We interrupt your regularly scheduled MINI Cooper podcast to discuss our favorite snacks. And, yes, You can still get Zingers. Plus, paczki’s and vodka in Detroit! Hello Fat Tuesday!
Getting started, our man Brian Dallas, from Ride Bikes Radio got a chance to see the new JCW GP at the auto show, along with the new electric MINI and then we end up down a Car Play/Android Auto rabbit hole and some how end up on wondering why nobody has ‘fixed’ physics. Lots of reminiscing. Just some old dudes, and Chad, remembering with longing and simpler times, about how things used to be. Who among us really misses the Hostess rack? Come on!
I ask Chad a question too; how to reset your service/brake lights on an R56 MINI. Is this something you need to be able to do? Chad has you covered with a pdf to walk you through the process! So awesome! DT has a great selection of instructional documentation for your MINI. Check it out, then go buy something nice.
We have all confirmed that we will all be in Las Vegas, at Palace Station, March 27th – March 29th. We do have an event at Stupid Facebook you can mark you are interested or going so you won’t forget. We hope to see you all there! Be sure to follow @whiteroofradio, @dbwilldo or @toddsmods on Twitter to stay up-to-date when we get to town!
Don’t forget your #mtts2020 magnets, grill badges and rally stickers! MotoringBadges has you covered and Todd is offering FREE shipping for a limited time! It’s a short route so you have plenty of time to get this ordered (even if you aren’t going!). Do not wait!
Gabe was able to drive the MINI Cooper SE last week in Miami and we got to talk about it prior to his review going up on Motoringfile. We tried to cover the questions we think you guys would ask, but check the post on Motoringfile if you have any other questions. You can read his full review, complete with some amazing photos, at MotoringFile.
A few other things I want to remind you about. Todd, Chad and I FOR SURE will be in Las Vegas March 27th – March 29 at Palace Station and we are hoping that maybe you might be able to take some time and come hang out with us. Would be super rad and hope you can make it!
I am really excited about the opportunity to make the show listen supported. I think 2020 is our year and it’s super simple. If we can get 300 listeners supporting us through our Patron page, then it’s going to happen! Keep in mind that one of the best perks you get by becoming a patron is you get access to Black Roof Radio, which is our un-edited pre show discussion that is, really, 2 extra episodes every month.
For all of you that have kids or if you are child adjacent, then you really need to be handing out the MINI JCW Go-Kart out as gifts. From our friends over at OutMotoring.
Finally, don’t forget about the chat! Click over to Flickapp.com/whiteroofradio and use the code whiteroofradio to join the discussion over there! Free to join and everything. Check it.
First things first; We were serious about a Vegas meetup! Here are the details:
White Roof Radio Vegas Meetup
(aka AMVIV rememberance Tour 2020)
March 27 – 29
Palace Station, Las Vegas, NV
There is a Facebook Event and I will be updating that as more details are available.
Sales, GP3, SUVs, Car Play, coffee, donuts and more. What else would you expect from our first show back for 2020? We’ve been away for a bit, so we had a lot to catch up. Oh, and we go a little long, as you would expect.
If you have some holiday money burning a hole in your pocket, a good use of those funds would be cool MINI stuff from Outmotoring.com and Craven Speed. DetroitTuned for service if you are 7.5 hours away. Now offering custom tunes too! Motoring Stripes for your #mtts2020 badges and door magnets!
And, we need your help! Make 2020 the year that you share White Roof Radio with anyone! We are @whiteroofradio everywhere, so share away! Finally, wouldn’t it be cool if White Roof Radio was listener supported? Patreon.com/whiteroofradio. If we had 300 listeners supporting us, we would be able to go 100% listener supported. Let’s do this!
Steve Ambeau took his role about a year ago and got right to work! Gabe spends 30 minutes learning what MINIUSA has been working on and, in particuluar, how Steve thinks things have been going and what will be changing going forward. This is the what you have been waiting for. If you can about MINI, do not miss this.
In case you missed it, go back and listen to Gabe’s interview with Mike Peyton, head of MINIUSA. Both of these can also be found wherever you listen to podcasts, in the White Roof Radio feed. And stay tuned, Woofcast 663 will be coming in the next few days!
Gabe had the chance to Interview Mike Peyton, VP MINIUSA, recently. If you are fan of MINI from the old days and are part of the “they are ruining the brand” club, might we highly recommend you listen to this interview.
The Thirty Year Gap We finally manage to get Gabe on again while he was at an event at the BMW Plant in South Carolina (you have probably seen the pictures). Since we have him, we talk new GP, including pricing, including vs. the previous generation GPs vs. JCWs in General. Think of this as a JCW Show.
Don’t forget #mtts2020 coming soon too! Click the link for the dates and mark those calendars!
Speaking of calendar marking, in case you didn’t hear, the boys and I have decided that it’s been far too long since we hung out with you, the fine and good looking White Roof Radio listener, and have also decided to change that. So, on your way to marking the dates for #mtts2020, stop at March 27th – 29th and put that as the WRR Meetup in Las Vegas! Todd, Chad, Brian and I will be hanging out at Palace Station for that weekend and would love to see a bunch of MINIs on the top parking deck and just hang out. We don’t have anything planned yet and won’t be organizing any group drives, but we will all be there and hope that you will be too!
Todd, Chad and I get together, yet again, to discuss time zone math, Halloween tips and, of course, MINIs! A note to the affiliates, we do run long this week. Make sure to listen to the full show, we are looking for feedback on a potential Las Vegas WRR meetup in 2020. Head into the Flick App (use the code whiteroofradio) to chime in.
Besides that, we talk about the new GP sans swirls graphics that you probably already saw photos of, difficulty getting manual transmissions and not being able to configure a Cooper Clubman which we covered a few shows back. Finally, click over to Jalopnik to read up on what we have talked about before; auto loan debt. Crazy stuff.
From the Department of Shout-outs, did you guys see that our pal from Philly, Susan, has made 200,000 miles on her MINI? Sure, big deal you say? What if I told you her’s is a CVT!! Holy cats! Congrats Susan!
And, from the sponsors, did you get the Keysmart Pro with Tile at Cravenspeed? It looks pretty rad to me, along with all of their other products that are super rad! And if you are looking for car care products (or anything else for that matter), Outmotoring always has your covered. Here is a whole page of awesome stuff to get your MINI winter ready.