First up, I want to start by apologizing for the extra echo this week. Secondly, please check back for the show notes.
Gabe joins us this week to talk about the new JCW Clubman, which is the MotoringFile company car for the next year. We also discuss the possibility of Frank Stephenson returning to head up MINI design. You would think that would be enough, but NO! We talk about the issues that Alex had with his tires, driving an automatic roadster across the desert and the difference graphics make on a MINI. Big show this week that we think you will like.
Otherwise we are back from AMVIV and expect regular service to resume. That means if you want to have an image of your MINI featured as the album art for a show, do an ‘@’ reply to us on Instagram or Twitter (we are @whiteroofradio on both), upload it to the Facebook page or, if you are part of the Patreon Community, you can upload it there too!
Gabe is offended, still loves the Clubman and we call him on it and then give him the time to explain himself. I am pretty sure he did a good job of it. Alex had the chance to drive Todd’s race car and roadster, plus a bunch of other cars, and I ask the boys to buy a MINI with only $8kUS to spend, which brought us our first mention of the Clubvan for 2017. Sure, we go long this week, but it’s a really great show. Oh yea, read about the $50K mini van here.
AMVIV updates this week too. If you are interested, and you should be, Mike Marzo will be coding MINIs at the event. Get over to the vendor page to send him an email to ask questions about what he can do and what it will cost. Trust us, he can do some cool stuff. Also, Todd still has spots for graphic installs, hit him up to book your time and discuss options. If you are going, you will also be seeing me, db, emcee the pool party! It’s going to be a great time and we hope to see you all there!
Don’t forget the fine, OG sponsors, here under the White Roof; Cravenspeed.com and Outmotoring.com(including http://www.mnidomore.com for all your trailer pulling needs). Also, our new friends over at HIDextra have extended the discount code until September! Use mini15 at checkout to save 15%.
This week’s album art comes via Kelli Creighton, who did an ‘@’ reply to us on Instagram. This could be you too, just do the same thing! Ping @whiteroofradio on Instagram or Twitter, upload it to our Facebook page or the Patreon page and you will get picked!
Let’s start this episode with some questionably helpful PSAs. Very questionable. Then, it’s a few news stories, including the Classic Mini, remastered by David Brown Automotive. This link will give you some cool time wasting to be sure. Plus we also take a look at possible LCI changes on the F56, but we are skeptical. Finally, the good reverend lays down some knowledge about MINI values and part prices, plus we pick the MINI we would buy with a limited budget.
Don’t forget the fine sponsors we have under the white roof, including our newest sponsor; HIDextra. Check them out to view the best in HID and LED headlight conversion kits and accessories for your MINI and just about every car make! Don’t forget, for the rest of April use the code of mini15 at check out to save 15% on your order. Go on over and show them why White Roof Radio has the best listeners, won’t you?
We did have some issues with Black Roof this week if you are looking for it. It’s a nerd thing problem that I couldn’t resolve. I’ll be getting something up for you guys as soon as possible!
Finally, if you are a Tumblr user, you can now find White Roof Radio there!
Lots of things going on this week for you guys! Brian does a deep dive on the Countryman PHEV for us and is on deck to answer any questions you may have, comments are open! For those of you that aren’t playing the home game, db bought a new MINI (check out this week’s album art). You can read more about it at dbmini. For those that can’t be bother to click over, it’s a 2013 MINI Cooper S Roadster. That plus so much more, you should listen.
We also have a new sponsor for the month of April that we think you guys will like. Check out HiDextra to view the best in HID and LED headlight conversion kits and accessories for your MINI! As a bonus for you guys, use the code of mini15 at check out to save 15%. This is only good for the month of April, so get on it!
We also have uploaded a fresh episode of Black Roof Radio. It’s like a show within the show. The only way to get it is to become a Patron! Click over to Patreon.com to get signed up!
I had the opportunity to interview Luis Parocarpi from Lap Motorsports before he headed south of the border for a Rally in this fine looking Countryman. We talked about the success at Daytona, the challenges of Sebring, a little history and the rally in the desert.
Be sure to follow along with this seasons IMSA racing. Next event is in May and can usually be viewed at imsa.com.
In this episode, named after our man Alex based on his Hammer & Coop name. We spend some time talking about that, of course, along with some other examples of the great, and so not great, work of BSSP. Of course this came up because the marketing shake-up at MINIUSA continues. Gabe joins us for some real in-depth information that you are sure to enjoy.
We did run a bit long this week. Too long to add the interview with Luis Perocarpi, owner of Lap Motorsports. Watch for that early next week to show up in your feed. It was really fun to meet him and talk to him about the races at Daytona, Sebring and the upcoming race at Circuit of the Americas. Plus some cool rally stuff that he is doing this week in a lifted R60 Countryman!
I lied about this week’s show image. I was going to be a cool shot of a classic Mini with a VTEC engine uploaded to our Patreon Community by Mr. Roberts.
Instead, it’s the F60 with bicycles on the roof submitted by our man Brian Dallas. He uploaded this to our facebook page and now it’s the album art for this week’s show. Want us to feature a photo of your MINI? All you have to do is upload it to our Facebook page or do an ‘@’ reply to @whiteroofradio on Twitter or Instagram. You can also upload it to the Patreon page. It’s not a competition gang, I will pick the one I like best and boom!
It’s time to get restocked on your car cleaning supplies, and our friend Axle Grease Coyote has a full line of car care products available at Outmotoring.com. Perfect for restocking your supplies!