Category Archives: Media Coverage

Watch The MINI JCW Team Live Today at 4:25pm ET

The Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge race from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca can be live streamed on today, April 30th at 4:25pm ET.   Ethan Low was able to qualify 8th for today’s race in the #37 MINI which is a big improvement from where the team unloaded this week.   The #73 MINI will start 18th and the #52 MINI will start 23rd.  If you can’t watch today, it will be broadcast May 8th on FS1 at 8:00am ET.


BTW – I stumbled across a great MIN race site that follows the team closely –  Check it out if you have a chance!

Video Media Coverage: MTTS 2008 Miami

I think this is the best media coverage to date that I have seen for MINI Takes The States 2008. It was aired on Univision and shows quite a few of our MINIs. Even if you don’t understand Spanish, you get an idea of how much fun we had. Look closely and you will see some familiar faces, including Pedro Vidal, who raced in the La Carrera Panamericana of 2007 and our good friend Alex Fuentes (nice job on the interview Alex!). Enjoy!

MINI – Kelley Blue Book Top 10 Road Trip Vehicle

Once again, the MINI has made it onto another top 10 list. This time, Kelley Blue Book picked the top 10 “Best Road Trip Cars”:

In putting together our annual list of top 10 “Best Road Trip Cars” for 2007, the editors of wanted to include a vehicle for every journeyófrom weekend jaunts of one or two people to week-long escapades that involve one or two entire families and maybe a dog and a boat. Our selection criteria included all the tangible and intangible need-to-have attributes: driving enjoyment, passenger comfort, fuel economy and cargo space. The fact that entire vehicle segments are filling top to bottom with desirable models made compiling this year’s list more challenging than ever.

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Auto Express: The MINI Crossman

Auto Express has an interesting article on the upcoming 4×4 MINI “Crossman”. If anything, you should check it out just for the photoshopped image of the vehicle. I will say that 4 doors on a MINI are very appealing to me if I am ever to convince my wife of ditching the “mini”-van. While it may never be the off-road vehicle that some thought, it should still be a hoot to drive:

The dashboard and all other interior detailing will be carried over from the Clubman. But the question on the lips of all MINI fans is: will the latest MINI be a proper off-roader, like the Land Rover Freelander?

Not really. The SUV will be biased towards on-road use, and wonít sacrifice the agile, driver-pleasing hand-ling for which MINI has become famous. Nevertheless, there will be a full-time four-wheel-drive system, said to have been developed by transmission expert Getrag. Add in the raised ride height, and the car will be reasonably capable over rough terrain ñ easily rugged enough for most buyers.

[ Full article @ Auto Express ]

CNN Money Reviews The MINI Clubman

CNN Money reviewed the MINI Clubman and seemed to like it quite a bit. The added space without sacrificing driveability seemed to be key:

MINI Clubman

The Clubman’s extra length, which brings along an additional 221 pounds of weight, does little to hinder its jaunty nature. (Or, surprisingly, its estimated fuel economy, which remains just the same as its shorter self.)

Check out the full article here: CNN Money.