Daily Archives: January 28, 2010


Fireball Tim on MINI Cooper Killers

Fireball Tim
Our favorite “Movie Car Design Master” and MINI enthusiast, Fireball Tim, writes in his latest article on CarDomain Blog about two up-coming so-called “MINI killers”:

“Case in point… The Audi A1 and Citroen Ds3. I’ve heard a lot about these lil’ beasts taking away a wee bit of the Mini control. But, I think not. The doods that buy a MINI are into levity. The A1 and Ds3 are anything but funny.”

Read Fireball Tim’s article at CarDomain Blog.


collectible of the day: vol.2 MINI

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Most books about the MINI come from the US, UK, and Germany, the three largest markets for the MINI.  Japan is an important market for the MINI, just as it was for the classic Mini.  In 2002, this small book called ?????? ????? vol.2 MINI written by ???? ????(Koichi Inouye) was published.

Written entirely in Japanese (except for the model names), the 167 page glossy book begins with a chapter on the MINI One, Cooper, and Cooper S models.  Almost all of the rest of the book covers the history, models, and special editions of the classic Mini.  Appendices include sales figures, specifications, and diagrams of MINI and Mini models.

Buy this book at Amazon.jp (ISBN-10: 4584162441, ISBN-13: 978-4584162446).