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Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group
Created: September 22, 2015
Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group, Oct 17, 2015
Created: May 09, 2001
Sometimes in the MG world, it is possible to turn the clock back and inevitably any such exercise centres on Abingdon. For, despite the famous factory having closed way back in 1981, much of it still exists.
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Created: February 26, 2001
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Created: February 14, 2001
MG Rover will finalize the development strategy for its new lower-medium car by the middle of the year.
Created: January 04, 2001
This is what happens when you let designers off the leash! BMW has encouraged stylists on the new MINI project to let their pens run wild – and the results are so exciting they'll be considered for production
Created: October 11, 2000
Mini enthusiasts have reacted with anger to news that 70 per cent of the new model will come from abroad. As production of the old Mini ends after 41 years, we can reveal that its replacement is to be a hotpotch of parts made in SIX different countries.
Created: October 06, 2000
The last ever original Minis came off the production line at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge, Birmingham on October 4, 2000. The Classic Mini, originally designed on a napkin by engineer Alec Issigonis, notched up worldwide sales of 5.39 million cars and became the car of the stars in the 1960's. Here is a collection of pictures of the event that marked this momentous occasion.
BMW Reveals Mini Family
Created: October 06, 2000
The newly born Mini is set to expand into a family of models, including a cabriolet, an estate and even a pick-up. BMW, which retained ownership of the brand in the wake of the Rover crisis, is giving visitors to the Paris Motor Show a preview of how the new models could look by showing a computer-generated film of each of them.
Created: October 05, 2000
The Mini, a boxy pup of a car that wowed the Beatles and came to symbolize the swinging '60s, entered automotive history when the last of its 41-year pedigree -- No. 5,387,862 -- rolled off the production line Wednesday. Conceived as a thrifty "people's car" during a 1950s fuel crisis, the 10-foot-long Mini earned the devotion of legions of British baby boomers eager to flaunt their individuality.
Created: October 04, 2000
After 41 years of continuous production and more than five million cars built, the classic Mini has come to the end of the road. Production of the compact car finished on Wednesday at the MG Rover Group factory in Longbridge, Birmingham. There have been nearly 140 different models of the car since it was first introduced in 1959, as an economy vehicle in the wake of the Suez oil crisis.
Fun Things
60 Year Edition MINI
Created: January 24, 2019
All eyes will be on the 60 Year Edition MINI, a model very similar to the 2019 F55 and F56.
Round the world in an MG Midget... and all to win a bet
Created: January 24, 2011
Within 12 weeks he took to the road with a boot full of spare parts and two sports bags holding his clothes in the passenger seat.
Created: February 07, 2001
Following a visit to my Godfathers back in the winter of ’95 the idea was born. Gerry Hawkridge, the owner of Transformer Cars, was in the midst of building a mini sprint!
Created: October 16, 2000
The morning of Monday, September 4, 2000, dawned cloudy and damp. It wasn't raining, but had been and, as Dorothea and I made ready to continue along the Lewis and Clark Trail, it was easy to envision what the Corps of Discovery had faced in November 1805. Envision it we did, but that didn't stop us from having a hot breakfast and setting off from Portland, Oregon, in a warm and dry car.
Created: October 16, 2000
The following is a summary of the boring bits from the Wolseley Across America trip. If you have any questions or comments, I can be reached at Cheleker@aol.com
Created: October 04, 2000
Portland. This Portland is in Oregon. Oregon is the 18th State of the trip. It is also the 2nd biggest at 97,073 square miles (rank 10 in the US), only surpassed by Montana. With a population of 3.2 million (ranking 11th out of our 18) the population density is only 33 people per square mile.
Created: October 03, 2000
n Kennewick on the evening of August 31st, EG and I are almost a week ahead of the Corps of Discovery. The Corps camped at the meeting of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers near present day Lewiston, Idaho, on October 10th. They dined on what they purchased from the Indians: dried roots, salmon and dog.
Created: September 29, 2000
Wednesday night, August 30, 2000, EG and I spent the night in Missoula, Montana. September 10, 1805, the Corps of Discovery spent the night in what is now Lolo, Montana, just south of present day Missoula. The next day we both headed west.
Created: September 27, 2000
I need to back up a bit. Although I-15 between Great Falls and Helena in itself is just another freeway, the country through which it passes can hold one's interest - what could be seen of it because of the smoke. The road follows the Missouri River and even crosses it several times. It is easy to use your imagination and see the Corps of Discovery trying to maneuver the heavy canoes against the river's flow.
Devastating California Wildfires - How you can help
Created: November 26, 2018
The deadliest fire in CA history is 100% contained. But the victims and wreckage it has left behind is tremendous. 85 people have lost their lives and 249 are still missing. Together we can help those affected. A donation of any size would be a help.
The Fun, Affordable Sprite
Created: April 24, 2012
One of the standard modern-day motoring clichés is the desire for a modern-day Sprite – a synonym for an open-topped two-seater that’s cheap to buy and run. When Austin-Healey launched its ‘Frogeye’ Sprite in May 1958 it cost £679, or not much more than a four-door Morris Minor; this really was fun motoring on the cheap.
BMC Name Changes
Created: March 30, 2012
The British Motor Corporation (BMC) was formed in 1952 by joining the Nuffield Organization (Morris, MG, Riley, and Wolseley) with the Austin Motor Company. It was during BMC’s reign that the Mini was designed and introduced.
Frogeye Bugeye Resurrection
Created: November 15, 2011
For you Wheeler Dealer fans, and for those of you who may not be familiar with this UK TV series, here’s a look at Mike Brewer and Edd China working to resurrect a British classic: The Frogeye Sprite.
MG Commercials.. Then & Now..
Created: May 23, 2011
Compare the MG of yesteryear with the "new" MG6 of today
A (Morris) Minor miracle by Father & Son
Created: March 15, 2011
A (Morris) Minor miracle by Father & Son Richard McKellar confesses that he has been reliably told that the first word he uttered, was not "mummy" or "daddy" but "car".
Video: 1958 Launch of the Frog Eye Sprite
Created: February 03, 2011
Frog Eye Sprite driven at Silverstone by Roy Salvadori.
MINI launches New "Matte" Cooper
Created: January 26, 2011
MINI has announced plans to offer a limited edition Cooper Hatch with unique tweaks and accents
Created: November 26, 2009
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Mini Mania
Gearbox Items On Sale: Sprite, Midget & Morris Minor
Created: May 01, 2018
Thinking about rebuilding a gearbox? Here are some on sale parts that will help! For Austin Healey Sprites, MG Midgets & Morris Minors. We also rebuild gearboxes and supply new options.
MG in 2011 shows off New MG3 Sport Hatch
Created: March 24, 2011
The MG in 2011 shows off New MG3 Sport Hatch MG6 is only the start! In the same week that the revived British firm’s new family car was driven for the first impression, bosses have revealed plans for a full range of models to be sold here and in Europe.
Nevada City Adventure 2011 - Moke Sprite Midget Morris
Created: March 22, 2011
Nevada City Adventure 2011 Nevada City, CA - The Coolest event this Summer will be The Nevada City Adventure 2011, June 11th.  ALL Sprite, Midget, Morris, Moke and Mini are hereby cordially Invited to attend the 2011 Nevada City Adventure !
Buying a Used MG Midget
Created: February 03, 2011
The MG Midget developed from the Austin Healey Sprite MK I launched in May 1958, with the MG Midget MK1 launched in June 1961. The only difference between the MG Midget and its stable mate the MK2 Sprite are its MG badges, additional chrome trim strips, slatted chrome grill and slightly better interior.
Motorsport
Created: August 07, 2015
Bugeye Sprite has joined the Team at Mini Mania
Mini Mania Spec-Sprite running out of Texas
Created: March 31, 2011
These are the latest pics of the Mini Mania sponsored Spec Sprite out of Texas. Thanks to Bryant Barnes for the Photos
MG Midget SCCA CSCC Champ Event
Created: January 31, 2011
SCCA CSCC Champ Event - 01-16-2011 - Run 04 (shot with a GoPro Video Camera!)
FREE Power Meter App for iPhone - From BMW
Created: January 20, 2011
Free Power Meter App for iPhone - Play with the settings and it can measure your 0-30, 0-50, 0-60 and 0-100 mph times, 1/16-, 1/8-, 1/4-, 1/2- and full-mile runs, your speed and both your forward and lateral g.
Created: June 24, 2010
Imagine winning a Mini Cooper High Performance Driving Experience program where you will ARRIVE & DRIVE a Mini Mania Cooper S! As you arrive at the Thunderhill Raceway at Hooked on Driving you'll receive a warm welcome from Don Racine,
Sprite & Midget make great track cars without going broke
Created: May 26, 2010
The beauty of the Midget, is that there is so much you can do with them, whether it’s a modsports-type car or a hillclimber.
Created: May 25, 2001
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MG Midget, FISC made racing history by assembling the world’s largest ever grid of racing Midgets & Sprites at Spa.
Created: February 19, 2001
Mini Mania celebrates 31 years in business during 2005! Mini Mania was started in 1974 when Don Racine decided that he wanted more parts for his Mini than could be found here in the United States. Don was racing Minis from the very start and before long had a stable of cars that require.
Created: September 26, 2000
I was driving the narrow roads of southern Ireland, but my mind was on American drivers. I was certain some of us, fed up with the rigors of driving and owning pricey sport-utility rigs and looking for a new fashion statement, would welcome the low-cost, little Mini I was in.