August Cooper Flags MINI of the Month Voting

Discussion in 'MINI News and Articles' started by Nathan, Jul 11, 2009.

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Vote for August MINI of the Month

Poll closed Jul 26, 2009.
  1. track-toy

    34 vote(s)
    29.8%
  2. PauHana

    13 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Mayumi

    7 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. True Love

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. MINI!

    21 vote(s)
    18.4%
  6. DAMini

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
  7. Abby

    17 vote(s)
    14.9%
  8. Peetry

    12 vote(s)
    10.5%
  1. Nathan

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    #1 Nathan, Jul 11, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2009
    Poll for voting on the August 2009 Motoring Alliance MINI of the Month presented by Cooper Flags. Voting Closes on July 25, winner to be announced Aug 1.

    Campaigning is allowed and encouraged.

    Please vote early and vote often...

    Poll# Car Name Image
    1 track-toy [​IMG]
    2 PauHana [​IMG]
    3 Mayumi [​IMG]
    4 True Love [​IMG]
    5 MINI! [​IMG]
    6 DAMini [​IMG]
    7 Abby [​IMG]
    8 Peetry [​IMG]
     
  2. sgsuperman105

    sgsuperman105 New Member

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    #2 sgsuperman105, Jul 11, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2009
    Hey everyone,

    I am the owner of True Love, and I am happy to be on the list. I would be ecstatic if I got featured MINI.

    Sadly True Love is still bone stock aside from an Outmotoring sticker, apple sticker, and mini club sticker.

    I plan on trying to get a JCW grill and JCW aero kit for the Cooper. I also want to get a different exhaust because she doesn't wake up enough of the neighbors in the morning.

    I plan on taking pics today so I can show of True Love a little better.

    Thanks for the votes everyone.
     
  3. That7guy

    That7guy New Member

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    Oops...I guess I forgot to include Peetry's name, so 'unnamed' it is!
     
  4. Nathan

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    Fixed
     
  5. That7guy

    That7guy New Member

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    Thank you sir!

    Here's my pitch:
    Mod List:
    ~17X7 ASA AR-2 Wheels
    ~Alta Classic Intercooler Diverter
    ~M7 Oil Catch Can
    ~M7 Strut Tower Brace
    ~Alta Cold Air Intake
    ~Mini Madness 15% Pulley
    ~Out Motoring R53 Badges
    ~Out Motoring Stubby Antenna
    ~Invidia Exhaust
    ~35% Tint
    ~Red Calipers
    ~Brembro Rotors
    ~Hawk Ceramic Pads
    ~Craven Speed Gauge FlexPod Kit
    ~Autometer Boost/Vacuum Gauge
    ~Aesthetic Creations Cooper Carrera Side Stripes
    ~Alta 19mm rear sway
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  6. nabeshin

    nabeshin New Member

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    #6 nabeshin, Jul 11, 2009
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    Lots of good MINIs in the running this time.

    I'd just like to point out that #3 up there is mine.

    Edit: Thought I'd add some "campaigning."

    Here is my modest list.

    Engine:
    RMW Tune
    Borla sport cat-back exhaust
    Alta v1.0 CAI
    itg filter element
    Alta oil catch can
    Alta v2.0 15% s/c pulley
    Brisk racing spark plugs
    Ultrick intercooler boots
    Forge aluminum expansion tank
    Ireland Engineering polyurethane upper engine mounts
    Ireland Engineering polyurethane lower engine mounts
    Ireland Engineering polyurethane transmission mounts
    Setrab oil cooler with Aeroquip hose and 200°F Canton thermostat

    Suspension:
    Alta 22mm rear swaybar
    Alta rear endlinks
    Ireland Engineering adjustable camber plates
    Ireland Engineering adjustable rear control arms (4)
    Powerflex polyurethane control arm bushings
    Powerflex polyurethane trailing arm inserts (pending)
    H&R 5mm spacers
    Hawk Performance ceramic brake pads
    Powerslot cryo-tempered rotors (4)
    Goodridge stainless steel brake lines
    Motul RBF 600

    Interior:
    Cyberdyne oil temp and oil pressure guages
    Infinity Kappa speakers all around
    Alpine PDX 4.100
    Seat rail spacer mod (both sides)
    Schroth 4 point clip-in harness (used daily)
    Xenon interior lighting from bimmian
    "Mayumi" name plate

    Exterior:
    Steel rims/white hollies
    Blacked out grill
    Blacked out trunk handle
    Cooper side repeaters
    Cooper side skirt, driver's side only
    Mudflap, driver's side only
    Tow hook
    Xenon rear license plate lights from bimmian
    DSC off motoring badge
     
  7. Hey everyone. I am the owner of Abby. Here is my pitch and some more pics.

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    She is an '04 BRG R50. I got her on October 25th and started the Aggieland Mini club on October 26th. lol. Ive added the Union Jack A panels from Aesthetic Creations, a Cold Air Intake from AFE, Door hole plugs, Actual Size sticker from AC, and some more I cant think of right now.

    Hope I get your vote and thanks for looking!

    Thanks Gig'em and God Bless
     
  8. daveag98

    daveag98 New Member

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    And my mini is DAMmini, dam from the definition of mother.

    My stats are low, its pretty much a stock mini.
    2007 R56 Lighting Blue/Blk
    Premium, Convenience, and sport packages.
    Power Fold Mirrors
    Chrome inside and out
    Xenon headlights
    rear fog lights
    white turn signals
    Alloy interior trim
    Mud flaps
    Metroplex mini grill badge

    self install sirius sat radio with kuda center column mount.

    I am not a mod guy, but i do like to do a lot of detailing. I buy all my stuff from Show car detailing and richard lin along with agranger are my detailing idols. I use Prima products along with the porter cable polisher. I will try and post some of my work. One picture was referred to by a detailer as Norman Rockwell in sheet metal.
     
  9. sgsuperman105

    sgsuperman105 New Member

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    Sentimental votes anyone?


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  10. Gigi

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    How could I not vote by my HHN Dr. Pepper buddy?! Besides, I like True Love. She seems so familiar... :smilewinkgrin:
     
  11. tater tot

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    I like them all, I'm partial to number 5, but I also like number 2. I'll go with 5. But one quick question to 2. How did it handle in the SNOW? All great shots
     
  12. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    Yeah, I can relate. Mine was flatbedded to the MINI O.R. and has been on a synthetic oil IV for the last month! :frown5::mad2:
     
  13. DixonL2

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    TRACK TOY! Great to see Graham's Mini again. He's a HPDE instructor and key Club member for PittStop... he's also got Yoda-like mad driving skills. That Mini is almost totally custom, with some truly innovative engineered pieces (like the adapted Lotus Elise rear diffuser and the upcoming belly pan), and a lot of pieces that have been engineered to work together (suspension and brakes). It's not just a list of "which supplier did I choose for my bolt ons".

    He's a nice guy too. Feed him New Castles and you've got a friend... :smilewinkgrin:
     
  14. track-toy

    track-toy MINI of the Month

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    Thanks Leon for the vote on my car. I think I'm going for a patent on the diffuser. From what I've seen that's out there diffuser-wise for the MINI, I have something real unique. Not just another wing-like creation. Form comes with function and having a 30 degree inclined ramp under the back of the car should create a real drop in air pressure to create downforce.

    I'll be able to post pictures once I have some legal protection in place. Testing begins next Friday at the track.

    Graham
     
  15. Mind The Gap

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    Air Diffuser

    Graham showed me his invention at the PVGP. I will be his first customer. Need a business partner Graham?
     
  16. DixonL2

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    #16 DixonL2, Aug 1, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2009
    tater tot: Our little cars are GREAT in the snow, provided they're on snow tires. We've got ~ 60% of our weight on the drive wheels, great handling, good traction control (with some special techniques in the R50/53 models that need to be learned, however - listed below*). The only real drawback is ground clearance, and there are numerous posts of owners successfully "plowing snow" when it got a little deep!

    Snow tires cost about $5-600/set mounted on dedicated wheels. That's lower than your insurance deductible, and keeps seasonal wear and tear (and salt and grit) off your "3-season" wheels.
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    MINI Winter HPDE (High Performance Drivers Education) will probably be offered again by PittStopMINI, around the 2nd or 3rd weekend in February. Here's another shot of Track Toy at our last Wintry Driving Refresher...


    Sad that I also retained this shot of the Track Toy Dragon Draggin' Derby car:
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    * Snow driving with traction control: Sometimes the Mini traction control can be a little too aggressive in limiting wheelspin from a dead stop on low traction surfaces, even on wet pavement, or on uphills in heavy snow. It aggressively cuts the power right when you want to be going, wheelspin or not. This power cut is even more severe in R50 / R53 models (2002-2006 coupes, 2005-2008 convertibles). Often, controlled, limited wheelspin is beneficial for a practiced driver, and can be "the hot ticket" to get up a hill or launched properly. The trick: Turn traction control OFF before a "launch", turn it on afterward at your discretion. PRACTICE is key.
     

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