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What Goes Round Comes Round

Thought lambo doors have had their day? Wrong – vince wong’s highly detailed build is here to show that eyecatching mods are timeless. And this build’s about far more than a set of fancy doors…

6 mins read
Performance Mini
Nov - Dec 2019

The Full Works

After cutting his teeth on a Mini Roadster, morgan gray managed to get his dream car – a fully loaded, Jen 3 John Cooper works, and he uses it properly, too…

5 mins read
Performance Mini
Nov - Dec 2019

How To…De-Chrome A Mini

De-chroming is a quick, easy, and very effective way to improve a modern mini’s looks and appearance. Here’s what’s involved…

7 mins read
Performance Mini
Nov - Dec 2019

Purple Haze

THE SPIRIT OF THE SIXTIES IS STRONG IN THIS BLACK EYE PURPLE R53 – AND YET AT THE SAME TIME, IT’S A THOROUGHLY MODERN BUILD, HIDING HILARIOUS PERFORMANCE BENEATH ITS SPANGLY DISCO PAINTWORK…

5 mins read
Performance Mini
Nov - Dec 2019

Driven: Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition

MINI HAS A REPUTATION FOR MAKING SPECIAL BIRTHDAY EDITIONS, SO MARTYN HAS BEEN DRIVING THE LATEST TO FIND OUT IF THE COOPER S 60 YEARS EDITION IS A WORTHY CONTENDER…

4 mins read
Performance Mini
Nov - Dec 2019

Cruel Sport

UNFORTUNATE MISTAKES HAVE SHOWN ALEX JUST HOW FINE THE MARGINS ARE IN THE PRO CLASS, AND JUST HOW CRUEL MOTORSPORT CAN BE AT TIMES…

4 mins read
Performance Mini
Nov - Dec 2019

Seventh One-Der

Rhianna Lansbury wasn’t a MINI fan when she got her One Seven Edition, but it only took a year of ownership before she wanted this car to stand out.

5 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2018

Snetterton 300 MSVR Finals Day 

Snetterton Circuit 14th 15th October 2017.

3 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2018

MINI love

Jamie Lewis isn’t the only MINI fan in his household, with him and his wife both representing the brand and owning three MINIs between them.

4 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2018

Be Prepared

Like a good scout, Lisa Richardson gets her Cooper five-door ready for winter driving by fitting new tyres.

2 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2018

JCW Challenge Car On The Road

Adjustable Nitron suspension, a Quaife sequential gearbox and 265bhp sounds like the perfect fast road MINI. Except the latest JCW CHALLENGE car isn’t road legal – but that hasn’t stopped Ryan Dignan.

4 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2018

A Tale Of Two Countrymen

Martyn’s been spending a lot of time in the Countrymans and said a sad goodbye to Charlie GP.

2 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2018

Beauty And The Beast

At first, Clare Richardson thought gen 3 MINIs were ugly, but she’s gone on to build one of the smartest F56 JCWs yet.

7 mins read
Modern MINI
November - December 2017

Mini Concepts At Frankfurt

This year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show turned out to be a hive of MINI activity, with not one but two concepts on the stand. Modern MINI went along and caught up with Head of MINI Exterior Design, Christopher Weil.

4 mins read
Modern MINI
November - December 2017

Mini Family Affair

MINI love has spread across Phil Wiggins’ family and the result is four uniquely modified models.

7 mins read
Modern MINI
November - December 2017

Room At The Back

Want more practicality from your MINI? What you need is a Clubman estate.

3 mins read
Modern MINI
November - December 2017

Head Turner

When Brad Kitching took on a silver R53 Cooper S, his plan was to create something different and we think he’s succeeded – it’s blue now for a start!

6 mins read
Modern MINI
September - October 2017

Taking On An OBL

The Collins MINI fleet has a new member and Modern MINI has a new project car: an early R50 Cooper. Editor Martyn tells us more about his purchase.

4 mins read
Modern MINI
May - June 2017

Wolfsburg Influence

Clark Caughey was a VW man through and through, but a failed Golf project saw him build this stunning R53 Cooper S for the 2016 show season.

6 mins read
Modern MINI
May - June 2017

The New Mini Countryman

With improved practicality and quality, is the 2nd-gen Countryman as much fun to drive? We headed to the launch to find out.

5 mins read
Modern MINI
May - June 2017

Teenage Dream

MINIs are an aspirational car for many - we’ve published lots of stories about owners who’ve wanted nothing else. Kirsty Atkinson is one of them and now owns this rather special R53 Cooper S.

5 mins read
Modern MINI
May - June 2017

Mini Variant Buyers Guide

The boom in second generation MINIs gave clues as to how BMW planned to develop the brand; here’s more about these MINI variants and why they’re still worth a look

4 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2017

Mini One D ClubMan

First came the Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and Cooper SD and ALL4 Clubmans. But we’ve just spent some time with the one that MINI told us wouldn’t be built – the entry-level One D.

4 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2017

MINI CHALLENGE 16 Snetterton 300

It might seem a bit late in the year to be deciding championships, but to pack so many rounds and festivals into British summertime was never going to be easy. We have provisionally been given the same dates in 2017. 

4 mins read
Modern MINI
January - February 2017

Family Business

MINIs have been a part of Antonio Sapata’s whole life, leading him to build this R53 with unique custom touches as a tribute to his uncle.

5 mins read
Modern MINI
March - April 2017

Purple Passion

Steve Davidson dreamed of owning a Cooper S since school and we reckon his BMW-wheeled R53 has been worth the wait.

9 mins read
Modern MINI
March - April 2017

Laser Love

MINI convert Jake Costin’s idea was to build a GT version of the R56 Cooper S and we’re excited by the results so far!

8 mins read
Modern MINI
March - April 2017