Thursday, 2 July 2015

Scumbag arsonists kill another classic Mini

The Oldham Evening Chronicle reports Jak Maden (20), has had his classic Mini burnt out whilst he was having a night out with friends. Read the full story here.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

MINI Hatch wins at AutoCar awards 2015

  • MINI 3-door Hatch wins Best Premium Small Car at magazine’s annual New Car Awards
  • Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief at Auto Express says: “few cars have the charm of a MINI either behind the wheel or anywhere in fact.”
The MINI Cooper 3-door Hatch has been awarded Best Premium Small Car by Auto Express at the magazine’s annual New Car Awards last night.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Al-Attiyah and MINI ALL4 Racing win in Italy

-          Close intervals make for a thrilling event
-          Al-Attiyah closes his gap to the FIA World Cup leader

In the Italian Baja, the MINI ALL4 Racing built by X-raid secured its fifth consecutive triumph, with Nasser Al-Attiyah and his navigator Mathieu Baumel crossing the finish line of the three-day event as the winners. At the end of the five special stages and a total distance of some 350 kilometres, the driver from Qatar clinched the win with a 1:24-minute lead over the second-placed driver and closed his gap to the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup leader by 14 points. 

Racing blogs updated
The latest instalment of our series of racing blogs have been updated. Scots ace, Hannah Chapman has been back behind the wheel after a Crisis of Faith... read about that here.
Mighty Mini racer, Dan Horne, has a thrilling story to tell with his first competitive action behind the wheel after years of waiting - find out how he did and whether nerves got the better of him here. MINI Challenge pilot Hamish Brandon, covers the latest track action from both Silverstone and Brands Hatch where he has been battling it our for points in his distinctive Panda liveried powerhouse. Find out how he got on here.
Our maverick Mini Miglia driver, Rob Howard has also found time in his busy schedule to tell us about his delayed start to the racing season, with plenty of amusing anecdotes and in-jokes from the paddock here.

Don't forget to browse around the ever-changing site to see what new features we've added.

Friday, 26 June 2015

love:mini partners up with BMS Direct and Forshaws

love:mini is pleased to announce the partnership with two quality MINI brands - BMS Direct and Forshaws MINI Specialists.

New MINI logo - New strategy...

The BMW Group unveiled the MINI brand’s new product and brand strategy at the MINI Clubman world premiere in Berlin this week. Design, authenticity and long-term value define the new brand image, which will initially be seen in a newly-designed logo, new font and new visuals. The brand will also explore new approaches to communications in the launch campaign for the new MINI Clubman.

RACE REPORT: MINI Challenge Rd3 - Silverstone

Words and photos ©David Young photography
MINI Challenge   Silverstone GP
13th – 14th June

I am beginning to love Silverstone, both as a spectator and as a photographer. It takes a few trips to get to know the vantage points, that is those not too far away from the circuit and close enough to see the racing as well as take pictures.  The only issue I have is that the circuit is enormous.  Six laps in qualifying and 8 or 9 laps in each race!  The GP circuit is 3.66 miles long. So when the race starts you have about 2 minutes of twiddling your thumbs or time to move around without missing racing.

Cravenspeed Performance Springs                                $250

After a year of testing, they are ready to motor. Cravenspeed Performance Springs will give you a 1.25" drop in the front and rear. Keeping your OEM stance, and lowering your centre of gravity.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

For Sale: Mini ERA Turbo with just 82 miles on the clock!!

Whilst looking around the small ads, we've come across this startling discover - a rare Mini ERA Turbo for sale.... but with only just 82 miles on the clock this is practically undriven.

See the full ad here

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27th - 28th June  2015

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