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)...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 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:
LET'S NOT MOTOR DAY - JUNE 5
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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.
"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."
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
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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