There is a pretty extensive article over at Fith Gear with their impressions of the 2007 MINI after their test drive. Pretty much goes along with this video posted on YouTube back in October:
AutoMotoPortal.com has a pretty cool article on what some early R56 tuners are working on. Hamann has added a pretty sharp looking aero kit, sporty intake, exhaust and height-adjustable coilover suspension to make one cool-looking R56 MINI. They are also offering custom interior work. Not too shabby looking, I must say.
Last week I had posted about a production freeze regarding the R56. Details were not known, but it did not sound good. Looks like we now have confirmation through MotoringFile that there is indeed a production delay due to a leaky fuel pump on the Cooper S. For more details, check out the link below:
Just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Here’s wishing you a great day of motoring to and from homes of friends and family, eating till you drop and just taking a moment to reflect on what is important in your life. When it’s all over, stop by the chat room this week and share how you spent your day!! See you soon :).
Looks like we will get to see the R56 in January at the North American International Auto Show. According to this article from Auto Spectator, the second generation MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S will make their debut at the show alongside the new MINI Convertible Sidewalk edition. You can check out the entire article at the link below:
Has anyone heard of a short freeze on production on the R56? I was told today from a reliable source that there is an issue with the R56’s front hood and how it meets the front wheel arches. Apparently there is a gap that is just too large for the likes of quality assurance techs. I am told that the freeze should just be for a day or so in order to make the needed adjustments on the production line. Anyone else have any information on this?
Looking for information on the Dragon? Don’t know what the Dragon is? Take a moment and cruise over to this new website set up by Snooter. It contains a ton of information including lodging, dining and MINIs On The Dragon information.
Looks like the marketing folks at MINI are at it again! This time they put out all the stops with the website DEFMINIRECORDS.com. Complete with band information, music videos and downloads. Oh – and an interesting spin on the classic game “Memory” called “Butt-Memory“…
Now here is a really cool download! Print up some MINI ornaments right on your own computer and hang them all over the house or on your Christmas tree. Thanks to MINIBee for this find!
Come on over and chat with Fireball Tim tonight in the Motoring Fun MINI Club chat room! We are going to try something a little different tonight and have Tim answer questions using Skype. Special thanks to DB from WhiteRoofRadio.com for helping to set this up for us. If you don’t have Skype yet – download it at http://www.skype.com.
Also, click on this following link to log into the Skype portion of this event so you can hear the audio:
[ Skypecast Page ]
Of course don’t forget to also be logged into the chat room too so you can type your questions:
[ Chat Room ]