New MINI owners in the UK used to receive a welcome package containing a MINISTRY OF OWNERSHIP PASSPORT. Looking similar to a UK passport, this booklet gave instructions on registering for the (now defunct) Ministry of Ownership section of the MINI UK website at www.mini.co.uk. The passport came with stickers with the [...]
Titled simply MINI, this book by Patrick C. Paternie is another early book covering the new MINI. Much like Graham Robson’s New MINI book, Paternie’s 96 page softcover book covers the history of the classic Mini and the development of the new MINI by Rover and BMW.
A Mini History: Britain’s Best [...]
CUP HOLDER. CARD HOLDER.
This foam can holder (can cooler) was given away by MINI Financial Services to those who signed up for the MINI credit card during MINI Takes the States 2006.
“This little booklet was created by GOOD, enabled by MINI, and delivered by The New York Times” is written inside the front cover of this small booklet. MINI partnered with GOOD magazine to produce this 12 page issue with ads by MINI.
Inside are a few short articles on Park(ing) Day, people doing good, [...]
Here’s a very new collectible from Europe, the MINI USB Stick in the shape of the key for the second-generation MINI. The 8 GB memory stick can be purchased for €29.00 ($39.00).
When MINI USA wants to inform the dealerships of new products, the company issues Product Selling Points brochures. This one from November 2004 covers two new products for the 2005 MINI Cooper S.
Product Selling Points November 2004
MINI COOPER S WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. MINI COOPER S WITH LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL.
Inside, the stapled, [...]
This red plastic frisbee, sponsored by MINI and Fast Company magazine, was included in the registration bag at MINI Takes the States 2008.
Listeners of National Public Radio (NPR) on weekends are familiar with the program “Car Talk” featuring “Click and Clack”, or Tom and Ray Magliozzi. On the program the brothers review cars and attempt to solve the car problems of callers.
They have reviewed two MINI models:
2002 MINI Cooper (2003) 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman [...]
From 2004, this is the MINI Accessories Configurator Version 2.0 CD (MINI Zubehör-Konfigurator Version 2.0) with “Original MINI Parts and Accessories”. Insert the CD into your computer and choose from German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish.
Choose the model for 2005: MINI One, MINI One D, MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, MINI [...]
The May 2010 issue of Car and Driver contains an article named “25 Cars Worth Waiting For”. Included on their list is the forthcoming pair of MINI Roadster and MINI Coupé. The Car and Driver website gives just a summary:
What they are: Sportier-looking, lightened two-seat variations of the existing Mini Cooper. The coupe [...]