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Livermore to Castle Air Museum - Sun., February 25, 2024

Our February run will take us over backroads through the hills and valleys of the East Bay and out to the Central Valley and Castle Air Muse...

MINI Of Concord Has A WC 50 On The Lot

MINI of Concord has received number 423 of the limited run of 500 MINI John Cooper Works World Championship 50 Editions. You can go down and ogle it for yourself. Only 50 will be available in the entire US.

The Special Edition has the same 1.6-liter twin-turbocharged plant that puts out 211HP and it will do zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 238 km/h or 148mph. It is in a special edition color - "Connaught Green" with roof and bonnet stripes in "Pepper White" and 17-inch cross-spoke alloy wheels finished in "Jet Black." It also includes a JCW aerodynamics package, a tons of carbon fiber parts (such as the bonnet scoop, rear diffuser, exterior mirror caps and tailgate handle) and special insignias.

Inside the interior is full of carbon fiber trim overlaid by red touches and black leather seats with contrasting red piping. The red theme is also used on the knee-rolls, armrests and the floor mat stitching, gearshift and handbrake gaiters. There is also a new sport steering wheel with an Alcantara rim.