We’ve seen these hundreds of times on 18-wheeler trucks… but on a Mini? OMG! Here’s one in Tennessee.
So as long as it’s ok with somebody, we’ll present our tribute to Rednecks.
Naked in repose
Silvery silhouette girls
Adorn my mudflaps
A painful sadness
Can’t fit big screen TV through
Double-wide’s front door
Hey, maybe I can get on
Distant siren screams
Dumb-ass Verne’s been playing with
A NEW MOON
Flashlights pierce darkness
No nightcrawlers to be found
Guess we’ll gig some frogs
Joyous, playful, bright
Trailer park girl rolls in puddle
Of old motor oil
Carl’s ex-wife Tammy files for
Damn, in that tube-top
You make me almost forget
you are my cousin
Tonight we hunger
Grandma sent grocery money
To Jimmy Swaggert
Set the VCR
Dukes of Hazzard Marathon
At 9 O’Clock
In WalMart toy aisle
Wailing boy wants ‘rassling doll
Mama whups his ass
White noise, buzzing static
Call Earl; satellite dish
needs new descrambler
And cyclone fence keeps me from
My El Camino
In early morning mist
Mama searches Circle K for
Moon Pies and Red Man
Grinning, he displays
The nine hundred beer cans
Filling pickup bed
It’s been a long while since we have had something of interest in the MINI world. After all, nothing has changed… except the lineup has gotten a bit more weird with an even more unfathomable dashboard and even more nonfunctional scoops. And unfortunately it looks like the upcoming all-new MINI is just more of the same.
And the cute commercials that MINI used to make went out the door with their original marketing team. Who can forget the bondage site by MINI of Canada?
So here is their latest, an homage to The Italian Job. Prepared to celebrate the upcoming Olympics. See what you think… it doesn’t work for us.
When the Fesarius is in spacedock, what does Balok drive?
Well, the Mini Countryman of course. They look like they were separated at birth.
Mini, what are you thinking? Minis have gone from handsome to ugly. And the interiors have gone from functional to parodies.
Mini is at it again: ultra-creative advertising. We’ve got almost all of them on this site already (see tag below), and here’s the latest. The giant box the Mini came in, left out for the trash. Brilliant advertising – and as always the best in the business.
The Mini Coupe Concept wil be official introduced this week on the 15th at the Frankfurt show. It is certainly destined for production, with little more than a change to the wheels (typical show car: stuffed to the gills with wheels/tires) and possibly the interior (the stock car doens’t have the nice seats or leather dashboard inserts shown in the concept).
The Mini Coupe is coming – to be shown next week at the Frankfurt show. Meanwhile, to keep us on the edge of our seats (or scratching our heads), Mini has provided a coupled of concept teasers titled “Two Untamed”. They are both fully keeping to the Mini advertising tradition of bizarreness, which has ranged from Dominetrix commercials to the annual April Fools press releases. Most of which you’ll find in the archives of this blog. See an index of them all here: http://www.drivingenthusiast.net/sec-blog/categories/miniCooper/posts.html
MINI has had some uniquely innovative and fun advertising since the line was relaunched earlier this decade. This time around it’s gravity-defying stunts in a MINI Cabrio, along with a “making of” featurette.
We’ve been tracking MINI commercials for several years and have many of them saved in our MINI Cooper Blog category: http://www.drivingenthusiast.net/sec-blog/categories/miniCooper/posts.html
The most radical remains the Mini of Canada bondage website: http://www.drivingenthusiast.net/sec-blog/categories/miniCooper/2006/01/20.html#a1189 – unfortunately Mini has taken the ad down but we’ve got one remaining image from that website.
We wouldn’t have believed how stable the Mini Clubman is if we hadn’t seen it here on the internet!
It’s been a while since MINI has given us a new commercial. Here it is now for your enjoyment…
Check past MINI posts to see more commercials and advertising… including the all-time winner – the infamous bondage/Dominatrix advertisement from Canada: http://www.drivingenthusiast.net/sec-blog/categories/miniCooper/2006/12/16.html#a1912
This is an old report from BBC dated April 9, 2004. It’s for real… the police admitted their mistake. Now what happens to the rest of us when there is just a small mistake…?
BBC article follows:
Radar clocks Mini at Mach 3 speed
The ticket claimed the man had been caught driving at 3380 kph (2,100 mph) – or Mach 3 speed – in a Brussels suburb, a Belgian newspaper reported.
However, police later admitted that a faulty radar had been responsible for the Mini’s incredible feat.
The police have since apologised to the man and promised to fix the radar.
The incident took place in December, but only came to light when Belgian prosecutors were asked to follow up the unpaid fine.
“We called the local police to find out what height the plane caught speeding along the Boulevard Lambermont was flying at,” a member of the Brussels public prosecutor’s office joked to Belgium’s La Derniere Heure newspaper.
Police also said they had made a mistake in still sending out the ticket, given that it was impossible – even for a doughty little Mini – for a car to have travelled so fast.