Daily Archives: June 2, 2010


MINI USA sales for May 2010

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

Coming from a very strong performance in May 2009, MINI USA reported sales of 4,233 cars, a decrease of 8.2 percent.  Year over year, MINI showed a stable performance with 16,804 units, up 0.1 percent and continued to increase its share in a market that is still lagging other segments.

May 2010 May 2009 change year-to-date 2010 year-to-date 2009 change
4,233 4,610 -8.2% 16,804 16,780 0.1%

See MINI sales in the USA by month.


collectible of the day: John Michael Cooper autograph

John Michael Cooper autograph

This is the second in our series of Mini-/MINI-related autographs.  Last month we featured the Rauno Aaltonen autograph.

Michael Cooper, who took over the John Cooper Works company from his father John Cooper, is actually named John Michael Cooper.  When he signs his name, he writes “John Cooper”.  Mike is often at major MINI meets like MINI United and MINI Takes the States and will gladly give you his autograph.  He signed the dashboards of some of the MINI GPs at the delivery in Monterey at the beginning of MINI Takes the States 2006.

John Michael Cooper autograph on MINI GP dashboard

Mike Cooper signing autograph