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Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: gragravar on January 29, 2008, 07:40:00 PM

Title: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: gragravar on January 29, 2008, 07:40:00 PM
based on this years mini clubman model. the mini "crossman" is a good mix of allroad and mini.

(http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/2008/W2/010720081412389862.jpg)
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on January 29, 2008, 08:02:47 PM
they confirmed they are building that, in Australia....based on the X1 that BMW should be coming out with.  If that is the case....that will be my car in 2010, for my 40th birthday....well, 41st anyway, but I am already saving my pennies :)

That is a great photo chop someone did, and I have seen many other versions on the web.  Lots of opinions, and upset folks that they are doing an SAV, but for me, I love it and the character it has.


Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: RobD on January 29, 2008, 10:01:15 PM
..that will be my car in 2010, for my 40th birthday....well, 41st anyway,

Such a pup!   ;)
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on January 30, 2008, 04:11:38 AM
haha   :D
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: Chas on January 30, 2008, 09:06:48 AM
But look back atthe history of the Mini. The Austin Mini that is. There were such vehicles. The Mini Woodie is the best example of that. Austin also did a "Truck" Mini! Basically the cab was closed behind the drivers seat and a small (very small) flat bed was the rest. So BMW has presidence for doing this Jon. I know you're happy about, but those other people are simply ignoring the history of this legendary car!

BTW, have you ever driven a "real" Mini? If you think Jon's car is small...

The one I drove was a right hand drive version of the Mini Cooper with a Visard Tuned 1275cc engine. Those 12" Cooper wheels were a total blast! The normal posture of that car on the track was like a dog taking a piss on a fire hydrant! Inner rear wheel off the ground and they were F-A-S-T, Fast!

It think it's cool too Jon!
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on January 30, 2008, 12:02:31 PM
But look back atthe history of the Mini. The Austin Mini that is. There were such vehicles. The Mini Woodie is the best example of that. Austin also did a "Truck" Mini! Basically the cab was closed behind the drivers seat and a small (very small) flat bed was the rest. So BMW has presidence for doing this Jon. I know you're happy about, but those other people are simply ignoring the history of this legendary car!

why wouldn't I be happy about that?  I think the old trucks and vans made from the Mini platform were awesome.  I am not ignoring the history of the car, I want a classic painted to match my 2003, like a MINI and Mini Me...hehe.  Then if I can get a 4 door SAV made by MINI, I would be the happiest guy around.  I am very excited about the idea of an all wheel drive mini ute...can't be much smaller inside than the Impreza I have now, no leg room in the back, but all we carry around is the dog, so heck, all I want is a small, all wheel drive, powerful, fuel friendly commuter that has some style.  I was seriously considering an X3 for the next vehicle, either that or a new WRX automatic, but I hate the 4 speed auto.  Now that this will be an option, it may be a no brainer :)

I have driven an original Mini, and a Vtec Mini...it had 190hp, and was so stinkin fast, it totally blew my mind.  I love the steering wheel set up in them, like a mack truck.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: Chas on January 30, 2008, 03:35:53 PM
I know you're happy about this future offering from BMW and I know you know that I know that you know the history of he Mini. I was talking about other people who dislike the idea of BMW offering a 4 door SAV version. I get one too, but only if it had the Woodie side moulding package as an option!

I drove one of those too! What a goofy car.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on January 30, 2008, 07:06:19 PM
some concepts, photochops and one man's real world attempt at an all wheel drive Cooper S from the R53 platform.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1250/1165678515_e9eb7477fa_o.jpg)

(http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/MINI/mini_castagna_crossup_manu-06_02.jpg)

(http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/MINI/mini_castagna_crossup_manu-06_01.jpg)

(http://images.motortrend.com/auto_shows/coverage/geneva/112_06geneva_01x_castagana_mini_cooper_pickup_concept_rear_driver_side.jpg)

(http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/2654/mini27cx.jpg)

one one really off the wall, funny concept....
(http://www.hello-napalm.com/gallery/monster_mini_11.jpg)

another odd ball job
(http://clagnut.com/photos/big/21.jpg)



and some Mini off road history for those that are searching, and stumble across this thread via google or something :)
(http://nemini.org/gallery/0/52_16_01_08_11_39_07.gif)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/85/205848714_59d00b1247_b.jpg)

(http://www.theitalianjob.com/Images/piazza_and_worksminis/rovercooperbig.jpg)

(http://www.irish-rallying.com/images/051205/Ray%20Cunnigham%20-%20Historic%20winner.JPG)

(http://www.supercars.net/carpics/2911/1964_Austin_MiniCooperSRally3.jpg)

(http://www.minutoliracing.com/trofeo2005/vflorio.jpg)

(http://members.cox.net/mininews/images/ClassicMini/GRX%20555D%20Works.jpg)

(http://www.ianhardy.net/gallery/main.php/d/17753-2/robin_hood_rally_2006_0048.jpg)

(http://www.ianhardy.net/gallery/main.php/d/17755-2/robin_hood_rally_2006_0060.jpg)



The pick up that Chas was talking about
(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l303/tiga217/100_0224.jpg)

(http://nemini.org/gallery/0/52_23_01_08_2_12_36.jpg)

(http://www.miniv8.com/miniv8/pics/big-05.jpg)

(http://www.nysse.com/bilar/pickis/08_3.JPG)

and a van
(http://www.miniworld.co.uk/gallery/d/8353-2/PicOfDay31.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2392/2159257564_0da38e1120_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: redline on January 30, 2008, 07:34:25 PM
(http://images.motortrend.com/auto_shows/coverage/geneva/112_06geneva_01x_castagana_mini_cooper_pickup_concept_rear_driver_side.jpg)

really glad they didn't make this one, I kind of hope they fired someone for it actually.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on February 13, 2008, 06:25:08 AM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1124/1183169505_f91d3064f1.jpg)
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: gragravar on February 13, 2008, 08:34:16 AM
I want that one ^^^^^^
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: PasSoup on February 19, 2008, 05:51:06 PM
Saw the first commercial on TV last night.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on February 19, 2008, 07:02:44 PM


...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqfdqKpQFHA
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on February 19, 2008, 07:03:28 PM
...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Du8KOn2NTs
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: aowhaus on February 19, 2008, 09:51:44 PM
that Crossman is really cool!  I would totally get that, especially if it has AWD.  It's like the poor man's Range Rover.

The Clubman is rather disappointing as it is not that much different than the Cooper and the odd proportions and all those window seams on the rear and passenger side is a bit off putting.

VW should follow suit with the NB as it is very long in the tooth, and will be probably be discountinued soon just like the PT Cruiser novelty car.  I like Car magazine's comment on the PT Cruiser as being a joke that is long drawing thin.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: Spicoli on February 19, 2008, 11:57:20 PM
Yes, a lifted and extend capasity mini...  ???  I'm sorry man, but that seems as good of an idea so a lowered 22" rim'd pick up truck
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: Eric18T on March 08, 2008, 06:44:45 AM
that is pretty cool. so is it real? or just a photochop?
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on March 08, 2008, 08:48:57 AM
photo shop.  They are building it, in Austria, based on the BMW X1.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on May 17, 2009, 04:36:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eWNOLS4KOw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eWNOLS4KOw)
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on May 17, 2009, 04:38:32 PM
is the youtube linking no longer working?  I see nothing, but when I go to edit, it is all there? hmmm.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 17, 2009, 05:05:39 PM
It's working for me.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on May 17, 2009, 09:43:38 PM
working now, must have been a laps in the interwebnetz.
Title: Re: Jon is gonna finish that mini, just in time for his perfect car to come out
Post by: 03Indigo on July 10, 2009, 03:03:01 PM
(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture313-minicross-dv12-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture312-minicross-dv11-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture311-minicross-dv10-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture310-minicross-dv9-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture309-minicross-dv8-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture308-minicross-dv7-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture307-minicross-dv6-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture306-minicross-dv5-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture305-minicross-dv4-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture304-minicross-dv3-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture303-minicross-dv2-kgp-ed.jpg)

(http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/members/nathan-albums-misc-stuff-picture302-minicross-dv1-kgp-ed.jpg)