Monthly Archives: August 2010


collectible of the day: Fussgängerzonen Stars MINI Collection cards

Fussgängerzonen Stars MINI Collection cards

Fussgängerzonen Stars MINI Collection cards (open)

Previously we featured the John Cooper Works card game, a JCW accessories “brochure” in the form of a deck of playing cards.

Today we have another playing card deck “brochure”: the Fussgängerzonen Stars MINI Collection cards from Germany.  The “Super Quartett” card game is also the MINI Collection 2004 catalog.

The 33 card deck (32 playing cards plus one instruction card) came in a clear plastic case.  One the back of each card is the slogan “IT’S NOT A CAR.”.  The front features a different item from the MINI Collection.  The object of the game is to collect sets of four cards A1-A4 through H1-H4.


collectible of the day: MINI One D. brochure (2003)

MINI ONE D. brochure (2003)
MINI ONE D.

This brochure from 2003 is an early MINI One D model brochure.

The stapled, 14 page booklet features full-color images with cut-outs.  Two pages show tables of options and technical data.

Colors shown: Chili Red, Black, Pepper White, Liquid Yellow, Cosmos Black, Indi Blue, British Racing Green, Pure Silver, Electric Blue, Solid Gold.

MINI catalog numbers are:

  • 3 11 050 029 21 (S) 1 2003 GM.  [UK]
  • 3 11 050 057 10 (S) 2 2003.  [Germany]

collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2006 wristband


We continue with our MINI Takes the States 2006 items today.

When you registered for MINI Takes the States 2006, MINI USA sent you a welcome package in the mail.  Inside were two rubber wristbands with “MINI Takes the States” written in them.  The wristband was your entry into the MTTS 2006 events.

See the other featured MINI Takes the States 2006 collectibles.


collectible of the day: 2005 Product Information

2005 Product Information

2005 PRODUCT INFORMATION
MINI COOPER AND MINI COOPER S HATCH AND CONVERTIBLE

The Product Information (Product Brief) is for the Motoring Advisors to describe in detail the MINI vehicles and to highlight the new features.

From 2005 we have this dealer-only, spiral-bound product information brochure.  The 122 pages contain updates, features, and technical data.  The six tabs are:

  • INTRODUCTION
  • MODEL UPDATES FOR 2005
  • MINI HATCH AND CONVERTIBLE: SHARED FEATURES
  • MINI HATCH: EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
  • MINI CONVERTIBLE: EXCLUSIVE FEATURES
  • TECHNICAL DATA

Located inside the back cover is a “LET’S COMPARE” CD with information on MINI competitors.

The back page reads “For use within the MINI Organization Only. Date of issue: August 2004”.

MINI USA catalog number is MY05PB.

See the previously featured 2007 Product Brief, 2008 Product Brief, 2008 JCW Product Brief, and 2009 Product Briefs.


MINI turns 51

Timeline: THE FIRST MINI.
MINI turned 51 today.  The first Mini was launched to the UK public on August 26, 1959.

MINI posted the notice on its Facebook page:

MINI turns 51 years today!

How are YOU celebrating the birthday of MINI today?!

MINI designer Sir Alec Issigonis brought ‘Creative Use of Space’ into fruition with his first MINI sketches on a napkin. From yesteryear’s Austin Se7en and Morris Mini-Minor to current day MINI, MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman, we want to mark the 51st birthday of MINI by taking you down MINI memory lane with rare photos & timelines. Enjoy!

See the Happy 51st Birthday MINI! photo gallery on Facebook.


collectible of the day: MINI PARKING ONLY stencil

MINI PARKING ONLY stencil

MINI USA sometimes sends this MINI PARKING ONLY stencil in the mail to new MINI owners.  It comes with a personalized letter which reads:

Hi Mr. ——-

Rumor has it there might be a new MINI headed your way.  Now’s the time to visit the driveway, garage or parking venue of your choosing (as long as it’s yours) and stake out a little territory for you and your MINI.

Let’s Motor®

Your friends at MINI

MINI PARKING ONLY stencil note


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2006 grille badge

MINI Takes the States 2006 grille badge
We continue with our series of MINI takes the States 2006 collectibles since the event was still taking place four years ago.

Today we have the MINI Takes the States 2006 grille badge.  This shiny metal grille badge is in the shape of an interstate sign.  In the middle blue field is “MINI TAKES THE STATES” with the year “2006” below the stars and stripes.   Along the outside edges the badge reads “The MINI TransAmerican Motortastic Road Trip to End All Road Trips Rally”.

The MTTS 2006 grille badge was sold at each event during the trip.