Being normal is no fun.

by on June 18th, 2013 at 2:34pm in News

MINI’s Not Normal campaign continues with a whole new set of commercials. One starring Tillman the skateboarding Bulldog! Check it out at this link.


Its Wacky Wednesday!

by on May 22nd, 2013 at 10:11am in News

The Mini’s driver (or is that captain?) has a 6-hp outboard motor at his/her disposal, which should be perfect for laying some serious wake. Built by ACI Composites Inc., based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the floating Mini includes the same headlights, taillights, grille, steering wheel, badges, wheels and tires found on production models. The front wheels rotate in the direction of travel, to further the illusion that this Mini Cooper is driving on water.

I shouldn’t have to say this but, Don’t try this at home


Did You Know?

by on May 16th, 2013 at 8:29am in News

Did you Know MINI Designed a vehicle for the British military?

A utility vehicle intended for the British Army was built with a twin-engined 4-wheel-drive. Although the 4WD Moke could climb a 1:2 gradient, it lacked enough ground clearance for military use. The single-engined front-wheel-drive Moke enjoyed some popularity in civilian production. About 50,000 were made in total, from 1964 to 1968 in the UK, 1966 to 1982 in Australia and 1983 to 1989 in Portugal. The Moke was marketed in holiday locations such as Barbados and Macau, where they were also used as police cars.


MINI around the Ring

by on May 13th, 2013 at 12:11pm in News

Got a case of the Mondays? – Full screen this video, pump up the volume , and enjoy this little break away with a MINI John Cooper Works doing what it does best around Nordschleife.

Kristin McMahon

Jenna Fullenkamp

What was that thingamagigy again?

by on July 18th, 2012 at 1:23pm in News

MINIs are fun, fantastic cars, but they too, have some Idiosyncrasies about them. Don’t forget when you get stuck to check out the Welcome Center here at: for videos and FAQs!

Or if you have a special question, let us know and we will post up an answer!

Kristin McMahon

Hot tips for a cool summer

by on June 20th, 2012 at 8:17am in News

Doing little things can go a long way to having a cool summer. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you and your family find ways this summer to help reduce pollution and learn about the environment.


Early detection of melanoma can save your life. A new or changing mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist.


sun Do Not BurnSunburns significantly increase one’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer, especially for children.

no tanning Avoid Sun Tanning and Tanning BedsUV radiation from tanning beds and the sun causes skin cancer and wrinkling.

sunscreen Generously Apply SunscreenGenerously apply about one ounce of sunscreen to cover all exposed skin 15 minutes before going outside. Sunscreen should have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15 and provide broad-spectrum protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Reapply every two hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.

cover up Wear Protective ClothingWear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses, when possible.

seek shade Seek ShadeSeek shade when possible, and remember that the sun’s UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Beach Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow and SandWater, snow and sand reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.

UV Index Check the UV IndexThe UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent sun overexposure. The UV Index forecast is issued daily by the National Weather Service and EPA.

vitamin d Get Vitamin D SafelyGet Vitamin D safely through a diet that includes vitamin supplements and foods fortified with Vitamin D. Don’t seek the sun.

Kristin McMahon

Racing is in our blood…

by on April 4th, 2012 at 4:30pm in News

You will NOT believe what’s attempted in this video. Man + wingsuit + canyon + MINI. Never done before!

The new MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS Countryman can handle some pretty wild terrain — but the surprise ending to this story takes the performance to another level.

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Kristin McMahon


by on April 2nd, 2012 at 12:24pm in News

Would you expect anything less than a few April Fools jokes from MINI?  True to form MINI had a great time with the fun “holiday”

“MINI customers will be able to boldly go where no driver has gone before when the all-new MINI Cooper Yachtsman makes its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show next week, right beside the Hudson River.

Designed to bring MINI ownership to people who regard the 70 percent of the earth’s surface covered by water as their home, the new MINI Cooper Yachtsman is a corner-carving crustacean that promises go-kart (boat) handling and a sensational combination of amphibious and landphibious performance on water.”

Daily commute too long? No worries! Take your bed and kitchen with you. Announcing the all new MINI “Cowley” Caravan. What would you do with it?

Kristin McMahon

Let’s Toot Our Own Horn.

by on March 28th, 2012 at 10:33am in News


After collecting our fair share of trophies over the years — Car of the Century, Automobile Magazine All-Star, North American Car of the Year, a Top 10 Green Car*— one might wonder if all that hardware would start to slow us down.
But it hasn’t. In fact, if anything, the accolades MINI frequently receives only push us harder to keep one-upping ourselves with every new MINI that rolls off the line. So whether its tweaking a superstar engine to deliver even more power and efficiency or adding premium features typically only found on cars twice as expensive, we refuse to rest on our motoring laurels. No matter how big the laurel pile gets.