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.
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.
Created: January 05, 2012
MINI intends on showing a cargo van version of the current Clubman in late February at the Geneva Motor Show.
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.
Created: November 10, 2011
Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of November; including, the birth of Alex Issigonis.
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.
Created: October 26, 2011
More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of October.
Created: October 05, 2011
Port Martin, to the east, has reported an annual average wind speed in the gale force range, and daily averages as high as 102 mph (hurricane classification begins at 73 mph). If it's the last place in the world you would expect to find a Mini, read on.
Created: October 03, 2011
Minis and the Month of October Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of October.
Created: September 29, 2011
The world’s first long jump over three Minis took place at Potter’s Field, London.
Created: September 27, 2011
Minis and More for the Month of September More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of September.
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.
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?
Created: September 02, 2011
Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of September
Created: August 04, 2011
On this day in 1959, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) launched its newest car, the small, affordable–at a price tag of less than $800–Mark I Mini. The diminutive Mini went on to become one of the best-selling British cars in history
Created: August 03, 2011
Minis and the Month of August Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of August.
Created: July 25, 2011
Minis and More From the Month of July More events in the life of the Mini from the month of July – mostly about North American Mini Meets.
Created: July 12, 2011
Minis and the Month of July; Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of July.
Created: July 01, 2011
More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of June. ...1986, June. Piccadilly limited edition starts at 3,928UKP. (Total production: approx. 2,500.) A City E in Cashmere Gold. Dark velvet interior. Full width wheel trims in plastic...
Created: June 30, 2011
Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of June
Created: June 23, 2011
We've got lot's of Mini Meet West 2011 stuff to share with you! The first is a gallery of some of the many Mini dashes we saw. Use the comment section to vote for your favorite!
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.
Created: May 19, 2011
If you have purchased any product from Mini Mania, You can Review it. So, Go On! Tell us what you think! Be a Mini Mania(c)!
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 12, 2011
Nevada City Adventure 2011 Minis, music, and driving fun highlight this 11th annual springtime event in Northern California.
Created: May 11, 2011
More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of May…and a few insignificant ones.
Created: May 11, 2011
Denise McCluggage is amazing. She holds both the Ken W. Purdy Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism and..
Created: May 04, 2011
Minis: More April and Into May Significant events in the life of the Mini from the months of April and May
Created: April 30, 2011
Minis and April Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of April.
Created: April 29, 2011
The world of Minis is not populated solely by men. Females played an important role, especially in early Mini history. Here’s a little quiz to see how well you’ve been paying attention when reading about the early days of the Mini; especially, Browning’s, “The Works Minis.”
Created: April 28, 2011
Journalist. Race car driver. Sports reporter. Photographer. Intellectual. And friend to about a zillion people. Denise McCluggage has worn all these hats; many of them so very well.
Created: April 25, 2011
Winners get Gift Cards good for anything Mini, Accessories, Parts, You name it!!
Created: March 24, 2011
A little more from Mini life in the month of March, plus some extras.
Created: March 18, 2011
For the Mini Cooper fan who already has the Mini-branded shirt, windbreaker, hat, shoes, cufflinks, backpack, wallet, keychain, towel, water bottle, and coffee mug, there's always more. Mini announced a new computer mouse and two new USB drives that carry its winged badge.
Created: March 18, 2011
Police use MINI Cooper to catch distracted motorists Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 17, 2011… The BMW Group message of DON’T TXT & DRIVE became local and mobile this afternoon as BMW of North America presented the Woodcliff Lake, NJ Police Department with a specially emblazoned MINI Cooper hartop.
Created: March 11, 2011
Afflicted with Mini-mania! If you really want to get renowned cabinet-maker Geoff Hannah's motor revving you can forget about talk of rare timbers.
Created: March 10, 2011
1974 Clubman Wagon For Sale It's a New Zealand 1974 Clubman Estate.Since I bought this car it's never stopped changing.
Created: March 09, 2011
Minis and March, Part II. More from the busy Mini life in the month of March.
Created: February 28, 2011
Minis and March. March was a busy month for Minis!
Created: February 22, 2011
Created: February 22, 2011
Minis…More February and a Bonus. Here are a few more February Mini-related dates. The later years are pretty boring, so I’ve added a few miscellaneous items at the end to make up for all the “decal specials.”
Created: February 22, 2011
Designer turns Mini into Ultimate Chair Designer David Gawthorpe has created the ultimate boys’ toy out of one of the best-known classic motors. His entertainment chair is made to look like the front end of a black Mini Cooper.
Created: February 22, 2011
Tour London in a Classic Mini Cooper The Guide/Driver has a good knowledge of London and can offer the basic sightseeing information or more quirky tales and historical facts for those who know the city well and it is fun to actually be at the locations while talking about them and listening to 60's tunes.
Created: February 14, 2011
Mini's, January, & Febuary The last article focused on the importance of January in the history of the Mini as it related to the Monte Carlo Rally successes. Here are a few more January dates that are less well known. How many of these do you know?
Created: February 11, 2011
Showtime again for the mighty Mini A collection of Mini Coopers will be under the spotlight at a classic car show on Sunday to celebrate the Mini's 50th birthday.
Created: February 07, 2011
The 1963 Monte Carlo Rally - the start of something big for the Mini. Lean More
Created: January 26, 2011
MINI has announced plans to offer a limited edition Cooper Hatch with unique tweaks and accents
Created: August 04, 2010
The Mini Pick-up restoration project seems to be again getting underway. The program started almost 2 years ago when I got tired of seeing the decay on the family pick-up getting worse just sitting there. The first step of restoring the body got underway with a bang and looked like it could be don...
Created: February 18, 2010
The Mini Owners Community Forum
Created: January 29, 2010
The list Classic Mini related Blogs
Created: January 21, 2010
With MINI’s introduction in 2010 of the MINI Countryman, we need to look back 50 years to another introduction, that of the Austin Seven Countryman.
Created: December 17, 2009
A “Moke” by any other name is NOT a Mini Moke!The world of MINI seems to be currently abuse with the story planted by BMW that MINI might someday produce a very distant cousin to the current model called the Beachcomber! A little history will help: Based on the Mini, the Mini Moke was designed by Si...
Created: June 19, 2009
Mini Partes y Accesorios Enviamos a México! - PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES (En Español) - [Spanish FAQ] Created: June 19, 2009 Mini Partes y Accesorios - Enviamos a México! PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES ¿Distribuyen partes para el Mini Cooper? Sí. Llevamos más de 35 años en este negocio y distribuimos partes para el modelo Mini Clásico (Inglés/Rover/BMC) y para el Mini Cooper S, fabricado d...
Created: April 01, 2009
The Mini was conceived by designer, Alec Issigonis, as a cheap, efficient, practical people's car, and was first produced in August of 1959. Front-wheel-drive, transverse-engined, and with innovative rubber suspension, it broke the mould of traditional small car design at the time
Created: August 24, 2007
Drawing for Hooked on MINI's Entry Fee
Created: November 18, 2006
A quick timeline of the production of the Classic Mini from 1959-2000.
Created: September 07, 2006
Prices are rising worldwide, not only at our own gas pumps but even for the bits and bobs which keep our beloved Minis running. British Motor Heritage (BMH) is the world supplier for factory original quality sheet metal for the Classic Mini and other British cars. As BMH’s sole authorized distributor in the US, Mini Mania recently received notification of price increases across the BMH range of products.
Created: February 02, 2006
MONTEREY, Calif. (August 24, 2005)—Cooper will be the featured marque at the 33rd Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, August 18-20, 2006, announced Steven J. Earle, president of General Racing Ltd. and founder of the event. Cooper Car Company will be part of a larger celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, featuring the racecars and champions that have competed there.
Created: January 28, 2006
Quaife Engineering's automotive performance product range covers: ATB Differentials for road and motorsport use Performance gear kits for cars, motorcycles and motorcycle engined cars Replacement race / rally gear boxes Specialist reversing boxes and gear trains for niche vehicles Uprated drive shafts & half shafts Complete heavy duty axle kits Four wheel drive systems GT sports racing cars in either 2 or 4WD
Created: January 28, 2006
That story began forty years ago when engineering entrepreneur Rod Quaife acted upon a chance suggestion from Norton motorcycle specialist Ray Petty. It was tempting enough for Rod to change his strategy he was then involved in and began afresh to specialise in motorcycle gearbox design and production. Enthusiasm and skill made good any financial shortcomings in these early days, and soon the new company - known as RT Quaife Engineering Ltd - began producing the first Quaife transmissions that converted four speed Norton gearboxes into five speed units. Motorsport success soon followed, culminating in John Cooper testing at the TT on a Quaife equipped 350 Norton in 1967.
Created: January 28, 2006
We offer a wide selection of fabrics, to allow you to select the one that will meet your vehicle's protection needs and budget. Different fabrics offer different levels of protection performance, and some focus on protecting from a specific element, like intense sun exposure or dust. Our range of fabrics is based on experience in manufacturing covers since 1965. Use the chart below to help identify which fabric is best suited for the protection needs you require. We've tried to be as realistic as possible in showing how the fabrics perform in certain conditions, but keep in mind that our opinion is based on performance comparisons with other fabrics currently used for vehicle covers.
Created: January 04, 2006
We at Mini Mania value your satisfaction. We back up every sale with our Satisfaction Guarantee : If you're not fully satisfied with our products or service, we'll refund the purchase price.
Created: October 01, 2004
It is sometimes easy for those of us that have been attending to our beloved British Cars to forget that the real world of economics can get in the way of our enjoyment of our cars
Created: October 19, 2001
The BMW Group has reached an agreement to sell its British Motor Heritage Limited classic car parts business to the Legacy Consortium. Legacy is a
Created: October 03, 2001
A total of 5,809 Mini Classics produced between August 1996 and January 1999 and registered in the UK are being recalled over a concern associated with the rear wheel bearings.
Created: April 04, 2001
It might be down, but it's not out. Organisers of the London Motor Show have been forced into a radical revamp of the event after most of the major manufacturers pulled out.
Created: March 16, 2001
The latest issue of the West Sussex Mini Owners Club magazine devotes a page advising Mini owners of when their love of Minis becomes an addiction.
Created: January 25, 2001
BBC Midlands will be screening a documentary about the infamous Leyland Metro (honest) on Feb 1 at 7.30pm.
Created: January 19, 2001
Yes, after 9 months the Bugeye Vintage Racer has returned. I am glad for several reasons. First, I was worried that my readers would loose interest in the project. After all, part 6 was published in July 2000.
Created: December 27, 2000
JOHN COOPER, creator of the rear-engined F! Cooper-Climax and the Mini Cooper, died on Friday in hospital. He was 77. The former racing driver devised the souped-up Mini Cooper in 1961 and his cars were behind Jack Brabham's success in the drivers' championships in the early 1960s.
Created: December 26, 2000
The creator of one the Sixties' coolest car has died, aged 77. John Cooper CBE devised the Mini Cooper in 1961 and it became the ultimate in four-wheeled chic – immortalised in the classic Michael Caine movie, The Italian Job. The Cooper Car Company was the first British motor racing manufacturer to win the Formula One constructors' championship, which it achieved two years running.
Created: December 25, 2000
Mini Cooper creator dies The creator of one of the coolest cars ever seen on the road, John Cooper, has died aged 77. The former motor racing driver developed the Mini Cooper, the souped-up version of the Mini, in 1961 and it soon became a cult classic. The Mini Cooper is still regarded as a cult icon Mr Cooper, who lived at Worthing, West Sussex, was awarded a CBE for services to the motor industry in the New Year's honours list last year.
Created: December 08, 2000
The final Mini to roll of the production line, a 10ft red Mini Cooper Sport, has been presented to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. The most famous small car ever has followed a tradition within the company and will go on public display at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, alongside many other examples of the best in British design and engineering.
Created: November 28, 2000
The classic Mini market has shifted in the last couple of years. Not so long ago, the ideal old Mini was a perfect original from the 1960s, but there's a rapidly growing trend towards buying middle-aged cars, retaining or even enhancing the 1960s look while modernising them technically.
Created: November 20, 2000
The Vintage Motorsports Council, an association of vintage race sanctioning organizations, meets this weekend in New Orleans, for the Winter bi-annual meeting. Representatives from over twenty of the member clubs are expected to discuss items of mutual interest and of importance to the organizations and the sport of vintage auto racing.
Created: November 07, 2000
MG World, the world's best-selling MG magazine has taken over the world's oldest, MG Magazine, to consolidate its position as the best MG publication available. 'We're delighted to be able to keep the American MG Magazine alive,' says MG World's editor Philip Raby.
Created: September 25, 2000
End of the road for legend The world's most famous small car - the classic Mini - will cease production at Longbridge on October 4. Ironically, it was introduced in the wake of the 1956 Suez fuel crisis and will finish in the midst of another.
Created: July 28, 2000
Those worried that the disappearance of leaded petrol at the end of this year could curtail the use of their cherished vehicles should be heartened by the announcement that the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) is endorsing four lead substitute products as adequate for all normal driving.
Created: July 27, 2000
After 22 years, MG's long, protracted withdrawal from North America is now complete. MG Magazine, the last remaining vestige of MG's presence in North America, has ceased publication. Ironically, it was not for a lack of readers. In fact
Created: July 19, 2000
The Bugeye Vintage Racer is in the body shop. It is one of those "do it between the others who are on a tighter schedule" jobs so it will be there a while. I get a weekly update. Sometimes it is good news sometimes bad. In all the effort is holding to cost and on schedule. My problem is staying focused.
Created: July 10, 2000
But there's been some serious scratching of heads as to why this orthodox paint job could invigorate the value of a Mini by so much. Mind you, there is one bonus - he didn't try to cut the car in half or stuff it into a tank of formaldehyde.
Created: June 16, 2000
In the land that invented muscle cars and is awash in sport-utility vehicles, these hardy few are agog over something that gives you a splendid view in a traffic jam -- of somebody else's hubcaps. In a society that loves speed, they boast not of horsepower, but of something they call ''being in touch with the road'' -- the ability to take 90-degree corners at 40 mph without touching the brake.
Created: May 11, 2000
After Mini shopping for more than a year, I decided to try my hand at importing one. I live in Tennessee, so I limited my shopping to the UK and Canada, as other sources were impracticable for me from a cost standpoint. After much research on MiniMania and other sites, I took the plunge.
Created: May 09, 2000
The BMW-owned Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire, is home to 350 historic vehicles, plus a massive document archive. Ford's acquisition of Land Rover means it will soon own the Gaydon vehicle development facility – next door to the museum – which led to speculation it was buying the Heritage Centre as well.
Created: April 21, 2000
Like the new company, the much-awaited new Bonneville will share only the name with its ancestor. Hints about capacity suggest 650cc to 750cc. Inevitably, it will be a twin-cylinder machine, and, in an excess of misty-eyed nostalgia (or is that cynical marketing savvy?) over common sense, the new Bonnie is rumoured to be air-cooled as well. Hopefully this fascination with the past will not extend to pushrods or to oil leaks.
Created: April 06, 2000
RACE car constructor, John Cooper - the father of the Mini Cooper - has been presented with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal for services to the motor industry.
Created: April 04, 2000
Created: March 29, 2000
So you think the Western Mini-Internet scene is big ? Think again! The Japanese Internet scene must be equal, if not bigger. Their Yahoo listing is twice a big as the US & UK version. Unfortunately though, most of these sites are in Japanese, therefore unaccessable to us Westeners.
Created: March 15, 2000
Introduced in April 1958 the first Majors and Lancers were mechanically identical to the English Wolseley 1500 which was also produced in the same factory. Vehicle launches were kept separate as there were still both Austin and Morris franchised dealers.
Created: March 11, 2000
British publisher Emap PLC is buying The Petersen Companies Inc., publisher of Motor Trend, Teen, Sport and other specialty magazines, for $1.2 billion in cash.
Created: March 07, 2000
This article will be in several parts. This is not because the article is too long. It is because it will take me some time to get the car on the track. So watch for updates.
Created: March 03, 2000
The Vintage Motorsports Council is requesting that racers and race prep shops report all mechanical failures to Ely Fishkin. The Vintage Motorsports Council is requesting that racers and race prep shops report all mechanical failures to Ely Fishkin,
Created: February 21, 2000
I wandered into the British car section filled with Jags, MGs and Triumphs. In the back was a Mini MKI. The usual rust areas were solid, not repaired; the body was straight; it had an engine; it had four tires and the price was right. It was just what I wanted. The only draw back being I live in Maryland. I began to express my interest and my concern noting that the Mini was a bit too large for a carry-on.
Created: February 18, 2000
A shop in Hook, Hampshire plans to rebuild and sell 24 right hand drive, Portuguese Mokes it has recently purchased.
Created: February 17, 2000
First of all, I would like to tell you about my shipping a Morris Mini Van into the USA from Australia. I did a great deal of searching on the Internet. I contacted many different dealers. Many of them wanted top dollar for there cars. If you pay a high price for the car to start with, You can plan on spending at least $1500.00 to $1800.00 more on the shipping , terminal handling fees, taxes & duties
Created: February 17, 2000
Considering the whole idea of the Car of the Century started three years ago with a list of 200 cars, to make it to the last five is an achievement in itself