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Emily McAlister

the MINI “Copper”

by on January 8th, 2009 at 2:36pm in News

     At first glance, nobody in the 1960′s would’ve predicted that a Morris Cooper S would’ve ever turned into a police car.  Especially not in the U.S., where large cars like Ford or Dodge were usually used for their V8 capacity and their intimidating looks. 

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Emily McAlister

MINI goes LOGO

by on January 5th, 2009 at 6:17pm in News

So the MINI wings.  Where did it come from?  Well, the current MINI logo is a depiction of chrome wheels with stylized wings and the notorious capitalized MINI with their signature font!  The trademark is the 21st interpretation of the original logo from the 90′s.  (more…)

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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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