Live from AMVIV 4 (A MINI Vacation In Vegas) – Daily Update – Thu

Thursday, 1:34 PM

Rob brings us AMVIV 4 coverage from The Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas.

He talks about some of the preparations for the event, the wind storm, and mentions a little about vendors and services — we have WiFi! If we can get Rob to stay put long enough we’ll have some live video for you as well 🙂 Other than that, here’s your daily audio update:


MINI starts own music label

DEF MINI Records – How to rock and how to roll with MINI.
MINI starts own music label at
BMW Press Release – 03/20/2007 – Munich

Do you know the boy band “N’CAP”? And their love song “So many stars”? Or Wayne Trapper from the country band “RUNFLAT”? Or the alternative rockers “THE DISC BRAKES” and their smash hit “Save me”? This bands all have one thing in common. They don’t sing about world peace, or about lost love, or about life in the ghetto. Their music has another message that is no less serious and important. These artists are singing about MINI. And about the fact that MINI is jot only a car that’s fun, but is also one of the safest, most reliable vehicles in its class.

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Fireballed! joins John Wayne Cancer Institute and Joy Ride

Torrance, CA. (March 17, 2007)

Extreme Tuner, Fireballed! Racing has joined with several high-level charity groups to support Cancer Research and expand Katrina Relief.

The John Wayne Cancer Institute, Joy Ride Rally and the Southern California BMW/MINI Dealership headed by General Manager, Peter Boesen have all sought out Fireballed! for it’s design expertise. Headed by CEO Movie Car Designer Fireball Tim Lawrence, the company is supporting the two April events with gusto.

The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary’s Odyssey Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 14th, honoring Joyce Green for her passionate commitment and devotion to cancer research, and the Joy Ride Rally, an Exotic Car Rally traversing 2000 miles to New Orleans to support Katrina victims.

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AMVIV 4 (A MINI Vacation in Vegas) – We’ll see ya there!


With over 388 vehicles registered by the March 17th pre-registration date, “A MINI Vacation in Vegas 4” is going to certainly turn out to be one of the biggest showings to date. We couldn’t just let a National MINI/Mini event go by without getting the Miniology producers and cameramen out there to cover the events! Rob(Califzeph) and his team are eager to get some good footage so make sure to say Hi when you see them! AMVIV 4 will run from Thursday March 22nd to Sunday March 25th. In store for attendees includes several scenic drives (including Route 66 and Death Valley!), meet and greets, vendors, and plenty of fun!

We are also hoping to have a live AV feed through Skype and we’ll have more details on that in the next couple of days.

Are you planning on getting video? Why not contribute to the ‘cast?? Send us an E-Mail and let us know!

Club spotlight: Maverick MINIs

Mav Minis

Note: This is presented as an interview format, though really, it wasn’t 😉

Q: Who is Maverick MINIs?

A: Maverick MINIs is a small band of MINI and Mini owners who get together and Motor for the sheer enjoyment of driving our beloved cars.

Q: What are your runs like?

A: Our Runs are typically informal and always open to everyone. We organize events as we go (who needs to plan a year in advance?) and input from everyone is welcome (majority rules!)

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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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