MINI Cooper

New Take On “Car Lover”: U.K. Study Reveals Amorous Car Habits
New Take On “Car Lover”: U.K. Study Reveals Amorous Car Habits

If you’ve ever described yourself as a car lover, you might find the results of a U.K. study quite amusing. Confused.com, one of the U.K.’s biggest price comparison services, surveyed 2,000 drivers and discovered nearly half (47.5 percent) of males said they’d had sex in their...Read More»

2005 MINI Cooper Hardtop
NHTSA Takes A Closer Look At MINI Cooper Steering Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced an upgraded investigation into some 60,000 2004 and 2005 MINI Coopers, which may have a steering defect linked to three vehicles fires. The NHTSA has reviewed over 500 complaints related to loss of power steering, which can...Read More»

MINI Inspired By Goodwood
The Cadillac Of MINI Coopers: MINI Inspired By Goodwood

If you’ve shied away from MINI because they just didn’t use enough burled walnut and lambswool carpeting in their cars, you’ll want to pay close attention to their display at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2011. MINI has announced the MINI Inspired by Goodwood model, an ultra-luxury...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper
To Win A Brand-New Mini Cooper, He Got Tattooed WHERE?

The facts are simple. A German radio station ran a contest giving away a brand-new Mini to whichever listener pulled off the craziest stunt to win. A 39-year-old man, Andreas Muller, was declared the winner after promising to have the brand "MINI" tattooed on his penis. But he didn't get the car...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Video: Designer Details MINI Coupe Concept

We're just weeks away from the automotive extravaganza known as the Frankfurt Auto Show, but MINI's 50th anniversary celebrations have been spilling onto the web through its Coupe Concept for days now. The latest addition to the party: a video with the design team leader explaining the car's roots...Read More»

2009 Mini Coupe Concept
Mini Celebrates 50th Anniversary With New Coupe Concept

Today marks fifty years to the day since the first, classic incarnation of the Mini was first shown and to celebrate the event the company is set to unveil a brand new concept car that will eventually star at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show. Dubbed the 2009 Mini Coupe Concept, the latest concept...Read More»

Mini Roadside Assistance app
Mini Releases First-Ever Roadside Assistance App

So you ran over a log with your new Mini and you're stuck at the side of the road with nothing but your iPhone and a bag of Cheetos? Yeah, there's an app for that. Mini has just announced availability of an app that it's billing as the first of its kind: a roadside assistance app that phones home...Read More»

From the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Link Love From The Car Connection: Superman Loves The Prius, MINI Tells Us To Pull Over, And So Many Car Festivals, So Little Time

* Spring has sprung throughout the northern hemisphere, and with it, more festivals than you can shake a stick shift at. Among the many we've missed: Austria's Wörthersee Tour 2009. Audi and VW fans, here's a little slice of heaven for your Tuesday. [WorldCarFans] * Once again, the venerable...Read More»

Corvette ZX-1 by Karvajal Designs
Link Love From The Car Connection: Custom MINIs, RV Options, And Why Is This Model Sad?

Model FAIL -- Check the photo to the left and please tell us why that woman is sad. She's young and attractive, poised at the start of what is surely a promising career--and, oh, by the way,  SHE IS LEANING AGAINST A RED PILE OF AWESOMENESS. (Specifically: a Corvette ZX-1 by Karvajal Designs.) So...Read More»

MINI inspired by Katy Perry at the Life Ball
Link Love From The Car Connection: Tricked Out Land Cruisers, Katy Perry's MINI, And Yes, We Would Love A 'Bumblebee' Camaro

Throwback -- Love the convenience of a Toyota Land Cruiser but hate that 21st century look? Hoping for something Jeep-ier? More Out of Africa, less Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? Take a trip to Los Angeles and visit ICON: like Laverne DiFazio, they'll make your dreams come true. [AutoMotto] Product...Read More»

Stuntman Steve Truglia gets loopy
Link Love From The Car Connection: Looping In A Toyota, Charging Up A Passat, And The Rumor Mill Turns For Lexus, MINI, Daimler, Tesla

Going 'round in circles -- Congrats to stuntman Steve Truglia for clearing the world's largest loop-the-loop in a Toyota. We hope to replicate this feat someday in TCC's vintage Ford Escort. Thank you, Steve, for giving us hope. [DailyMail via AutoMotto] Rumor mill #1 -- Rumor has it that Lexus is...Read More»

MINI inspired by George Harrison's 1966 Cooper S
Link Love From The Car Connection: George Harrison-Themed MINI, Recycle Your Bentley, And Does Glenn Beck Know How Effin' Funny He Is?

Mop-top MINI -- That special-edition MINI inspired by Katy Perry has some competition--from the late George Harrison. Never thought you'd see those two names in the same sentence, did ya? [Carscoop et al] Achtung -- A man in Germany has finally learned what everyone else knows from watching TV: if...Read More»

Katy Perry
Link Love From The Car Connection: A MINI For Katy Perry, BMW Gets Modest, And Jerry Brown's Camry Gets Jacked

Flavor of the month -- America's favorite Christian rocker-turned-pop starlet has inspired a MINI. Yes, Katy Perry--the girl who kissed a girl and apparently enjoyed it or something--has inspired two designers to crank out the "Kate [sic] Perry-style Life Ball MINI Convertible 2009", presumably to...Read More»

MINI Speedster
File Under 'We Want': The MINI Speedster

Yes, ladies and gentlemen: that's what the MINI would look like as a roadster. Strike that: will look like. It's called the MINI Speedster, and it's heading your way. Eventually. The Speedster will be based on the MINI Cooper convertible, but rather smartly ditches the back seat. It'll come...Read More»

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