It might just look like another old Mini in need of some love, but this particular tiny Brit is actually the eighth of the million+ cars built over the models 41 years in production.
Mini is running an advertisement in public bathrooms with the title "Trim Your Posse." The copy at the bottom is even better/worse.
The Mini Cooper was born in 1961, a collaboration between legendary road car designer Sir Alec Issognis and legendary race car designer John Cooper. Minnie Cooper was born on January 19, 1919. She passed away last Saturday, 42 years older than the peppy cars that happen to share her name.
American Ex-NASCAR driver Robby Gordon was killing it in the opening days of the grueling Dakar 2012 race in South America until a run-in with French favorite Stephane Peterhansel. Then the French-based governing body disqualified Gordon while letting Peterhansel get a pass despite nearly running over a motorcyclist.
There may be too many Minis. There, I've said it. This is the sixth. But if we must have another, why not a tiny two-seater convertible? It's cold comfort (until you turn on the heater) but at least the new Mini Roadster is heading in the right direction, size-wise, getting ever-so-slightly smaller than the Mini…
It's a strange phenomenon, but it seems old rare cars are always able to attract more of their kind whether the owner is conscious of it or not. Sometimes it takes a few years, but usually similar old rusty project cars have a way of attracting others of their breed. Somehow this trio of Hillman Imps, currently listed…
If you haven't heard about B-Spec racing yet, you will. Every major racing sanctioning body in the U.S. — SCCA, Grand Am, NASA and World Challenge — will host B-Spec races in 2012. Honda, Mazda, Kia and Fiat are already in. And now, so is Mini.
This may look like nothing but a handful of redcurrant berries perfectly balanced by the buoyancy of seltzer water, but don’t be fooled.
Life must be hard for a high-visibility, successful, small-lineup automotive brand like Mini. Everyone loves your products, but there just aren't enough for people to buy! Our hearts bleed for you, Mini.
Even if you never wanted to design an urban racecourse and share it with a network of like-minded urban-racecourse designers, you can still play Mini Maps, Mini's new Google Maps-fed Facebook game. Just putter around Sheboygan, Wisconsin in a chocolate-brown Mini S with a Swiss flag on its roof. That's what I did.
At the top of Goodwood is the rally paddock and a 2 minute, 20-second forest stage that I raced down in Ken Block's Ford Fiesta. It was awesome, but the moment I got out of Ken's car I ran straight to the Group B paddock and started begging for rides. I'm riding in a Group B if it's the last thing I do.
Concept cars, in all their finicky detail, are not the high points of waterproofing. They also need to be revealed with dramatic flair every so often. Hence the need for custom tarps. This one is used by Mini to waterproof and to occasionally reveal with dramatic flair their Rocketman concept, a car so close to yet so…
As expected, Mini is bringing to market the car they always should have built — the Mini Cooper Coupe (first unveiled way back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show). It's a two-door, two-seater potentially able to take a tiny shot across the bow of the super-compact sports car class. Daddy like. Well, as long as Daddy…
Canadian design team and part-time human mirror Dean and Dan Caten had the rugged MINI "Red Mudder" built for the AIDS event Life Ball, held in Vienna this past weekend. The duo, known as DSQUARED², will auction the dirt-ready Mini for charity.
Reaction to the concept of Mini returning to the World Rally Championships where it once reigned supreme with the bulbous Countryman has been somewhat mixed. Here's video proof from Mini that with enough race prep, pigs can fly.
Kay Segler, currently boss of BMW's M Division, will take over the Mini brand from Wolfgang Armbrecht. Segler had previously run the Mini brand from 2004 to 2008, overseeing the introduction of a new range of BMW-engineered R56 platform-based models.