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  • The Gen 3 JCW Concept

    The Gen 3 Cooper S JCW has been revealed! The concept car was unveiled for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January and includes features such as exclusive body paintwork in Bright Highways Grey, familiar MINI red ...
  • Man dresses as a MINI

    WOULD YOU DRESS as a MINI and stand in the same spot for 12 hours to win one? Simon Moore, a teacher from Hertfordshire, did exactly that. The extreme MINI fan stood at Heathrow airport from dusk to dawn dressed as his favourite car and welcomed every ...
  • MOMO racing package

    There are two facts that hit when you start out in motor racing... the first is how fast it is out on track and the second is how expensive it all is! Well you’ll soon get used to the first and now MOMO UK can help you out a little with the second be...
  • Hosetechnik latest

    Hosetechnik, the performance braking division of Forge Motorsport, has released a brilliantly simple, yet incredibly effective new product onto the market; stainless steel brake bleed nipples. Each pack contains four 10.1mm stainless nipples to help pr...
  • AlloyGators

    We all know that hitting a pothole can cause serious and costly damage to tyres, suspension components and alloy wheels. AlloyGator is a patented alloy wheel protection system designed and manufactured in the UK, which protects the alloy and tyre again...
  • Cool news for modern MINIs

    Power Cool 180 from Evans Waterless Engine Coolants is said to not only eradicate engine hotspots, improving combustion and maximising bhp, but also allows the cooling system to run at a lower pressure, reducing strain on hoses and other engine componen...
  • Rallye du Maroc

    THE RALLY OF Morocco involved six days of racing through the desert regions of Zagora and Erfoud. It is known as the second greatest rally raid in the world after the Dakar! The X-Raid team took part with six MINI ALL4 Countrymans and three finished hig...
  • Detailer swag bag

    You can now keep your detailing kit safe and looking fresh with a new ‘Swag Bag’ from Auto Finesse. Designed to house up to 20 products, cloths, applicators and anything else you need with you, they even come complete with a Velcro gripper base to k...
  • GAZ for MINI Cooper

    Suspension specialists GAZ has developed a new coilover kit for the MINI Cooper from 2002 onwards. The GAZ Gold kit is suitable for trackday or competition MINIs, as well as fast road and the coilovers are bump and rebound adjustable which can be change...
  • Be prepared!

    The British weather can be notoriously unpredictable; with winter approaching driving conditions can deteriorate quickly. Different conditions pose different hazards and in an ideal world, we should all be prepared for any eventuality. Ring Automotive ...
  • Apprenticeship reform

    PRIME MINISTER DAVID Cameron joined 600 apprentices and employers from a wide range of UK businesses at MINI Plant Oxford at the end of October to unveil an initiative to reform the way apprenticeships are structured, assessed and delivered in the UK. ...
  • Scalextric winner

    WE WERE EXPECTING a bumper entry list to our latest competition to win a MINI rally stage Scalextric set and we weren’t wrong! Once again we received entries from all over the world, including Mexico, Sweden, Australia and the USA and first out of the h...
  • MINI as art

    Talented British artist, David Daisy, combined his passion for motorsport with his love of painting, creating images that give the viewer a bold sense of speed and movement. He started his professional career by exhibiting at an art gallery in Rochester...
  • Cool looks for chilly days

    From this autumnthe MINI Lifestyle Collection will feature over 50 stylish new products, from clothing and accessories to bags, shoes and watches. Fashion trends come and go, but one classic is the newladies MINI Nylon Parka (149 Euro). This tailored s...
  • Mini in the Dark postponed

    MODERN MINI RECEIVED a statement regarding this show from organisers, Event Developments. ‘Following consultation with the British Mini Club and its concerns over the proximity of the new Mini in the Dark event to the popular Mini Fair at Bingley Hall, ...
  • MINI petition

     MODERN MINI READER Neil Spearman has kickstarted an e-petition to lobby the UK government and VOSA to put pressure on MINI to issue a recall of the power steering mechanism fitted to 2001-2007 models. This part has already been replaced on MINIs in ...
  • Gymkhana finals

    HAVING ALREADY RAMPAGED through France, Germany, Hungary, UK and an earlier round in Spain, the grand finale of the Monster Energy Gymkhana GRiD concluded in Madrid. Spanish racing driver and MINI Countryman Dakar Rally hero, Nani Roma, took victory ove...
  • The all-new Gen 3 MINI Hatch is revealed!

    We were promised that the latest Gen 3 MINI Hatch would be distinctly familiar, yet completely fresh from the ground up. At the global premiere at Plant Oxford, first impressions were that these statements were certainly true; although the newest model...
  • Frozen Black metallic paint for MINIs

    MINI is extending its program of exterior paint finishes for current models to include an exclusive new variant. Frozen Black metallic paint is now available as a limited edition colour for the top of the range MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman models. Thi...
  • Suspension upgrades

    Weitec made by KW has launched a high-quality handling package to improve the R53. This is achieved by using 30mm lowering springs along with a 21mm rear anti-roll bar to stiffen the chassis, while improving the overall look and stance. What’s more, t...