Daily Archives: March 3, 2010


GRAND-AM Homestead-Miami race preview

RSR Motorsports MINIs
PaddockTalk has a preview of the Automatic Racing and RSR Motorsports teams’ upcoming GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  The race takes place on Saturday, March 6th, at 1:05pm.

RSR Motorsports is back with their MINI 196 driven by Randy Smalley and Owen Trinkler and MINI 197 driven by Sarah Cattaneo and VJ Mirzayan.  For Homestead-Miami they are joined by the third car, MINI 198 driven by BJ Zacharias and Craig Conway.

Read the race preview at PaddockTalk (duplicated at RSR Motorsports website).

See the Grand Prix of Miami Event Information page on the GRAND-AM website.

Follow the thread on North American Motoring with comments by Randy himself.


MINI Countryman product design competition

MINI Countryman product design competition
MINI Space is having a product design competition for the forthcoming MINI Countryman.  You are invited to submit product designs for the center rail of the MINI Countryman.

To celebrate the launch of the brand new MINI, with its exclusive feature, we are opening up our platform to ask YOU, the MINI fan and valued creative talent, what YOU would put on the brand new MINI Center Rail of the MINI Countryman. What is something that you don’t want to leave home without and always want to have at your fingertips? Now tell us using your design skills and the below guide what YOUR ideas for the MINI Center rail are.

The winning designer receives a trip to Paris with numerous runners-up getting Apple products.  The submission deadline is May 11th.

Read the details and enter the MINI Countryman product design competition.


collectible of the day: oval state stickers ads

oval state stickers adIn the summer of 2002, MINI USA ran a series of four ads encouraging people to motor around the US “collecting” states.  Some had variations on the wording depending on the region of the country the stickers covered:

LET’S GO FROM CA TO AZ BY WAY OF KS. Let’s bag states the way mountain climbers bag peaks. Let’s be sure to see New York before we see Paris. Let’s take a right at Arizona and and a left at Colorado. Let’s visit all 19 Springfields. Let’s remember to stop and smell the state flowers along the way. LET’S MOTOR.

Sheet of 8 oval state stickers: WA, OR, CA, NV, UT, AZ, CO, KS.

LET’S GO FROM MI TO WI BY WAY OF MO. Let’s bag states the way mountain climbers bag peaks. Let’s be sure to see New York before we see Paris. Let’s take a right at Arizona and and a left at Colorado. Let’s visit all 19 Springfields. Let’s remember to stop and smell the state flowers along the way. LET’S MOTOR.

Sheet of 8 oval state stickers: MN, PA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH.

LET’S GO FROM NJ TO NY BY WAY OF VA. Let’s bag states the way mountain climbers bag peaks. Let’s be sure to see Indiana before we see Spain. Let’s take a left at Colorado and a right at New Mexico. Let’s visit all 19 Springfields. Let’s remember to stop and smell the state flowers along the way. LET’S MOTOR.

Sheet of 8 oval state stickers: NY, MA, CT, VA, NJ, DC, MD, PA.

LET’S GO FROM NC TO TN BY WAY OF FL. Let’s bag states the way mountain climbers bag peaks. Let’s be sure to see New York before we see Paris. Let’s take a right at Arizona and and a left at Colorado. Let’s visit all 19 Springfields. Let’s remember to stop and smell the state flowers along the way. LET’S MOTOR.

Sheet of 8 oval state stickers: LA, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, MD.
oval state stickers ads