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Summer 2017 MINI Lifestyle Collection

Gone are the days of giant MINI logos with checkered flags emblazoned on bags. And in 2017 we say good riddance. This new MINI lifestyle collection is purposefully minimal and on-point for a design-minded consumer. It’s also aesthetic that foretells the future of MINI’s design language. MotoringFile has the original story and loads more pictures…

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MINI wins Italian Baja 2017

Jakub Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) of Orlen Team celebrated two superb results at the end of the 24th edition of the Italian Baja 2017. Not only did the popular duo take the overall win but also celebrated the fact this result was the first win for Przygonski driving a MINI racing machine –…

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David Brown Mini Remastered 2017 review

It takes 1400 hours to turn a donor car into a Mini Remastered. The only components that are carried over from the donor are the engine and gearbox, both of which are rebuilt, and the VIN. Everything else, including the bodyshell, is brand new. The shell itself is stiffened with additional structural bracing and the…

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A classic MINI is the perfect road trip companion

Classic cars aren’t usually considered ideal for road trips. Vintage machines can often be finicky, most often relegated to weekend joyrides, not long-distance travel. The driver of this Rover Mini Cooper, however, doesn’t subscribe to the normal attitude of classic car ownership. Sergiu Topala lives in Moldova, an eastern European country between Romania and Ukraine.…

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The all-electric 1966 classic Mini

We’d like to introduce you to an absolutely immaculate first-generation original Mini, built by Dunedin man Michael Laba and powered purely by electricity..That’s right, it’s a pure electric vehicle. The 850cc four-cylinder petrol engine is long gone, replaced by a DC electric motor and some 100 amp-hour lithium-ion batteries. Laba first converted the Mini to…

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David Brown Automotive remasters the classic MINI

This £70,000 coachbuilt update of the original Mini is quite a different proposition from the £594,000 Speedback GT, inspired by the famed Aston Martin DB5, which was recently revised. On paper, at least, the Mini provides the perfect enterprise for a coachbuilder, given that the original was, as David Brown put it, “the ultimate in…