Archive for May, 2013

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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

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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.

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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.

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