The MINI is the direct successor to Sir Alec Issigonis’ 1959 classic, which was produced until 2000. The new generation adds state-of-the-art technology, modern levels of safety, quality and reliability to traditional MINI values, such as optimum interior space within compact exterior dimensions. Driving fun was, of course, also a key criteria when developing the MINI product range: with its long wheelbase, short overhangs and low centre of gravity, with a MINI you always experience the unadulterated go-kart feel.
I manageed to saunter on down to the CTIC for the 2014 edition of the Design Indaba, and let me tell you this, my friends: I liked what I saw. I liked it very much. I for one was rather smitten with MIN’s COLOUR ONE installation, and the “Dance Evolution” MINI stand. I absolutely can’t tell you if I twerked, or not.
Gone are the days of driving around endlessly looking for an open parking spot. This site shows, in real-time, the available parking bays in Stellenbosch and a couple of other cities and neighbourhoods in South Africa.
Last year we gave you the happy news that MINI had released the Paceman into the wild. And thing just got a little hotter. Say, “frozen black metallic limited edition.” Say it again.
It’s time to get stoked! For those of you who believe the thrills provided by the standard Mini Cooper S are not enough – the Mini John Cooper Works is back to hot things up. And we have to say, it’s looking pretty good.
The product range at MINI is diverse, to say the least. That’s why we’ve managed to structure a special deal for those of you desperate to join the MINI family, but are struggling to pull it together. Just listen to this:
We can all agree that Cape Town is the best place to live. Except for one big problem: parking. Whether you’re in Woodstock, Green Point, the CBD or on the other side of the Boerewors Curtain, parking never comes easy in our beautiful city. That’s why we need the Streetline app, Parker.
The next generation Mini is not only keeping up with the times, its taking giant leaps ahead of them and going big on technology. Take the “Driving Experience Control” switch for instance, with a flick of this switch you can turn your already pimping car into a party-mobile by changing the entire cabin’s colours and turing the footwells into a ‘Mini Disco floor.’
American wingsuit pilot, Jeb Corliss, performed a death defying stunt this weekend in China’s Zhejiang Province. He jumped out a helicopter and flew through a narrow crevasse in the Langshan Mountain. The stunt was dubbed ‘The Flying Dagger.’
Only read this if you like the sound of 5 nights in Helsinki + travel visas + spending money + expenses covered + a MINI Countryman for use during your trip + travel. The MINI NOT NORMAL competition is off the charts!
Introducing ‘MINI Art Beat’ as part of MINI’s ‘Not Normal’ campaign. With over 40,000 LED lights attached to the body of the car, the Countryman has become the car that plays videos.
This was an April Fools Day joke gone good. Mini customers loved the concept that they wanted to put in orders for the new motor homes. And now Mini has three design proposals.
Local economists have warned that motorists can expect an increase in the petrol price during the month of August, pushing the price of one litre of juice up between 25 and 30 cents, Rond. Naturally, this has a lot of people thinking very seriously about whether they can afford to continue to drive the cars [...]
Introducing the latest MINI concept car. At the MINI Design@Home event in Munich, The MINI Vision, equipped with amazing styling elements, was unveiled. Andres Warming, head of the brands design, has created the car to officially ”showcase various elements of future MINI design.” Although it may look similar to the current MINI, the Vision comes with new [...]
In Mexico, an average of 22% of car accidents are caused by women putting on makeup while they drive. In order to prevent further cosmetic incidents, MINI came up with a funny yet satisfying solution.
If you are a MINI enthusiast and you are visiting Helsinki, then we have the accommodation just for you. The Finnish Klaus K Hotel has provided overboard “Passion for MINI” fans with fully kitted out MINI themed rooms.
I have just settled down next to the heated pool. This after a game of tennis, some brekkie and a 10 minute steam followed by a shower. Things could be worse. How other hotels can claim to be 5-stars, I don’t know.
In honour of the release of the new MINI Paceman Sports Activity Coupé , MINI is wanting to shower you with prizes, but only once they’ve found out how manly you are. This is a throwdown, men. Take part in the Manly Challenge, and stand a chance to be crowned the Ultimate Winner. And you know, toughest guy [...]
There is a new member of the family. MINI has once again raised the bar and unveiled their latest model. Number seven in the MINI family, the Paceman Sports Activity Coupé will make your jaw drop. Kabelo Rabotho, General Manager of MINI South Africa, said: The most striking design feature of the new MINI Paceman is [...]
MINI and Monster joined forces to show up Red Bull with the first unassisted backflip completed by a car. And they pulled it off.
For reasons that are not altogether clear, a group of New Zealanders have spent eight weeks teaching two abandoned dogs to drive. The ultimate tast is to have a dog drive a Mini Clubman around a track without human help.
It’s a tricky one, as the number suggests that they might even remove some of the seats or the dashboard. But the thing is, they don’t. It’s a standard MINI Cooper, with all the normal fittings. Guess how many they managed to fit?
You need a new car and you’ve wanted a MINI for quite some time. But you thought it might be out of reach, right? Wrong. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Hook me up with a MINI” and I will personally ensure you can make use of this never-to-be-repeated offer.
Can you see what they’ve done here? MINI have given us the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact vehicle segment. So it’s bigger than the MINI Cooper, but smaller than the Countryman, with a coupé vibe to boot! Arrives in SA next year!
2oceansvibe Radio recently launched our Melrose Arch Studio to much fanfare in Johannesburg. The launch of the studio was our way of answering the desperate cries of our many thousands of Johannesburg listeners who, since being liberated from Morkels ads, “hump days” and “no repeat workday” radio were craving a stronger taste of the Vibe. [...]
Team Shake & Bake The Put Foot Rally is a 17-day journey through Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. One of the rally’s crews, Shake & Bake, will also be responsible for maintaining their own vehicles and route. The four members of this journey are Meegan Rourke, Louise Gans, Andrew McGill and Gordon McTavish. They [...]
With the launch of the all-new MINI Roadster, MINI fans have the opportunity to prove their dedication by earning badges that make them a part of the MINI movement. Your reward? Entries into the draw for the ultimate night-time adventure. To claim your first badge, and to find out where you can find the other [...]
Ever since the first person flung themselves from a life-threatening height only to be saved by a stretchy cord or a makeshift parachute, thrillseekers have constantly sought to push the limits of extreme sports. A new promotional video for the Mini JCW Countryman takes things to the next level. Think car + human kite. Click through for the video.
Former 2oceansvibe Weathergirl Genevieve Morton stars in the music video for Gavin Degraw’s HOT new single, Sweeter. Things get quite steamy, as Gen gets down to some basic lingerie and gyrates on the table, in the bed and against a piano. It’s nicely done and the video also features a HOT red MINI Countryman! Check it [...]
MINI fans will be pleased to know that Frenchman, Stephane Peterhansel is leading the Dakar Rally in Argentina! Check this out from smh: France’s Dakar Rally legend Stephane Peterhansel took the overall lead in the car section in Argentina on Wednesday after winning the fourth stage, a 326km special from San Juan to Chilecito. The [...]
We’re at an interesting juncture with regards to media and, in particular, radio in South Africa. Advertisers have been blowing a load of money on radio for years, hoping that the “shotgun approach” will get the message across to mainstream FM’s listeners. The listenership figures they are working with, are produced by way of the [...]