MINIs on the Mac
Is your MINI Summer event schedule feeling light? Fancy a bit of a road trip? Want to fulfill your dream of finally making it into the Guiness Book of World Records? Then friends, read on!
MINI of Grand Rapids is organizing an event for Saturday, August 3rd, that will be (hopefully) bringing over 1,450 MINIs to the Mackinac Bridge to assemble the largest parade of MINIs ever! And guess what, they really want you to join them! Summer road trip to Michigan anyone? RSVP and all that on their Facebook page. Full details that we have so far are listed below. (Read on…)
LipSyncing the Live Show
This in from Alan. He is a frequent sender of emails to the Ask Chad inbox. We could say that his house does get into the live shows, just a bit.
How awesome is that? Thanks for sending it over Alan and letting me share!
Listener Shout-Out: Carnell
From the Dept. Of Tooting Our Own Horn comes this very fine email from long-time WRR Listener Carnell. We keep telling your that we have listeners that don’t have a MINI. There are some of them that even, finally, come around. Case in point.
Just wanted to send you guys this note as I hope you’ll find it interesting. I’ve been listening to the show since 2008 I believe and started attending MOTD in 2010 after my dad bought on ’09 MCS.
Sidenote: My first Dragon you guys recorded from the Dragon and Todd had his GP. We struck up a conversation and he let me have seat in it. One of my favorite MOTD moments.
Since then I’ve been to the Dragon 4 times (3 MOTD, 1 MSSD), become rather active on various boards and on MF (search the comments for “Versus” and all the while I didn’t own a MINI.
That changed on 5-25 when I became the owner of a 2012 black/Laser Blue MCS.
Consider this a grand “thank you” for being great ambassadors to the MINI culture. I’ve learned a lot from WRR (check your oil!!) and always find the banter informative and enjoyable.
Carnell AKA “Versus” on the boards
Thanks Carnell! Congrats on your baby and welcome to the club!
WRR Instagram Contest
For those of you that have missed it, we are running a contest that involves Instagram. As our man Todd mentioned, any Nissan Altima that has steel wheels and hubcaps is missing at least one of those. We thought it would be fun to find out how many are actually out there and seen by you guys and gals. I know here in Phoenix I have already seen about 1/2 dozen missing at least one hubcap. We have expanded the contest to include any Japanese make of automobile missing at least one hubcap. This should be easy!
When you spot one, fire up your smart phone and take a picture. Stick that picture on your Instagram account and tag it #wrrhubcap. You can also tag us in that photo (@whiteroofradio) to make sure we see it.
For your trouble, Chad has opened the Detroit Tuned prize closet.
All of that can be yours! There is some great swag in there, like the Detroit Tuned Dragon Pint glass and the MotoringAlliance.com calendar!
Winner will be announced during the next live show, Woofcast 460, recording on Thursday, March 14th. Mark those calendars and get to shooting!
Listen to White Roof Radio
For you MINI Connected users, we are still working on a way to stream the show just for you. Your patience is greatly appreciated! Until that happens, we have been expanding the ways you can get The World Famous White Roof Radio!
As part of getting into MINI Connected, you can find us on Tune-in Radio. There are versions for just about every mobile device you can imagine and it updates almost as quickly as iTunes. As of today, you can also find us on Stitcher. Available for Android, iOS and Blackberry.
Both of these are free apps and provide a great way to get podcasts without having to use iTunes! Of course we are still working toward streaming the show and currently do not have a hard date we can provide at this time. For now, either of these apps should serve you well.
MINI Golf with MINI of Ontario
I keep telling you that MINI of Ontario is pretty cool, right? Here is yet another reason why.
They have a WC-50 MINI on the showroom floor right now! To help celebrate that car and possibly hold a silent auction, they invited a bunch of MINI owners out for a round of miniature golf! Held at the Scandia Amusement Center directly across the freeway, we started off shotgun style, playing 17 holes of volcanos, castles and swinging things. The 18th hole, of course, is reserved for that special hole that wins you a free game!
It was a great way to spend a brilliant Southern California morning. Once we finished, we motored back over to MINI of Ontario where they had a full food spread setup for us on the giant covered patio/service drive. The air hockey table was fired up and could be heard over the sound of vuvuzela’s from the World Cup match playing on the big screen LCD TV that hangs outside!
Once lunch started, it was my turn to be put to work by calling out winners for raffle prizes. Car care products and MINI swag were given away as well as some cool gift cards for the winners of the golf tournament! The only thing left was the silent auction for the WC-50.
About that; there were a few bidders on that MINI, but none of them showed. You know what that means, right? Yes boys and girls, MINI of Ontario still has a WC-50 for sale! If you are looking for the most unique and rare of all MINI Coopers, this is the car for you. Hand painted using a two step process, special leather interior and all of the John Cooper Works goodies you like (including the go fast engine parts) and individually numbered make this MINI very special. More so than Todd’s beloved GP if you can believe that! If you are one that just has this car in your driveway and your local dealer doesn’t have one, give them a call at (888) 743-4041 and talk to sales manager Dan. Hurry! It won’t last long!
Thanks again to MINI of Ontario for putting on such a great event! These guys do it right!
Getting close to closing out February and it would seem that you folks out in White Roof Radio land are still enjoying this little dog and pony show that Todd, Gabe, Chad and I put together every week. Click the graphic above to see that WRR is currently holding down the #6 spot for audio automotive podcasts! That’s better than Car & Driver, all of the Motortrend shows and Autoblog!
We’ve got a big month coming up that you aren’t going to want to miss! First up, I will be at MINI of Ontario for the blood drive on February 27th. If you think you are going to make it, RSVP on Facebook or call Colin at 909.390.1818 to let him know you are coming. It’s going to be pretty awesome.
If you haven’t been over there yet, here is a short video to give you a taste of how cool it is!
After that, Todd and I will both be back at MINI of Ontario on March 6th for their Grand Opening! It’s going to be a HUGE party that you won’t want to miss! Bonus, if you aren’t in SoCal, you might not have too. Stay tuned for details coming. UPDATE: If you are planning on attending, please RSVP on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Finally, at the end of March we will all be at AMVIV! We say this every year, but we honestly think that this is the year you are not going to want to miss! It is going to be EPIC!
Thanks for listening, thanks for sticking with us and thanks for spreading the word. It’s because of you, the fine White Roof Radio listener, that we do this!