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Things are heating up in the final stages of the rally and MINI is hanging in there with the hopes of another win, keep checking in or stop by MINI of Tampa Bay to find out more

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You might think us a little biassed here at Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay, but we can totally understand why more and more drivers are deciding to Motor down the Avenues of America in a Cooper, Clubman, Countryman, Convertible, Coupe, Roadster and soon to be Paceman. Talking of the Paceman join us on Superbowl Sunday for a sneak peak at the newest addition to MINI’s line up in the USA. Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be served 11am – 2pm look to for more information
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Official Release: The British premium small car manufacturer MINI can look back on an eventful year marked by new sales records, successful model launches and expansion into new markets worldwide. 2012 once again served up a wealth of highlights for brand aficionados, as well as being the most successful year to date for MINI. Not only has the vehicle line-up been extended to seven models, meaning more choice than ever, but MINI is now represented in over 100 markets around the globe for the very first time. Worldwide sales of the MINI brand totalled 301,526 units last year, more than in any previous 12-month period. The MINI review of 2012 summarises the year’s most important, most extraordinary and most astonishing events.

The full story here at this link  MotoringFile » Archive » MINI Looks Back at the Most Successful Year in its History.

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MotoringFile » Archive » If MINI USA Brings a Diesel, Would you Consider it?.

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MINI Attempts First Ever Unassisted Backflip – YouTube.

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MINI Cooper Tire Pressure Monitor Reset – How To R56 R55 R57 – YouTube.

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MINI has revealed the seventh addition to its ever-expanding lineup, the all-new 2013 MINI Paceman. Essentially a coupe version of the Countryman crossover, the new Paceman makes its official world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show before–hopefully–hitting showrooms in the not too distant future.

This is the production version of the almost identical Paceman concept car that we saw two years ago. It features all the typical MINI styling cues and combines this with a crossover body and drivetrain with available ALL4 all-wheel drive. The standard configuration is front-wheel drive.

With its two doors and large tailgate, plus four-seater cabin (there are two individual seats in the back, though only small children fit here), the Paceman would be ideal for young couples looking for something a bit unique in the burgeoning compact crossover market. Folding down the rear seats expands the load capacity of the MINI Paceman from 11.6 to a maximum 38 cubic feet.

The dash is your typical MINI affair, comprising a large circular center speedo, decorative rings, scalloped doors, and newly designed surrounds for the air vents. MINI’s center rail storage compartment is also fitted as standard.

Other standard goodies include air conditioning, sports seats up front and 16-inch alloys. Available features include xenon headlights, rain sensing wipers, parking aids, an electronically operated glass roof, satellite navigation and a Harman Kardon sound system. Buyers will also be able to upgrade the wheels to 17, 18 and even 19-inch sizes.

So far only the entry-level MINI Cooper Paceman and slightly sportier Cooper S Paceman have been announced. The regular Cooper Paceman comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 112 horsepower and standard front-wheel drive, while the Cooper S Paceman gets a turbocharged version of this engine with 184 horsepower on tap. Further down the track a John Cooper Works Paceman with more than 200 horsepower will be introduced. All Paceman variants come with a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic as an option.

So looking forward to this newest MINI model! Say Hi to the crew at MINI of Tampa Bay.

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Vik is an Editor at High Gear Media and contributor for a number of sites within the High Gear Media network. He was a co-founder of Motor Authority… More

Some first rate MINI marketing for you folks today. For all the things MINI does well, and for all the ways they sometimes come up short, we can’t deny that as a brand, MINI and  Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay are consistently focused on having a lot of fun. In this latest video, we’re all encouraged to escape the ordinary …in a MINI.

MINI’s Paris Motor Show saw the debut of two production vehicles; the JCW GP and the new MINI Paceman. And as much as photos try, they often fail to bring you all the pomp and circumstance that is on display at the show itself. To rectify we bring you a video of introduction of the Paceman as well as comments from MINI Brand Manager Kay Segler

Ok, so we can’t all simply jet off to Paris, but you can motor on over to MINI of Tampa Bay, we just a up the road and to the left. We may even have some RedBull on hand, if you are in need of some wings.

For many years MINI has worked with creative people on a shared mission to set new trends. That’s why the Munich-based carmaker got together with super-cool lifestyle knitting label Wool and the Gang to create a limited run of knitting sets billed the “MINI & Wool and the Gang” kit. The sets are designed for impassioned needle clickers at the top of their game and aspiring protégés alike. Whether you’ve spotted their potential as the perfect gift or are gripped by the urge to knit it yourself, the result – the LULA HOOP scarf in the MINI Countryman paint shade True Blue Metallic – will make an essential addition to any wardrobe this winter.

In Wool and the Gang, MINI has found a partner that enjoys the backing of a style-oriented fanbase and and a love for trendsetting with their chunky yarns. With its rekindling of the knitting tradition, the label triggered a wave of hype that soon grew into a worldwide trend. Now knitting is a must-do pastime for people of all ages. And what better time to get clicking than when the weather turns chilly. The MINI/Wool and the Gang cooperation builds on various shared experiences from the recent past. For example, the MINI Countryman Open Air event in 2010 gave guests from the London scene an early chance to test-twiddle Wool and the Gang knitting needles.

In the MINI loop.

In true Wool and the Gang style, the knitting kit is delivered in a black paper bag. Inside are two balls of 100 per cent Peruvian “crazy sexy wool”, one pair of 15 mm knitting needles, a sewing needle, care instructions and, of course, a loop pattern – in this case labelled “Beginner”. The exclusive character of the scarf is headlined by the special sew-on badge bearing the MINI / Wool and the Gang cooperation’s logo.

The highlight of the ultra-limited-edition knitting set is the colour of the wool: True Blue Metallic is a deep shade of blue only available for the MINI Countryman, and it can be relied on to turn heads on the street as only MINI can.

The MINI & Wool and the Gang kit retails at €75.00 and will go on sale from the Wool and the Gang online shop on 1 October 2012.

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Wool and the Gang, the label.

Wool and the Gang was founded in 2008 and, fuelled by its colourful knitting sets and inspirational patterns, promptly masterminded an ever-so-cool comeback for this time-honoured skill. Together with their creative team, the label’ founders Lisa Sabrier from Switzerland offer visitors to their online shop a wide selection of clothing and accessories tailored to current and seasonal trends.

The range includes a ready-to-wear collection – which, as the name suggests, is delivered with the knitting part of the deal already done – and do-it-yourself sets catering to varying skill levels. Whichever set the customer selects, they will find only Peruvian alpaca wool inside the bag.

Whether you’re looking for scarves, dresses, cardigans, ties or bags, Wool and the Gang embodies timeless yet contemporary fashion, brings out the creative side in its customers and quenches the thirst for greater individuality.

Are you feeling a bit blue? >>> see us at MINI of Tampa Bay!


Bruce Weiner’s Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia is said to be the largest collection of little cars in the world, and they’re all rolling over the RM Auctions block February 15-16, 2013. Weiner spent 15 years assembling the 200-strong bounty, and beyond the size of the collection RM Auctions says many of ladybug-sized vehicles are of exceptional rarity or in the best condition or the most unusual, and are headed to auction for the first time.

The BMW Isetta is practically a base commoner compared to the rare nobility in the collection, like the 1957 Messerschmitt – yes, that Messerschmitt – KR201 and Messerschmitt Tiger, the Goggomobil Transporter, Voisin Biscooters and the world’s single Mivalino. Nevertheless, there are some special Isetta’s in the fold, including a German police version, a pickup and an Isetta turned into a Hot Wheels build called the “Whattadrag” with a 502-cubic-inch Chevrolet engine boasting 730 horsepower.

Alongside the hundreds of cars will go hundreds of collectibles from the 1940s to 1960s, like neon signs, kiddie rides, scale models, vending machines and candy dispensers. There’s a press release below, with a video on the auction and a clip on the museum from the History Channel’s Modern Marvels.

MINI of Tampa Bay has lots of colors to choose from!

Entire inventory of Microcar Museum to be auctioned.

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