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New research reveals one in four teenage drivers crash in the first year

  • 402 teenage car drivers were killed or injured on UK roads in 2015 
  • Alarming statistic means that more than seven teenage drivers die or are injured a week
  • 17 to 19 year-olds make up only 1.5% of UK licence holders  but are responsible for 9% of fatal and serious crashes
  • In a first for the UK market, Shotgun - a free app powered by Direct Line - has been launched to tackle these figures head on by rewarding new drivers aged 17-25 for safe driving

Getting behind the wheel of their first car is a rite of passage for most young people. However, it is fraught with risk as one in four teenage drivers will crash in the first year after getting their licence.

Car Blunders: tips, stats & expert comment

Swinton research reveals that more than a quarter of British motorists avoid basic car maintenance tasks – three quarters would leave standard maintenance checks to a mechanic, rather than checking themselves.

CravenSpeed Gemini phone mount

CravenSpeed have updated their popular phone mount, it now comes with both a magnetic and clip mount.

Limited Edition Cooper S launches in South Africa

BizinAfrica reports, MINI South Africa is introducing the exclusive MINI Cooper S 5-door special edition, an adrenalin-boosting blend of raw power and sporty looks in Melting Silver metallic paint and featuring an enhanced engine as well as exclusive MINI John Cooper Works parts.

Liqui-Moly revamps websites

German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY presents a new online appearance. The company has now relaunched its website “It not only looks more attractive, it also offers improved functions,” says Peter Baumann, LIQUI MOLY Marketing Manager.

Foliatec Thinners makes Brake Caliper Lacquers sprayable

FOLIATEC®.com offers a range of 25 different Brake Caliper Lacquer colours. Each can comes with a brush but for those who demand smooth perfection the new Brake Caliper Lacquer Thinner allows the Brake Caliper Lacquer to be sprayed on.

MINI rallycross dumped from Top Gear

The Sun reports that BBC's Top Gear producers have ditched the MINI Rallycross section of the show introduced last year under former presenter Chris Evans.

Crash tests now available on love:mini

Safety crash tests give buyers a good indication of how safe drivers and their passengers are likely to be in the car if they were to have a crash.

Has your car ever put a date off?

LOVE is in the air. Or at least you hope it is.

That all-important first date can end well….or it can kill any romance there and then. And creating the right impression when you pick up your date for the first time is vital.

Event News: Gainsborough Mini Day & Classic

Trent Valley Mini Owners' Club are again staging the Gainsborough Mini Day & Classic on Father's Day, 18th June 2017, in the Market Place in Gainsborough. 

This is the 4th year of the event and the club hopes it will be as successful as previous years. Again entrants need to be in position by 10am and remain there until 4pm due to the Market Place being a pedestrian area. Further details are available on the website

MINI tops the ranking in the UK for retaining value longer

  • Study illustrates depreciation of car value globally, and by brand in the UK.
  • Mini tops the ranking in the UK for retaining value longer, closely followed by Audi among 13 top selling brands.
  • Of the top twelve brands researched, Toyota retains the least value.
  • UK came in second to last in cars keeping value after 34700 Miles.

Online used car dealership Carspring conducted a study to better understand the depreciation of car brands in the UK. As part of a campaign released January 25th 2017, Carspring has conducted additional research to illustrate the actual devaluation percentage in each country as well as a depreciation ranking by brand in the UK. The goal of the update is to give the public a view as to how cars lose value in the UK versus other countries, as well as comparing how the top selling twelve brands in the UK depreciate in value compared with one another.

BMW Group sales achieve best-ever start to the year

Following on from a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, sales at the BMW Group achieved their best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group delivered a total of 163,288 vehicles worldwide, an increase of 6.8% compared with January last year.

MINI Countryman launches this week


The new MINI Countryman goes on sale on 11 February 2017 in the UK and this week a number of MINI Dealerships will be hosting a launch party.

The Green Hell - coming to Cinemas for one night only!

Journey to “THE GREEN HELL” and back at selected ODEON CINEMAS this February with the THRILLING NEW NÜRBURGRING DOCUMENTARY
For one night only, return to a golden age of motorsport as you are transported first-hand to the most iconic and dangerous track in motor racing history, with never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews from icons of the era, past and present.

Southern Mini Days is back

Southern Mini Owners' Club has announced that is popular Southern Mini Days event will be returning for 2017, albeit in a 'light' format.

Heritage launches Multi-Car insurance service

Car lovers looking to save money, time and stress when it comes to insurance can rejoice in the news that family-run provider, Heritage Car Insurance, has launched Multi-Car, an insurance product for owners of multiple vehicles.

Heritage Multi-Car is a specialist insurance package for drivers who own more than one vehicle and are tired of individual policies with different lifecycles and payment structures. The Multi-Car policy allows owners to bring all of their cars into one easy to manage policy, as long as at least one of the cars is considered a classic or prestige motor.

And as Heritage is a specialist classic car insurance provider, the new service will save drivers money, time and hassle, whilst also providing the added assurance of an expert team who know classic cars and classic car cover.

LAUNCH: love:mini discount shop

love:mini is proud to announce the launch of its new discount shop. Here you will find a range of discounts negotiated with Mini-related businesses so that you can get the bits you fancy whilst saving a few quid too.

From car cleaning products to Mini books, tyres, wheels, pictures and event tickets... there's something of interest to everyone. Come take a look and see where you could save.

Best of all... it's all free - because we love:mini. 


De Bowers file hopes to transform classic car history

A brand new classic car history file, designed to set a new industry standard in formalising the way in which a cars history is documented, will be launched in April.

The new De Bowers history file helps classic car owners and sellers easily organise and document a car’s history.

The new product will be launched at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show.

A brand new classic car history file, designed to set a new industry standard in formalising the way in which a cars history is documented, will be launched at the Practical Classics’ Classic Car and Restoration Show in April.

Mini Spares 5/16" Rocker Adjusting Screw for classic Mini Cooper 'S'


Mini Spares is pleased to announce the release of its own rocker adjusting screws for all Minis using the 5/16" thread size.

The rocker adjuster screws are parts which are often worn but rarely inspected. When both ends of this complex screw are worn they are in dire need of replacement to prevent noisy tappets and improper valve adjustment.

Mini Event Dates updated - 2017 listings

love:mini's famously comprehensive events listing has been updated with 2017 dates so you can plan out your year ahead.

Our full listing of Mini events is the largest available but there's always others. If you or your club have organised a meet or event that's open to the general public, then please drop us a line with your event details and we can add it to our listings for free.
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