Monday, October 13, 2008

Chauffer-driven Clubmans Launch in Dubai

[Ed. note: I've been suggesting this for months!]


"Jumeirah Emirates Towers recognises that 'time' is the new luxury for the business traveller and the MINIs are an ideal, flexible and compact solution for this premium service, avoiding precious time wasted on finding taxis or parking spaces...

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As a hotel guest of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, take pleasure in a complimentary chauffeur driven transfer service in dynamic silver coloured MINI Cooper S Clubmans. The hotel offers this service 24 hours daily and includes DIFC drop offs and pick-ups on request. So sit back and relax while we take you places..."

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Saturday, October 11, 2008



A 2007 MINI Cooper S, piloted by Craig Wilcox of Blue Springs, Missouri, claimed first place in G Stock at the 36th Tire Rack(R) SCCA Solo National Championship at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas. The four-day contest of precision driving — an exhilarating face-off that pushes the driver’s ability and the car’s handling characteristics to their limits on an autocross course — attracted more than 1,000 entrants competing in 32 classes.

MINI USA rewarded Wilcox for his first-place win with a $1000 purse through its MINI Motorsport Awards Program which honors its proud racing heritage and celebrates the accomplishments of MINI entrants in U.S. motorsport competition. In the past Wilcox has been the recipient of several such awards....

...“I have received so much support form MINI USA, without it, competing around the country would not have been possible for me,” said Wilcox. “I am now on my 5th MINI Cooper S in as many years, and am definitely appreciative of all the support that MINI USA has given me through the MINI Motorsport Awards Program.”..."

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