Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crash Tuesday [VIDEO]

A special "video" crash Tuesday today.  Enjoy!

Fire Truck + MINI COOPER = Never a good outcome!

"According to investigators, a fire crew heading to an emergency-medical call collided with a Mini-Cooper. We're told the fire truck did have its emergency lights turned on at the time."*


 

*From WTVR, Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

"A one car accident sent a Wagram man to the hospital Wednesday morning after his 2006 Mini Cooper struck a bridge pillar and overturned on Highway 15-501, according to officials on the scene. His injuries were believed to be minor."  [Source: www.laurinburgexchange.com]


Monday, December 14, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Crash Thursday (Bonus Episode!) [Photo]

"A Mini Cooper reportedly collided with a cement truck headed to a job site in Burney this morning on Deschutes Road, about a half-mile south of Highway 299 in Bella Vista." [Source: www.redding.com]



Photo by Andreas Fuhrmann

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

On a more somber note, this in from NorCal...

"The 19-year-old driver of a Mini Cooper who crashed into a mini-van last weekend, killing a Sonoma family of four, was arrested for drunken driving when he was 17, according to the CHP..."




Hopefully this is no one we know... (funny how they don't even try to fuzz out the plate number!)

Full Story: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20091201/ARTICLES/912019981/1033

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]


Friday, October 30, 2009

Forza 3 MINI

This CGI'd Cooper S showed up on my radar this morning.



Ironically, I have a friend who's MINI looks very much like this rendering! Go figure!

From Forza 3 for XBOX

Monday, October 26, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]









Why yes, that *is* AnnaLynne McCord pumping her own gas!  :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Crash Tuesday (Racing Edition)

Road racing doesn't usually count for "Crash Tuesday", considering that there is always at least one crash per any auto race (which is partially why auto racing is such a popular spectator sport!). However, for this installment, I thought a nice compilation video would be appropriate! Enjoy!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5-w7H5Duyw

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Crash Tuesday: Clubman Carnage [photo]


It's my first views of a wrecked Clubman.  Poor guy/girl.




Originally uploaded by fogl83

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Crash Tuesday [photo]

Headline: Targa goes off course in Freshwater

 
A car competing in Targa Newfoundland’s Placentia leg of the race met an untimely end in Freshwater Monday, Sept. 15 when it careened off the road and rolled into a ditch after rolling two or three times.


Full story here: http://www.thecharter.ca/index.cfm?sid=174407&sc=312

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Crash Tuesday [photo] [warning: blood and gore]

A staged photo*

 
*Before I get a ton of hate mail... this is apparently a staged photo from a UK program called "Hammer House of Horror".  Now that I you know it's fake, it's okay to say "whooooaaa!"

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Crash Tuesday [photo]

Does on purpose count?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]






ARoof Rack would come in handy right about now...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

No, I distinctly said "right turn".

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

Oopsie! 

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

Classic carnage:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

Sccccraaaaaaaaapppppe!

Ouch- it gets worse!  


Monday, July 27, 2009

Deputies seize 129 grams of pot packaged for sale.

By HERNANDO TODAY STAFF
Published: July 21, 2009

SPRING HILL - Deputies seized a combined 129 grams of marijuana packaged for sale on Monday and Tuesday.

The first arrest came as a deputy noticed a speeding black Mini Cooper fail to dim its lights as it traveled south on Shoal Line Boulevard, a report states.

The car was pulled over and the deputy said he smelled marijuana coming from the car. The driver, Darrin Foreman, 18, told the deputy the pot was in a white grocery bag on the back seat, a report states.

Foreman reportedly added that he was given the drug for free to sell. He was arrested on a charge of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. A deputy weighed the bag at 114 grams..."

Full story at: hernandotoday.com

Lesson: Don't forget to kill your high-beams! LOL get it- high... beams... :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hartford Man, Apparently Fueled By Heroin, Crashes Into Hydrant - Courant.com

Sucks to be this guy!!

Hartford Man, Apparently Fueled By Heroin, Crashes Into Hydrant - Courant.com



The Hartford Courant
HARTFORD - A 34-year-old Hartford man, who appears to have been under the influence of heroin, barreled through a red light at Broad Street and Capitol Avenue this morning before knocking down a fire hydrant in front of The Hartford Courant headquarters and then crashing into a median, police said.

Witnesses told police that Noel Salaberrios of Hartford had run a red light while heading northbound on Broad Street, nearly hitting a pedestrian, and then lost control and crashed into a fire hydrant outside the Courant building. Salaberrios apparently swerved after hitting the fire hydrant and crashed into a median on Broad Street, where he was found by a police officer at about 9:30 a.m.

Police found Salaberrios unconscious, clutching two empty bags of heroin in a 2006 silver MINI Cooper. A needle was found on the console of the car.

Salaberrios was taken to Hartford Hospital. The Metropolitan District was at the scene this morning to retrieve the fire hydrant, which had flown into the bushes planted outside the Courant building.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mag R/T vs. Mini Cooper Dinan S w/ mods

Sometimes its entertaining to take a look from the outsiders' view, as I found in this post off a Dodge Magnum Forum:


Mag R/T vs. Mini Cooper Dinan S w/ mods

So I'm commuting to work this morning and just went through the toll both on 92 West San Mateo Bridge. I hit the gas to merge as the lanes all consolidate and wind up behind a Mini Cooper Dinan S, it was black with black wheels, hood scoop, lowered and had some sort of lights mounted on the front bumper. I wasn't really looking for a race just some one to get behind and dodge traffic. Then the Mini nails the gas and takes off. I say ok, I'll stay behind this fool since I know he can't go far due to traffic. I catch up quickly then we hit another gap in traffic, then he does something that just surprised me and pissed me off at the same time. He waves his hand at me like a girl, not out the window but from inside the cabin hand turned backward and just waves his fingers like he is making a fist and saying bye bye. So I hit it and catch up to him again. Oh, it was on at this point, we were starting at 60mph with traffic I see the break coming and I drop it to 3rd. This TURD actually does the sissy wave to me again. Then I kill the gas pedal and pass the guy on the right hand side. I wish I could have seen his face. We hit traffic again and I slow down and maintain speed with traffic. The mini goes to the right lane behind me and I think that may have been when he spotted the HEMI badge and gave up or maybe he was putting his make up on and had mascara in his eye, because he shed a tear after loosing to a wagon. He kept his distance after that. Not that I would have kept racing because once you get off the bridge traffic sucks and it's just too dangerous. I LOVE MY HEMI. Can't wait to get a diablo so I can really put it on someone. Does any one know how much power the mini cooper dinan S has, just curious?


The resulting discussion was an entertaining combination of ego tripping and actual, informative (but wrong) discourse. Then again, I'm easily entertained. :)


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

Another "fender bender"?



doh! must more than that! 


Ouchie!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

 
The lighting on this looks like smoke, but I think it's just the lighting  (I think).

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Random MINI Babe [Photo]

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

Okay so I'm a day behind...  WTF is this?!


(your guess is as good as mine!)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Crash Tuesday [photo]

Someone once told me track cars shouldn't count for "Crash Tuesday". What do you think?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MINI 50 years - Rebel without Pause. (long version pt.1)

If you're reading this, then you've probably seen at least the "short version" of the "MINI 50 years - Rebel without Pause". The long version is even better! Here's part one... "


Watch Part Two on the official MINI Youtube Channel.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Crash Tuesday [Photo]

This one definitely had to hurt...


Crash Tuesday [photo]

Talk about a "fender-bender"! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Crash Tuesday [photo]

This was sent to me in a MIINI-related online group...  I'm looking for the complete article (if anyone can point me in the right direction)...

(click for larger version)

Friday, May 22, 2009

LET'S NOT MOTOR DAY. JUNE 5, 2009

(Blatantly lifted from my InBox):

In honor of World Environment Day, let's set aside a day when, no matter what kind of car we drive, we come together for the higher purpose of leaving it in the garage. One day where we unfasten our seat belts and take the pedal off the metal. Shift our mindset, instead of gears. Tear up the sidewalk, instead of the asphalt. Let's put some miles on our inner odometers for a change and together prove just how far not driving a single mile can really take us.

On Friday, June 5th, join other motorists in a promise to leave their cars in the garage on World Environment Day.


PLEDGE THE MILES YOU AREN'T GOING TO MOTOR:

http://insiders.miniusa.com/cgi-bin5/DM/y/eq1n0HQJDs0Pzi0CacO0Eg&pid=3184548


LET'S NOT MOTOR DAY - JUNE 5

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mini champion joins Scalextric team

As seen on ToyTalk.co.uk...

The latest model to roll off the Scalextric production line is the BMW Mini Cooper, as driven by Gareth Nixon in the 2006 Mini Challenge.  Nixon enjoyed a triumphant season, winning 13 of the 16 starts, including the last 11 races on the trot, to win both the Club Class and Overall competitions.



Digital Plug-ready, the Scalextric model has working front and rear lights and Magnatraction with adjustable down-force positions. It is priced around £35.


Related Links:



Crash Tuesday

 
(slightly edited)*

"At 23:15 on January 28, 2007, Taiwanese actress Beatrice Hsu Wei Lun (许玮伦)'s  Mini Cooper was driven by her assistant and she was sitting in the front seat of the car. The car smashed into a pretective fence on the Taichung stretch of Taiwan’s National Highway  and spun out to the other side of the highway and the car stopped horizontally between outer lane and the road shoulder. According to witness, her Mini Cooper was travelling at around 120-130km/h.

Wei Lun unbuckled her seat belt as she thought it was safe after the car stopped. The Mini Cooper’s rear-end was hit by a freight vehicle immediately. The collision cause the Mini Cooper tailstock serious hollow aberration. The front airbag failed to deploy during the collission occured as airbags are not designed to deploy in rear impact collission.

Wei Lun’s head was seriously fractured and she fell into a deep coma. After 43 hours of emergency treatment, her heartbeat stopped at 17:09 and she passed away on January 28, 2007 local time due to hydrocephalus."

*[source: http://www.malaysiaminilover.com/mini-cooper-and-beatrice-hsu-wei-lun]

Monday, May 18, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Blog Plug: Motoring Alliance*

It's been awhile since I've shamelessly promoted another MINI related website- not that there aren't plenty to go around, but simply because once you're deep enough  inside the MINI bubble, you forget that not everyone knows everything that's going on.  Sorry for that.

For example, a few days ago the latest MINI forum to come online, MotoringAlliance.com opened up to the public. Forged by seasoned forum pros and Mini/MINI diehards, I look forward to seeing how this online community develops.   (Bonus: They've also got a Facebook group too!)


*(And yes, for those sticklers, you're right- Motoring Alliance is not a blog, but an online forum. Whatever).


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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Crash Tuesday