Created: March 13, 2014
Featured at the Hopkirk Golden Jubilee is TWINI, the twin engine MINI Cooper race car specifically designed and built by Jacques Andres to win the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race hosted by the National Auto Sport Association and held each December at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, CA.
Phil Wicks at VIR Racing Heacock Classic Gold Cup
Created: November 02, 2012
We traveled to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Thursday, October 4, so we could take advantage of the Friday morning practice. Floyd Harper, the suspension guru from Black Art Design had spent a lot of time the previous week adjusting the suspension on Snoopy and corrected as best as possible the caster, camber, tracking, ride height, and shock settings.
Created: September 10, 2012
Robbie Davis made GRAND-AM history in convincing fashion Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Created: June 26, 2012
Garry Orton, Guy Griffith and Garry Grand have named their unbelievable sounding mission "Project 64", as they look to demonstrate to the world just how much power their modified Mini Cooper S possesses.
MINI of Charleston Wins in New Jersey - B spec
Created: May 21, 2012
Robbie Davis, driving the MINI of Charleston,, MINI Financial Services 2012 MINI Cooper scored his first ever pro series win at the Grand AM Total Performance Showcase race at New Jersey Motorsports Park
3 Classic Mini's in the Camel Hunt Rally 2012
Created: May 11, 2012
The cars must be at least 20 years old, entrants can choose their own route, and the winner gets a camel: the Allgäu-Orient Rally has its own rules. This year's race will include three classic Mini cars.
Mini joins the B-Spec class
Created: November 17, 2011
If you haven't heard about B-Spec racing yet, you will. Every major racing sanctioning body in the U.S. — SCCA, Grand Am, NASA and World Challenge — will host B-Spec races in 2012. Honda, Mazda, Kia and Fiat are already in. And now, so is Mini.
Arrive & Drive Contest featuring Phil Wicks!
Created: May 18, 2011
Mini Mania, Inc. announces its second annual Arrive & Drive contest! Enter to win a high performance driving class where we equip you with a race-prepared classic Mini or MINI Cooper S!
Mini of Charleston Race Report
Created: May 11, 2011
the SCCA BF Goodrich Super Tour Double National at Virginia International Raceway near Danville, Virginia. This is one of  nine national events that carries a national award for drivers earning a ticket to the National Championship Runoffs in September.
Cattaneo and Trinkler Third at Homestead
Created: April 26, 2011
Cattaneo, who had the ST pole there in 2010, put the MINI’s prowess in the infield to good use: she was in the top 15 by the end of her stint.
Cattaneo 11th at Barber Overcame Obstacles
Created: April 26, 2011
Cattaneo qualified eighth for the Barber 200, her best qualifying effort of the season, but the No. 198—sponsored by Cruise America, Thor Motor Coach, US LED and Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers—was sent to the back of the starting grid because of a data recorder malfunction.
Cattaneo drives at the Continental Tire Challenge
Created: April 26, 2011
Sarah Cattaneo will co-drive one of the team's Mini Coopers in the Street Tuner class during the 2010 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season.
16 year old Savannah Rickli sets sights on Indy
Created: April 21, 2011
16 year old Savannah Rickli sets sights on Indy LITTLETON - High school is often about figuring things out, whether it is the kind of friends you want, how not to look awkward, or your honors physics assignment.
Denise - Mini Cooper S Autocross at Florida AirStrip
Created: April 21, 2011
The latest generation MINI Cooper from BMW makes a great autocross car!
Sarah Cattaneo Confident in her MINI
Created: April 18, 2011
When Automatic Racing and RSR Motorsports arrive at Barber Motorsports Park next week for round three of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, one driver in particular will be turning heads: Sarah Cattaneo!
Savannah Rickli sets a record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Created: April 18, 2011
Savannah Rickli sets a record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Savannah Rickli, a 16 year old high school senior from Littleton, Colorado, made history on Sunday June 27th, 2010 when she became the youngest finisher in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb during the 88th running of the event.
Kris Meeke putting the MINI WRC through the paces
Created: April 18, 2011
Kris Meeke putting the MINI WRC through the paces From the MINI WRC rally team launch event at Oxford this week, here we have video of champion rally driver Kris Meeke showing off the Countryman WRC
MINI and the WRC 2011
Created: March 23, 2011
MINI and the WRC 2011 Today MINI has taken the wraps off of the final Countryman JCW S2000 Rally car. This is the final design and specification that the MINI WRC Team will entrust to drivers Dani Sordo (ES) and Kris Meeke (GB) for its debut in the premier category...
Relive Monte Carlo with Aaltonen & Hopkirk
Created: March 23, 2011
Now let’s take a look back at the two chaps who helped build that rich racing heritage as they take a modern MINI ’round the snowy curves of the classic rally route.
Created: March 23, 2011
THE LEGEND RETURNS: MINI LINES UP IN THE FIA WRC IN 2011 The countdown is on to the return of MINI on the international motorsport stage. This season, the new MINI WRC Team will compete at selected rounds in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
VDCA – Road Atlanta February 18-20, 2011
Created: March 16, 2011
VDCA – Road Atlanta February 18-20, 2011 By Phil Wicks Power and torque mean everything at Road Atlanta. Suffice to say, we found much more of it in the engine and handling work we did on the Snoopy dog Mini!   After many conference calls with Don Racine at Mini Mania, I re-worked the existing cylinder head
The MINI of Charleston Cars Take Savannah By Storm
Created: March 09, 2011
The MINI of Charleston Cars Take Savannah By StormSponsored by Mini Mania! The three MINI of Charleston cars had a great two weeks from Feb 27th to March 6th winning three times in and around the Savannah area.
Mini to Release a Street Legal WRC car
Created: February 02, 2011
Mini to Release a Street Legal WRC car Various news outlets are reporting today that Mini Cooper is working on developing a road legal Mini WRC in the near future. Mini Cooper is essentially looking to do with its Mini Countryman WRC rally car the same thing Mitsubishi and Subaru do with the Evo and the STI.
FREE Power Meter App for iPhone - From BMW
Created: January 20, 2011
Free Power Meter App for iPhone - Play with the settings and it can measure your 0-30, 0-50, 0-60 and 0-100 mph times, 1/16-, 1/8-, 1/4-, 1/2- and full-mile runs, your speed and both your forward and lateral g.
Arrive & Drive: The Experience
Created: December 27, 2010
Did I have fun? You Bet! Since the event I have found myself continually reflecting on the experience. I find myself reviewing in my mind’s eye the turns I did well, and the turns I didn’t do well.
New photos & information for the X-Raid MINI Countryman ALL4 Racing
Created: December 10, 2010
TREBUR (Germany) – The X-raid Team unveiled an exciting new cross-country motor sport programme to run and develop the MINI All4 Racing in international competition.
Created: July 27, 2010
It's Official - MINI is Going Rally Racing in the WRC
Created: June 24, 2010
Imagine winning a Mini Cooper High Performance Driving Experience program where you will ARRIVE & DRIVE a Mini Mania Cooper S! As you arrive at the Thunderhill Raceway at Hooked on Driving you'll receive a warm welcome from Don Racine,
Press Release from Phil Wicks
Created: January 08, 2010
Happy New Year! The Phil Wicks Driving Academy has just announced its event at the brand new Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center, California, for Monday, May 24, 2010. This is an exciting new opportunity for the driving academy as this is the only track scheduled in the western Un...
Drive Like a Pro - Pro Driving Tips from MINI USA
Created: October 29, 2009
Dive a MINI Cooper like pro with driving tips from MINI USA and Mini Mania. Mini Mania with 40+ years of experience
Created: October 31, 2008
The Phil Wicks MINI Driving Academy hosted the third annual "Minnie Challenge" at Nashville International Raceway on October 25-26.  The event is a fund-raiser for the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and netted over $25,000 for the charity.
Created: January 10, 2006
Driver Brad Davis has been SCCA Road Racing since the early 80s. “I’ve driven nothing but strange street cars my entire career”, said Brad, as he started out in a Dodge Omni GLH in SSB and then moved to a Honda Civic SI in SSC. The move to the MINI was a prefect transition to another unusual performance street car. Brad is part of the MINI of Charleson racing team, which finished the 2004 with 3 top-five finishes, including a 2nd and 3rd at the Spring and Summer Nationals at Road Atlanta.
Created: June 29, 2005
Quite a busy and successful month! The MINI of Charleston Solo Team repeatedly trashed the competition. Mark Chiles, driving his MINI Cooper, won the H Stock class in 2 events this month, dominating at the Toledo National Tour event and the Oscoda, Michigan Pro Solo event. Jeff Jacobs’ MINI Cooper S won G Stock twice; at Oscoda with Jeff at the wheel and in Toledo with GH Sharp driving after severe weather grounded Jeff in Philadelphia.
Created: June 24, 2005
MINI USA has awarded Nuzzo Motor Sports for its 3rd-place win in the ST class with two MINI Cooper S' at Watkins Glen, Saturday, June 11th with a $6,000 contingency payout.
Created: April 15, 2005
Congratulations to ALBERT WOLLERTON of the Louisville KY area for winning Mini Mania's drawing for a FREE track day at the Phil Wicks Ultimate MINI Driving Academy!
Created: August 25, 2004
For three generations of Garfields, the notion of a family reunion has become something different - racing MINI Coopers in autocross.
Phil Wicks Ultimate Mini Driving Academy
Created: January 22, 2004
Phil Wicks knows Minis.  He’s been racing them since the beginning.  He’s put more miles in Minis on race tracks than many of us have managed to accumulate in our street Minis! 
Created: May 27, 2002
Full race MINI found on camera!
Created: May 25, 2002
The new Mini continues to make a splash on the automotive competition front and MINI MANIA is proud to be a leader in the effort! Our recent sponsorship of a new MINI Cooper "S" to partiscipate in this fabulous event provides both a great show and tremndous feedback on our products and plans for the future!
Created: January 23, 2002
R&T's February cover story is all about the New MINI ... and Mini Mania gets a quick mention in the Sports section, too! Look for it at your local newsstands NOW!
Created: November 05, 2001
Well over 100 Minis attended the Mini Challenge at Laguna Seca this past weekend. Check out the photos here
Created: October 29, 2001
Our New MINI got out of the shop long enough to get tested on the track a few weeks ago. Read our first-hand account on how the car performed with Mini Mania modifications in place.