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100+ years of car making at MINI Plant Oxford

In an age when automakers are suddenly front and center in potential trade wars, it’s important to take a step back and realize that these companies—regardless of where they manufacture—employ human beings. The impacts of trade disputes will affect the bottom lines of companies, and those impacts will most hurt the people who’ve given their…

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The Italian Job is coming to TV

NBC is working on a TV version of iconic heist caper movie The Italian Job. That’s per Deadline, which says that the network has given a script commitment to a new crime drama based on the 1969 Michael Caine classic. The show is being written and produced by Ballers’ Rob Weiss, whose old Entourage co-producer…

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Event: Castle Combe 2016

The annual show at Castle Combe race circuit is the traditional end to the MINI show season. It’s often a slightly melancholy affair knowing that after this weekend the calendar of events winds down and show cars disappear into hibernation. However, the show remains a firm favourite with many fans as you’re always guaranteed a…

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Event: Oulton Park 2016

Traditionally, the yearly Mini Festival at Oulton Park near Liverpool is bathed in sunshine. Its customary for most fans to return from the event suffering from sunburn and dehydration. However, this year the famous track was attacked all day by fierce winds and sudden showers. This didn’t just make taking pictures or watching races difficult.…

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Event – Brands Hatch 2016

What better place to be on the hottest day of the year so far than at Brands Hatch watching MINI racing? Every year at this historic circuit they roll out the red carpet to MINI clubs over the weekend that the MINI race events reach Brands. The MINI Se7en, MINI Miglia and MINI Challenge each…

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Event – Rockingham 2016

This last weekend saw the second annual MiniWorld Live at Rockingham. The venue is a stunning one; the UK’s only US-style motor speedway. Unfortunately, the organisers of the show didn’t make proper use of the circuit and kept the entirety of the show away from the track. This contrasted with last year when club stands…

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Event – Poole Quay 2016

Over the summer months, Poole Quay becomes more than just a marina. Each Friday evening, the quay is reserved for a certain marque of vehicle and at least once a year that honour belong to the Mini. Every other type of vehicle is excluded, and visitors to the bars and restaurants are greeted with the…

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Event – Beaulieu 2016

The unpredictable and unpleasant weather that greeted early arrivals at this year’s annual event from the Mini Cooper Register threatened to spoil the day. The dirt roads turned to mud, the grass was damp and the clouds blocked out any hint of the sun. But the threatened downpour never arrived and by the afternoon the…