• collectible of the day: IMAG-A-MINI ad

    IMAG-A-MINI R50 TEMPLATE Probably one of the most expensive ad inserts created for MINI is the IMAG-A-MINI ad.  The insert consists of a plastic template for drawing a custom MINI Cooper (R50). The ad insert […]

  • Car Talk MINI test drives

    Listeners of National Public Radio (NPR) on weekends are familiar with the program “Car Talk” featuring “Click and Clack”, or Tom and Ray Magliozzi.  On the program the brothers review cars and attempt to solve […]

  • collectible of the day: MINI brochure (2002)

    Today we go back to 2002 for another launch-era MINI USA collectible. Pictured is the first US MINI models brochure for the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S.  The thick, 26 page glossy brochure lists […]

  • collectible of the day: John Cooper Works MINI Cooper Tuning Kit certificate

    John Cooper Works produced tuning kits for both the first-generation MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S.  Both versions were strictly dealer-installed accessories.  With every JCW Tuning Kit came a John Cooper Works MINI Cooper Tuning […]