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Honda Fit and Mazda2 B-Spec with production models - Photo courtesy Mazdaspeed

Grand-Am Adds B-Spec Competition For 2012

Grand-Am is adding B-Spec races to its roster of competition. Currently B-Spec racers are being produced by five manufacturers with the following models: Mazda2, Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Mini Cooper and Kia Rio. Future manufacturer entries are expected. B-Spec racers are typically an entry level... read more

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2007 MINI Cooper S

NHTSA Investigating MINI Cooper S Models For Engine Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided to investigate the MINI Cooper S lineup for potential engine fires after 12 owners of 2007 and 2008... read more October 18, 2011 by 


 
Josef Newgarden is the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights champion. Photo: Anne Proffit

Mazda Road To Indy Test Set At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDYCAR has decided on the best memorial it can give Chris Griffis, team manager for Sam Schmidt Motorsports' Firestone Indy Lights championship teams. Mazda Road to Indy... read more October 6, 2011 by 


 
Mini Cooper London 2012

MINI Cooper London Debuts With Leaps And Bounds

MINI has never been embarrassed about expressing a little national pride. So it comes as no surprise that the automaker wants to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games with... read more September 28, 2011 by 


 
2001 Mini Cooper S

MINI's Tenth Birthday Celebration Is Out Of This World

Since the newly-redesigned MINI Cooper hit the U.K. market in the summer of 2001, over 333,000 buyers in Britain have bought one of BMW's retro-classics. Owners have racked... read more August 11, 2011 by 


 
Leaked patent image of production MINI Pacemen

Patent Images For Production MINI Paceman Leak

MINI’s Paceman concept vehicle was confirmed for production almost immediately after it was revealed back in January at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, and now we have an... read more July 21, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe

Drunk Dunn Done, MINI Coupe Revealed, MyFord Touch Bombs: The Week In Reverse

Ryan Dunn's death in an alcohol-addled 130-mph Porsche 911 GT3 wreck shines a light on drunk driving dangers. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe gets its official... read more June 24, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe To Tackle Nurburgring 24 Hours

Joining the assortment of fully fledged race cars and hyper-expensive supercars at this weekend’s grueling Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race will be this very cute... read more June 23, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe

2012 MINI Coupe Priced From $22,000

Yesterday we saw the reveal of the new 2012 MINI Coupe range and today we have the all-important pricing details for the car, which is set to go on sale this October. The new... read more June 21, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe

2012 MINI Coupe Preview: Cooper, Cooper S, And John Cooper Works Models

The 2012 MINI Coupe is officially out, and it looks just about exactly like we expected. But what surprises does it hold? Read on to find out. MINI's first two-seater is... read more June 20, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI John Cooper Works Challenge Edition spy shots

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Challenge Edition Spy Shots

As the current run of MINI Coopers nears an end and the next version enters testing, the company may be prepping a special, final, high-performance edition of the MINI John... read more June 16, 2011 by 


 
MINI Rocketman Concept

BMW Boss Envisages 10 Model Lineup For MINI

MINI recently announced an $800 million investment deal for its plant in Oxford, UK to prepare for production of its third-generation Cooper model. The new model, spy shots... read more June 10, 2011 by 


 
MINI Rocketman Concept

Production MINI Rocketman Coming In 2014: Report

With the sighting of a prototype for the 2013 MINI Cooper confirming that the third-generation modern MINI would be growing in size, both in length and width, rumors have... read more June 8, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI Cooper Coupe official spy shots

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe Preview

Two years ago MINI unveiled a pair of new sports car concepts at the Frankfurt Auto Show, one called the Coupe and the other the Roadster. Now, just a couple of months out... read more June 6, 2011 by 


 
2012 MINI Roadster spy shots

2012 MINI Roadster To Feature Manual Folding Soft Top?

Electric-folding soft tops have become the norm in convertibles over the past few years, where they haven't been replaced by complex power hard tops, but MINI is going back... read more May 25, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen Scirocco R

Demanding Unobtanium: Cars We Want, But Can't Have

Believe it or not, there was a time when Mitsubishi's Evo and Subaru's WRX were not available on these shores—they were that ultra-rare element known as unobtanium... read more May 24, 2011 by 


 
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