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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

MINI Carbon Pro launched in Poland

Mini Carbon Pro Edition is a new, even more sporting version of the MINI. The car was equipped with a lifting power of a package of John Cooper Works Tuning Kit Pro, black lacquer Midnight Black and 18-inch alloy wheels Cross Spoke 506 Jet Black.

Monday, 24 October 2016

“The sportiest cars in 2016”: the MINI John Cooper Works repeats last year’s victory

On the road the MINI John Cooper Works always takes the ideal line, in the “sport auto” magazine readers’ vote it occupies the highest position on the winner’s rostrum. Like last year, the top athlete in the British premium brand’s model range won the vote for “the sportiest cars in 2016” in the importer ranking of the “small car” category. With 28.2 percent of the votes, it left the competitors in its class far behind. The latest version of the MINI John Cooper Works (combined fuel consumption: 6.3 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 147 g/km) still belongs to the circle of models which continues to thrill the public interested in sporty and dynamic driving.

Friday, 21 October 2016

My Car Check names UK’s best and worst towns for write-off risk… and they’re only 30 miles apart!

New figures from My Car Check show that Billingshurst in West Sussex is the worst place in the UK to buy a used car in terms of write-off risk, with 42.48% of checks conducted there returning a write-off warning, compared to just 5.07% in Farnborough, Hampshire, only 30 miles up the road.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Best Global Brands: No top-100 premium automotive brand makes bigger gains than MINI

  • Brand value rises 18 per cent, climbs ten places in Interbrand ranking.

An emotional, authentic brand, with attractive products and distinctive brand communications: The systematic realignment of the MINI brand is proving a success. In the current Best Global Brands ranking compiled by the agency Interbrand, the value of the MINI brand climbed 18 per cent – the highest increase of any premium automotive brand in the top 100, with only two others able to match this strong rate of growth. With a brand value of around 4.9 billion US dollars, the British premium brand climbed ten places to number 88.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

TerraClean shoots for the stars in its latest advertising campaign

Randstad Ltd’s engine decarbonising service, TerraClean, has become the sponsor of new Travel Channel programme, Stars In Their Cars, as part of its next stage of TV brand awareness.

Charging ahead – The MINI goes electric

  • Head of MINI brand management Sebastian Mackensen and Head of MINI series management Peter Wolf preview the first plug-in hybrid model by the British premium brand.

Hallmark MINI driving fun combined with zero tailpipe emissions. With the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid model by the British premium brand, this will soon be a reality. The series development process for this car has almost been completed. It features a combustion engine and an electric motor enabling purely electric propulsion for the first time in a MINI. This marks the beginning of a new phase for MINI, and offers a glimpse into a future that is charged with excitement for MINI customers and those drivers yet to experience the thrill of a hybrid.

Monday, 17 October 2016

1970 W&P MkII Cooper S up for auction

Registration: YYU 292H
Chassis Number: KA2S6-1321285
Engine Number: 9F1SA1Y-54194
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1275
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Estimate (£): 45,000 - 55,000

Synonymous with the Mini badge, Wood & Pickett have been converting, tuning and supplying parts for Minis since the 1960s. Proprietors and founders, Bill Wood and Les Pickett mastered their craft at Hooper & Co in London before joining forces and setting up their own company in 1947. Spotting a gap in the market, they were determined to offer Mini conversions better than that of leading rival Radford and the 'Margrave' Mini was their first offering, featuring a distinctive leather & walnut fascia panel, leather or Dralon seating and front and rear nudge bars, to which customers were invited to add from a long list of individually-priced options.  Bill and Les retired in the early 1980s but the business still remains strong under the stewardship of Mike Standring and currently operates from its home in Leatherhead, Surrey. from where it is still able to supply a full list of parts for the early W&P Minis.

Friday, 14 October 2016

PRODUCTS: Powermist

GTT Powermist

  •     Gains of 10 -15% more power & torque
  •     Makes even 95 octane regular pump fuel perform like 110+ octane race fuel
  •     Reduces charge inlet temps and in cylinder temps by up to 60 deg C
  •     Greatly reduces engine stress and risk of detonation failure
  •     Extremely low running costs, safe & ultra reliable

Thursday, 13 October 2016

PRODUCTS: Minis for Heroes

Corgi Minis for Heroes Mini
For those interested in purchasing the Corgi Mini for Heroes helping to raise funds for injured servicemen...

Please visit the Minis for Heroes Facebook page in October 2016 onwards for details of how to purchase one of the remaining 1250 Corgi models.

Full details will be posted on the page when the next batch is available for purchase.

The model will be £20 + £5 UK delivery. Postage for abroad will be applied appropriately.


Monday, 10 October 2016


Words: OhSoRetro   Photography: Nick Simmo, and Chilli Customs Auto Photography
The OhSoRetroShow took place on Sunday 25th September 2016 in Margate, Kent.

The event has gained massive momentum in a short time with this being only our 3rd event and having over 1,000 classic & retro cars in attendance (we prebooked over 800 cars!!). 

Car owners and enthusiasts travelled the entire country and some of Europe for our one day show. Anything pre-1990 (ish) is the rule and it sure shows up an awesome variety of vehicles and owners.