Daily Archives: January 26, 2012

new MINI social network: MOTORING CONNECTION


Less than a week old is a new social network for MINI owners called MOTORING CONNECTION.  The website was started by Mark Vogler and can be found at motoringconnection.com.

The website lets your create a profile (with only one MINI, unfortunately), post photos and videos, create and join groups, add and respond to events, and view items for sale in the classifieds.  There is a mobile version of the site, as well.

Edit: Library of Motoring has a profile there now.  Friend us at motoringconnection.com/profile/libraryofmotoring.

MINI RUSHOUR racing series for Italy


In a somewhat vague article on MINI Motorsports, MINI announced a new racing series in Italy called MINI RUSHOUR.  Rather than use MINI JCW CHALLENGE vehicles, the MINI RUSHOUR will use a modified MINI Cooper S.

Here are the ingredients: the MINI Cooper S, the famous go-kart feeling, performance and a specially developed racing kit plus low costs to make the races more accessible than ever. The riders will compete in two races on MINI darting for 60 minutes of pure competition.

This means that MINI United 2012 will include a race, as MINI RUSHOUR begins its six-race season at Circuit Paul Ricard during the festival.

2012 MINI RUSHOUR Schedule

Date Racetrack Location
May 13 Circuit Paul Ricard Castellet, France (MINI United)
June 10 Autodromo del Mugello Mugello, Italy
July 8 Misano World Circuit Misano, Italy
July 22 Autodromo dell’Umbria – Magione Magione (Perugia), Italy
September 2 Autodromo di Imola Imola, Italy
September 16 Autodromo di Vallelunga Rome, Italy