An American MINI in Holland
For those of you that didn’t hear, Southern California resident Robert Apon really wanted to attended MINI United 2007, but in his MINI. Countless hours and a lot of money later, Robert had the only MINI at Zandvoort with California plates!
Robert is currently working his way across Europe, visiting family and friends. Naturally, he is blogging his adventure.
I’ll have much more to post about MINI United, but I thought I’d post a picture of a very special moment. If you’ve scrolled down through my blog you’ve noticed that I not only have a full JCW conversion, I also have the 225 HP Cooper Motorsport High Performance Derivative engine upgrade that was formerly available from John Cooper Motorsport. In the picture above I’m at my car with Michael Cooper, the son of John Cooper and principal of Cooper Motorsport (now a part of the BMW family).
He has pictures and even some video!
We also had the chance to talk to him for WRR. Great guy with an amazing story!
WRR Interview: Robert Apon
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Download | 17:58 | 1.8MB
Sure we still have more MINI United Stuff coming, but I’ve already got a shot of WRR on an iPhone I wanted to sneak in.
Sent in by WRR listener CJupin.
It might be a little blurry, but you can see it, right there. Better than seeing the NYT anyway.
MINI United Interview: Dr. Kay Segler
In this latest MINI United interview we get an exclusive sit down with Dr. Kay Segler, MINI brand vice president. We talk MINI United. Motorsport, and the new MINI Challenge race car among other things. The latter will be the big take-away for many of you. Listen closely as Dr. Segler talks about the “new heart” of the MINI that will debut with the MINI Challenge car and that will eventually make it’s way to a new JCW product. All fascinating stuff for those of us who follow the brand.
Dr. Kay Interview:
Download | 9.4MB | 20:22
MINI United Interview: Gert Hildebrand
There is still more audio coming gang! Todd will be working furiously during his travels home so we can get those posted right away! Be sure to check out the photos if you haven’t already over at the MINI United Flickr Group.
Download | 16.8MB | 20:21
MINI United Interview: Mike Cooper
An actual interview with Mike Cooper. What a great guy! So much experience and some very interesting information. We think you’ll really enjoy this.
Mike Cooper Interview:
Download | 12:41 | 11.7mb
MINI United Interview: MINI Challenge points leader
A quick interview with the current German MINI Challenge point leader.
MINI Challenge points leader:
Download | 11:36 | 3.5MB
MINI United Interview: Rauno Aaltonen
We get the chance to speak with the man, the myth, the legend, Rauno Aaltonen from MINI United. He was great to speak with, full of information and he loved to talk!
We’ve got lots more coming gang! Be sure to stay tuned!
Rauno Aaltonen Interview
Download | 30:00 | 27.6MB