Created: April 08, 2014
Collection of Team Mini Mania Pictures
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: 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.
Created: September 09, 2013
Photo Log Part 6 - Mini Mania Vintage Race Car 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 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: 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: May 03, 2012
Phillip Island is the on the southern most tip of Australia and only 90 miles from Melbourne. The 38 Sq. mile island features spectacular coastal scenery, charming heritage and an abundance of Australian wildlife AND the most famous race track in a country that is 2.9M sq.miles (the USA only has 3M Sq. miles) with a total population of 21.8 Million people (California alone has 37.7 million). Phillip Island itself has a population of less than 10,000.
Created: May 03, 2012
Standing starts verses rolling startsWhile I am sure this has been discussed, debated and ruled on many time in history I thought I might share a perspective from a newcomers point of view.
Created: April 19, 2012
The racing adventure of a lifetime started on a small club race track southwest of Sydney.The Sydney area is not unlike a lot of areas in America in that many of the racers tell stories aboutthe number of old race tracks that have been bull dozed by the developers for housing or shopping
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.
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....."
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.
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!”
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 13, 2011
Recently Mini Mania went to Hallet Raceway. It turns out Team Mini Mania was showcased in the magazine all about everything Mini… MC2.
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.
Created: April 15, 2011
Doing Hallett Raceway backwards in a Mini Cooper Hallett has over 80 feet of elevation change and is considered Technically Difficult. It has wide, grassy run-off areas and zero concrete or Armco barriers. Hallett is unique in that it can be run in either clockwise or counter-clockwise directions making it two completely different race courses.
Created: April 14, 2011
Vintage racing a Mini Cooper at Hallett Raceway Vintage racing a Mini Cooper is hit, racing with old friends makes it a double, racing at Hallett raceway for the first time makes it a triple, and being a guest of the Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing group made it a home run! Almost too good to be true! And I don’t even play baseball! *yerrrr safe!*
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.
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.
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.
Created: October 13, 2010
The Mini's at this year's CSRG Charity Challenge Race were all in group B, a representation of the smaller engine displacement sports and GT cars as raced in the US under rules of 1967 and earlier.
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: May 07, 2010
Cal Club SCCA Double National at Buttonwillow Raceway Park
Created: April 02, 2010
Classic Mini Cooper Racing and the history of the Unsbee Mini
Created: December 23, 2009
The John Unsbee Mini Cooper S race car came to us in October of 2009 “almost ready to race”! Well, almost- the ‘freshly’ rebuilt motor was in the car with no carbs, cooling system, etc.
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: November 03, 2009
Dennis and I bought the car on October 1 and I made the stupid bold statement that we could get it ready in time for the last Vintage CSRG race of the year on October 31st! Crazy, bold, stupid, egotistical, these are all term that describe the adventure we were about to start.
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: October 31, 2008
The Phil Wicks MINI Driving Academy hosted the third annual "Minnie Challenge" at Nashville International Raceway on October 25-26. The event is a fund-raiser for the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and netted over $25,000 for the charity.
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.
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 9 with the National Championship race to be held October 12Mini Racing at Mini Mania Website
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: 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: January 07, 2003
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