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Shop Work: The Fabulous 50

We Poll Our Readers for Their Picks of the 50 Best Sports Cars of All Time.

Buyer's Guides: Good Thing, Small Package

Minis Come in a Variety of Shapes, but Only One Size

Restoration & Renovation: Puppy Love

Has a stray classic followed you home? Here’s How to Care for and Feed It

Shop Work: What Are the Best Classic Cars?

Jay Leno and a Few Friends Sound Off on Their Personal Favorites

Shop Work: Monte Carlo Minis

Remembering Mini’s wins at the famous rally.

Features: Slots of Fun

Today's small machines yield big enjoyment.

Shop Work: Wreck Relief

Your classic represents a real investment, so have it properly insured.

Shop Work: Bodywork Basics

Door skin replacement made easy.

News and Notes: How Old Is that Mini, Really?

Is that classic Mini really a classic—or was it built as recently as the Clinton administration?

Features: What Is the Best Race Car of all Time?

With so many options from all forms of racing, which car deserves to be called the best of all time?

Buyer's Guides: Depreciation Station: 2006 Mini Cooper S JCW GP

Only 2000 copies of the JCW GP Kit were built, with just 415 coming stateside.

Buyer's Guides: Your First Race Car: 12 Excellent Vintage Vehicles for Beginners

Answering a Popular Question: What Is the Best Car for the Beginning Vintage Racer?

Mini Forum Topics

2017 Can-Am Mini Challenge Race @ Sonoma Raceway
All Models All Makes Car Show!
Can-Am Mini Challenge Race - 50 Minis on confirmed entry list!
1963 Austin Cooper S - 1960's SCCA race car build
East Coast Mini Cooper resources?

Mini Readers' Rides

Jul 16, 2009 by Keith Tanner
Mini 1293

A 1977 RHD with a Rob Walker-built 1293, four-pot vented brakes and Minifins, fully adjustable suspension, Group 2 arches, Minator 10” wheels and a whole lot of attitude.
If driving a ...

Aug 15, 2011 by ddavidv
Mini 850

I call it world's fastest (looking) 850 Mini. 37,000 original miles, former little old lady car now with flares, alloys, disc brakes, fancy steering wheel and Suzuki seats. Not fast, ...

Nov 28, 2009 by blackrabbit
1980 Mini cooper

heres a few pics of a not so recent but {finally} running addition to the collection.. Our japanese market Mini cooper, with new revo's as well a completly new brakes ...

Jul 16, 2009 by jbyrd
Mini mini

This is our little Mini, we have a 05 model also, but this thing gets more smiles and comments than anything we have ever owned. My weird paints because we ...

Aug 29, 2010 by stargazer1018
1973 Mini MK III

My car is a right hand drive, automatic. I bought it 4 years ago. It went through inspection (MOT) in October 2005 in England. I take my car to a ...

Mar 15, 2010 by Cosworth1
1969 Mini Morris Cooper MK2

1969, RHD, black over Tartan red, 998cc, twin HS2 carbs w/ K&N filter elements, factory recliners, original Hydrolastic suspension, Goodridge stainless steel brake hoses, original RadioMobile vaccuum tube radio, OMP ...

Mini Ran When Parked

Found a Mini in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Qc on July 8, 2010

It has been there for at least 21 years. I first saw it back in 89. Laurent N

Found a Mini in Burbank, CA on Aug. 3, 2011

A gaggle of Minis, unceremoniously parked on the side of a building in an industrial area of Burbank. Oddly, the lot next door (different tenant) has a rack holding 6 weather-beaten (and just plain …

Found a Mini in Kota Bharu, ML on Aug. 31, 2011

You’ll find this maxi heap of Minis at an open-air Mini specialist shop located along northern Malaysia’s D104, just a couple miles north of the Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ismail Petra (the Kota Bharu airport).

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