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Mini eMastered. Photo courtesy David Brown Automotive.

David Brown’s new Mini e-Mastered: most expensive model todate

David Brown Automotive, synonymous with British craftsmanship, innovation, and timeless design, has revealed the Mini eMastered. Performance with remastered classic design: Owners will experience an effortless, whisper-quiet ride thanks to a powerful all-electric drivetrain. The feather-light 640kg Mini eMastered—the same weight as an original ICE car—harnesses the latest in electric technology, delivering sprightly acceleration thanksRead Full Story

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1981 Leyland Mini Moke.

‘Fully Charged Live’ lifts off Down Under

The origins of Fully Charged lay in the question posed in 2010 on its YouTube Channel: ‘Is it possible for humans to no longer need to burn things to live, to work and to travel?’A seemingly unachievable destination, perhaps, but an essential direction of travel as the world responds to air pollution and climate breakdown. Since then,Read Full Story

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Tiny Fiat 500 is top wedding car on Instagram posts. Photo: courtesy

Compact cars beat out limos & vintage cars to take top spot in Instagram wedding posts

With COVID lockdowns now lifted and traditional wedding ceremonies again taking off, it appears that limousines and vintage cars now account for only a minority of Instagram posts, with more affordable, less ostentatious vehicles becoming increasingly popular. For couples, arriving at their marriage venue in style no longer means hiring a limousine; instead, they increasinglyRead Full Story

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Driving fun typical of the brand is still the passion of the racing driver, now 87 years old. And he continues to relish the challenge of winding country roads.

Paddy Hopkirk: Gentleman, legend in the classic Mini and honourary fifth Beatle

In 1964, the Monte Carlo Rally was still a genuine adventure for all the competing racing drivers and the spectacle was broadcast live on television. This was the era when automobile manufacturers all over the world discovered rally sport as the perfect stage for presenting their models. And consequently, vehicles from different weight and performanceRead Full Story

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2021 MINI Countryman, featuring a newly updated design, along with enhancements in technology and equipment offerings.

New MINI Countryman for Model Year 2021

The 2021 MINI Countryman features a newly updated design, along with enhancements in technology and equipment offerings. Most importantly, it retains MINI’s “fun-to-drive” character and design that makes it instantly recognizable as MINI. As the largest and most versatile member of the MINI model family, the new 2021 MINI Countryman offers individual flair in theRead Full Story

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Flagship for future technology: MINI Electric ‘muscle car’ is ready for take-off

The recent testing programme for the first purely electrically powered MINI was unconventional: on a foray to Frankfurt airport, a close-to-series prototype of the new model demonstrated just what electromobility in the style of MINI is capable of setting in motion. The MINI Cooper SE slipped straight into the role of an aircraft tug, settingRead Full Story

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One of the many classic Minis that can be seen each year the Vancouver ABFM in VanDusen Garden. Photo: courtesy Cam Hutchins.

Mini celebrates its 55th birthday

Said to be the smallest car ever designed around four chairs, British Motor Corporation’s iconic Mini was a marvel of modern engineering and design. Almost all contemporary automobiles owe something to the Mini: unibody construction, front-wheel drive, transverse engine orientation and four-wheel independent suspension, among other features. Sir Alec Issigonis didn’t invent all this stuff,Read Full Story

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Mini Vancouver 1970 Photo 1

Do you know the whereabouts of ‘Spot’?

Way back in 1970, my wife and her best friend, as newly qualified nurses from Northern Ireland, spent about 18 months travelling around Canada working in hospitals to pay their way. When they reached Vancouver, they bought the green Mini 850 (Registration FCH 150) that they called Spot shown in these photographs.  They used itRead Full Story

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