White Roof Radio – The MINI Cooper Podcast

MINI Cooper Podcasting with db, Todd, Gabe, Chad & Brian

Woofcast #125

Starting off with some pigskin talk. Keeping these guys on track sometimes is really a chore! Turns out Gabe gets to drive the R56 Superbowl weekend, so Todd and I were telling him how best to proceed. Also, we do go long tonight with the interview.

Tonight we interviewed Andrew ‘Agro’ Ross about the upcoming AMVIV IV, but first, we spent some time talking about the Motorby pilot program, previously reported over at Motoringfile and picked up by every automotive web site as well as SlashDot.

A few quick notes about run-flat tires too.

  • All of the MINI OEM wheels will take a non-runflat tire
  • Non-run flat tires WILL improve your ride quality if you have an R50 or R53
  • Non-run flat tires WILL change the handling characteristics of your MINI
  • Non-run flat tires are cheaper than run-flats
  • Non-run flat tires won’t run flat. You will need a kit (slime, air pump), a cell phone, a AAA card or all three.

WRR Listener AGrainger has put together a great list of supplies that he carries with him over at this NAM thread. I think you might find the list a little big, but you will get some great ideas from it. Thanks Aaron!

Woofcast #125:

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15 thoughts on “Woofcast #125

  1. i like this better listening to it now than waiting to get home! keep up the good work

    im bored at college so im listening now!

  2. Judy and I did AMVIV last year, and had a total blast! We’re all signed up (hotel and event registration, including the Banquet) for this year too!

    Strip Cruise was awesome – curious why Sin City MINI Club moved it back to later in the evening?

    See you there!

    _Dave_

  3. Thanks a lot, Todd. I’ll never be able to unload these S-heavies on anyone. I guess that could be a good thing. With them stored in the attic it should be enough extra weight to stop my house from blowing away in a tornado.

  4. Diana and I will be there in both MINIs. We’re all signed up for everything. This will be our first AMVIV and based on everything we’ve heard it’s gonna be a blast!

    DB, Todd: Thanks for airing the interview with Agro . It answered a bunch of questions for me. Very informative!

    Rich.

  5. >I say we all wear orange shirts and play “wheres Agro”.

    Don’t forget the beard. You gotta have the beard!

    >Strip Cruise was awesome – curious why Sin City MINI Club moved it back to later in the evening?

    More time was given for the Hospitality event on Friday night.

  6. Is there anything you can do to improve the sound levels so they don’t vary so much – mostly Gabes voice which switches from near silent to bass-boomy-loud at arbitrary times (is he intermittently hiding his head behind a newspaper or something?)
    His voice is also much more bass-heavy and less clear than Todd & DB; different microphone? Or maybe that’s just how he sounds (can’t remember, didn’t speak to him much at MTTS)

    Please? 🙂

  7. I agree with Ian; I thought Gabe’s sound quality was much better and more consistent when he had the “old” microphone. DB seems pretty enamored with Leo Laporte; I think he sounds like a self-enamored pompous blowhard and his voice makes me think of a pedophile; you don’t have to emulate that, guys! 😉

  8. Something you didn’t mention on the MotorBy
    Program (the floating question was about why MINI would target existing customers). My take on it is this: With the current consumer base reaching the 4-5 year mark, MINI is more than likely trying to keep them within the fold as they contemplate trading up or selling out. Especially with the launch of the new and improved R56 model! Just my $.02

  9. We are going to AMVIV. Flying all the way from Australia. Love listening to White Roof Radio and cant wait to see the guys in person after listening to their sexy voices for the past 12 months!!!

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