MINIS to the Max 65 Years of Spirited Adventures

MINIs to the Max Open House – Greer, South Carolina

The MINIS To The Max exhibit will open its doors at the BMW plant in Greer, SC, on May 1st. 30 inspirational examples of the history of MINI will be on display and will walk you through the Heritage years, Motorsports versions, quirky and unusual examples and even the newest vehicles from MINI USA. […]

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Auctions & Sales

Marvelous Menu of Mini at Next CCA Auction

For all Mini lovers the next CCA auction on December 10th offers a ‘Mini’ feast in time for Christmas! The line-up is led by this 1969 Mini Cooper 1275S MKII, ex-Liverpool Police car, a case of fast Coppers in a fast Cooper, having previously been used to keep the peace in Knotty Ash in 1969. […]

Mini Meet East 2022

Mini Meet East 2022 – Ohio

Celebrating Ohio Mini Owners 50th Anniversary Events will be held at the Holiday Inn unless indicated elsewhere   FRIDAY – July 1 On your own tour of the United States Air Force Museum (optional) 1:00-5:00 – Registration is open for pre-registered participants to pick up their materials 6:00 – Drive ‘n Dine – Small groups (10-20) at local restaurants 8:30 – Pub QuizOh 8:30 – Story Telling with Lynn SATURDAY – July 2 8:00-10:00 – Registration open 10:00 – MME2022 Car Show (hotel car park) 10:00 – Guided Tour of the Cars highlighting features within each mark 10:00 – Swap Meet / Boot Sale 10:00 – John Twist Rolling Tech Session (hotel car park) 10:00 – Mark Guyton – Paintless Dent removal (hotel car park) 10:00 – 1:30 – Kids Activities at the USAF Museum 12:30 – Box lunches delivered (included, but pre-order) 1:30 – 3:00 – Tech Session #1 3:30 – 5:00 – Tech Session #2 6:00 – Young’s Jersey Dairy (Food, Ice Cream, Mini Golf available) SUNDAY – July 3 9:30 – Drive to Packard Museum 10:00 – 11:00 – Tour of the Packard Museum 11:00 – 1:30 – To British Transportation Museum and Panoramic Photo 1:30 – Return to Holiday Inn (lunch on your own) 2:30 – 4:00 – Tech Session #3 4:00 – Funkhana (hotel car park) 6:00 – Dinner on your own 7:30 – RC Races 9:00 – Story Telling with Lynn MONDAY – July 4 10:00 – 2:00 Scenic Drive 3:30 – To Temple Israel 4:00 – Banquet at Temple Israel (included) > Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt > Hot Wheels Competition > Rocker Cover Races

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Classic Cars

Celebrating E-Type 60 Birthday at Shelsely Walsh

Over the weekend of June 12 and 13 at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb course, E-types of every description – the fast, the last, the famous, the first – are gathering in a not-to-be-missed celebration of the E-type 60 birthday. […]

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Corporate Business

The Modern MINI – 20 Years in Production

The MINI brand and BMW Group’s UK manufacturing plants in Oxford and Swindon are celebrating twenty successful years of MINI production. In early 2001, production began for MINI body parts in Swindon and on April 26 that same year, the first new MINI rolled off the line in Oxford. […]

E-Type 60 at Shelsley Walsh

Swinging Sixties E-type 60 Celebration with Minis

Owners of the humble yet much-adored Mini, in all its classic forms, are invited to join in the celebration of that other iconic sixties British classic – the Jaguar E-type – at its 60th-anniversary event at Shelsley Walsh. The two legendary cars often slug it out for the top spot in public votes on the Best British Car Ever, but for the weekend of 12-13 June 2021, any such rivalries will be put aside to celebrate 60 years since the launch of the E-type by reviving the cars, music, and fashion of the ‘Swinging Sixties’. One of the unifying features of the event will be an homage to the 1969 film ‘The Italian Job’, a movie that beautifully captured the mood, energy, and cars of the carefree decade. The actual E-type used in the film – repaired and restored since […]

East Meets West Mini Meet 2019 - Rendezvous In The Rockies

East Meets West Mini Meet 2019 – Rendezvous In The Rockies

Minis of the Rockies is proud to announce they are hosting East Meets West Mini Meet to be held June 24 – 28th, 2019 in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Headquarters for the event is the Westin Hotel. Centrally located slope-side just steps from the Snowmass Mall with its many shops and restaurants, it offers easy access to the many recreational activities found in the scenic Roaring Fork Valley.

MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018
Events

MINI Takes the States 2018 a Success

MINI USA has confirmed that its biennial MINI owners road rally MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 (MTTS) attracted more than 3,000 owners to event’s finale and that the rally raised more than one million meals for charity partner Feeding America. MINI USA also confirmed that fundraising efforts to support Feeding America will remain open until the end of the year at MINITAKESTHESTATES.com. The biennial trek attracted more than 3,600 MINI owners who took part in the Rally to the Rockies, with 1,000+ MINIs on the road each day. The group of loyal MINI owners travelled more than 5,000 miles through 15 cities and 14 states. At times the group swelled to more than 1,000 owners and 500 vehicles of all shapes, colors and sizes on each route.

Mini Meet West 2018

Mini Meet West 2018, Oregon

Mini Meet West is an annual gathering of fans of the classic Mini manufactured from 1959 to 2000 (including variants such as Mini-based Wolseley, Rileys, Innocenti, ADO16 and other variants that are derived from the classic Mini) and the modern BMW MINI that is currently in production. A group of West Coast clubs held the first U.S. Mini Meet in Reno, Nevada back in 1973. There were 43 paid registrations at the first meet. Eventually, the Meet became known as the 1st Mini Meet West after the startup of the Mini Meet East events in 1975.

Mini Meet East 2018

Mini Meet East 2018, New York State

Mini Meet East is going back to New York in 2018.  This year’s location will be in New Paltz, NY amidst the Shawangunk Mountains. It will be filled with a variety of organized drives throughout the Shawangunk & Catskills Mountains. The host hotel is the Hampton Inn and Suites with a negotiated rate of $99.00 a night plus tax with the group rate code: MME Schedule of Events: Monday, 7/2/18  – Registration opens – Organized drive with a destination Tuesday, 7/3/18 – Registration – Rallye – Group Panoramic Photo – Picnic – Organized drive Wednesday, 7/4/18  – Car Show – Vendor & Swap Meet – Funkhana – Arts and Craft Contest voting – Organized drive Thursday, 7/5/18  – Autocross – Organized Drives – Awards Ceremony Banquet Friday, 7/6/18 – Departure

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Highlights

Official Route for MINI Takes The States 2018 Announced

MINI USA has announced the official route for MINI TAKES THE STATES (MTTS) 2018. The legendary rally for MINI owners, which runs from July 14 – 22, will start from two separate locations on opposite sides of the country and meet in the middle for a weekend celebration of everything MINI. The starting cities will be Orlando, Fla., and Portland, Ore. The final destination is Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colo., approximately 75 miles west of downtown Denver. Once arriving at Keystone, MINI owners from both routes will have the weekend to trade stories, share their experiences, show off their MINI, explore the area on curated mountain drives, support our charity partner and enjoy fun activities planned by the MINI USA team. There have been six epic road trips starting with the inaugural rally in 2006.  The seventh biennial MTTS rally […]

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MINIs on the Dragon – 2018

The MINIs on the Dragon (MotD) started out as a get together to drive 11-mile stretch of road with 318 curves aka the Dragon. That in itself is more than enough reason to travel to the breathtaking mountains of North Carolina. But in the first weekend of May each year, it has evolved into much more than that. Just like our beloved MINI’s have evolved into more than just a car to us. So you take the 11-mile stretch of road, then you toss in the mountains, country roads, and waterfalls. Now add 600 to 1000 fellow MINIacs and it takes on a whole new meaning. Wake up each morning and see hundreds of Mini’s every day, attend dinners and events, go on group drives, or just gather and drool over each other’s mods. Get a chance to put a […]

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Video of the Week

VotW – Classic Mini – Explore MINI Plant Oxford

Our Video of the Week this go round is a fun one.  It comes from the folks at MINI, but focusses more on the love of the classic Mini. Plant Oxford employee Mike Darley’s passion for MINI started as a child. Learn about his Classic Mini restoration project and how working at MINI is a lifestyle.

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MINI

BMH Announces Production of MK1 Mini Bodyshells

The values of MK1 Minis continue to rocket, increasingly justifying the cost of the part or total restorations that will be required for most examples sooner or later. British Motor Heritage (BMH) has long since been at the forefront of supplying individual panels for all marks of classic Minis, and complete bodyshells for models from 1976 onwards. What’s been missing until now is the Holy Grail, a full replacement shell for the MK1, but the wait is now over! Mini enthusiasts were given a glimpse of what was to come on BMH’s stand at the NEC Classic Motor Show last November, and the response was universally positive. The first production batch of 15 bodies will therefore commence in April, with deliveries occurring through May and June. The launch price is £9,950 inc. VAT and the company is accepting orders accompanied […]

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Mini Meet West 2017

Mini Meet West 2017, June 26 – 29, held in Santa Rosa, CA, will celebrate a blend of the Classic Mini culture and all aspects of the new MINI Coopers. For those who fix, polish and drive their Minis and MINIs your pride and joy will be the star during our Car Show, Autocross and Rally. All aspects of Mini Meet West will foster an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie, Mini owners and enthusiasts will come together to celebrate the unique aspects of this iconic car. From the beautifully restored to the showroom perfect and from those rare stock Minis to the outlandish thematic and modified track cars, Minis & MINIs take center stage. Hosted at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa near Downtown Santa Rosa, the participants of Mini Meet West 2017 are sure to be charmed by this […]

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November Contest – The One That Got Away

Note: This contest is now closed! So, our November contest? Well, think about this. We all have those stories, those used-to-haves or near misses. We all can tell tales of “the one that got away.” Sometimes they are cars that would now be worth wheel-barrows full of money. Sometimes they are cars that saw us through tough times or good times or were just near and dear to our hearts. There are cars that we had that we had to let go of due to growing families, or career changes, or simple changes in fortunes. There are other cars that we almost bought but that slipped through our fingers or were snatched from our grasp. I used to have a yellow Triumph TR250. Sure it needed work, but it was solid and fun. But this was 1987 when I was […]