BMW Announces an Electric Mini?

It’s being reported that BMW will soon commence building 500 electric versions of it’s ever-popular Mini. The Chairman of BMW AG is reported as saying that this small group of cars will allow BMW to gain knowledge and experience in the production of eletrically powered vehicles. It’s believed that 490 of the electric Minis will […]

A Century for the Designer of an English Icon

Perhaps he should have played cricket for the Poms Sir Alec Issigonis, designer of the post war Morris Minor and world-famous Mini, was born 100 years ago today, 18 November 1906. Originally from Smyrna, Turkey, a young Alec Issigonis moved to England in 1922 after his Greek father died. Photo courtesty of Arno Schwithal He […]

Mini Scores a Win and Returns to Bathurst

Team MINI fielded just one of its three car team for the Alphera Dutton Rally Victoria last weekend and secured a giant-killing outright victory on handicap. Beating off a field of close to 100 hard-charging competitors including exotic sports thoroughbreds costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and all-wheel drive rally-bred turbo-charged Japanese challengers by the […]

Mini Takes Action to Stamp Out Counterfeits

Mini, through the establishment of FMEF – has today begun to take action against a car identity fraud ring allegedly passing off counterfeit cars as Minis. FMEF, “Fake Mini Eradication Force” will co-operate with Mini and international law enforcement agencies to bring the counterfeiters to justice. Counterfeiting schemes are nothing new, although up until now […]

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