Monthly Archives: January 2013


special editions: MINI Clubman Bond Street and MINI Clubman Hyde Park

MINI Clubman Bond Street

MINI has announced two new special editions for 2013, again named after London landmarks.  MINI had previously built a special edition called the MINI Hyde Park last year, but the name is being used on yet another one.  Both of the new editions feature a new roof color: Cool Champagne.

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

  • MINI presents new special edition design model with high-end appointments and exclusive color scheme
  • World premiere at the International Geneva Motor Show 2013
  • MINI Hyde Park design model in MINI and MINI Clubman variants, now with even more eye-catching contrast paintwork

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 23, 2013… While fashion statements come and go, authentic style is here for the duration. As a one-off in the premium small car segment, the MINI has cemented its place in the street scene of modern cities in unmatched style. Now the British brand is poised to unveil the MINI Clubman Bond Street design model, a special edition that delivers an eye-catching statement of signature charisma and premium quality in the process. Generously equipped and with an eye for detail, this is a MINI tailor-made for style-conscious customers of the particularly discerning variety. The MINI Clubman Bond Street will step out for the first time to a public audience at the International Geneva Motor Show in March 2013 (pricing for the U.S. model will be announced closer to the official reveal).

The MINI Clubman Bond Street bears the name of the most exclusive shopping street in London, a place steeped in the tradition of classical style, the British way of life and the appreciation of quality. Setting off for a shopping trip here, in the heart of the City of Westminster, therefore is an expression of fine taste. But the MINI Clubman Bond Street doesn’t just cut a fine dash in terms of looks. Its Midnight Black metallic paintwork teams up with the Cool Champagne contrast color for the roof, exterior mirror caps, lower sections of the C-pillars and bonnet stripes to provide a striking showcase for the MINI Clubman’s dynamically flowing body lines and extended wheelbase. And, like the range of high-quality equipment provided, the bespoke interior color and materials concept – which includes exclusively designed sports seats and a leather-covered instrument panel – makes the perfect fit for the generous levels of on-board spaciousness.

The new MINI design model will go on sale worldwide in March 2013 with shoppers able to browse a collection of two engine variants in the U.S.: the 121 hp MINI Cooper Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman which delivers 181 hp. Both engines are partnered as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, while a six-speed automatic is available as an option.

Harmoniously coordinated design and equipment features for the exterior and interior allow the MINI Clubman Bond Street to stand out discreetly but unmistakably from the automotive crowd. The exclusive color scheme for the exterior boasts the addition of special details which further accentuate the distinctive character of the MINI Clubman Bond Street. Its 17-inch light-alloy wheels in Twin Spoke Black design come with an exclusive trim ring in Cool Champagne, and the side indicator surrounds and door sill strips both display Bond Street lettering.

Other bespoke features of the design model are interior appointments including Lounge Leather sports seats in Carbon Black with piping and stitching in Deep Champagne, and a leather-covered instrument panel in Black/Carbon Black. These adornments blend in with interior surfaces in Deep Champagne, leather trim for the Color Line and armrests with contrast stitching in Deep Champagne, floor mats with black piping and contrast stitching likewise in Deep Champagne, and the Chrome Line Interior package.

The stylish design of the exterior and interior is complemented by a particularly high-quality array of equipment. The MINI Clubman Bond Street will greet customers with features including front foglamps and the Chrome Line Exterior package, as well as an extra dose of driving fun and comfort thanks to features such as climate control, an onboard computer, the Sport Button, a rain sensor with automatic headlamp activation, a leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and cruise control, and height adjustment for the front passenger seat. A storage package and lighting package are among the other items included in the exclusive specification list for the MINI Clubman Bond Street.

MINI Clubman Hyde Park

The new edition’s clear commitment to the British way of life is shared by another MINI design model. The MINI Hyde Park, likewise named after a prime area of London real estate, represents a picture of style and understatement with its combination of Pepper White exterior paintwork and the new contrast color Cool Champagne. Both the roof and exterior mirror caps of the MINI Hyde Park come in Cool Champagne, as do the bonnet and side stripes, which also have black borders.

Transparent white indicator glass and interior trim strips in Pepper White round off the neatly coordinated looks of the MINI Hyde Park, while the interior upholstery and Color Line can be selected individually from the equipment range. This design model can be ordered in both MINI and MINI Clubman versions and with the same range of engines available for the MINI Bond Street.

MINI in the US

MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand.  The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 115 MINI passenger car dealers in 38 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops.  Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of six unique vehicles.

Read the press release TAILOR-MADE FOR A CLASSY ENTRANCE: THE MINI CLUBMAN BOND STREET.


marketing campaign begins for MINI Paceman

UNSTILL LIFE. RAISE YOUR AESTHETIC. LOWER YOUR LAP TIME.

Munich. The cross-media “Design with Bite” launch campaign for the new MINI Paceman is now underway with three online videos that provide an initial foretaste of the print, TV and web elements to follow. MINI embodies the extraordinary – representing fun and adventure like no other brand. Today marked the official start for the seventh model in the MINI model line-up: The latest TV spots can now be viewed online, before airing on television worldwide in February. The MINI Paceman is making its film debut as the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact segment – a new vehicle segment for MINI. The TV spots, which were filmed against the urban backdrop of New York, combine thrilling driving scenes with the MINI typical sense of humour. The videos can be viewed online at http://youtu.be/urS_qrnz7rEhttp://youtu.be/KmhFaRKYhxwhttp://youtu.be/1SBhRfzKyRI, on the MINI Brand Channel www.youtube.com/MINI and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MINI. More elements of the campaign can be found at www.mini.com/paceman. A separate social media special will follow in late February 2013.




TV and print

The 30-second TV spot entitled “Street Attitude” presents the MINI Paceman in its urban environment. Viewers follow a young MINI Paceman driver on his night-time drive home through New York City. He comes out of a record shop and gets into his MINI Paceman – then, after a brief stop at an Asian snack bar, he takes an elegant but sporty drive through the streets and alleyways of the bustling city, passing by galleries, trendy bars and architectural highlights. The viewer only realises where the drive is heading when the garage door slowly opens to reveal the inside of the driver’s loft. Why not make the MINI Paceman part of the apartment design? There are three versions of the spot with different endings. The accompanying ads and posters are also designed to create a desire for a night-time drive in the MINI Paceman to less conventional destinations like underground clubs and design stores. Urban images and innovative slogans round out the print campaign, which will be launched worldwide from February on.

THE BEST STATEMENTS ARE UNSPOKEN. DESIGN MOVEMENT.
BELONGS ON THE STREETS, NOT ON A PEDESTAL. TAKE A DETOUR BY DESIGN.

Social media

The MINI Paceman’s social media fans can also look forward to a new campaign in late February 2013. The social media campaign “Discover your inner Paceman” will use film to familiarise users with the MINI Paceman in a fun way. In an “Urban Personal Test Drive” past familiar hotspots and hidden highlights, intuition is the main guide through an interactive online world with the MINI Paceman. Users play an active role in shaping the course of their own adventure story. The use of HTML 5 technology, which supports completely new functionality, such as video and audio, and the integration of various social media platforms and apps, enables innovative control mechanisms, which open up totally new possibilities for interaction between users – in keeping with the community idea.

Web special

The MINI Paceman now also has its own “web special” on national MINI websites: A personal 3D image or Magic Eye can be generated by clicking on one of several distinctive MINI Paceman features, such as the rear headlights, wheel-case or roof-line, and choosing an exterior colour. However, the image remains hidden in an individual pattern that only reveals the silhouette of the MINI Paceman if the viewer concentrates on the pattern long enough. These self-created 3D images can also be shared with friends via various social media channels, to make others curious about the unique design elements of the MINI Paceman. Magic Eye is now available at www.MINI.com/paceman.

The MINI Paceman

With its hallmark MINI go-kart feeling and exclusive interior ambience, the MINI Paceman remains true to the distinctive character and innovative, inimitable style of the British premium brand. With its powerful, dynamically-stretched coupé lines, two doors, large tailgate and two full-size individual rear seats, this seventh model in the MINI family complements the elegant sportiness of its proportions with a new rendering of the signature MINI interior.

For further information:

www.youtube.com/MINI
www.facebook.com/MINI
www.MINIspace.com
www.pinterest.com/OfficialMINI
www.MINI.com/paceman


MINI USA Configurator updated with Paceman

MINI USA Configurator: 2013 MINI Paceman

MINI USA updated its Configurator to include the forthcoming MINI Paceman (excluding the John Cooper Works Paceman). The new exterior color options Blazing Red, Brilliant Copper, and Starlight Blue are there.  Standard wheels on the MINI Cooper S Paceman are the 17″ 5 Hole Black Star design.  The two Paceman S models get the option of the new 19″ Y Spoke Light Anthracite alloy wheels.  There are two versions of the Premium Package:

  • Premium Package 1 ($1,750) – Chrome Line Interior, Alarm System, Rear Park Distance Control, Automatic Climate Control, Auto Dimming Mirrors, Auto Dimming Rear View, Auto Wipers/Headlamps, Powerfold Heated Mirrors, Heated Mirrors/Washers.
  • Premium Package 2 ($1,250) – Auto Wipers/Headlamps, Automatic Climate Control, Dual Pane Sunroof.

MINI USA 2012 Configurator


collectibles: 2013 MINI Clubvan brochure

2013 MINI Clubvan brochureTHE NEW MINI CLUBVAN. OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

The new MINI Clubvan, the commercial panel-van version of the MINI Clubman, is getting closer to launch.

Here we have the first brochure for the MINI Clubvan.  The 9″ single-fold brochure contains very basic information on Fuel Economy, Performance, Weight/Capacity, Safety, Specs, and Body Colors.  The MINI Clubvan is offered only as a MINI Cooper Clubvan with the choice of three exterior colors: Pepper White, Ice Blue, and Midnight Black.

MIX BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE.

What do you get when you cross the unique styling of a MINI with the spaciousness of a work vehicle? It’s a car that turns heads, even while carrying a serious payload. The MINI Clubvan is the fun way to keep you and your business motoring along.


X-raid Team MINI ALL4 Racing wins Dakar 2013

X-raid Team MINI ALL4 Racing No. 302

The X-raid Team nearly filled the entire podium at Dakar 2013, taking three of the top four spots.  Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret repeated as winners in the No. 302 MINI ALL4 Racing.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Munich/Santiago de Chile. It seems nothing can stand in their way. The French duo of Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret have won the Dakar Rally 2013 in a MINI ALL4 Racing in a repeat of last year’s success. With their overall time of 38:32.39, the lead pairing of the privately-entered Monster Energy X-raid Team from Trebur, Germany crossed the finish line in Santiago de Chile 42:22 minutes ahead of their nearest pursuers in the overall classification. For Peterhansel, his second victory in the MINI ALL4 Racing was also the 11th of his career in the Dakar.

“This is a magnificent triumph and I would like to offer our congratulations on behalf of MINI not only to Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret, but also to Sven Quandt’s entire X-raid Team,” enthused Dr Kay Segler, Senior Vice President MINI Brand Management. “The victory of the MINI ALL4 Racing last year was without doubt a surprise for many people. But now it is clear to everyone that this was no fluke. Anyone who comes home first after 8,600 kilometres (approx. 5,300 miles) in the world’s toughest rally has achieved something amazing. We are incredibly proud to count these fantastic competitors as part of the MINI family.”

As last year, the X-raid Team was again the dominant force in the Dakar Rally 2013. Peterhansel took over at the top of the overall classification after only two stages – and defended his lead all the way to the finish. The chasing pack included the pairing of Leonid Novitskiy and Konstantin Zhiltsov in another MINI ALL4 Racing, who eventually finished the Dakar Rally 2013 in third place.

DakarGeneral Ranking:

1     S. Peterhansel  / J.-P. Cottret MINI ALL4 Racing       38h 32m 39s
3     L. Novitskiy  / K. Zhiltsov  MINI ALL4 Racing              40h 01m 01s
4     N. Roma / M. Périn MINI ALL4 Racing                      40h 09m 22s
12   B. Garafulic / G. Picard MINI ALL4 Racing                 43h 18m 59s
48   S. Schott / H. Schmidt MINI ALL4 Racing                  61h 08m 16s

See more photos in the X-raid Team Dakar 2013 photo gallery.

 


MINI looks back over 2012

MINI United 2012

MINI looks back over 2012, its most successful sales year since launch.

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Munich/Oxford. The British premium small car manufacturer MINI can look back on an eventful year marked by new sales records, successful model launches and expansion into new markets worldwide. 2012 once again served up a wealth of highlights for brand aficionados, as well as being the most successful year to date for MINI. Not only has the vehicle line-up been extended to seven models, meaning more choice than ever, but MINI is now represented in over 100 markets around the globe for the very first time. Worldwide sales of the MINI brand totalled 301,526 units last year, more than in any previous 12-month period. The MINI review of 2012 summarises the year’s most important, most extraordinary and most astonishing events.

January: MINI kicked off the year with yet another first when the British carmaker showcased its model range at the Auto Expo in the Indian capital of New Delhi for the very first time. This coincided with the opening in New Delhi and Mumbai of MINI’s first showrooms on the subcontinent. This made India the 100th market in which MINI is active. There is obviously a huge appetite for premium small cars there too, with 50,000 fans registering on MINI India’s Facebook page in the space of just a few weeks. In Europe, the year commenced with the introduction of two special-edition models, the MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater, whose exclusive design and equipment features have injected some contemporary London style into the streetscape.

February: The launch of the MINI Roadster extended the brand’s line-up to six models. The first open-top two-seater from the British carmaker radiates an aura of puristic sportiness. The manually operated soft-top roof, steeply raked windscreen, low centre of gravity that has been weighted forwards, and an automatically extending rear spoiler allow driving pleasure to be experienced at its most intense. The MINI Roadster range boasts a choice of four particularly feisty engines and is spearheaded by the MINI John Cooper Works Roadster with 155 kW/211 hp – never before have MINI drivers been able to feel such a vigorous rush of wind through their hair. The MINI brand reinforced its presence in the Middle East sales region with its market entry into the Kingdom of Jordan. The MINI showroom in the heart of the capital Amman presented customers with a choice of the entire MINI range from day one.

March: The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman received its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. It is the first John Cooper Works model to direct the power from its engine to all four wheels. Developed with the aid of motor racing knowhow, the turbocharged engine comes in its most powerful 160 kW/218 hp version and teams up with the standard ALL4 all-wheel-drive system to guarantee tremendous fun at the wheel over any terrain. The list of standard equipment also includes sports suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sports exhaust system, as well as an aerodynamics kit. The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman can also be specified with an optional six-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the introduction of the MINI Highgate Convertible brought some real style to bear in the world of open-top motoring. The new special-edition model fuses exclusive flair and individuality with a generous dose of Brit-cool.

April: Individuality was very much the focal point of MINI’s show stand at the Auto China in Beijing, where the MINI Clubman Hyde Park celebrated its world premiere. There was also a debut for the MINI’s forefather, with five classic Mini cars taking part in the Allgäu-Orient Rally for the first time. This alternative race for classic cars and recent classics sets off from the village of Oberstaufen in Bavaria before heading for the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, over 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) away. MINI also took the opportunity to join in congratulating the international language of Esperanto on reaching a special milestone: 125 years ago it began to take the world by storm, eventually becoming a cultural asset that is fondly cherished in over 100 countries – very much in the mould of the MINI.

May: The former F1 circuit in Le Castellet, France was the place to be for the global MINI Community when it hosted MINI United 2012. Some 30,000 delighted MINI enthusiasts were able to revel in three days of top international music acts, motor racing action and a throbbing party atmosphere, all themed around the MINI. The stage buzzed to the sound of live performances from bands such as Iggy and the Stooges and Gossip. The same month saw MINI supporting the Life Ball in Vienna, Europe’s biggest charity event, for the 12th time. The Life Ball combines a fashion show with doing some good for society. MINI continued its tradition of donating for auction a vehicle specially designed for the occasion, the proceeds of which go to projects that have been set up to combat HIV and AIDS. Over 4,000 classic Mini fans descended on Lake Balaton in Hungary, meanwhile, for the International Mini Meeting, the largest gathering in the classic Mini Club calendar.

June: MINI unveiled yet another new model, this time one that had been designed with special transport tasks in mind. The MINI Clubvan combines all the practical strengths of a compact delivery van with the driving fun for which the brand is renowned along with highly distinctive looks. It comes with two seats and 860 litres of load space, which owners can easily make the most of thanks to the split door at the rear. Not only is the first premium vehicle of its kind highly versatile, it also makes an ideal mobile calling card for tradespeople who are anxious to create a stylish impression when delivering goods to their customers. The trade publication “Automobilwoche” awarded its top rating of “Triple A”  (Automobilwoche Award Autohandel) to the MINI sales force in Germany. In a study into the professionalism of personnel in car dealerships, MINI salespeople emerged as the best source of advice for potential customers amongst the premium brands.

July: London calling – yet more highly alluring special-edition models were brought out in the guise of the MINI Hyde Park and MINI Green Park, which celebrate the British way of life with far more than just their names. Their exclusive colour scheme and classy appointments fuse extravagance with understatement to superb effect. In the United States, MINI extended an invitation to take part in a unique coast-to-coast rally with the slogan MINI TAKES THE STATES: the MINI Community set out for Los Angeles from New York on 4 July, Independence Day.

August: The brand’s sporty streak was on show once again at the opening of the Moscow International Automobile Salon, with a stand that centred around the new John Cooper Works models.

September: The seventh model in the brand’s line-up, the MINI Paceman, made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. With two doors and a large tailgate, powerful proportions, flowing coupé-like lines, plus a lounge-style interior featuring two individual seats in the rear, this is the first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact segment. The MINI Paceman can be equipped with the ALL4 all-wheel-drive system as an option. The fastest MINI ever built blasted onto the scene as the second crowd-puller at the Mondial de l’Automobile – but not for long. The MINI John Cooper Works GP is being built in a limited run of just 2,000 units for racing enthusiasts all over the world. Awaiting them is a scintillating and exclusive sports machine featuring a 160 kW/218 hp turbocharged four-cylinder power unit, adjustable coilover suspension, an ultra-powerful sports braking system, Driving Stability Control with GP race mode and precisely honed aerodynamic measures, along with model-specific alloy wheels and sports tyres. The MINI John Cooper Works GP was fine-tuned on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife circuit, where it recorded a best time of 8:23 minutes. This same month, the classic Mini scooped a great accolade in its home country when, 53 years after it first went into production, readers of the UK car magazine “Autocar” voted it the “Greatest British car ever made”. And nowhere are the sheer thrill of this British classic and its phenomenal go-kart feel more apparent than on the BMW Group’s test track in Aschheim near Munich, where the classic Mini driver training courses are held.

October: MINI sought and found 25 test drivers from the Munich area for the brand’s first-ever all-electric car. For five months, the testers taking part in the latest field trials will drive the MINI E under everyday conditions; their impressions and experiences will subsequently be incorporated into the scientific analyses of both user behaviour and the infrastructure requirements for electric vehicles.

November: An intense racing sensation with fewer refuelling stops – a transformation is taking place under the bonnet of the John Cooper Works models. The latest incarnation of the turbocharged engine with motor racing breeding now goes about its business even more efficiently. The 155 kW/211 hp four-cylinder unit’s twin-scroll turbocharging and direct petrol injection technology is now supplemented by variable valve timing, which enhances both engine responsiveness and fuel efficiency. The MINI Paceman received its US premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where new paint finishes and detailed interior styling modifications for the MINI Countryman were also revealed. The MINI One Countryman and MINI Cooper Countryman models now meet the EU6 emissions limits as standard. In London, highly creative use of space resulted in not one but two entries in the Guinness Book of Records: on the same day that 28 female gymnasts managed to squeeze into a MINI, 23 members of the same gymnastics team from East Sussex succeeded in cramming themselves into a classic Mini, setting another world record.

December: This time it was the turn of MINI to set a new personal best, with annual vehicle sales topping the 300,000 mark for the first time. To be exact, worldwide MINI deliveries up to the end of the year totalled a record-breaking 301,526, meaning that the brand’s sales were up by 5.9 per cent compared to 2011. Sales were once again strongest in the USA, followed by MINI’s home country, the UK, and Germany. The forecasts for 2013 similarly make for positive reading. The MINI Paceman is due to be launched in March, while the brand also plans to move into more new markets. Central America provides the latest evidence of MINI’s successful expansion. The new age predicted by an ancient Mayan calendar dawned there just a few days before Christmas – with absolutely no sign of the end of the world, but with plenty of good omens for the MINI brand.

Download photos and the press release MINI takes a look back over the most successful year in the brand’s history.


worldwide MINI sales for December 2012

MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Global sales for MINI reached a new milestone by climbing to a record 301,526 vehicles in 2012 (+5.8%; prev. yr. 285,060). In December, sales remained around last year’s level with 28,751 vehicles sold (-2.4%; prev. yr. 29,467). The MINI Countryman recorded double-digit growth, with a total of 102,250 deliveries in 2012 (+14.8%; prev. yr. 89,036). Further momentum for the brand is expected with the launch of the MINI Paceman in spring this year. The U.S. remains the largest market for MINI, with a record-breaking 66,123 cars sold last year, followed by the U.K. with 50,367.

December 2012 December 2011 change year 2012 year 2011 change
28,751 29,467 -2.4% 301,526 285,060 5.8%

MINI Countryman sales continue to be strong, accounting for slightly more than a third of all MINI sales.  Whether the forthcoming MINI Paceman increases sales or merely cannibalizes from the Countryman and Hardtop remains to be seen. Do MINI’s record sales figures mean BMW is making record profit?

See all MINI sales worldwide by month.


MINI at the Dakar 2013

Dakar 2013 MINI ALL4 Racing.

Tomorrow marks the start of the Dakar 2013 rally for the X-raid Team.  The desert race runs from January 5th to 20th starting in Lima, Peru and finishing in Santiago, Chile.  Stéphane Peterhansel and the X-raid Team are the defending champions from 2012.
Dakar

No. Name Mark
302 PETERHANSEL STÉPHANE (FRA)
COTTRET JEAN PAUL (FRA)
MINI
305 ROMA JOAN (NANI) (ESP)
PÉRIN MICHEL (FRA)
MINI
307 NOVISTKIY LEONID (RUS)
ZHILTSOV KONSTANTIN (RUS)
MINI
310 HOLOWCZYC KRZYSZTOF (POL)
PALMEIRO FILIPE (PRT)
MINI
314 GARAFULIC BORIS (CHL)
PICARD GILLES (FRA)
MINI

The MINI Motorsport website has Dakar 2013 information including the car (MINI ALL4 Racing Countryman), the X-raid Team, and the route.

View the X-raid Team website with vehicle specifications and Dakar 2013 photos.

Official Dakar links:

Download the free official mobile app from the Android Market or Apple App Store.

Read the BMW Group PressClub Global press release MINI ALL4 RACING CARS ENGAGE IN ULTIMATE CHALLENGE ON 2013 DAKAR RALLY.


MINI USA sales for December 2012

MINI USA sales December 2012

From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI Brand Sales

MINI USA reported the best December ever with sales of 6,456 automobiles, an increase of 13.0 percent from the 5,711 sold in December, 2011. This marks the seventh consecutive month of record sales and ninth “best month” of 2012. For the year, MINI sales in the U.S. are up 15.0 percent on volume of 66,123 compared to 57,511 sold in 2011, making 2012 the brand’s best year ever in the U.S.

 

December 2012 December 2011 change year-to-date 2012 year-to-date 2011 change
6,456 5,711 13.0% 66,123 57,511 15.0%

See MINI sales in the USA by month.


MINI events calendar 2013

Mickey and MINI 8

photo by Janet Ford

Happy New Year! As we start a new year, we give you this 2013 MINI events calendar.  While there is no MINI United or MINI Takes the States this year, there are still lots of great regional events all over the United States.  As of this writing, dates for AMVIV 10 and Mickey & MINI 9 have not been announced.  We will update the schedule as soon as we have confirmed dates.

Major Mini and MINI Meets

Date(s) Event Location Description
2/22 – 2/24 Helenblitz 2013 Helen, GA Annual gathering of MINIs in the small German town of Helen.
2/17 MINI Thunder IV Willows, CA MINI and Mini track day at Thunderhill Raceway Park.
5/1 – 5/1 MINIs on the Dragon 11 Fontana, NC Large annual meet at the “Tail of the Dragon”, aka MOTD.
6/18 – 6/20 Mini Meet West 2013 Bend, OR Large annual Mini and MINI meet in the Western US.
Summer 2013 A MINI Vacation In Vegas 10 Las Vegas, NV Largest annual meet in the West, aka AMVIV.
6/21 – 6/23 MINIs On Top Lincoln, NH Annual rally to the top of Mount Washington, aka MOT.
7/2 – 7/5 Mini Meet East 2013 Kingston, NY International East Coast Mini and MINI meet.
8/7 – 8/11 MINIs in the Mountains Avon, CO Annual meet in the Rocky Mountains, aka MITM.
Fall 2013 Mickey and MINI 9 Orlando, FL Annual Sunshine MINIs meet near Walt Disney World.
Fall 2013 MINIs in the Ozarks Eureka Springs, AR “The premiere gathering of MINIs in Middle America.”