Monday, March 30, 2009

AMVIV 2009 Recap

Another AMVIV is in the can and, as usual, I had a blast!   They say the numbers were down- vendors, participants, etc.  In my opinion the event was a bit more "intimate" as a result.  It will be interesting to get actual figures in the next few days but despite this fact, I thought it went well!

Photos  from the iPhone, in no particular order!


Random MINI Babe [photo]

Nice shoes!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

(Note the power-folding side view mirrors!  Nice!)

AnnaLynne McCord's Wrecked MINI Cooper [Pics]

90210's AnnaLynne McCord smashed her poor MINI into a Range Rover a few weeks ago. This isn't a new story by any means. However, I've finally found photos of the carnage!


Showing off her exemplary driving skills, AnnaLynne McCord got into a smash-up on La Cienega in West Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon (March 10). The “90210” starlet totaled her new Mini Cooper after rear-ending a fellow driver’s sporty (and expensive) Range Rover, with police quickly responding to the scene...

(obligatory sexy legs pic)

For what it's worth, I don't watch TV (and even if I did, wouldn't watch 90210) so I didn't even know who AnnaLynne McCord was until she showed up on my MINI radar. As they say, "no such thing as bad press", right?

Read the full article and see more sexy legs at

Monday, March 23, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

More pics of this phootshoot here (totally NSFW. You've been warned.)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rooftop MINI [video]

Bored on Saturday? Warming up for AMVIV? Both? Here's a short video of me goofing off with my MINI Cooper and HD video camera. Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this video, you'll enjoy my real, non goofing off video show about car culture at


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

*(If this is your photo, let me know so I can give you proper credit!)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rockin' the Pilo's!

My buddy over at alerted me to a sweet deal on these Piloti Driving Shoes! They arrived via Brown® only moments ago! (more after the jump)

To share the wealth a little, (don't tell anyone I told you!) you can get these Piloti Driving Shoes (MSRP $85) for only.... wait for it.... $29.95 + shipping Where? Here! If you add this coupon code BF1044 it drops the price to 24.97 + shipping!

Doh! no sooner did I go to check availability the site now says "Sorry, item sold out". Well, duh!

Now, to try them on! *grin*

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Photo by Electrofreeze (

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Weirdest Thing: Truck Hits Street Light, and Then?...

This morning I was coming home from the tire shop and made a wrong turn getting to the freeway, which placed me in the part-of-town-you-dont-want-to-be-in part of town. Driving through a residential neighborhood, I witnessed a Tacoma make a way too fast right turn and *BAM!* Slams straight into the lightpole!

It freaked me about a bit- I've seen photos and movie scenes, but have never seen a head on collision into a lightpole happen in real life/real time. Radiator pops, steam comes out, oil drips, you know- just like in the movies. The passenger gets out holding his head and cursing in spanish. The driver gets out and he's yelling too- they both start yelling at each other, walking in front of and pointing to the front of the truck. The passenger calls the driver an "effing idiot" and says something about needing to learn how to drive (in spanish). The driver says "f**k you mother f**cker" in spanish and then get this- throws his open bottle of beer at the passenger! Did I mention its about 10:15 am?! :eek:

The two are yelling at each other in the middle of the street, meanwhile the truck continues to spew steam and oil. In the split second I turned away to look at the truck, the two dudes get in a brawl in the middle of the street! I'm sooo wishing I had my video camera, but am now parked in the middle of the street, keeping a safe distance away. But here's the weirdest part of all: Since this is that side of town, of course the obligatory 4-5 punks-hanging-out-on-the-corner were hanging out on the corner. The lightpole was about 6-8 feet from where they stood, and during the entire ordeal from the crash to the yelling, to the fighting, they didn't flinch a bit! They also didn't call 911, try to see if anyone was okay, or try to break up the fight. They didn't even laugh. They just stood there. And that freaked me out!

I was going to snap some pics with my iPhone, but the truth is, I really didn't want to be on that street any longer than I had to! (Some photo-journalist I'd make, eh?)

(not a photo of the actual incident)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jay Leno Reviews the MINI-E

It is quite refreshing to hear an honest, spin-free review of BMW's foray into the all electric
car market with the MINI-E. And while I never liked him on the Tonight Show, I certainly respect Jay's opinion when it comes to cars.

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Random MINI Babe [photo]

Here's a random photo I found online today.* It portrays two of my favorites things!

*(If this is your photo, let me know so I can give you proper credit!)