Beijing Mini Cooper Rickshaws Combine Car, Cycle And Ugly

In celebration of the launch of the Mini Cooper Clubman in the Chinese market, Mini has chopped the back half off a handful of cars so they can be converted into rickshaws. Mini is no doubt trying to capitalize on the global spotlight placed on Beijing with some kind of sporting festival going on right now, but if… » 8/11/08 5:00pm 8/11/08 5:00pm

The Agent Provocateur Mini Clubman, Now With Video

Some of you out there were more than interested in the Agent Provocateur Mini Clubman, which was put together to raise money for the 2008 Life Ball charity event. As if the sexy little Mini wasn't ridiculous enough, they put together a Max Mosley-esque photoshoot. Now thanks to AutoJunk.nl we now have the very NSFW… » 5/20/08 2:40pm 5/20/08 2:40pm

Agent Provocateur Mini Clubman Gets Naughtier In The Presence Of Kim…

Those pictures we showed you of the Agent Provocateur Mini Clubman merely suggested naughtiness with their stocking-themed paint job and expressions like "You're Going Down." At the "Life Ball" event this weekend, which raises money for AIDS-related causes, the Mini Clubman was on hand and things went from the… » 5/19/08 1:00pm 5/19/08 1:00pm

2008 John Cooper Works MINI Cooper Clubman, Pictures To Go With Long…

2008 John Cooper Works Mini Cooper Clubman. That's sort of like saying Porsche Cayenne GTS. Performance monikers slapped on vehicles with inherant performance shortcomings. Yes, we know, the 2008 JCW Mini Cooper Clubman already got the unveil at Geneva, but it was a pretty big show, and Spin and myself didn't really… » 3/19/08 6:17pm 3/19/08 6:17pm

Detroit Auto Show: The MINI Clubmans Are Coming, The Clubmans Are Coming

While we're enjoying the crazy concept cars we may or may never actually see in real life or design studies that only hint at what we may see one day, we're going to actually be able to hang out with a car that will soon be in dealer showrooms. BMW will be bringing the MINI Clubman to the Detroit Auto Show for public… » 1/09/08 10:15am 1/09/08 10:15am

Jezza Hates the Mini Cooper S Clubman

Dang. We know Jeremy is a bit of a crank and prone to bouts of overwrought, under-accurate vitriol, but he actually goes on record saying he would prefer a goat to the new Mini Clubman. Not a GTO mind you, but a can-eating goat. Why? Well, one reason is England-only (and Japan, and OZ) — the 3rd half-door is on the… » 12/26/07 6:00pm 12/26/07 6:00pm

MINI Crossover To Be Named Monte Crossman

In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, MINI CEO Kay Segler let it slip that the new MINI crossover/SUV will be called the Crossman, and not the Mini Monte as we'd all kind of hoped it would be. Crossman just sounds like a cross-dressing super hero... or maybe a super hero with David Cross' humor and good looks.… » 12/17/07 1:15pm 12/17/07 1:15pm

Dutch Autoweek Gets It Wrong On JCW-Infused Mini Clubman

Last week, the folks at Autoweek.nl reported the release of the new JCW Mini Clubman. According to the Mini-gasmic folks at Motoring File, they were totally wrong. According to them, the pictures were actually some BMW press shots showing off how you could kit up the Mini Clubman with the current portfolio of… » 11/12/07 10:45am 11/12/07 10:45am

John Cooper Works Mini Clubman Revealed

Autoweek.nl is following in the embargo-breaking footsteps of its 'merican magazine cousins (not related). Whereas AutoWeek leaked the early deets on the Clubman, Autoweek.nl's releasing details on the new John Cooper Works edition of the slightly-bigger-than-mini Mini. Our Dutch isn't great, but it looks like it will… » 11/08/07 11:15am 11/08/07 11:15am

Will Cars Ever Stop Getting Bigger?

In case you missed it, today is Maximum Mini Cooper Clubman Day here on Los Jalops. A Cooper Clubman is an embiggened Mini with 5 doors instead of 3. And we have no problem with that. Our problem lies in the fact that the new Mini is bigger than the last Mini and that all BMW-based Minis are orders of magnitude larger… » 9/17/07 1:00pm 9/17/07 1:00pm