The Best Test Drive Ever. Period.

MINI has been handing out Christmas presents…and they don’t come any better than this.  MINI USA asked their customers to describe in six words the best test drive they could imagine. Then they picked a winner and made the advert! Matthew Foster chose the words STEWARDESS, SALT FLATS, PARATROOPERS, SUSHI and FALCONER. Sit back and…

MINI City to Enter Production (probably…)

Motoring news source Autocar is reporting that the new MINI city car (officially called the MINI Rocketman Concept) will enter production.  MINI’s Ian Robertson ‘has given clear indications that the MINI Rocketman could make production and gives hints towards other future MINI’s.’  Now it almost goes without saying that a production version of this MINI…

Monty Watkins leaves MiniWorld

The excellent love:mini blog is reporting that MiniWorld magazine is on the verge of being sold by publishers IPC.  As part of this process, long-time editor Monty Watkins (below left) has resigned.  Monty has been a very visible figure on the MINI scene since the mid-1990′s.   Primarily an enthusiast for the Classic MINI, Monty has…

Yay – it’s a MINI summer

Okay, so it looks like summer has arrived early.  That means you (and your MINI) will be wanting to hit the road on your way to the beach.  Fortunatly, there is a huge amount of MINI merchandise available that means you don’t have to stop being a MINI-nut even though your little metal buddy is…

Sales up 16% for February

Several sites, prime amongst them MotoringFile, are reporting that MINI sales for February are up a massive 16% on February 2009.  With the Countryman due to launch in the UK later this year, and the US early in 2011, MINI’s 51st year could be one of it’s best in a long time especially with MINI…

miniMINImini in Modern MINI

You may recall an earlier article in which my MINI and I participated in a photoshoot and interview for Modern MINI magazine.  Well, the latest issue of the magazine has just been published and we take pride of place alongside Richard Weare’s amazing carbon-fibre Cooper and the magazine’s new project car.  Pick yourself up a…

MINI’s for Christmas

Christmas is over and the streets are filling up with empty bottles, rubbish, even perhaps the occasional dishevelled partygoer. But the pavements of Amsterdam have been littered with some rather more unique litter.  MINI Netherlands and their ad agency came up with a pretty quirky piece of guerilla marketing to see in the New Year,…

Photoshoot for Modern MINI

Recently, I was contacted by Modern MINI magazine with a view to them doing a photoshoot and feature on my MINI.  This past Friday the photoshoot and interview took place in some picturesque locations outside Basingstoke. Sarah from Modern MINI was nice enough to send me some of the photos that will appear in the…