General
Mini Going Electric? What do you think?
Created: January 10, 2019
With the launch of New MINI Cooper S E this year (check out the article below) and with customers inquiring about EV conversion kits for their Classic Minis here at Mini Mania; we created this quick survey for you to let us know what you think.
Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group
Created: September 22, 2015
Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group, Oct 17, 2015
MINI JCW Swindon & MINI Cowley ?
Created: April 03, 2012
MINI has revealed the latest new models in its range expansion – a new two-berth caravan called Cowley and a two-man tent called Swindon.
2013 MINI Cooper seen on the road
Created: June 03, 2011
photographers have managed to snap the first pictures of the 2013 MINI Cooper
JCW Roadster & Coupe caught on tape
Created: May 25, 2011
MINI’s been busy on the ‘Ring lately. This time they’re back with the upcoming Coupe – in JCW flavor no less – doing final suspension testing.
Mini Cooper Golf Carts - Fairway's Mini-Coopers
Created: February 14, 2011
Mini-Cooper Golf Carts Bring Business BERMUDA DUNES — The popularity of those cutesy, British-made Mini Cooper cars wasn't lost on Steve Richardson, marketing director of Fairway Golf Cars, as a way to boost golf car sales.
MINI WRC Gets Dani Sordo
Created: January 18, 2011
[Official Release] Spanish driver Daniel “Dani” Sordo will strengthen the new MINI WRC Team in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship. He will team up with Kris Meeke (GB) when MINI makes its return to rallying with the MINI WRC this coming season.
The Mini Cooper Clubman: Fast, Fun, and Hard-to-Find
Created: August 13, 2008
The Mini Cooper Clubman: Fast, Fun, and Hard-to-Find - already a great part of the history of the BMW MINI Cooper in the USA
Community
Created: May 16, 2017
Summary of 2017 Mini Meets including Mini Meet West, Mini Meet East, Mini Meet North and Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure.
Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge
Created: September 29, 2016
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to race in a vintage race car? Now’s your chance. If you’re around the Sonoma Raceway this weekend, you can take three, hair-raising laps around the Sonoma Raceway with world-class racer, Don Racine. And it’s all for charity!!
Created: January 29, 2013
Mini Mania is excited to announce that we are a platinum sponsor of Mini Meet West 2013! Mini Meet West is an annual gathering of fans of the classic Mini manufactured from 1959 to 2000
Electrical
Created: January 26, 2006
Nology HotWires are the most technologically advanced ignition wires available. HotWires create the most powerful spark possible. HotWires are engineered with a special built-in capacitor, exclusive only to HotWires. This revolutionary design allows energy from the ignition coil to accumulate in the capacitor until the voltage at the spark plug electrodes reaches the ionization point. At that split second point the entire power of the stored spark is discharged at once, creating a spark 300 times more powerful. The result is faster, more complete combustion, and most importantly, MORE HORSEPOWER that's 100%. Smog Legal.
Created: January 24, 2006
Nuzzo Motorsports, campaigning three MINI Coopers at the Grand Am Cup 200 at Daytona International Speedway this January, announced a partnership with Unichip North America, makers of a plug-and-play piggyback engine control unit (ECU). Nuzzo and Unichip have agreed to a multi-race partnership, focused on building brand awareness through livery applications and outreach in the MINI community, as well as performance benchmarking and testing, using the Grand-Am Cup MINI Cooper S as a marketing platform.
MINI Takes Third in WRC Rally Germany
Created: August 25, 2011
Sordo had a rally long battle with the Ford of Mikko Hirvonen (FI) and after 19 stages and 359.59 kilometres of competition finished 48.1secs ahead of him. For Kris he started the final day in fourth ahead of Petter Solberg (NO) in his Citroen. Despite a rear puncture on the first stage of the day, Meeke only lost 1.1secs to Solberg. However, on the second one what Meeke described as an ‘optimistic’ pace note saw him have an excursion into the vineyards and drop to fifth. Despite this he started a fight back, but then when the car stopped on stage 18 the battle with Solberg was over.
Magna to make another Mini model in Austria: report
Created: January 26, 2011
VIENNA (Reuters) - BMW's  British brand Mini will add another model to the products which Magna builds for it in Austria, newspaper Kleine Zeitung reported on Wednesday.
Q&A with MINI USA on Diesels in the US
Created: January 21, 2011
For the past 4-5 years we’ve been hearing from our US readers one question over and over again; when will we see a MINI Diesel. Capable of over 50 mpg (US) and loaded with torque the Cooper D has been a standout product for MINI around the world. And the forthcoming Cooper SD promises similar effici...
Mini Mania Test drives the new MINI Countryman
Created: January 17, 2011
Mini Mania Test Drive: 2011 NEW MINI Countryman A team from Mini Mania took advantage of the opportunity provided by Niello MINI in Sacramento to test drive one of the new MINI Countrymen. This latest model from BMW MINI seems to be focused to yet further expand the base of customer types that would find a MINI fit into their life style..
World Debut The MINI Paceman (Crossover Coupe)
Created: December 29, 2010
World Debut The MINI Paceman (Crossover Coupe)
The 2011 Mini Countryman REVEALED!
Created: December 14, 2010
Clearly, the Countryman is a different animal, but the product lineup is similar to other Minis. It starts with the 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman base model, and extends to the S and all-wheel-drive S ALL4.
BMW Considering Two-Cylinder Engines?
Created: October 26, 2010
Oct 26th, 2010 Dr. Klaus Draeger is the man in charge of development at BMW. We’re filing this under rumor for now, but in a recent interview with the German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport he eluded to the possibility of two-cylinder engines in small BMWs and even future MINIs
MINI IN PARIS 2010
Created: October 01, 2010
The world premiere of the MINI World Rally Championship car. Based on the MINI Countryman, it is the rally car to watch out for. It is being developed by British rally legends, Prodrive and will be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine built by BMW Motorsport. It will be the first World Rally Car designed by MINI for the World Rally Championship since 1967.
MINI Scooter E Concept
Created: September 29, 2010
There are a total of three interpretations of the MINI Scooter E Concept conceived by Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design: two of which will be shown at the Paris Motor Show next week, while the third concept, inspired by the swinging sixties, the hey day of classic Mini is being shown exclusively in London.
Fun Things
Created: February 28, 2019
A man that calls himself the Green Savior was seen and recorded helping a man and his Mini Cooper getting out of some trouble in the snow. 
MINI’s John Cooper Works GP packs a BIG punch
Created: February 13, 2019
Here's the new John Cooper Works (JCW) GP Mini Cooper packing 300HP.
60 Year Edition MINI
Created: January 24, 2019
All eyes will be on the 60 Year Edition MINI, a model very similar to the 2019 F55 and F56.
Created: October 03, 2012
The MINI International has a new design. The MINI customer magazine has been re-launched with a new look and new thematic concept, with the first edition to be presented today at the Paris Motor Show
Created: August 07, 2012
British automaker MINI has unleashed a fleet of MiniMINIs onto the field at London’s Olympic Stadium to fetch thrown objects; in this case of the Javelin, Discus, Shot and Hammer variety.
Created: February 15, 2012
No excuses! Simply take 10% off the next 72 hours and we will donate another 5% to United Way http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/
MINI starts the Youth Motoring
Created: January 26, 2012
MINI UK has joined forces with a group called MotorSport Vision, providing a group of MINI Ones for their YoungDrive events where kids as young as 11 years-old get their first experience behind the wheel of a car. What better way to be introduced to driving than behind the wheel of a MINI?
Our 10 Most Luxurious Mini Upgrades
Created: October 28, 2011
Our 10 Most Luxurious Mini Upgrades
The 1st MINI Arrives in the US
Created: October 28, 2011
Following months of impatiently waiting, Mini Mania's new R50 MINI Cooper Hatchback arrived in Nevada City, CA on August 14, 2001 and our excitement was off the charts! It was the very first MINI Cooper in the United States.
Devastating California Wildfires - How you can help
Created: November 26, 2018
The deadliest fire in CA history is 100% contained. But the victims and wreckage it has left behind is tremendous. 85 people have lost their lives and 249 are still missing. Together we can help those affected. A donation of any size would be a help.
Created: October 06, 2017
Newly added parts to our website in 2017 for Gen3 MINI Coopers including the F55 and F56 Hatchback, F57 Convertible, F54 Clubman and more.
Created: October 06, 2017
Newly added parts to our website in 2017 for Gen1 MINI Coopers including the R50 Hatchback, R52 Convertible and R53 Hatchback.
Created: December 28, 2012
http://new.minimania.com/articlelist/NEW_MINI/General%20Articles/Mini_Mania
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.
JCW Models for 2013
Created: June 21, 2012
The HP figure will remain at 211 hp (208 for the US) for the R5X range of JCW cars. Furthermore we’ve heard rumors from well placed sources that the US spec JCW Countryman may also end up with 208 hp rather than the higher 218hp figure seen in Europe.
Created: May 17, 2012
Important information you need to know about your Warranty and Routine Maintenance.
Countryman Coupe spotted!
Created: May 09, 2012
Mini’s lineup continues to grow, and as this test mule shot by our spy photographer indicates, the brand’s forthcoming seventh model looks to be just around the corner.
BMC Name Changes
Created: March 30, 2012
The British Motor Corporation (BMC) was formed in 1952 by joining the Nuffield Organization (Morris, MG, Riley, and Wolseley) with the Austin Motor Company. It was during BMC’s reign that the Mini was designed and introduced.
Motorsport
TWINI TO BE FEATURED with PADDY HOPKIRK
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: 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, MINIUSA.com, 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!
Performance
Created: September 10, 2012
Robbie Davis made GRAND-AM history in convincing fashion Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
MINI Cooper Koni Shocks
Created: April 15, 2010
Mini Cooper Shocks by Koni
Mini Cooper S Cabrio Review
Created: February 02, 2011
If you think the Mini Cooper S Cabrio is a hairdresser’s car, I suggest you book yourself in for a consultation with a shrink because this topless Mini is one hell of a drive.
Autoblog First Drive: 2011 MINI Cooper S
Created: December 07, 2010
We’re happy to report the 2011 Mini Cooper drives almost exactly like the 2010 Mini Cooper – no real surprise considering the limit of the changes. A boost in horsepower on standard models from 118 to 121 horsepower is nominal, but the Cooper S gets a bump to 181 ponies (up from 172), which can be felt when accelerating up a hill or on-ramp.
Created: June 22, 2010
First photos of the MINI Countryman Cooper S equipped with the Aero Package, just made their way onto the interwebs. Courtesy of BigBlogg, we get a chance to see the first images of this package.
Created: July 31, 2009
MINI John Cooper Works ClubmanTo quote the legendary Sam Cooke completely out of context it’s been a long, a long time coming… But finally, the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, complete with John Cooper Works Aerodynamic kit, has come.Early in 2008 we were first officially informed of the forthcoming...
Created: April 01, 2005
When MINI unleashed its supercharged Cooper S in 2002, it was a gift from the gods for hot hatch fans. With enough power to exploit the MINI chassis to the full, the model has been a storming success.
Suspension
Mini power steering failures
Created: February 23, 2009
Mini Cooper power steering failures are explained in personal details