From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
LATROBE — The big guys have a thing for the little cars.
Last year, outside linebacker James Harrison arrived at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for training camp driving a white SmartCar and took coach Mike Tomlin for a ride. This year, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his offensive line rolled [...]
We finish July with the very first brochure that MINI USA produced.
THE BOOK OF MOTORING was released in 2002. It was a full-color, squared-back booklet with 68 pages discussing “WHAT IS MOTORING?”. The booklet contains a smaller brochure inside titled “THE GOODS”.
The MINI USA catalog number is BRO 01-02.
For the launch of the MINI Cabrio (Convertible) in the summer of 2004, MINI used the slogan “ALWAYS OPEN” which in German is “IMMER OFFEN”.
MINI Germany produced this button pin with “IMMER OFFEN.” in red with the MINI logo below.
See other MINI Cabrio/Convertible launch collectibles:
MINI Cabrio sunglasses MINI Convertible Dot Pens [...]
LET’S MESS WITH PERFECTION. Let’s Daniel Boone-flag it. Let’s flame paint it. Let’s detail it. Let’s whale tail it. Let’s fuzzy dice it. Let’s trick it out. Let’s spoiler kit it. Let’s mirror tint it. Let’s whitewall it. Let’s hot rod it. Let’s lower it. Let’s raise it. Let’s do nothing. Let’s do whatever. LET’S [...]
The World Rally Championship welcomes MINI back to rallying.
The Monte Carlo Rally made the Mini a legend, where it took three wins in 1964, 1965 and 1967. It really should have been four, but the team was disqualified in 1966 on a technicality, handing Citroen victory. Now the Mini drivers will get their [...]
How else would you light your MINI sparklers, but with these MINI matches? The small matchbox shows two MINIs and the MINI logo on the top. The side says “ANSTECKEND.” (meaning “infectious”). The matches come from Germany and display the MINI Germany website address “www.MINI.de” on the bottom. [...]
In 2006 MINI USA produced two main MINI MotoringGear catalogs:
MINI MOTORINGGEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2006 MINI MOTORINGGEAR FALL/WINTER 2006
These two catalogs were made to look like old school notebooks. The cover of Spring/Summer says “FIELD STUDY: 1 OF 2″ and the Fall/Winter says “FIELD STUDY: 2 OF 2″.
Both catalogs have 28 pages and [...]
For the release of The Italian Job movie in Germany in 2003, we have this The Italian Job paper cup.
Above a jumping Chili Red MINI Cooper S are the words “DAS KANN NUR MINI.” (Only MINI can do that.). At the bottom is the MINI logo and [...]
Two years ago today, MINI Takes the States 2008 took place in Chicago, the third of four regional events (after Miami and Boston, but before LA).
Each registered attendee was given this MINI TAKES THE STATES TRAVELOGUE. The spiral-bound book was part guide and part scrapbook. There are pages to collect names and information from [...]
Everything is coming together for MINI’s entry to the World Rally Championship. For 2011, the WRC is making changes to the specifications of the cars. From the WRC website:
The new World Rally cars to be used from the 2011 season will remain four-wheel drive, but will be smaller, cheaper and will the first to [...]