Archive for December, 2008

Jenna Fullenkamp

MINI Trivia – estate car

by on December 29th, 2008 at 6:08pm in News

The MINI Cooper Clubman was re-introduced in 2008 as an “estate car”. Sounding neat and my curiousity beaming, I dug deeper to find out just what an “estate car” is. (more…)

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Jenna Fullenkamp

The MINI E….it’s electic!

by on December 22nd, 2008 at 6:05pm in News

Here’s a peak at the newest innovation from MINI – the MINI E.
MINI has starting field trials of an all new MINI adventure – a 100% electric, zero-emissions MINI. The BMW Group will be the first to use the latest generation of lithium-ion technology in an all electric vehicle.

Get the full scoop from MINI at:
http://www.mini.com/com/en/mini_e/index.jsp

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Emily McAlister

BEST CAR CHASE 2008!

by on December 20th, 2008 at 1:26pm in News

BEST CAR CHASE 2008!

GOLD: The Italian Job (1969)

The MINI car scene in the original 1969 Italian Job Movie was voted as the best car pursuit in history by a recent cinema poll from www.pearlanddean.com!  Phil Wicks from www.minidriving.com was one of the noted stunt drivers in the original movie.

SILVER: The Blues Brothers (1980)

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The Bluesmobile chase as well as a few other great ones!

The “Blues Brothers” Police car pile-up ran a close second with quite possibly the biggest police car pile-up in movie history and a grand finale with the cruiser catapulting into the air and slicing through a semi!

Bronze: The Bourne Identity (2002)

MINI also swept away with the bronze with the car chases in Matt Damons, “The Bourne Identity,”  which featured the MINI you see pictured above.  Other movie car chase scenes I would reccommend checking out are the French Connection, Transporter and the movie Ronin has a really great car chase as well.

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Emily McAlister

MINI 2009 Convertible Links

by on December 19th, 2008 at 9:24am in News
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Tim Yontz

Crosstown Shootout – Mini Style

by on December 15th, 2008 at 4:50pm in News

With one of the biggest competitive nights in Cincinnati approaching, the crosstown shootout, the Marketing Team here at the Bmw Store and Cincy Mini had an idea. We decided what better way to prepare for the faceoff between XU and UC than to visit each school the day before and give them one more reason to be excited, like they needed one anyway. We visited each school and passed out Cincinnati Mini-themed XU and UC t-shirts. The students were super pumped to get their shirts and it was a lot of fun passing them out. The Xavier students flooded in from all directions once word got out about the shirts, and we passed out all 200 of them in no more than 10 minutes! At UC it took a bit longer because not as many students were on campus due to the fall quarter coming to a close a few days earlier, but we still passed them all out pretty quickly. It was a lot of fun passing out the shirts and I felt like we added a little more fuel to the competitive fire! Lucky for this current Xavier student, however, our fire burned a little hotter and we came away victorious! :P  It was a great experience and hopefully the Marketing Team here will make this an annual thing!

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Nichole Rhenisch

MINI vs. Tahoe…MINI Wins!

by on December 15th, 2008 at 10:37am in News

Hey MINI’s!

Check out this story about a MINI and a Tahoe.  Anyone who has a MINI or is thinking about a MINI should feel safe while on the road…SUV’s on the other hand… well they should be on the lookout.

  http://jalopnik.com/5096933/chevy-tahoe-messes-with-texas-mini-cooper-pays-price#c

If you guys have ANY great pictures our stories about your MINI post them.  We love hearing amazing things about MINIS.

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Nick Walsh

About Your New MINI!

by on December 12th, 2008 at 4:48pm in News

Can’t get the seat adjusted right in your MINI?  Daylight savings messing with your clock?  Tired of driving all the way to see Todd and I for that flat tire light?   Don’t have the time to read the owner’s manual?… (more…)

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Jenna Fullenkamp

Naming our blog…

by on December 11th, 2008 at 9:44am in News

Hi MINI enthusiasts and Cincinnati MINI newcomers!

This is the first official post to Cincinnati MINI’s new blog – “Let’s Write” (more…)

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