I ordered my R56 in late 2008 through Richard Martinelli at Motor City Mini. While there are many people who hate that place, Richard was a great guy to work with and he made the experience so much fun! While I had to go through the endless wait for the Mini I had the mod bug itch at my foot and I started looking at lots of aftermarket stuff to make the Mini my own. I ordered my turboback exhaust and CAI before I even had the car in my garage Cheesy When I finally got the Mini, it was a remarkable feeling. I just fell in love with the car as I'm sure everyone else has done with their own Mini. I also had no idea the importance of naming your car. My fiancée and I tossed around names for days. The first one was Onyx. It clicked at first, but something didn't match with the name and the attitude my Mini has. About a month later, Sara and I were drinking out on our porch and we started talking about our favorite names and I declared "Heinrich" was my favorite. OH SNAP! There it was! Whenever I think of the name, I think of someone who is aggressive and doesn't take any crap... that is exactly what I want my Mini to be!

As I look back on the history of this car, it is truly a gateway drug to the world of sporty affordable cars. I would have never though I would have liked this car so much.

Heinrich was my daily driver for two years until I retired it for summer trouble making drives and track duty. I'm now driving a '99 Pontiac Sunfire with 90 horsepower at the wheel. Oh yea!

My goal is to move up through the NASA HPDE ranks and eventually compete in time trials.
Ice Mods:
Engine noise! Still have stock stereo. Gotta have my tunes on the way to work or the long drive to the track. Gotta turn it up real loud to overpower all the road 'n' engine noise LOL!
Exterior Mods:
Joey Mod
White Racing Stripes
Red Painted Brake Calipers
Front Mud Flaps
Rear Fog Lights Wired into Brake Lights
Beltline Blackout
Clear Front Turn Signals
Transparent Black Painted Side Marker Signals
Transparent Black Painted Wheel Arch Reflectors
Body Colored "S" Side Scuttles
Body Colored Gas Cap
Body Colored Headlight Retaining Washer
Body Colored Boot Handle Cover
Body Colored License Plate Holder
Interior Mods:
Hardwired Valentine V1
Whalen Custom Shift Knob
DashDynoSPD Mounted on Windshield
Rear Seat Delete
Gutted interior painted matte black. Driver's and passenger's area still retains stock factory trim.
Sparco Evo Seats
Autopower Race Rollbar
VAC Motorsports Seat Mounting Hardware
Schroth Racing Profi II 6PT Camlock Harnesses
Drivetrain Mods:
Riss Racing Downpipe (2.5")
DDMWorks Exhaust w/Magnaflow Muffler
DDMWorks Race Intake System
Helix Short Shift Kit
Alta Hot Side Intercooler Tube
Alta Turbo Inlet Tube
NM-Engineering Throttle Body Tube
Helix Front Mounted Intercooler
Forge Bypass Valve
178whp & 198wtrq (ft-lbs) with OEM ECU tune and 2010 software
Evolve Automotive Stage 3 ECU tune. Approx. 205whp/230ft-lbs
Suspension Mods:
KW V2 Coilovers
Vorshlag Adjustable Camber Plates
H-Sport Competition Rear Swaybar
H-Sport Lower Adjustable Control Arms
WMW Front & Rear Adjustable Swaybar Endlinks
NM-Engineering Engine Torque Arm Inserts
Powerflex Front Control Arm Bushings
Wheels and Tires:
17" Enkei RPF-1 Wheels (Weight 14.6 lbs, +43 mm offset)
Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec 215/45/R17
Ichiba Custom 10mm Front Wheel Spacers
TSW M14x1.25 Wheel Studs

Detroit Tuned Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid
Detroit Tuned 17" Big Brake Kit with Cryo Treated Rotors
Powerslot Rear Rotors
Track Pads - Hawk DTC-70 (front), Hawk HPS (rear)
Street Pads - Ferodo 2500 (front), Hawk HPS (rear)
Year (Legacy):
Make (Legacy):
Model (Legacy):
Cooper S
Color (Legacy):
Midnight Black

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