Vendor spotlight: Mini Mania

Mini Mania

Mini Mania specializes in all A-Series British Cars including (but not limited to): Austin, Morris, BMC, British Leyland, and Rover produced classic Mini, Austin Healey Sprite, Spridget, Bugeye, Midget, Austin America, MG 1100, and Mini variants such as Cooper, Cooper S, 850, 1000, 1275, GT, Minor, etc!

Mini Mania also sells parts and accessories for BMW’s New MINI models, for both US and UK markets. As such, they have developed several sites to better serve customers depending on their needs and location.

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Did you see me???

Hey East coast visitors! Did you see me driving down the highway today?? Got lots of waves but we’ll see who actually followed the link on my window! Comment here 😀

Mini Haulin

Mini Clubman enters production!

MINI Clubman to be launched in 2007 in Europe
03/12/2007

At the International Automobile Salon in Geneva, MINI announced that the next derivative in its model range will be called MINI Clubman. Based on a concept first shown in Frankfurt in 2005, a ‘Shooting Brake’ body-styled car will be launched before the end of 2007 in Europe, Canadian launch dates to be confirmed.

The new car promises to be distinctive, yet authentically embody the MINI character. Offering more versatility without compromising the revered chassis of current Hatch models, the production version of the car is further evidence of MINI’s aim to break boundaries in car design.

Historically, ‘Shooting Brake’ models are so-called due to a combination of premium two-door styling, with added interior flexibility and comfort for owners leading active lifestyles.

(We’ll keep you posted as more details are confirmed!)

Episode 16 – Sweet Sixteen (Miniology)

This bit of eye-candy should hold you over till the next one comes out! 😉 StarLord Mini Podcast morphs into Miniology. In this (actually, our 20th) vodcast, Rob (Califzeph) gives us slick music-video style views of the REME run to Point Arena. Chris (StarLord) offers glimpses from the MacWorld expo (don’t blink!), then gets into San Francisco MINI’s purple Cooper cabrio. More to come soon in the “Miniology” audio and video podcasts, at the new Miniology.com.

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New MINI claims Clubman name

Today at the International Automobile Salon in Geneva, MINI has announced that the next derivative in its model range will be called MINI Clubman. Based on a concept first shown in Frankfurt in 2005, a ‘Shooting Brake’ body-styled car will be on sale in the UK before the end of 2007.

The new car promises to be distinctive, yet authentically embody the MINI character. Offering more versatility without compromising the revered chassis of current Hatch models, the production version of the car is further evidence of MINI’s aim to break boundaries in car design.

Historically, ‘Shooting Brake’ models are so-called due to a combination of premium two-door styling, with added interior flexibility for owners leading active lifestyles. The new car takes inspiration and styling cues from the Morris Mini Traveller, which experienced widespread success between 1960-69.

The eagerly awaited unveiling of the new MINI One and MINI Cooper D will also take place in Geneva. Both cars offer a dynamic drive and excellent fuel economy, with the latter being the most frugal and environmentally friendly MINI produced to date. The MINI One will cost £11,595 on the road, and the MINI Cooper D will be £14,190. Both models will be on sale from 14 April 2007.

MINI Convertible Sidewalk completes MINI’s presence at the Geneva show. The new Sidewalk model is on sale from 14 April 2007, and offers a host of exclusive and additional options available on the One, Cooper and Cooper S.

It includes a choice of four paintwork colours, Malt Brown English Leather upholstery, 17” Night Spoke light alloy wheels, bi-colour leather steering wheel and gear knob and special ‘Sidewalk’ interior trim, floor mats, badges and door inserts. On the road prices are as follows:

MINI One Sidewalk £16,910
MINI Cooper Sidewalk £17,960
MINI Cooper S Sidewalk £20,235

Should a customer wish to specify these options on any other MINI Convertible, the cost of the extra kit would be approximately 25 per cent higher than if purchased as part of a standard package on the Sidewalk edition.

Santa Cruz Mountain Run

Join the Redwood Empire Mini Enthusiasts for a quick and twisty run through the Santa Cruz mountains, over some great winding backroads, enjoy gorgeous views through the trees and the beach, driving along California Highway 1, up through La Honda, ending up at Alice’s Restaurant in Woodside for a well-deserved lunch and brewskies 🙂 – formated in 16:9 iPod Video size, encoded with QuickTime via iMovie.

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