If there is one thing I would have liked as an option with the F56 is a smaller sized key fob. The standard key fob is HUGE and oddly shaped. A few of us over at North American Motoring have been discussing options since last year and thanks to the beauty of 3D printing, a viable solution looks to be available!!User “devries“ from the Netherlands designed this key fob cover in his 3D studio and uploaded the design to ShapeWays.com so that we all can order one! It is available for $7.50 in 11 different colors/finishes and looks to be a pretty good fit. There currently is a promo code over at ShapeWays.com that gets you $10 off your first order. Just use promo code “a9fau” to receive your discount and you pretty much get this key fob for free (just pay a couple dollars in shipping)!
Look for these cool MINI trading cards in your next issue of MC2Magazine.com. Complete with perforated edges, you can cut these 2-sided cards out and start your very own MINI trading card collection. The front of each card features the four current forms of the MINI, complete with pricing, miles per gallon and horsepower ratings. The back of each card carries over some of this same information but also includes some fun facts about each car. Of course MINI also had to include a stick of gum with each set of cards (beware – the gum is not edible). So the question is – will MINI add to this collection once the Clubman is released? We shall see…
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MINI USA isn’t the only one sending free things to MINI owners. The clever Canucks at MINI Canada are giving away free MINI 3-D TURBOVISIONô Goggles. These will be used to view sections of the MINI.ca website. Unfortunately, it seems you have to live in Canada to receive the glasses. [If any of our Canadian readers can help us out, let us know!]
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!
CAUTION – the link below is a spoiler. If you don’t want to spoil your fun on the MINI spy gear adventure we have all been on, please do not click it. If you want to save some time and get right to the goods, click the link below. You have been warned! This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds…
Looks like Macworld is giving away a free MINI Cooper. Other prizes include a plasma tv and $25,000 cash. Good luck!
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The October issue of Car & Driver has the latest “Secret Decoder” ad on page 71. When you decode it, you can order a free collectible. http://www.minispygear.com
(Thanks to James for this link!)