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collectibles: The Bloody Original Launch Event pins

The Bloody Original Launch Event pins

For the official launch of the new third-generation 2014 MINI Hardtop, each MINI dealer in the US held an event called The Bloody Original Launch Event sometime between April 12 and April 27, 2014.
THE BLOODY ORIGINAL LAUNCH EVENT
Among all the test drives, music, food, and drink were these event pins handed out to guests.  MINI enthusiasts could pick a “royal” title of MINI.  Pins include:

  • Baron of Burnout
  • Countess of Cone Course
  • Duchess of Slalom
  • Duke of Downshift
  • Earl of Go-Kart
  • Earl of Upshift
  • Marquess of Motoring
  • Viscount of Velocity
  • Royal Order of Burned Rubber
  • Royal Order of The TwinPower Turbo

If you missed these, you can get virtual Motoring Titles from Facebook.


collectible of the day: MINI Motoring Hearts pin


In 2005, MINI USA debuted the Motoring Hearts campaign which partnered with VolunteerMatch and helped MINI owners find volunteer opportunities.

MINI owners who participated in the program and volunteered hours received a free MINI MOTORING HEARTS grille badge.  But one could purchase the lapel pin at a MINI dealership for $3.00.  The part number is 80 54 0 414 273.

See the previously featured Motoring Hearts brochures and MINI Motoring Hearts grille badge.

Visit MINIMOTORINGHEARTS.com.


collectible of the day: MINI Pin (2002)

MINI Pin (2002)This MINI Pin from the first MINI MotoringGear 2002 catalog features a Chili Red and White MINI Cooper.  There was also one in blue.  From the MINI MotoringGear 2002 catalog:

MINI PIN

Enameled and Embossed metal, featuring MINI signature lines and contrasting colors.

Blue 80 57 0 016 008
Red 80 57 0 018 018

$1.50 each

See other MINI pins we have featured.


collectible of the day: Disney MINI gauges pin

Disney MINI gauges pin
Previously we featured two limited-edition Disney Earl of Sandwich pins and a Disney Seven Dwarfs MINI pin.

Today we have another collectible Disney pin, the Disney MINI gauges pin.

This pin from 2006 features three MINI gauges in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head.  The center gauge is a tachometer with a moving orange needle.  The back is stamped “OFFICIAL PIN TRADING 2006”.

You can still purchase this pin from Disney Pin Traders stores for $9.95.

The Disney catalog number is 400109556000.


collectible of the day: MINI Extended Motorer Protection button pins

MINI Extended Motorer Protection pins

This set of eight MINI Extended Motorer Protection button pins was just released and given away during MINI Takes the States 2010 events.  The eight button pins are:

  • COVER YOUR AXLE.
  • COVER YOUR STEERING RACK.
  • DON’T BREAK YOUR OIL SEAL.
  • KEEP YOUR CAMSHAFT IN MOTION.
  • KEEP YOUR SPROCKETS TURNING.
  • PROTECT YOUR CYLINDER HEAD.
  • PROTECT YOUR MASTER CYLINDER.
  • PROTECT YOUR MINI’S NUTS.

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collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2010 button pins

MINI Takes the States 2010 button pin

MINI Takes the States 2010 button pins

For MINI TAKES THE STATES 2010, there was no Travelogue book as in years past.  Instead of collecting stamps, this time you could collect button pins.

Attendees could collect a button pin for each city: Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Dodge City, Grand Junction, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington DC, and Winter Park.

In addition to the city button pins, there were other special pins available at the events:

  • BULLDOG (Obtained only by asking Jim McDowell for it.)
  • MINI FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • RED CROSS
  • RYAN’S MINI ADVENTURE (Obtained from Ryan’s parents.)
  • SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO

In each registration bag was one larger MTTS 2010 button pin, shown above left.


collectible of the day: IMMER OFFEN. pin

IMMER OFFEN pin
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
MINI Convertible launch pen
CONVERTIBLE CONTRACT ad


collectible of the day: MINI pins

MINI pinsThese small metal pins were part of MINI USA’s MotoringGear collection in 2004 through 2005.  From left to right:

  • MINI Skyline Pin – Available 2004-2005 for $3.95.  Part number 80 56 0 301 445.
  • MINI Moving Pin – Available 2004-2005 for $3.95.  Part number 80 56 0 301 446.
  • MINI Convertible Pin – Available 2005 for $3.00.  Part number 80 54 0 309 214.