It capitalized Motoringfile.com last week. It was the target of hate and anger for the better part of 2 years. It is, the MINI Cooper Countryman!
We couldn’t get Gabe on this week to actually give us his thoughts about this MINI, but Todd, Chad and I do our best to give you ours. I think the consensus is that we all like this car and would love to have one in our driveway, but with a few caveats that you will have to listen for in the show.
Did you hear? AMVIV is just around the corner and registration is open! Go get yourself on the list for what is shaping up to be the best AMVIV yet. We will be talking to WRR Listener Andrew ‘Agro’ Ross and Mr. Finn soon with all the details about this event that you are not going to want to miss, quite possibly because of something very cool that we might or might not be planning, maybe.
Finally, if you are in Southern California, mark February 27th down on your calendar to head over to MINI of Ontario for a blood drive between 10a – 3p. BBQ lunch for all that donate, live music, Wii games, air hockey and lots of cool MINI Stuff! And don’t forget, if you are looking for a free oil change for your MINI, they have your covered!
Win a Free MINI Oil Change
Hey SoCal MINI Owners! Check this out, from MINI of Ontario!
Hello all you MINI Motoring enthusiasts how would you like to get a FREE oil change? That’s right we said free! In appreciation of all our MINI of Ontario Twitter followers we’d like to invite you to enter and win. All you have to do to enter is follow MINI of Ontario on Twitter (@MINIofOntario). Already a follower? You’re one step ahead of the game! The winner will be chosen at random Wednesday January 27th 2010 at 12:00pm PST and notified via @ on Twitter. GOOD LUCK and LET’S MOTOR!
News from Motoringfile.com as always, plus the first Ask Chad session of the new year. Keep those questions coming gang to email@example.com.
Full notes to follow.
White Roof Radio Inverview: Gert Hildebrand and Marcus Syring
Todd and Gabe interview the MINI design team. The big story of the week was the Beachcomber concept and they got to ask them a few questions about it plus other during this almost 30 minute long interview.
White Roof Radio Interview: Gert and Marcus
White Roof Radio Interview: Jim McDowell
Todd and Gabe with Mr. McDowell talking from the inside of a JCW Clubman at the NAIAS in Detroit. The spend a lot of time talking about the Beachcomber concept and what it means to MINI.
Interview with Gert and the rest of the design team to follow later today.
Interview: Jim McDowell
Whiteroofradio Interview: VP of MINI Dr. Armbrecht
Todd and Gabe had a chance to catch-up with Dr. Armbrecht (VP of the MINI brand worldwide) yesterday a few hours before the introduction of the MINI Beachcomber. Dr. Armbrecht talked about the Beachcomber, the R60 and of course the coming Roadster and Speedster. We even got a smile with the mention of MINI in the WRC.
Interview: VP of MINI Dr. Armbrecht:
We’re back! full crew to start off 2010 under the White Roof!
Sure we talk about a few things from Motoringfile.com. Sure we goof off a bit. Heck, we even pick on Michael for driving a VW again. Good times to be sure. But do you care? Doubtful.
You see, Todd and Gabe are in Detroit as you read this, hanging out at NAIAS. They will be snapping photos and interviewing everyone we already know and love at MINI and MINI USA about all of the hot button topics that are coming up like they R60, The Twins and The R56 refresh. Keep an eye on MF, WRR and your iTunes for updates as they become available.
And, if you missed it, AMVIV registration is now open! Go on over and get that taken care of because it will be March before you know it! Of course we’ll have Agro and Mark on from the Sin City MINI Club very soon for more details.