Category: News

15 October, 2018 0

4 Scenes That Will Make You Want To Watch The Italian Job Again

By Albino_Hedgehog

Bank job films often include a thoughtfully-selected getaway car, and in The Italian Job, the criminals apply a spectacular twist: multiple Mini Cooper getaway cars. But you already know this. If you’re new to this film, here’s the setup: recently released from prison after two years inside, Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) finds he has been […]

8 October, 2018 0

Meet the one-off modified Mini called ‘Orange Crush’

By Albino_Hedgehog

Is the ratio of that picture out? Nope,. It’s one of the oddest, most intriguing Minis ever built. It has been nicknamed ‘Orange Crush’, because a) it’s orange, and b) it features a chopped, lowered roofline. Crushed, you might say. But… why? Ours is not to question, but to marvel. It is the work of a man […]

7 October, 2018 0

BMW to close MINI plant for one month immediately after Brexit

By Albino_Hedgehog

MINI confirms shut down “to minimise the risk of any possible short-term parts-supply disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit” BMW is to close its MINI factory near Oxford the day after the UK leaves the EU. The move is said to be part of the company’s “planned annual maintenance”, but is being timed […]

10 August, 2018 0

The Mongol Rally In A Mini Is Actually Not As Easy As It Looks

By Albino_Hedgehog

With pent-up excitement and an overwhelming desire to begin the journey, we left the Goodwood Circuit in high spirits. A year’s worth of planning and prepping had finally resulted in us hitting the road to take part in the Mongol Rally from Goodwood to Ulaanbaatar. Our itinerary was quite simple…we had no itinerary.   The […]

9 August, 2018 0

Five things you need to know about the Cooper name

By Albino_Hedgehog

Charles Cooper and his son, John, started making basic and affordable racing cars back in 1948. They had no idea they would revolutionise motorsport the world over, while John would go on to create one of the most iconic and loved cars of all time: the Mini Cooper. Today, here are five Cooper facts for […]

17 June, 2018 0

Mini Remastered by David Brown

By Albino_Hedgehog

The Mini Remastered will made its UK debut at the London motor show early 2017, David Brown Automotive (DBA) has confirmed. Essentially a luxury version of the original Mini, it has a tweaked 1275cc engine, Apple CarPlay functionality, a bespoke interior and paintwork. Its creator, DBA, is the company the company behind the DB5-lookalike Speedback GT. The Mini Remastered invokes the […]

16 June, 2018 0

Why We Love The Classic Mini

By Albino_Hedgehog

Everyone has different reasons for holding the humble Mini in such high regard, but there is something we can all agree on – the classic way it drives “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm.” Whether or not Sir Winston Churchill actually said this during rife wartime […]

16 June, 2018 0

Classic Mini Electric sparks up new tech in an old shell

By Albino_Hedgehog

The Classic Mini Electric: a stop-gap until the real thing arrives   Unveiled in New York: the Classic Mini Electric   Old-school charm, new-world tech: Classic Mini Electric   A plug-in Mini: yes, it’s really happened   The actual electric Mini will be shown in 2019. For now, BMW’s rushed out a one-off conversion of […]