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1Happy 10 year anniversary, Mini

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.

23Happy 10 year anniversary, Mini

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.

8Autoblog hits the road with Mini Takes The States 2010

Mini Takes The States 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery

21Update: Mini inviting 400 to watch Porsche Challenge - but who will drive the 911?

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.

60Video: Mini responds to Porsche, still ready to race

Mini boss Jim McDowell responds to Porsche – Click above to watch the video after the jump

51Mini challenges Porsche to race at Road Atlanta [w/video]

Mini takes on Porsche – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Mini debuts first roadside assistance app for iPhones [w/VIDEO]

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 Blackberries) for owners to automatically call for roadside assistance. When you install the app, you put in your vehicle ID number and select a photo of your car if you want.

AddMINI USA: What's Your Carfun Footprint?

Click above for a high-res gallery of the MINI Cooper D

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