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    Official: Happy 10 year anniversary, Mini
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    In 2002, the first U.S. Mini dealership opened in San Francisco. With only one model and a gallon of gas selling for an average of $1.25, there were plenty of critics who said the Mini brand didn't stand a chance in the States. "Mini launched in the U.S. during the time when gas was cheap and ...

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    Featured: Minis on Top tackles the Mt. Washington Auto Road, we tag along for the drive
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    Driving the Mt. Washington Auto Road is an eight-mile journey that invokes a range of emotions. The start of the ascent fills one with excitement, while the first views into the distant New England surroundings move you to a sense of awe. Transition from tarmac to dirt, however, and awe gives ...

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    Autoblog hits the road with Mini Takes The States 2010
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    Mini Takes The States 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Of all the automakers in the United States, perhaps the one with the largest enthusiast following is Mini. Sure, brands like Porsche, BMW and even Subaru have their own clubs and cult followings, but when it comes to ...

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    Update: Mini inviting 400 to watch Porsche Challenge - but who will drive the 911?
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    After Mini's many attempts to coax Porsche into a race, including videos, posting an online petition and even flying a banner plane over the automaker's North American headquarters, the lights have all gone dark in Atlanta, and it looks like Mini is out of luck. But the show must go on! Even if ...

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    Video: Mini responds to Porsche, still ready to race
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    Mini boss Jim McDowell responds to Porsche – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We'll be honest – we were rather excited to see how a race between a Mini Cooper S and Porsche 911 Carrera S would go down. After Mini initially challenged Porsche to a trackday showdown at Road ...

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    Mini challenges Porsche to race at Road Atlanta [w/video]
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    Mini takes on Porsche – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's something unexpected. Mini USA has announced it's challenging Porsche to a formal race, where the go-kart-like Cooper S will take on the infamous 911 Carrera S. This may seem like a far stretch, seeing as how the Cooper ...

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    Mini debuts first roadside assistance app for iPhones [w/VIDEO]
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    OnStar is soooo 2007. Rather than building some kind of old school cell phone telematics system into its cars, Mini is going the hip, modern route for roadside assistance. Mini USA has collaborated with insurance company Allstate to create an Apple iPhone app (also available for some GPS-equipped ...

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    5 more MINIs in 5 years
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    Motoring File just had a chance to attend MINI USA's official 2007 MINI press introduction, and besides seeing the new Coopers, they got a few insights into other future products. While most questions generated a polite "no comment," MINI USA's Jim McDowell let MF in on a few secrets. When asked ...

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