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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: May 24, 2018
The founder of Mini Mania has been racing Classic Mini Cooper for many years. It's a great story of how it all began.
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
The Can-Am Mini Challenge is the featured Marque in California’s 14th Annual Charity Challenge Vintage Car Road Races at Sonoma Raceway Sept. 29 - Oct. 1.
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: December 21, 2015
Join Mini Mania at MINI Thunder VII For the eighth straight year, Mini Mania is excited to announce that we are a primary sponsor and participant in Stormin' Norman's Mini Thunder! Join us for this all day track event of HPDE (High Performance Driving Event) at the SCCA track in Willows, CA
Created: December 07, 2014
MINI Cooper Twini- first ever twin engine MINI Cooper to complete 25 hour race at Thunder Hill Raceway! Sponsored By MiniMania.com
Created: October 28, 2014
Mini Mania Sponsors Twin engine MINI at 25 Hours of Thunderhill December 6/7 2014
Created: February 27, 2014
The first ever Mini with 2 engines was produced by the factory in 1963, it was built on the original classic version of the Mini Cooper called the “MOKE”. The Moke was a jeep version of the Mini with intended military applications. It ran the standard 10” wheels and built simple by putting a second engine mounted on the original front subframe in the back of the vehicle. Originally the gear shift linkages were connected together along with the clutch and throttle pedal. This proved to be a bit of as nightmare as it was very difficult to synchronize both engines and transmissions.
Created: September 10, 2013
Mini Mania races across America with Classic Mini Cooper Vintage Race Car. Follow along with all the pictures. This is part 7 of a 7 part series telling the story of a great adventure of Driving and Racing across America.
Created: September 09, 2013
Photo Log Part 6 - Mini Mania Vintage Race Car Crosses America
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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: May 13, 2011
Recently Mini Mania went to Hallet Raceway. It turns out Team Mini Mania was showcased in the magazine all about everything Mini… MC2.
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).
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: January 07, 2011
Motoring : Track Day Driving Techniques
Created: December 11, 2009
Advanced Street Driving Skills Created: December 11, 2009 Now that we’ve spent some time explaining where engine performance comes from, and how to get more out of your MINI Cooper S or Cooper, we need to inject a note of reality. No matter how much potential speed and performance an owner builds into a car, fast is as fast does. At the end of the ra..
Created: June 01, 2009
Mini Cooper & Mini Mania wins again in SCCA
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: September 20, 2007
Press Release Aug. 27th - Ultimate Class
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 Invited to Japan for Nicole Racing Circuit Day
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: August 22, 2006
Mighty Minis fought for bragging rights, fans took a track tour, and a celebrity sighting at the Mini Mania tent during the 33rd Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca, August 2006.
Created: July 23, 2004
Race your MINI in BMW Car Club of America's Mini Mania Challenge Cup point series!
Created: October 28, 2003
Mini Mania's MINI COOPER S now at 265HP
Created: January 07, 2003
Join Team Mini Mania and get purchase discounts for doing what you love most -- RACING!
Created: January 19, 2001
Mini Mania's very own, President Don Racine, was on hand for the Detroit Auto Show 2001, where BMW unveiled the new Mini.