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 ]
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 MotoringFile.com. Videos are coming soon. As soon as I find one I will post to one. You can also check out MINI.ca for a bunch of Targa goodies.
Looks like Macworld is giving away a free MINI Cooper. Other prizes include a plasma tv and $25,000 cash. Good luck!
[ Macworld ]
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.
This is a pretty cool game from MINIUSA.com that tests your abilty to jump in a MINI Cooper Convertible. It is a lot harder than it looks! WARNING: Start your finger stretching excersizes before playing…. Play it now at MINIUSA.com.
This has to be one of my favorite TV ads that is still on the airwaves. It features 4 Chili Red MINI Cooper S’s racing along ‘Italian Job-style’ complete with some incredible driving sequences. As I was watching the NASCAR race today at Loudon, NH on TNT, they ran this ad and it prompted me to post this :). Enjoy!
Auto Express shows off new pictures of the new MINI Traveller/Clubman in their latest issue.
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.
Check out this AMAZING peice of video footage of a Classic Mini tearing up the asphalt. I have never seen a car move like this!
The 2nd annual Mickey and MINI event at Walt Disney World, Florida will take place on Oct. 13 -15, 2006. If you can get to Orlando, FL for this, I would HIGHLY recommend it. We have a great turn-out last year and this year promises to be even better. For more information, make sure to check out SunshineMINIs.org.
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!)