It’s race season time! Anyone up for helping out Waylen and Brian?
so, db needs a wiring harness. We have our first Fletch reference of ’07. Nicely done Mr. Bridger. Todd is practicing his Canadian for MINI United.
If you are one of the new listeners to WRR, don’t forget the archives for easy access to the older show. And, if you are curous about how the Woofcast all came together, you can read the story on the about page, new and improved with pictures even!
We’ve talked about this before, but we are fans of Kumho ASXs. Really, they are great tires.
Gabe get the R56 this week to drive to the Dragon. You know what that means don’t you? Long-term road test for Motoringfile!
Of course, since the Dragon is this week, we spend some time talking about that again. Quick reminder to all y’all that are going. Take it easy, have fun, don’t do anything crazy or stupid! Oh yea, if you take pictures, get those posted to Flickr and add them to the Motoringfile Flickr Group.
Finally, we will be working with the NAMCC to bring you all the coverage and get you out to the track! There are a lot more races this year than last and you can see the whole schedule at minidriving.com. If you want to help Way and Brian, leave a comment below! More details are coming soon. Or, if you have an extra steering rack laying rack, Brian wants to talk to you!
We do go a little long tonight, but we had a lot to talk about it.
We start with odd noises we are hearing. db has crickets, Todd has a sump pump keeping his basement water free! Surprisingly enough, Gabe didn’t have any cock fighting sounds going on.
Who is listening to the MTTS coverage? We don’t mind, just curious is all. Speaking of which, Todd got some interview time with Trudy Hardy and Gina Koutros from MINIUSA about MINIUSAs plans for MINI United plus a special surprise that you are just going to have to listen for.
We’ve been playing with the new feature at Google maps.
If we do video from MINI United, would you rather those videos be in the feed or would you rather come back to the sites to check them out? Let us know in the comments below.
We’ve been seeing cool MINIs in the wild too. I saw my first GP plus a couple of R56s in the wild, so has Gabe.
Plus, news of the week from Motoringfile.
For those of you on your way to the Dragon, safe travels!
Behind the scenes @ WRR
So Gabe got this hot new camera. Before the show tonight, he played around a little.
White Roof Radio Interview: MINI United
He fills us in on the history of the event, why it started and what we can expect for this year. We tried to get him to spill the beans on what the “special” event will be, but no dice. I would imagine that you could guess what we think it might be.
MINI United is being held in Amsterdam, Netherlands at Zandvoort Raceway, June 22-24 2007. If you are in the US and are interested in going, click over to MINIUSA.com for details.
Be sure to stay tuned to Whiteroofradio and Motoringfile for more updates as the event gets closer, as well as almost live updates from the event once it’s underway! If you haven’t already, now would be a great time to subscribe to the feed from WRR (RSS or iTunes) or Motoringfile (RSS – Full posts) to get all the updates as soon as they become available.
MINI United Interview:
Now that you know we are all going to MINI United in June, we are actually able to discuss the event and some of our plans. You’ll be able to keep up with the action here, plus watch miniunited.com for details as we get closer to the event.
You don’t really think we forgot about the Dragon, did you? C’mon now. We spent the 2nd half of the show discussing it, including talking about some events that are being held there. You can follow the links below to get the full skinny. Full event info can be found here
- The ‘Not-So-Welcome’ dinner for those of you that were too late in getting registered.
- Monte Carlo Night at the Dragon.
Of course, while you are over at NAM, be sure to follow the links to the full schedule of events. There is something for everyone, with more events than you can shake a stick at. Just watch out for Gabe. He does play a mean game of beer pong!
We’ve been leading up to this for the last few weeks. Finally it’s time to fill you in on what’s going on.
MINI has selected White Roof Radio to be the Official Podcast of MINI United 2007! We have been invited to Amsterdam to cover the event live, as it happens!
Todd and I will be traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands in late June and spend the entire weekend at the event. Of course, Gabe will be there as well, but starting from Germany for some time on the ‘ring and traveling with a local club to the event. You can expect updates to happen multiple times per day and almost live, much the same way we covered MTTS. Of course, all of those posts will be showing up here, Motoringfile and the MINI United blog, where Gabe and I will also be posting during and before the event.
Something new for Whiteroofradio and Motoringfile will be the possible edition of video. Gabe has a hot new camera that he will be testing at this years Dragon and he will also be bringing it along to MINI United.
This is something that has been in the planning stages since AMVIV and we have had to sit on it until now. To say we are excited is a bit of an understatement! I was very proud to hear that MINI enjoyed our MTTS coverage so much that they wanted the same thing for MINI United! I would also like to thank MINI for giving us the opportunity to show the rest of the world what the power of Podcasting is capable of!
It’s going to be a great event gang! We encourage everyone to go over to the MINI United 2007 site and sign up. If you are in the States, be sure to check out MINIUSA.com for information and some special events if you would like to go.
Check back later this morning for our first interview with Shawn Ticehurst from MINI about the event!
Whiteroofradio Special Announcement:
We talk about new of the week from Motoringfile.
db is in SoCal, Todd is in Kansas City and Gabe is in Chicago. Just in case anyone is confused. Chicago is also the land of wheel eating potholes. Even gets a rim shot! Thankyouverymuch!
Todd picked up the MINI 50 years book from Borders last week. So, if you are looking for a local source to get, that would be a great place to start.
Check back in the morning. Cool stuff happening. No, really. It’s cool!