Created: July 11, 2018
You're invited to watch AND meet Team Mini Mania Mini at the various races we'll be running in the next couple months. Founder, Don Racine will take on several tracks! Here are the race dates running between July 20 and September 16, 2018.
Created: April 17, 2018
Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018 for our 18th Annual Nevada City Adventure Mini Meet! We'll be serving breakfast before our caravan of MINI Coopers and Classic Minis take-off for a fun excursion to Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, CA!
Created: October 31, 2017
We've put 30 popular MINI parts & accessories on sale for 30 days. This promotion runs from November 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017 at 11:59pm.
Created: August 10, 2017
When the Racines converge on Sonoma Raceway this September 29 - October 1 for the Can-Am Mini Challenge it won’t just be as competitors, but as life-long enthusiasts celebrating the historic appeal of these classic race cars with their extended Mini Cooper family here and overseas.
Created: July 18, 2017
Mini Mania's owner/founder Don Racine is launching an all-out assault on the prestigious Can-Am Mini Challenge this September with a fleet of vintage Classic Minis featuring race and championship-winning cars spanning some five decades of competition.
Created: July 10, 2017
On Saturday June 24, we held our 17th Annual Nevada City Adventure Summer Extravaganza. It was a fantastic day of friends, smiles, food, prizes and you guessed it....Minis!!
Created: February 07, 2017
Join us for our 17th Annual Nevada City Adventure Mini Meet on Saturday, June 24, 2017! Let's celebrate minis, friends, family and the start of summer!
Created: June 16, 2016
Mini Mania had the Adventure of a lifetime - the Nevada City Adventure 2016 that is. It was a great event with lots of beautiful Minis and MINIs to gawk at, great lectures from our Tech Talk Speakers and an Adventure Tour to end all Adventure Tours!
Created: January 21, 2015
Same OEM Quality but at a better, lower price! MINI Cooper Value Priced Products - Upgrades, Maintenance and Repair items.
Created: February 05, 2014
Motor Werks Magazine covers the Nevada City Adventure 2013 with pictures and stories of the 13 annual event
Created: January 17, 2014
We offer the most complete selection in the country of original equipment and after market performance parts for the MINI aluminum cylinder head. The introduction of a cost effective alternative for stock valves compliments our existing range of performance and over-sized valves for both the first and second generation models of the MINI.
Created: December 11, 2013
Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure 2014 What: 14th Annual Nevada City Adventure Where: 870 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, California When: May 31, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Created: November 28, 2013
Customer Product review posts are in many ways the core of what Internet buying is about—the ability for regular folks to express an opinion about a product, be it positive or negative. Every day, tens of thousands of product reviews are written on websites across the world, and often, on just one product alone, hundreds of new opinion/review posts are written each week.
Created: September 03, 2013
Don took the mini through tech inspection...passed with flying colors. That evening there was an escorted parade of the race cars along a 17 mile route through quaint New England towns. It was quite a thrill to hear (muffler sound restrictions lifted) and see about 100 race and classic cars winding through the countryside.
Created: August 19, 2013
Photo Log Part 3 - Mini Mania Crosses America
Created: August 13, 2013
Don Racine, owner and founder of Mini Mania, is now traveling across the US towing his infamous 1960 Mini to take part in three exciting races
Created: August 09, 2013
Follow along as Don Racine, owner and founder of Mini Mania, is travels across the US towing his infamous 1960 Mini to take part in three exciting races: Glenora Wine Cellars US Vintage Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, NY, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT and the Vintage Grand Prix Au Grattan XXVII in Grattan, MI.
Created: July 24, 2013
Mini Mania continues sponsorship of team TWINI for their participation in the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill Endurance Race taking place December 7, 2013 at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. The team is comprised of Jacques Andres, Steve Romack and Scotsman Chris Knox, w...
Created: June 12, 2013
With the help of Mini Mania's parts and advice, our friends at Classic Motorsports magazine are making great progress with their 1967 Cooper S restoration project. The driveline is completed. We just sent them a big box of suspension pieces and they tell us they have both subframes nearly completed and ready to go back on the car.
Created: June 04, 2013
Mark Your Calendars! We have set a date for Nevada City Adventure 2014! Join us on Sat. May 31, 2014 for our 14th Annual Open House and Car Show. 2014 also just so happens to be our 40 year anniversary. We are already planning an EXTRA special event! RSVP ...
Created: March 01, 2013
1967 Mini Cooper S Restoration Title
Created: February 05, 2013
Team Mini Mania's caravan of four Classic Mini Coopers have again been selected to participate in the upcoming Sonoma Historic Races at Sonoma Raceway, California. ***UPDATE*** Do you needs parts and you're going to the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival? Mini Mania will delivery them t...
Created: February 05, 2013
Mini Mania is looking to borrow a R56 Mini Cooper S in the Portland, OR area. We need the MINI asap but are flexible with dates. We would have your MINI for 2-3 days for product development. There would be no driving of your car, visuals only. What do you get in return?
Created: December 10, 2012
Thank you for your order. In order to pay for your goods with your PayPal account, please follow these simple instructions to send money from your PayPal account to our PayPal account
Created: December 10, 2012
Sobre Mini Mania -Nuestra compañía se encuentra en el Corazón de las tierras mineras del norte de California, a las faldas de la Sierra Nevada de California. Que mejor lugar para manejar tu Mini Cooper que las curvas de nuestra región!
Created: September 20, 2012
Enthusiasts Wanted - Mini Enthusiasts that are comfortable in front of a computer. Contributing editors, tech writers and bloggers- all are welcome ***Earn $50 per 300-500 words and $5 per published photo!*** If you think you know your Mini or at least would like to tell others about your experie...
Created: September 12, 2012
Every September 15th Mexicans commemorate the war of Independence, which was actually initiated in the small town of Dolores in Guanajuato Mexico on September 16, 1810.
Created: August 23, 2012
The original Mini Cooper was first launched in 1959 and went on to become a style icon of the 1960s which was much sought after, even by the rich and famous.
Created: June 11, 2012
Local Room Taxes NOT included Seasonal rates may apply, Rates are subject to change
Created: June 04, 2012
It was a early morning at the Mini Mania headquarters in Nevada City, Ca. We had MINI’s show up the day previous. Anxious participants were scouting to see if people were camping out for prime locations in the front of our facility.
Created: May 07, 2012
We think MOM's are pretty special... Really, Where would we be without 'em? So, for this Mother's Day we want all of you MOMs to treat yourself!
Created: May 03, 2012
Phillip Island is the on the southern most tip of Australia and only 90 miles from Melbourne. The 38 Sq. mile island features spectacular coastal scenery, charming heritage and an abundance of Australian wildlife AND the most famous race track in a country that is 2.9M sq.miles (the USA only has 3M Sq. miles) with a total population of 21.8 Million people (California alone has 37.7 million). Phillip Island itself has a population of less than 10,000.
Created: May 03, 2012
Standing starts verses rolling startsWhile I am sure this has been discussed, debated and ruled on many time in history I thought I might share a perspective from a newcomers point of view.
Created: April 04, 2012
As most of us are driven to race for the experience and thrill of it all with a little tinge of winning it is easy to know that almost everyone has dreams of racing various circuits around the US and even the world.
Created: April 03, 2012
The mystique of Phillip Island was with us for almost 5 months, before we left for Australia. The anticipation of participating in the world class premiere Aussie vintage racing event was intertwined in our daily life, everything relating to "when we go to Australia....."
Created: March 23, 2012
Win a weekend at Lake Tahoe at this years 12th Annual Nevada City Adventure !
Created: February 23, 2012
Early rise this morning in order to meet Graham Russel at 7 am for our road trip to the Blue Mountains, about an hours drive from Paramatta.
Created: February 20, 2012
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kicks off its 2012 preparations at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 is to racing what the Super Bowl is to football.
Created: February 03, 2012
The Big News is WE'RE IN! As it turned out, our little town's Soapbox Derby has generated huge interest! So much that there had to be a lottery to limit the field to 42 entries..
Created: January 23, 2012
It’s safe to say that the MINI Coupé and its sibling, the Roadster, are two of the most highly anticipated models within the enthusiast community since the original ‘new’ MINI.
Created: November 10, 2011
Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of November; including, the birth of Alex Issigonis.
Created: October 31, 2011
Even More Minis and the Month of October Still more significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of October; including, the end of production for Minis in three countries and the passing of Issigonis.
Created: October 28, 2011
Sign-up automatically enters you to win your choiceof three custom MINI kits.
Created: October 26, 2011
More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of October.
Created: October 14, 2011
I was at work when I opened the email Don sent telling me that I won the essay contest for Arrive and Drive. I read it, and then reread it because I couldn’t believe I won! I jumped up out of my chair emphatically yelling “I won, I won, I won!”
Created: October 13, 2011
Want to make your MINI the wallpaper on your iPhone? Creating your own Wallpaper for your iPhone is a pretty simple task.
Created: October 11, 2011
Make a "Do it Yourself" guide. (a D.I.Y.)Take a Video of you applying, bolting on, installing,or modifying your MINI with your Mini Mania order.
Created: October 03, 2011
Minis and the Month of October Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of October.
Created: September 27, 2011
Minis and More for the Month of September More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of September.
Created: September 02, 2011
The bicycle division of the Cooper Car Company said the Oporto is elegant, simple and high quality, featuring a sophisticated riding position for comfort and a smooth ride.
Created: September 02, 2011
Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of September
Created: August 29, 2011
More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of August.
Created: August 23, 2011
I absolutely loved that car and my favorite thing was to drive along the desolate windy country roads where I lived. My dad even became fascinated with all things MINI and was..
Created: August 04, 2011
On this day in 1959, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) launched its newest car, the small, affordable–at a price tag of less than $800–Mark I Mini. The diminutive Mini went on to become one of the best-selling British cars in history
Created: August 03, 2011
Minis and the Month of August Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of August.
Created: July 25, 2011
Minis and More From the Month of July More events in the life of the Mini from the month of July – mostly about North American Mini Meets.
Created: June 23, 2011
We've got lot's of Mini Meet West 2011 stuff to share with you! The first is a gallery of some of the many Mini dashes we saw. Use the comment section to vote for your favorite!
Created: May 05, 2011
The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival is coming up and were excited!The Festival takes place the first weekend of June. The 4th & 5thMini Mania will be there for our 25th year and to celebrate were giving a free lunch to anyone that wants to come out and support us.
Created: April 29, 2011
The world of Minis is not populated solely by men. Females played an important role, especially in early Mini history. Here’s a little quiz to see how well you’ve been paying attention when reading about the early days of the Mini; especially, Browning’s, “The Works Minis.”
Created: March 22, 2011
MINI of Charleston Racing Press release March 20, 2011 Braselton, Georgia – The Southeast Division of the Sports Car Club of America hosted a double race weekend at historic Road Atlanta
Created: March 22, 2011
Nevada City Adventure 2011 Minis, music, and driving fun highlight this 11th annual springtime event in Northern California.
Created: March 22, 2011
the Dyno can yield a lot of great information and this was no exception! Dyno testing is like a ‘great dream’! Lots of us talk about them but how many people can really live them! Proving our metal is often equated to ‘dreaming’ about demonstrated how good we are by how much horsepower we can buy for our steed of choice.
Created: March 03, 2011
Founded in 1974, Mini Mania first presented itself on the Internet in 1996. Always a leader in information and customer service, the Internet was and continues to be a great means of giving more to our friends and customers.
Created: March 03, 2011
Mini Mania celebrates 40 years in business during 2014! Mini Mania is located in the heart of the Gold Country in Northern California's Sierra Nevada Foothills. What better place to drive Mini Coopers than in the twisty mountain roads of the region!
Created: February 22, 2011
Minis…More February and a Bonus. Here are a few more February Mini-related dates. The later years are pretty boring, so I’ve added a few miscellaneous items at the end to make up for all the “decal specials.”
Created: February 14, 2011
Mini's, January, & Febuary The last article focused on the importance of January in the history of the Mini as it related to the Monte Carlo Rally successes. Here are a few more January dates that are less well known. How many of these do you know?
Created: February 07, 2011
The 1963 Monte Carlo Rally - the start of something big for the Mini. Lean More
Created: January 13, 2011
The Racine family from Team Mini Mania has annouced a busy schedule for the 2011 Vintage Race season. The team includes, Don Racine, Dennis Racine, Julie Racine and son-in-law John Burmann.
Created: October 04, 2010
I want to thank all these people and your business in general for making my foray into this awesome hobby/lifestyle hassle free and extremely fun. Its people like you that bring more people into this hobby. Once again, thank you so much for making this a effortless transition for me. Rob Crawley
Created: September 13, 2010
Mini Mania featured on annual Tour of Nevada County
Created: September 03, 2010
Here's How To Ensure You Receive MiniMania’s Emails In The FutureEmail Whitelist InstructionsSince your ISP probably uses some type of spam filter we ask that you add us to your trusted list of senders, contacts or address book. All also known as whitelisting.If you do not see an email from in your ...
Created: May 26, 2010
The Nevada City Adventure 2010 has been an annual Mini event sponsored by Mini Mania for the last 10 years, and generally marks the beginning of the summer Mini Meet season in the western states. Held on the grounds of Mini Mania’s (www.minimania. com) 6-acre facility in Nevada City, CA.
Created: April 01, 2010
New Safety Device Exceeds Euro NCAP Standards by Peter D. DuPre & the MC2 Staff Always a leader in the world of automotive safety and technology, MINI has announced the development of a nighttime driver safety product that they feel will greatly reduce the nighttime accident rate a...
Created: January 21, 2010
With MINI’s introduction in 2010 of the MINI Countryman, we need to look back 50 years to another introduction, that of the Austin Seven Countryman.
Created: January 11, 2010
We would like to invite all Mini enthusiasts to our 9th annual Nevada City Adventure, set for May 15th from 8 am until approximately 5 pm, located in the heart of the scenic and beautiful gold country. This year’s event coinsides with the 2010 AMGEN Tour of California which for the first time ever will begin in Nevada City! It's important to mention this event because if you plan on staying over in Nevada City, you'll need to make your arrangements early, as rooms will book up fast due to this huge bicycling event!
Created: December 17, 2009
A “Moke” by any other name is NOT a Mini Moke!The world of MINI seems to be currently abuse with the story planted by BMW that MINI might someday produce a very distant cousin to the current model called the Beachcomber! A little history will help: Based on the Mini, the Mini Moke was designed by Si...
Created: June 19, 2009
Mini Partes y Accesorios Enviamos a México! - PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES (En Español) - [Spanish FAQ] Created: June 19, 2009 Mini Partes y Accesorios - Enviamos a México! PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES ¿Distribuyen partes para el Mini Cooper? Sí. Llevamos más de 35 años en este negocio y distribuimos partes para el modelo Mini Clásico (Inglés/Rover/BMC) y para el Mini Cooper S, fabricado d...
Created: May 22, 2009
We would like to invite all Mini enthusiasts to our 8th annual Nevada City Adventure, set for May 16th from 8 am until approximately 5 pm, located in the heart of the scenic and beautiful gold country. This year’s event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the British classic mini cooper.
Created: January 29, 2009
The Nevada City Adventure 2008 at Mini Mania was an experience like no other for many of us! Five hours on the Dyno can yield a lot of great information and this was no exception!
Created: June 03, 2008
The Redwood Empire MINI Club joined forces with Mini Mania to put on a show at the recent 22nd annual “Wine Country Classic Vintage Races” held at Infinion Raceway during the week-end of May 31st, 2008.
Created: May 12, 2008
The Complete Mini Mania Resources Link List
Created: February 20, 2008
The Californian Mini Moke Is Here!Now you can build your own version of the beloved classic! Mini Mania, Inc. has obtained the rights from the manufacturer to sell the recently introduced Mini Moke replica in do-it-yourself kit form. Whether or not you’re familiar with these popular fun cars of the 1960’s and 70’s, there is one Moke that stands out among the rest: the Californian Mini Moke. Auto expert Don Racine hosts, which chronicles the history of the Moke and it’s evolution into the replica industry.
Created: February 11, 2008
RSS is an easy way for you to be alerted when content that interests you appears on your favorite websites, such as Mini Mania. Instead of visiting the Mini Mania website to browse for new articles, new product announcements, cars for sale, etc.
Created: January 14, 2008
Summer is just around the corner and that means it's time to mark your calendars to join us for our 7th Annual Nevada City Adventure Open House, Saturday May 17th, 8am to 4pm. Some of the events planned include a swap meet, car show, prizes, and of course, great deals on the latest and coolest merchandise! Also this year we will be featuring our "DO-IT-YOURSELF" Install sessions and product demos.
Created: November 17, 2007
I would like to ask that you to join me and Mini Motors in celebrating the merger of Mini Motors in Santa Rosa, California with MiniMania, Inc. of Nevada City, California. After faithfully serving the world-wide community of both the Classic and BMW Mini Coopers for over 10 years I have made the ...
Created: August 16, 2007
Created: July 10, 2007
Mini Mania Inc. was honored with an invitation to the 30th Anniversary celebration of Nicole Racing Japan at the Fuji International Speedway in Japan on June 29th, 2007.
Created: June 12, 2007
Mini Mania has accepted an invitation to participate in Nicole Racing Japan Co., LTD 30th Anniversary Celebration on 29 June, 2007. Nicole Racing Japan is the exclusive distributor for Mini Mania products in Japan. Don Racine, owner of Mini Mania Inc., will take exhibition laps in the Mini Mania rac...
Created: June 12, 2007
Mini Mania Invited to Japan for Nicole Racing Circuit Day
Created: June 05, 2007
The 6th Annual Nevada City Adventure was a great success with over 100 BMW MINI and classic Mini Coopers in attendance. MINI Cooper enthusiasts drove from all over the West to participate in this year’s event...
Created: March 27, 2007
In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, about an hour northeast of Sacramento, lies the Gold Rush town of Nevada City, California. Here, Mini Mania owner Don Racine mines gold of a slightly different hue as one of the nation's largest sources of racing and performance parts for the original Mini.
Created: March 27, 2007
How to get a shipping quote: (Logging into the site is NOT required)Step 1: Select a productStep 2: Hit 'Buy Now' button to place item in shopping cartStep 3: Hit blue button 'Shipping Quote'Step 4: Activate the drop down menu and pick the country that you wish to ship toStep 5: From the drop down m...
Created: March 26, 2007
Shipping quotes are now available by simply choosing a product to put into your shopping cart and entering a postal code and country, a login is no longer needed.
Created: March 04, 2007
Get the Racing Feeling: Mini Mania Tuning kit for the new MINI Cooper S Little Nevada City, California is the home of the premiere MINI Cooper tuner in the USA. Mini Mania
Created: February 14, 2007
Created: January 24, 2007
It's sad to have to sell such a great car, but our 'track ready' 2003 Indy Blue Cooper S, is being offered for sale. This is the club racer or autocross MINI of your dreams!
Created: January 24, 2007
Place a Mini Mania banner and link on your home page, and earn a 5% commission on all on-line sales made through your website. No set-up fees, minimum sales levels or other hidden charges; you'll receive a check every six months.
Created: December 20, 2006
Created: June 22, 2006
Dale Jr. is looking to upgrade his car collection, so he is auctioning his 2002 Mini Cooper modified by Mini Mania. Bid thru June 29 and get personal delivery from Dale Jr.!
Created: June 21, 2006
Connect and remotely control your iPod via its dock connector while keeping it out of harms way just about anywhere!
Created: April 27, 2006
The Mini Mania Website now offers many customers the option to view all prices in their native currency. This latest innovative feature of both the classic and BMW MINI portions of the Website allows the customer to easily choose the currency they are most familiar with and thus making it easier to appreciate our great prices. On the left side of the screen on almost every page on the classic side you will find a drop down menu that when you select your currency the entire page will reflect your price in that currency.
Created: January 30, 2006
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.
Created: November 16, 2005
Combine the utility of our Glove Box Organizer with the convenience and safety of an iPod® dock!
Created: June 30, 2005
Mini Mania rolls into SCCA's ITE class for some on-going product testing. First up: the ULTRIK Water-to-Air Intercooler.
Created: June 29, 2005
Running a business is like making a good cake: you need to get all the right ingredients and bring them together to create a first-class result. And Mini Mania UK is all about a successful mix of people working together and sharing an enthusiasm for all things Mini.
Created: February 24, 2005
Mini Mania in the Press are a few highlights from all the global press coverage received by Mini Mania
Created: December 28, 2004
Yes it's true: the legendary Mini Mania Super Cooper 'S' can be yours at a bargain price! Ready to race, or return it to street legal with a few modifications.
Created: August 02, 2004
Put your Mini-related website to work by becoming a Mini Mania Affiliate! Earn a 5% commission on all on-line sales made through your website. This is a great way for Mini clubs to raise money for the treasury, or for Mini shops and dealers to get added income with very little effort and no overhead costs.
Created: July 23, 2004
Mini Mania plots to conquer the world by getting every Mini on the globe to go a little bit faster.
Created: July 01, 2004
Mini Mania branded products are covered for 2 years/24K miles, OR the remainder of your OEM warranty!
Created: May 25, 2004
Mini Mania's 30th anniversary party drew over 70 New and Classic Minis.
Created: March 08, 2004
Mini Mania is pleased to announce its entry into the Japanese market through an association with Nicole Racing Japan Co., Ltd.
Created: September 03, 2003
Rules for Posting or Changing Your Car For Sale
Created: June 04, 2002
Our Guarantee: We offer the best products at the best prices available----
Created: January 31, 2002
It's official! The Mini Mania New MINI will be on display at the 12th Annual Inland Empire Auto Show in Ontario, California, Feb. 27 through March 3.
Created: January 02, 2002
Our race-equipped New MINI will be front and center at the San Jose International Auto Show, January 9-13, 2002!
Created: November 09, 2001
Mini Mania and our New MINI modifications were prominently featured in the San Jose Mercury News just prior to the Mini Challenge.
Created: October 30, 2001
New Photos 10/31! With a new body kit and our exclusive performance upgrades, our New MINI is ready to be a show-off at the SEMA tradeshow in Las Vegas
Created: August 24, 2001
Our New MINI went right to work the day after arriving at Mini Mania! In the first step toward fitting MINI for the Mini Challenge race, the crew
Created: August 15, 2001
Months of waiting are over! MM's New MINI arrived in Nevada City yesterday, a bit tired from the long trip from the UK but none the worse for the wear.
Created: July 17, 2001
Now you can search through a list of New MINI dealerships by clicking on the “MINI DEALERS” link on all our web pages.