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Monday, 8 February 2016

Prince of Wales MINI Clubman made in Milan

Dealership MINI Milan has decided to enhance the DNA of the new MINI Clubman with a unique specimen "tailor made", customized stitched on by Garage Italian Customs body, as shown off on Saturday, February 6, during the open weekend MINI Clubman, at the new BMW Milano City Sales Outlet.

Friday, 5 February 2016

DiRT Rally to feature classic Minis

Console gamers are in for a treat this Easter when Codemasters releases its latest console version of its highly successful DiRT series - DiRT Rally - with additional cars including Classic Rallycross Minis.  


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Mini Se7en Racing Club 2015 Season Review

The 2015 Mini 7 Racing Club Season Review newsletter is out now.

Inside you'll find the final two race reports of the 2015 season, including a special trip overseas to Zandvoort in Holland.

There's also an excellent season review, penned by the amazing Richard Williamson, highlighting the thrills and spills of season in both the Mini Se7ens and Mini Miglias.

Recently there has been the annual awards ceremony for club members who all turned out very smartly (with no greasy oil marks to be seen) to receive a host of trophies to the many winners of the championship.

You can also find a full list of 2016's dates to book in to your diary.


Monday, 1 February 2016

MINI releases 30-sec ad for Superbowl

As more than 100 million viewers around the world prepare to tune into the big game on February 7, MINI USA is unveiling its star-studded 30-second spot today, set to air in the third quarter of the year’s biggest night in television advertising.

DVLA taken to court for selling YOUR personal details to parking firms

Have you been hit with a parking fine from a private company? Ever wondered where they got your address details from? Well, if the company is a registered parking operator they can apply to the DVLA for your details after paying a fee. The DVLA has made more than £22 million in the past five years selling your private details to parking firms!

But hold a minute....   Doesn't that contravene Data Protection and European Human Rights laws? 

Well, that is the case Challenge the Fine is putting across to the courts, challenging the authority and legality of the DVLA to distribute car owners' personal details - and it all kicks off very soon!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

MINI 5-door Hatch wins at Business Car Manager’s SME Company Car of the Year awards 2016

The MINI 5-door Hatch has been awarded Best Compact SME Company Car in Business Car Manager’s SME Company Car of the Year awards 2016.

Friday, 29 January 2016

MINI JCW team prepares for IMSA Sportscar Challenge Series

MINI USA and LAP MotorSports LLC are gearing up the MINI John Cooper Works Team for the 2016 season of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC), the first full season for the team. The team also today announced the addition of a third car and two new drivers – Ethan Lowe and James Vance. Building on the momentum of the team’s first podium at the season finale at Road Atlanta last year and a solid performance during three days of testing at The Roar Before the 24 , the team is hopeful for more podium finishes during the 2016 season. The season kicks-off this Friday, January 29th, at Daytona International Speedway.

MINI Apprentice jobs up for grabs!

BMW Group is on the search for more than 30 young people as part of its continued drive to invest in apprenticeships at the company’s three key UK manufacturing sites in 2016.

The business is looking for new apprentices across its three sites at MINI Plant Oxford, the birthplace and heart of MINI production; Plant Hams Hall near Birmingham, which manufactures highly-efficient engines for BMW and MINI vehicles; and Plant Swindon, which produces pressings and sub-assemblies for MINI. 

A rigorous selection process is designed to attract the best candidates who will get the chance to work directly alongside skilled and experienced employees at BMW Group in a wide-range of roles including human resources, finance, logistics, engineering, maintenance and IT.

Monday, 25 January 2016

MIA launches motorsport and automotive jobs fair

Wednesday 9 March 2016 will see the launch of the NEW MIA Motorsport & Automotive Jobs Fair, attracting students, graduates and universities, to meet and engage with employers from the motorsport and automotive sectors.

Friday, 22 January 2016

MINI Countryman is pulled to extremes

While most of us are still recovering from the hoard of mince pies consumed over Christmas, fitness expert Ross Edgley is starting his year with one of the toughest fitness challenges he’s ever faced.