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Meet Our Mini Cooper Tonight at PBIR

We're bringing our hot hatch to SCCA's Track Night in America.

You Need This: Track-Ready Mini Cooper S

Looking for a well-maintained hot hatch?

Your Projects: Fierce Mini

Who could say no to a 300-horsepower, rear-wheel-drive Mini?

You Need This: Mini Mechanic's Special

Looking for a project under budget for our $2018 Challenge?

You Need This: A Mini Born to Battle Goliath

Honda power and all-wheel drive. This Mini has it all.

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Mini articles

Shop Work: 20 Fuel Sippers We'd Gladly Drive

What if we told you that there's a bunch of fuel-efficient vehicles out there that are actually fun to drive?

Shop Work: Your Mileage May Vary

Our Smiles-Per-Gallon Shootout Asks Whether It’s Possible to Combine Fuel Economy With Performance

Buyer's Guides: Comparing the MINI Cooper S, Mazdaspeed3 and Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

Is the sport compact scene still relevant? Back in 2007, we compared three new market contenders, the MINI Cooper S, Mazdaspeed3 and Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V.

Shop Work: MINI Go

Even if it’s not supercharged, the MINI Cooper can easily make some nice horsepower gains with simple mods that you can perform at home.

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Mini project cars

2005 Cooper

Per and Kim get a 2005 Chili Red MINI and have *way* too much fun.

2007 Cooper S

We like our 2005 Cooper so much we bought a 2007 Cooper S.

2005 Cooper S Club Racer

A 2005 MINI Cooper S that will be used for Club Racing.

2002 Cooper S

This particular Cooper S was originally going to compete in SCCA's Street Modified autocross class, but we ended up making a track car out of it--and learned a lot about …

2002 Cooper

Ever since we first drove the new MINI Cooper at Import Carlisle last year we knew we needed to have one. We immediately contacted BMW, the parent company behind the …

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Mini Forum Topics

So My Wife Wants a Mini...
FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed
Are there any stupid questions?-What a stoopid question! Buying new Cooper for HS Solo
This could be entertaining....
NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR
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Mini Readers' Rides

Aug 17, 2021 by Keith Tanner
Mini 1293

A 1977 RHD with a Rob Walker-built 1293, four-pot vented brakes and Minifins, fully adjustable suspension, Group 2 arches, Minator 10” wheels and a whole lot of attitude.
If driving a …

Aug 17, 2021 by Cosworth1
1969 Mini Morris Cooper MK2

1969, RHD, black over Tartan red, 998cc, twin HS2 carbs w/ K&N filter elements, factory recliners, original Hydrolastic suspension, Goodridge stainless steel brake hoses, original RadioMobile vaccuum tube radio, OMP …

Aug 17, 2021 by Deviant
Mini Cooper S

2006 Space Blue MCS, 15% pulley, 1-ball exhaust, DDM intake, silcone intake hose, M7 STB and USS, 17" BBS LM wheels, 215/40R17 Riken Raptor tires.

Aug 17, 2021 by ddavidv
Mini 850

848cc Mini saloon, right hand drive, 8.4" disc brakes, 12" GB alloys, Suzuki Swift GTi seats, bone stock engine spewing 37bhp eventually will be replaced by a 1098. Less than …

Aug 17, 2021 by KevinOhio5
Mini 2008 Cooper S Convertible (R52)

Mostly stock, due to running in GS class: Magnecor Wires, Iridium Plugs, K&N Filter, OEM Exhaust (for now), Kumho V710s

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