Daily Archives: February 19, 2010


MINI LINK walk-through video by BSSP

MINI LINK screenshot
Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners present a walk-through of MINI LINK, a “MINI Map-Based iPhone Community App”.  During the nearly two and a half minute video, the demonstration shows how to configure your MINI avatar by customizing the MINI graphic, how to use map and browse views, change your settings, send a wave, and access rally mode.

MINI LINK can be used by non-MINI owners who will get a “simplified version” of the app.  MINI owners get full use of the app by entering their VIN and signing in.

Using the map view, MINI owners can graphically see other MINIs, hotspots, event locations, and breadcrumbs.  Switch to browse view to see items in lists.

When other MINIs are nearby, you can select and send a wave (see image) or set up an automatic wave for anyone who motors nearby.

Finally, select Rally Mode which sends a alert to all MINIs in a specified radius to follow you.  This feature can be used for rally planners to organize road rallies.

Watch the walk-through video for MINI LINK.


collectible of the day: MINI Cooper Service Manual

MINI Cooper Service Manual 2007MINI Cooper Service Manual 2004Published in 2004, the original MINI Cooper Service Manual by Bentley Publishers covered the first generation, pre-revised MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S from 2002, 2003, and 2004.  This large and thick paperback book consisted of 800 pages of information for do-it-yourself repairs.  When published it had a cover price of $99.95.

In 2007, a new version appeared which covered the final two years of the first-generation MINI, including the MINI Convertible.  This edition expanded to 1,084 pages and cover price of $119.95.

MINI Cooper Service Manual: 2002, 2003, 2004 MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S
Bentley Publishers, 2004
800 p.
ISBN-10: 0837610680, ISBN-13: 978-0837610689

MINI Cooper Service Manual: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, Convertible
Bentley Publishers, 2007
1,084 p.
ISBN-10: 0837615119, ISBN-13: 978-0837615110