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2011 MINI WRC racer

MINI WRC Team Gets Official Launch In Oxford

Since the first hintings of the return of the MINI name to the world stage of rallying last July, right up through to the testing stages and constant teasing, we have longed to know what form MINI’s efforts for the World Rally Championship (WRC) would take, and now we finally know. The new... read more

April 11, 2011 by 
 
Smartphone controlled RC car

Video: Radio Control? Old News! Phones Are Where It's At

Before the advent of video games and thousands of cars stunningly recreated in high polygon models on hundreds of detailed race tracks, we used to use a little thing known as... read more March 25, 2011 by 


 
Elizabeth Taylor

Video: Remembering Elizabeth Taylor And Her Sunbeam Alpine

As a celebrity blog, it would be hard to ignore the death of one of the biggest stars of the 20th century -- and we're not: Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79... read more March 23, 2011 by 


 
Woodcliff Lake police in New Jersey take delivery of MINI Cooper

New Jersey Police Get MINI Cooper As New Patrol Car

We’ve seen plenty of special police cars in the past, including a Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 911 and even an impounded Dodge Viper, but the latest is just too cute... read more March 18, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI WRC

Video: MINI's Return To World Rally In 2 Minutes

You already know MINI will be back in WRC this year, testing at a limited number of events ahead of a full push for the 2012 season. Here's the view from inside the company... read more March 8, 2011 by 


 
Renault R-Space Concept

2011 Geneva Motor Show: Technology And Design At Swiss Show

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the top auto shows each year for new cars, concepts and car technology, and 2011 was no exception. Under the shining lights and amongst the... read more March 8, 2011 by 


 
MINI Rocketman Concept

BMW Exec Hints At MINI Rocketman Production

MINI’s string of recent concept cars have a tradition of heading straight to production, except for perhaps the rugged Beachcomber, which was deemed too unsafe for the... read more March 7, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI Rocketman Concept live photos

MINI Rocketman Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Positioned as a curious "3+1" seater with three doors and a scant 10-foot overall length, the 2011 MINI Rocketman concept is one MINI that’s actually mini. It’s... read more March 1, 2011 by 


 
MINI Rocketman Concept

MINI Rocketman Concept Preview: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Leaks, teasers, previews...the Geneva Motor Show is gearing up to a fever pitch this year, and MINI wants to be part of the action. Its entrant to the concept category? The... read more February 22, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI WRC

MINI WRC Hits Up Rallye Monte Carlo Alongside Classic Mini Rally Car

Monte Carlo is one of the classic homes of rally racing, and the original Mini was no stranger to its wiles. The new MINI WRC isn't, either, now that the two have shown off... read more February 3, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI Cooper Clubman Hampton SD

MINI Unveils Clubman Hampton To Kick Off New MINI Yours Personalization Program

MINI is launching a new personalization program called MINI Yours, which will essentially offer customers a range of different options to configure their car exactly how they... read more February 2, 2011 by 


 
MINI Cooper John Cooper Works package

John Cooper Works Package Offered On 2011 MINI Cooper And Cooper Convertible

If you’re still unfamiliar with the John Cooper Works (JCW) branding, either you’re not a MINI fan at all or you’ve been living under a rock for the past... read more February 1, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI Cooper SD

2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: MINI Cooper SD Range

MINI will be using next month’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show to unveil a range of new sporty diesel models based on the regular Cooper and Cooper Convertible, as well as the... read more February 1, 2011 by 


 
26 people squeeze into MINI Cooper

Video: 26 People Squeeze Into MINI Cooper To Set New World Record

If you thought 19 teenage girls squeezing into a Smart ForTwo was impressive, wait until you watch this video of 26 girls hopping inside a MINI Cooper. The previous record... read more January 27, 2011 by 


 
2010 MINI WRC Concept

Rumorific: Road-Legal MINI Countryman WRC In The Works?

File this one in the "we hope, but we don't expect" drawer, as it's almost too good an idea to be true: a road-legal, widebody, 300-horsepower MINI Countryman based on the... read more January 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI Cooper

Next MINI Cooper Design To Start From Near Scratch

The iconic original Mini, of British Motor Corporation origin, is inimitable in its proportion and style. The new BMW MINI, as much as it pays homage to the original, is an... read more January 25, 2011 by 


 
 

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