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The MINI Cooper S Fast Forward App For Google Chrome

Get to know MINI FAST FORWARD. A MINI COOPER S feature for your browser. 1 – Install the app and immediately accelerate YouTube, Facebook...

NORCAL MINIS CALENDAR & OTHER EVENTS

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Read, Read All About It

The Daily Toggle highlights nine MINI book recommendations including Change of View by Cinda Christie, wherein:
. . . Connie Decker visits Las Vegas, gets a tattoo, and wins a “Pepto-Bismol pink” MINI Cooper playing a slot machine. . . .

The MINI Cooper S Fast Forward App For Google Chrome



Get to know MINI FAST FORWARD. A MINI COOPER S feature for your browser.
1 – Install the app and immediately accelerate YouTube, Facebook and even Netflix videos.
2 – With the app, the S key on your keyboard is transformed into a MINI COOPER S accelerator.
3 – Get to what matters fast.0 to 1-minute videos in 7.15 seconds.

"All Grown Up, But Still Having Fun"

Autos at thestar.com reviews the 2016 MINI Cooper Convertible and concludes:
. . . Fuel consumption will be the least of your worries in the Mini Convertible. It’s a lot of fun to drive, so you’ll be more concerned with the percentage of your openometer. And who knows? With a little time behind the wheel, you might go searching for the Italian Job movie we’ve all forgotten about. It’ll remind you we all need a little escapism in our lives.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

VW Beetle Vs. MINI Cooper

The Car Connection makes the comparison and the MINI comes out on top by .6:
. . . The verdict? Both of these retro-styled small cars may have started in a similar place many years ago, but they’ve evolved to be very different in actual market appeal today. The Beetle remains an affordable, head-turning two-door, but the Mini Cooper lineup is probably where you should turn for a car that makes you happier over the long term.

"How Do You Get Four Elephants In A MINI?

Patrick James at Eurekar answers that riddle and many others in his review of the MINI Clubman.

Which MINI Is For You?

motors.co.uk provides a "how to" on choosing the right MINI for you.  It thinks the JCW is for technophiles:
. . . What’s not to love about Mini’s John Cooper Works? Named after the pioneer of the sporty Mini Cooper, the JCW certainly lives up to its provenance. . . .

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Puzzled MOTD

Try this jigsaw puzzle made from Cape Fear's drone photo of the line-up at this year's MINIs On The Dragon (MOTD) found posted at The Daily Toggle.

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MINI Challenge 2016 Brands Hatch GP Circuit Report

love:mini recaps the May 7-8, 2016 action.

2016 Clubman "Practical Fun"

futurecars.com reviews the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman and provides these pros and cons:
What we like
More upscale interior with more space and a better layout for daily use.

Upgrade engine is worth the extra expense with little sacrifice in fuel economy.

What we don't
Base engine is underpowered for the car’s size.

Still pricey and not as practical as some rivals.

Friday, May 20, 2016

MINI To Exhibit ACV 30 At Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

The MINI ACV 30 Concept, as noted by The Daily Toggle in its article:
. . . debuted at the 1997 Rallye Monte Carlo, exactly 30 years after Mini placed 1st for the third time with the overall winners Rauno Aaltonen and Henry Liddon in the no. 177 Mini Cooper S.


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To mark the 30th anniversary of the MINI triumph in the Rallye Monte Carlo, Rover unveiled a design concept in 1997 that already embodied elements of the future MINI. . . .