Created: April 04, 2016
Need a place to stay during Nevada City Adventures 2016? Check out these four charmers.
Created: September 22, 2015
Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group, Oct 17, 2015
Created: February 17, 2015
MINI Cooper F56 Performance Upgrades
Created: April 16, 2014
Mini Mania’s Nevada City & Grass Valley self-guided tour Friday May 30th 2014
Created: March 10, 2014
Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure. A Great Meetup Opportunity for your MINI Customers
Created: February 21, 2014
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: February 18, 2014
This event represents a great early summer meeting opportunity for your club members.
Created: October 01, 2013
2014 MINI Press Release
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: 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.
Created: June 03, 2011
photographers have managed to snap the first pictures of the 2013 MINI Cooper
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.
Created: February 17, 2011
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.
Created: January 18, 2011
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.
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
Created: June 14, 2002
MINI Countryman Antennas MINI Countryman Bike Racks MINI Countryman Car Covers MINI Countryman Roof Racks MINI Countryman Stripes MINI Countryman Mirror Caps MINI CENTERFOLD If you happen to pick up the June issue of Playboy you'll...
Created: September 01, 2009
About EBC Brakes - the Company
Created: October 08, 2008
BMW is recalling 560 of its 2009 John Cooper Works and John Cooper Works Clubman vehicles equipped with 16-inch-diameter front brake discs because under "conditions of intense brake usage, braking performance would be reduced."
Created: January 27, 2006
Recognizing our passion for excellence has driven Brembo engineers to develop the finest replacement brake systems available in the market today. Seeing the need for systems that either optimized the original equipment brake systems, or replaced their major components for a more significant upgrade, Brembo designed, tested and manufactured these systems to provide the highest levels of quality, style and performance available.
Created: January 28, 2006
The culmination of over 15 years of development, Stormproof™ material is designed by Coverking and made by one of the world's leading textile mills. It is the most waterproof yet breathable car cover material available. Stormproof™ car cover material exhibits outstanding sun and U.V. resistance, able to last for years in Arizona sun without fading. The micro-fiber base material is soft to the touch and won't scratch a car's paint - yet is rolls up into a very compact package for easy storage. Stormproof™ is available in colors, and also with licensed GM logos. As with all Coverking Custom Car Covers, Triguard™ can be custom made in just 2 days
Created: March 23, 2015
MINI Countryman Clutch Problems Reported problems with the factory original clutch used on the early MINI Countryman are easy to find. While more problems seem to related to the All4 version of the Countryman they are by no means isolated to them. The experiences are varied. Some MINIs only suffer ...
Created: March 29, 2011
The clutch operates using brake fluid. It draws off the brake fluid reservoir via a black tube on the side. Fluid flows from the reservoir into the cylinder above the clutch pedal (when there is a negative pressure). Then when the pedal is pushed the pedal cylinder pushes fluid through the tube into the clutch slave cylinder which activates the clutch.
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.
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: August 13, 2013
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
Created: December 14, 2012
Created: February 02, 2011
By installing a cold air intake on a vehicle and drawing cool air from outside of the engine compartment, a vehicle can pick up horsepower and have a noticeable feel of added power and throttle response.
Created: September 08, 2009
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.
Created: February 02, 2011
QuickSilver's newest development is a 'Sports' Exhaust system for the Mini Convertible Cooper S (R57). Check out the video!
Created: January 11, 2011
The straight through design optimises efficiency and offers a crisp sporting exhaust note with unique twin 3" upswept tip design which fills out the rear bumper perfectly. The System provides more of the distinctive sporty MINI sound with an enhanced whistle from the Turbo. Suitable for everyday use, saving 10 kilos of weight over the original equipment.
Created: June 17, 2009
Mini Mania Inc., is proud to announce the addition of the Quicksilver line of products for the MINI. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems has consolidated its activities to a new headquarters office and warehouse facility all on one site. After over 30 years in London the brand new premises are in the heart...
Created: January 30, 2006
BORLA PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIES has built a reputation as the leader in the design and manufacture of automotive stainless steel performance exhaust. For nearly 30 years, we have been committed to providing world-class exhaust products that surpass the expectations of our customers in providing the ultimate power, style, and endurance.
Created: January 26, 2006
BORLA PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIES, INC. warrants its products to the original purchaser of record and for the original vehicle on which the product was installed, against defects in materials and workmanship for one million miles. BORLA's sole obligation under this warranty shall be limited to repair or replacement at BORLA's option, provided, however, this warranty shall apply only if BORLA's examination of the returned product discloses a manufacturing defect. Note all attachment to universal mufflers must be made at the nipples; there should be no welding to the shell or end caps.
Created: August 26, 2014
A list of popular exterior trims for your MINI Cooper
Created: January 28, 2006
Colgan Bra History
In 1960 I had a shop in Burbank, California with about 5 employees doing custom auto and boat upholstery. No request seemed unusual at the time, from suede leather headlining to diamond tufted rumble seats. One day a group of Lockheed engineers brought me a ragged piece of canvas with sewn-in wooden slats, rubber bands, crude hooks and other miscellaneous innovations. They asked if I would be interested in making about a dozen of these and I remember saying "What the hell is it, a chastity belt for Godzilla ?" They replied that it was a protective cover used by the Porsche factory for road testing new cars and on unofficial loan to them.
Created: September 27, 2011
My initial impression of the 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4? It's too big and heavy to wear the Mini badge. After driving? I am stunned at how much fun even a bigger, heavier Mini can be.
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.
Created: May 13, 2011
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.
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...
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..
Created: December 29, 2010
World Debut The MINI Paceman (Crossover Coupe)
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.
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
Created: May 20, 2013
Created: April 29, 2013
Created: October 03, 2012
Created: August 08, 2012
A good laugh is the best stress buster that one can think of. So it is not surprising that among all the special days in the annual calendar, there is a National Joke Week.
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/
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?
Created: October 28, 2011
Our 10 Most Luxurious Mini Upgrades
Created: October 28, 2011
Top 10 Mini Accessories & they're Lease friendly
Created: December 28, 2012
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.
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.
Created: February 02, 2012
BMW Group tuning specialist AC Schnitzer has gotten a hold of a 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe and has wasted no time getting to know it personally.
Created: January 27, 2012
BMW intends to share platforms and engines going forward And while we’ve known for some time the generalities of the plans, we’re starting to get a much a much better view of the future.
Created: January 16, 2012
Since the moment the first MINI diesel was released in Europe, US MINI enthusiasts have been wondering when they could share in the diesel love. It would now appear that the answer is 2013
Created: January 05, 2012
MINI intends on showing a cargo van version of the current Clubman in late February at the Geneva Motor Show.
Created: December 20, 2011
Officially, Mini is remaining quiet on exact technical specifications of the model ahead of its Geneva reveal. Insiders have hinted that the JCW is in line for a significant power hike
Created: August 28, 2014
MINI Cooper Interior Trim and Accessories- Top Selling, great for adding your personal touch to your MINI
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: 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: October 28, 2014
Mini Mania Sponsors Twin engine MINI at 25 Hours of Thunderhill December 6/7 2014
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.
Created: February 13, 2013
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.
Created: June 12, 2012
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
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.
Created: September 10, 2012
Robbie Davis made GRAND-AM history in convincing fashion Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Created: April 15, 2010
Mini Cooper Shocks by Koni
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.
Created: January 31, 2011
Come with me on a mini adventure and see how the car handles and drives with its Drive by Wire technology and electronic safety features! Will it be much like the original?
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: July 09, 2009
Created: January 11, 2007
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.
Created: February 24, 2005
Created: January 28, 2006
The Origins of SPAX
SPAX has been making suspension for the past 50 years, we are one of the best known manufacturers in the world. Named after a Somerset village called Spaxton.
SPAX were the first company to produce on-car adjustable dampers and patented the idea.
10 Reasons to Buy
1. We are all mad……..about performance!. All of the team that works at SPAX are all confirmed petrolheads, whether they are into racing, classics, modified cars or even bikes, everyone is passionate in one way or another and our products and company reflect this.
Created: April 09, 2012
When we got the invitation I could have been excused for thinking it was a dream, Pirelli wants me to come to Phillip island Race Track, drive some really nice, even exotic cars all day and give its new P Zero tyre a full work out.
Created: December 07, 2011
Ever since BMW made the switch to run flats, enthusiasts have been waiting patiently for the technology to mature.