I met up with listener Niall Simpson to talk about Minis, MINIs and EVs, especially those that are MINI! Oh, and Nissan’s too. Hopefully you guys appreciate the insight into EV ownership that Niall shares with us!
Woofcast 681: Bring Back the Pop
A whole bunch of new MINI stuff happening, and we’ve got the latest right here under the White Roof! Click over to MotoringFile with us to play the home game. Start with 2023 MINI Pricing Updates, move on to see how The Russian Invasion of Ukraine is affecting MINI. Finish up with some Countryman news about power and range, along with a new some interior updates. Plus, Todd has a scoop on door handles for us, letting us know MINI handles will be flush, like BMWs, very soon! You heard it here first!
Are you looking for #mtts2022 badges and decals? You know Todd as you covered! Click over to MotoringStripes (https://www.motoringstripes.com) to get the goods! Looking for the next Mod for your MINI, plus anything else you need? Detroit Tuned (https://www.detroittuned.com) has you covered!
In case you missed it, Black Roof Radio is now something you can get 100% free of charge! Just click over to BlackRoofRadio.com to find it. I don’t have a feed for it yet, but am working on that. For those that want to us keep us listener supported, you can do that there. Totally not necessary!
Links for the players
- Pricing Updates – https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/02/24/mini-usa-2023-pricing-equipment-updates/
- Ukraine – https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/03/03/russias-invasion-of-ukraine-disrupts-bmw-and-mini-production/
- JCW F60 Hybrid Power/range – https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/03/04/an-all-new-jcw-countryman-hybrid-is-coming-with-more-power-usable-range/
- JCW F60 shifter – https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/03/01/2024-mini-countryman-to-feature-radically-new-shifter-center-console/
- Black Roof Radio – http://www.blackroofradio.com
Woofcast 680: 2023 MINI Special Editions
Big news this week and we jump right into it! In case you missed it, there are 3 new special editions that MINI announced this week; Countryman Untamed Edition, MINI Resolute Edition for the hardtop and convertible and, quite possibly our favorite, the Clubman Untold Edition. We take as deep a dive as we can on these and our looking forward to seeing this in person soon.
Also from the in-case-you-missed-it files, MINI has a new head of the brand, Stefanie Wurst. As Gabe said, she has an impressive CV. Click over for the official release.
A few other things we mentioned were the Screaming Chicken, which I think would be rad on the bonnet of the Clubman Untold. There is also the madness that is the Car Jumping Competition at Angmering Raceway, in case you missed that. And, yes, the Hoonigan crew put a 1,000 horsepower big block Chevy into a 3rd Gen Camaro.
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Woofcast 679: The F Car has Brought the Enthusiasm Back
MTTS2022 updates that we all know you guys have been jonesin’ for and a lot of talk about community and enthusiasm. If you haven’t done a MINI event in a while, you should. It is really coming back in a very big way! We also get an update from Todd about his JCW Countryman. Look around and you can find the photo of Todd’s new F60 in the garage with his R59. It’s cool!
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Woofcast 678: The MINI You Loved to Hate
For our final show of 2021, we spend more than a fair share of time talking about the leaked 2024 MINI SE photos and the rest of the time talking about electric cars in general. Plus, a few other stories from MotoringFile.com. Oh, and we might have been drinking sometime during or before this episode. We finish off talking about Todd’s new MINIs.
As mentioned, this is the last episode of 2021. We do have an inteview with Mike Peyton from the LA Auto that Gabe did a few weeks ago that I’m going to be sharing with you, if you promise to use headphones. Also, there is an episode of Black Roof, if you know the secret hand shake. I am working on a better way to get that, coming very soon!
All stories we talked about linked up below!
Interview Luis Parocarpi from Lap Motorsports
Giant Killer – MINIUSA and MotorTrend The Story of MINI Cooper
[Leaked 2024 MINI SE Photos](https://www.motoringfile.com/2021/12/10/uncovered-all-new-2024-electric-mini-hatch/0
Woofcast 677: BMW M5 CS vs MINI Cooper JCW vs the MINI Cooper
Let’s start by talking about Bridger’s DQ at Thermal. I was there and can verify what the line judge saw. That is not to say that he did not have the quickest run of the day, because he did. Then lets remember The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, as we originally discussed during Woofcast 21 (yes, it’s there). If you are new here, this is a great insight into the history of White Roof Radio.
Since the last time we met, it was just Gabe and I at BMW MINI Test Fest (now with updated audio, as promised!), we spent some time disucssing the cars we drove in more detail. Man, that M5CS was truly an amazing automobile! We also get some time to really talk about the updated MINI Cooper, which I thought was amazing!
As mentioned above, the audio for Woofcast 676 has been updated, if you had a hard time listening. Winter tire show is forthcoming and, really, get back in the habit of listening until the end and make sure you are following @whiteroofradio on Twitter.
Woofcast 676: BMW MINI Test Fest
You probably already saw that Gabe and I were at BMW MINI Test Fest this week. We recorded some time in some very cool cars, but, most importantly, we got an interview with Mike Peyton and our pal Pat McKenna. I wanted to get this out to you guys quickly. Next show might be delayed because Todd is going to SEMA and you know he is taking his recording gear!
Photos can be found @whiteroofradio and @motoringfile Instagram accounts. And we will be talking JCW and electric MINI when we come back!