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Mini Going Electric? What do you think?
Created: January 10, 2019
With the launch of New MINI Cooper S E this year (check out the article below) and with customers inquiring about EV conversion kits for their Classic Minis here at Mini Mania; we created this quick survey for you to let us know what you think.
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: 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.
New MGs Caught On Film
Created: September 15, 2000
Rover will roar back into showrooms next year with a range of sporty MG saloons – and Auto Express has an exclusive sneak preview of what they'll offer. Detail shots were revealed to a top-secret gathering of staff, dealers and suppliers at the Longbridge plant in Birmingham.
Created: July 25, 2000
The Midget and Sprite Club Archivist, Terry Horler, is compiling a comprehensive International Midget & Sprite Register - do your bit now! All information will be added to the register, it will not go to any third party outside the Midget & Sprite Club.
Fun Things
Jay Lenos Garage 1965 Morris Mini Minor
Created: February 28, 2019
In this episode of Jay Leno's Garage, Jay's guest Steve Nelson brings his 1965 Morris Minor that has been with him for more than 40 years.
60 Year Edition MINI
Created: January 24, 2019
All eyes will be on the 60 Year Edition MINI, a model very similar to the 2019 F55 and F56.
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.
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 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/
The 10 Most Famous Minis
Created: October 28, 2011
The Minis that made it "the" Mini!
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.
Mini Meet West 2011
Created: May 12, 2011
Mini Meet West is the longest continuously running Mini happening in North America, dating back to 1973.
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.
Devastating California Wildfires - How you can help
Created: November 26, 2018
The deadliest fire in CA history is 100% contained. But the victims and wreckage it has left behind is tremendous. 85 people have lost their lives and 249 are still missing. Together we can help those affected. A donation of any size would be a help.
Created: October 02, 2012
Southern California Mini Cooper Club Newsletter is full of great information and fun events.
Created: September 12, 2012
Every September 15th Mexicans commemorate the war of Independence, which was actually initiated in the small town of Dolores in Guanajuato Mexico on September 16, 1810.
BMC Name Changes
Created: March 30, 2012
The British Motor Corporation (BMC) was formed in 1952 by joining the Nuffield Organization (Morris, MG, Riley, and Wolseley) with the Austin Motor Company. It was during BMC’s reign that the Mini was designed and introduced.
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.
Minis and the Month of December
Created: December 06, 2011
Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of December, and an overview of total Mini production figures.
Minis and the Month of November
Created: November 10, 2011
Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of November; including, the birth of Alex Issigonis.
Even More Minis and the Month of October
Created: October 31, 2011
Even More Minis and the Month of October               Still more significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of October; including, the end of production for Minis in three countries and the passing of Issigonis.
More Minis and the Month of October
Created: October 26, 2011
            More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of October.
Motorsport
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: 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.
Arrive & Drive Contest featuring Phil Wicks!
Created: May 18, 2011
Mini Mania, Inc. announces its second annual Arrive & Drive contest! Enter to win a high performance driving class where we equip you with a race-prepared classic Mini or MINI Cooper S!
Denise McCluggage - Operation 850 PLUS
Created: May 11, 2011
Denise McCluggage (born 1927) is an American auto racing driver, journalist, author and photographer. McCluggage was a pioneer of equality for women in the U.S., both in motorsports as well as in journalism.
Relive Monte Carlo with Aaltonen & Hopkirk
Created: March 23, 2011
Now let’s take a look back at the two chaps who helped build that rich racing heritage as they take a modern MINI ’round the snowy curves of the classic rally route.
VDCA – Road Atlanta February 18-20, 2011
Created: March 16, 2011
VDCA – Road Atlanta February 18-20, 2011 By Phil Wicks Power and torque mean everything at Road Atlanta. Suffice to say, we found much more of it in the engine and handling work we did on the Snoopy dog Mini!   After many conference calls with Don Racine at Mini Mania, I re-worked the existing cylinder head
1969 MINI Cooper S Wins the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique
Created: February 02, 2011
1969 MINI Cooper S Wins the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique The MINI car brand has entered a team in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique recently, and managed to emerge victorious. The car in question was a 1969 Cooper S, driven by Finnish racer Rauno Aaltonen
Mendocino Forest Rally - 1st ever scca pro-rally event
Created: January 28, 2011
Mendocino Forest Rally - 1st ever scca pro-rally event. The rally was one of SCCA’s Pro-series rally. It was run on dirt roads at as fast a speed as possible. It climbed to 6,000 ft. and back down again several times.
Phil Wicks Returns to Classic Mini Racing
Created: January 05, 2011
The annual Phil Wicks Driving Academy Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation fund-raising event took place on September 10-11, 2010 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee.
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.