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  • Facebook MINIers

    The League of Extraordinary MINIacs Facebook group was only formed last year, yet it already has 8,422 members and has become one of the largest MINI-related Facebook groups in the world. Donald Bram, who’s behind the success of the group says: “It ...
  • Dodo Juice

    Dodo Juice has been listening to the calls of car enthusiasts and added two brand new products to its award-winning range; Apple iFoam Snow Wash and the groundbreaking Supernatural Ferro Lube. Snow foam has been a favourite of detailers for many years,...
  • It’s a wrap

      German premium vinyl wrapping firm Cam Shaft has been at it with an R56 Cooper S and given its demo a two-tone, vinyl colour enhancement. Up to the beltline is a shiny orange with pearl effect, while the roof and chromework have been wrapped in ...
  • Multi-purpose cleaner

    Scholl Concepts Bubble Soft Care Pudding is a universal cleaner suitable for even sensitive surfaces. It can safely be used to clean vehicle paintwork, leather seats, plastics and vinyl, carpets and upholstery and even to wash your foam and microfibre c...
  • H&R for the new arrival

    German-based H&R has been quick off the mark by announcing it has already developed a set of sports springs suitable for the all-new Gen 3 F56. Lowering the latest model by some 30mm, H&R says these powdercoated springs are still comfortable for...
  • GTT latest

    GT Tuning has fabricated a brand new aluminium heatshield to replace the original on an R53 Cooper S which bolts to the bottom of the battery box. Most standard shields are by now in a deteriorated and buckled condition or even missing! GTT’s heatshie...
  • Motoring costs

    A British Car Auction survey of 400 used car buyers at the start of the year revealed that over 70 per cent of motorists worry the most about the price of fuel. The other top five concerns about motoring costs include the cost of road tax, insurance, vehi...
  • Headlight lens correction

    For just shy of £16, you can get your hands on Meguiar’s all-new Headlight Lens Correction Kit which, with a little elbow grease, can successfully eliminate general cloudiness and surface scratches to deliver a crystal clear finish. The kit includes...
  • New coilover kit

    Eibach has just released details of its newest Pro Street S coilover upgrade for both the R58 Coupé and R59 Roadster. This latest kit, designed specifically for these MINIs, uses the most up-to-the-minute materials and construction techniques to give ...
  • Wolfrace latest

    Wolfrace has just released three new alloys – Munich, Turismo and Assassin GT – the first of nine new designs in its Eurosport range that are set to turn heads throughout 2014. Of relevance to four-stud MINI owners is the Turismo which is made up o...
  • Haynes for Gen 2

    While Gen 1 MINI fans have been able to buy a Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual for their model of choice (2001-2006) for a long time, Gen 2 owners have been stuck for a comprehensive guide. Thankfully Haynes has now released its MINI manual for petrol (...
  • Gen 3 accessories

    The all-new Gen 3 Hatch has only been on sale for all of five minutes and look – MINI has already launched an accessory programme for this new model! It means buyers can fine-tune the design and functionality of their MINI to suit their individual ta...
  • Body prep

    If you’re not so keen on using a clay bar due to achy arm syndrome, then take a look at Farecla’s G3 Clay Mitt. It fits comfortably on your hand and the rubber polymer technology gently bonds with contaminants, lifting them at a molecular level whil...
  • Sytner’s MINI cavalcade

    To celebrate the launch of the third generation MINI, one of the UK’s largest automotive retail groups – Sytner BMW – arranged a MINI convoy to Plant Oxford and a party for its lucky guests writes John-Joe Vollans. Sytner MINI High Wycombe was cho...
  • A MINI love story

    With Valentine's Day not long ago, the romantics among us may have spoilt their loved ones with roses, chocolates and perhaps even surprised them with a new MINI, complete with novelty bow! However, Bowker MINI Preston went one step further and devised ...
  • KW for Paceman

    KW’s Variant 2 and 3 coilover kits have been developed to suit the R61 Paceman (2WD and ALL4). The V2 kit is height and rebound adjustable, but the V3 has these elements and 14-way compression damping (for driving dynamics) allowing for an individual...
  • Rally for Heroes

    Working with the Army has encouraged TristanGlass to take to the wheel of his 2006 R53 Cooper S on a 2,600 mile trip from the UK to stops across Europe for Rally for Heroes, with the aim of raising £100,000 for SSAFA – one of the UK’s longest servi...
  • Race Safety Accessories

    JJC Race and Rally has been working closely with one of the world’s largest helmet manufacturers, RSA, to offer a helmet that meets the FIA standard suitable for most forms of motorsport. They are all SAH2010 approved and pre-drilled to accept a HANS ...
  • GTT coupler

    Brand new and just released by GT Tuning is its own uprated supercharger drive coupler for the R53. This is an uprated design to reduce noise ‘clatter’ and eliminates backlash and slop from a worn coupler that has elongated holes (you can’t see t...
  • Forge tool tray

    The latest design from the alloy artisans at Forge Motorsport is a mechanic’s tool tray, measuring in at a useful 300x480x250mm, which started life only as a cherished item for Forge’s sponsored race and drift teams. Handmade from aerospace-grade al...