Gabe joins us this week after the most awkward intro in quite a while. Some fun Black Roof Radio this week too, and some bonus BRR coming later this week! If you aren’t getting it, maybe you would like to? Patreon.com/whiteroofradio.
More of me complaining about MINI advertising, talking about sales and #mtts2018 among other things.
In which db & Todd get caught up after more than a month of not making a show. If you want more of the gory details, check out this week’s Black Roof Radio. Once we get passed all of that, we do, of course, talk about MINIs.
Check out this weeks show image; leave it to Todd to make a 4 door MINI look amazing! Of course we talk about the Bubble Car, which sold for $US36K. I’ll be taking bets on whether or not Gabe keeps the Clubman and adds it to his stable of vehicles. We talk about that because it’s a good place to start talking about the new Countryman. And for Todd to rant, briefly, on the CRV.
We talk about the price of gas and this very interesting article at Jalopnik about the actual price of fuel over the years. It is definitely worth the read.
We are due to get Chad back on the show for his Dragon recap, but he did just install a new Dyno (!) at the shop that you should be driving over to right now to get your MINI tuned and dyno’d! I have heard amazing things about the last Southwest MINIfest, well done SCMM! Next up, #MTTS2018! If you are starting from the Pacific Northwest, you know you are going to be starting off with CravenSpeed’s MTTS Kick off party, right? And you are going to be checking out OutMotoring to get stocked up on personal gear and those DIY repairs items before you go too, right? And a visit over to Motoring Stripes to get the “official” MTTS decals and magnets for your MINI, right? Right!
In case you missed it, I have started doing a Podcast with Fireball Tim again. It’s a great show, talking about Hollywood stuff, car stuff, die cast car stuff and some random silliness. You can find it in Apple Podcasts, with 5 episodes done so far. Would be really cool if you guys were to check it out! If you want to check it out without subscribing, you can listen to it here.
This week, Gabe and I cover news from Motoringfile and spend more than a fair bit of time discussing the R50/R53 MINIs. Good Times!
To those of you heading to MoTD, have fun and be sure, as always, to keep it shiny side up!
Todd, Chad and I talking about MINI Coopers, like we like to do. Talking about the R59 Roadster, #mtts2018 tips and keeping it local, among other things. Plus Chad gives us an update about what is going on with Detroit Tuned and the upcoming MINIs on the Dragon.
These are some things you need to be able to click on.
It’s a new month, so here is a new reminder. You keep hearing us talk about Black Roof Radio. That is for the club members that have signed up at Patreon. This gives you, the fine and good looking WRR audience, to have the opportunity to help support the show. If all of you were to sponsors us for as little as $.50 per show, we could go ad free. If all of you were to sponsor us for $1.00 per show, I could make this my full time job! Which would mean more shows, always on time and under budget, plus more on MotoringFile.com and regular episodes of Ride Bikes Radio.
Chad, Gabe and I talk about news from Motoringile.com, Chad’s unhappiness with the 1st gen R56 motor and event reminders. Also to note is the site is still unavailable. I expect to have the squared away by the end of the week!
Some of the links from the show:
This week, join Todd & I as we talk about hauling things in the roadster, the perils of owning a pickup truck and electric cars. And the fact that it’s been a month since our last show. That has been corrected and will be back on track, starting today! We also throw a shout-out to our man Mr. Benham, who is back at MINI of Ontatio! If you are in SoCal, go over and say hi!
A couple of stories that hit our radar recently.
Did you listen to the end? Did you hear the awesome deal Todd has worked out for you guys at MotoringStripes.com? Free shipping and discounts too! Listen for those discount codes! Don’t forget about the other sponsors under the White Roof either. CravenSpeed just fired up their blog to let you know what’s been going on there and OutMotoring is still the place to go for everything you need or want for your MINI!
We are looking for all the feedback this week. You can click back over and leave a note in the shownotes!
Cheerios in the Cupholder
The Ask Chad, kind of, show. Since Hank is in need of a battery, Chad helps us out with all of the information you could need about replacing your battery in a 2nd or 3rd generation MINI Cooper. We get through that and move on to news like BMW getting into the ride share game, talking about city bikes like we do on Ride Bikes Radio, which leads us into a discussion about ride sharing vs driving. There will be a post at dbmini this week about bikes and MINIs too.
Remember, don’t be that guy. The guy that asks about #MTTS2018 graphics days before the event. Don’t be that guy that doesn’t know where you send people to get them either! Click that link to check out MotoringStripes to get all your #MTTS2018 graphics and your customer Rally Decals! Do not delay! And you guys have been checking out Cravenspeed, OutMotoring and MNIdoMore, right? Besides our fine Black Roof Radio club members, it’s our sponsors that keep us running, keep us growing and help to keep us awesome! Check them out, won’t you?