Created: April 04, 2016
Need a place to stay during Nevada City Adventures 2016? Check out these four charmers.
Created: September 22, 2015
Foreign Car Show by Sierra Sports Car Group, Oct 17, 2015
Created: February 17, 2015
MINI Cooper Performance Upgrades for 2nd Generation Cars
Created: April 16, 2014
Mini Mania’s Nevada City & Grass Valley self-guided tour Friday May 30th 2014
Created: March 10, 2014
Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure. A Great Meetup Opportunity for your MINI Customers
Created: February 21, 2014
Founded in 1974, Mini Mania first presented itself on the Internet in 1996. Always a leader in information and customer service, the Internet was and continues to be a great means of giving more to our friends and customers.
Created: February 18, 2014
This event represents a great early summer meeting opportunity for your club members.
Created: August 01, 2003
Have The Engine of Your Dreams. Call our Classic Mini Engine Experts for a free estimate on building your a Mini Engine / Powerunit you'll love!
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
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.
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.
Created: August 16, 2007
Mini Mania is proud to announce the opening of the Carb Shop.
We now offer in house carburetor rebuilding, specializing in HS & HIF, SU models.
Created: January 19, 2006
For any rebuildable carbeurator or core.
Amount determined by type and condition.
Call today and learn how to turn that old carb into fast cash!
Created: February 16, 2012
A Heritage Certificate is a certified copy of the entry against the chassis number in the authentic factory ledgers.Discover the original numbers and colour scheme, dates of build and despatch, and where available, the details of factory fitted equipment.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Created: May 23, 2011
Compare the MG of yesteryear with the "new" MG6 of today
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".
Created: February 03, 2011
Frog Eye Sprite driven at Silverstone by Roy Salvadori.
Created: January 26, 2011
MINI has announced plans to offer a limited edition Cooper Hatch with unique tweaks and accents
Created: November 26, 2009
Created: March 07, 2008
Donald Healey saw a niche opening up for a car that would be fun to drive, inexpensive to own, and "small enough to store in a chap's motorcycle shed."
Created: March 21, 2006
Created: August 10, 2017
When the Racines converge on Sonoma Raceway this September 29 - October 1 for the Can-Am Mini Challenge it won’t just be as competitors, but as life-long enthusiasts celebrating the historic appeal of these classic race cars with their extended Mini Cooper family here and overseas.
Created: July 18, 2017
Mini Mania's owner/founder Don Racine is launching an all-out assault on the prestigious Can-Am Mini Challenge this September with a fleet of vintage Classic Minis featuring race and championship-winning cars spanning some five decades of competition.
Created: July 10, 2017
On Saturday June 24, we held our 17th Annual Nevada City Adventure Summer Extravaganza. It was a fantastic day of friends, smiles, food, prizes and you guessed it....Minis!!
Created: February 07, 2017
Join us for our 17th Annual Nevada City Adventure Mini Meet on Saturday, June 24, 2017! Let's celebrate minis, friends, family and the start of summer!
Created: February 05, 2014
Motor Werks Magazine covers the Nevada City Adventure 2013 with pictures and stories of the 13 annual event
Created: December 11, 2013
Mini Mania's Nevada City Adventure 2014
What: 14th Annual Nevada City Adventure
Where: 870 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, California
When: May 31, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Created: January 07, 2013
Created: December 10, 2012
Thank you for your order. In order to pay for your goods with your PayPal account, please follow these simple instructions to send money from your PayPal account to our PayPal account
Created: May 07, 2012
We think MOM's are pretty special...
Really, Where would we be without 'em?
So, for this Mother's Day we want all of you MOMs to treat yourself!
Created: September 13, 2017
Four Class Wins Sought by International All-Star Team at Vintage Historic Races! Car assignments are now complete for Mini Mania’s assault on the vintage racing Can-Am Mini Challenge at California’s Sonoma Raceway Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. The four-driver Racine family racing team is being joined by three of Europe’s top Mini Cooper Champions.
Created: August 07, 2015
Bugeye Sprite has joined the Team at Mini Mania
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
Created: January 31, 2011
SCCA CSCC Champ Event - 01-16-2011 - Run 04 (shot with a GoPro Video Camera!)
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,
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: March 25, 2010
Created: February 21, 2006
Join us for a day of fun at Mini Mania at the Fifth Annual Nevada City Adventure! Come show off your Classic Mini, New BMW MINI, Morris Minor – we welcome ALL British cars! Along with the car show and a good old fashioned Swap Meet, we'll have technical seminars for both Classic and New MINIs, manufacturers tech sessions and product installation demos. Plan to make a day of it!
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.