Counterfeit MINIs

This little bit of marketing genius is just brilliant! I could not stop laughing the first time I saw it a year or so ago. Basically, it is a commercial for MINI’s but done in a way that looks like a commercial for a DVD on how to spot fake MINI Coopers. Complete with “victims” who have to hide their identity because they bought a MINI for $1200 off Ebay and thought they would be ready to “Motor”! There is even a website set up dedicated to the “Counter Counterfeit Commission”: [ Counterfeit MINIs ]

MINI wins another title at Targa Newfoundland

A stock JCW MINI Cooper S won in the Open Division of the Targa Newfoundland rally for the second year in a row. It was up against some cars with a few more modifications. In fact, the MINI was the only true “stock” car in its class. Sure says something about the little car. For a great recap, check out Videos are coming soon. As soon as I find one I will post to one. You can also check out for a bunch of Targa goodies.

Has your MINI made you a better person?

I stumbled across this post the other day and it really made me stop and think. It really does sum up what MINI ownership can do to a person. It was posted by MINIBee and I think it is great!

Before my MINI, I didn’t enjoy driving my car. It wasn’t that it was a bad car (1998 Honda CRV) it just wasn’t a fun car and it was just my transportation for a 60-mile round trip commute. I was always in a bad mood when I drove the CRV. In the MINI, however, it’s really hard to be in a bad mood. And a better mood has caused me to be a better person.

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New MINI Traveller / Clubman Pics

Auto Express shows off new pictures of the new MINI Traveller/Clubman in their latest issue.

MINI Traveller / Clubman
Photo Credit: Poblete (Auto Express)

The boot actually looks pretty roomy. Notice the separate exhaust pipes. I personally think larger tips like the Blue Flame exhaust are in order, but I like it nonetheless. I am still not a fan of the “Fisher Price” interior on the MKII , but I am guessing once I see one in person I may change my mind. Until then I will keep an open mind. Check out the full article at Auto Express.