July Cooper Flags MINI of the Month Voting

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Vote for July MINI of the Month

Poll closed Jun 22, 2009.
  1. track-toy

    38 vote(s)
    20.9%
  2. Molly

    32 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Black Sapphire

    34 vote(s)
    18.7%
  4. Boo

    65 vote(s)
    35.7%
  5. orangecrush

    13 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Poll for voting on the July 2009 Motoring Alliance MINI of the Month presented by Cooper Flags. Voting Closes on July 22, 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 Molly [​IMG]
    3 Black Sapphire [​IMG]
    4 Boo [​IMG]
    5 orangecrush [​IMG]
     
  2. cabriopilot

    cabriopilot New Member

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    Can other entries be added or are these the only choices?:eek:ut:
     
  3. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Nominations closed on June 10 Midnight Central Time. Those are the choices for July. On July 1 Nominations will open for August.
     
  4. oxtox

    oxtox New Member

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    i know it's a pita, but perhaps some accompanying info would be helpful....mods, stories, what sign is the owner...etc.

    perhaps limiting this info to 100 characters?

    just a thought.......:popcorn:
     
  5. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    I agree on the mod list. Other than that we are basically having a MINI beauty contest. I think I'm not alone in enjoying looking at MINI's :ihih:

    Is there a link that I am missing to get that info?

    If I vote for one and then come to find that one of the other owners had done extensive mod's, such as last month's winner, I think we would be selling that owner short
     
  6. pauliekeys

    pauliekeys MINI of the Month July 2009

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    Maybe on this thread the owners of each nominated car could list their mods and possibly one of there "favorite" pictures to go along with it !

    I'd be glad to start ! :D
     
  7. tommy_zito

    tommy_zito New Member

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    #7 tommy_zito, Jun 12, 2009
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    I am the owner of molly. And here is her mod list

    Alta CAI
    Alta 15% S/C Pulley
    Alta 19mm rear sway
    Alta 2.5" cat-back exhaust
    M7 DFIC
    Home-made DFIC air diverter
    Slotted and drilled rotors with red hubs
    Hawk pads
    15% tint
    18" Enkie GF-1 wheels
    215/35/18 BF-Goodrich G-Force tires
    Painted engine bay trim

    Future mods:
    RMW Head/Cam
    RMW Header
    RMW Tune
    Megan Coil-overs
    Kosei K1 17x7.5" Wheels
    Toyo RA1 235/40-17 Tires
    Carbon fiber Hood (Painted of course)

    Pictures:
    [​IMG]

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  8. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Hence the Campaigning is allowed and encouraged statement.

    This is also the first month of open voting (votoing for those that scrutinize my missteps). Lets see what works and what doesn't and we'll adjust on the fly for August. Please share your comments and ideas, good and bad, I want to hear it all please.
     
  9. pauliekeys

    pauliekeys MINI of the Month July 2009

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    #9 pauliekeys, Jun 12, 2009
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    Here's the LONG list for Boo !

    05 Mini Cooper S

    Factory Equipment:
    Premium
    -Sport
    -cold weather
    -rear fog
    -LSD
    -Red tartan cloth/leather seats
    -HK sound


    Mods:
    - 17% pulley
    -Newman cam
    -550 injectors
    -Mynes Straight header
    -Milltek Exhaust
    -/Dinan CAI
    -M7 strut tower
    -Waylen custom shift knob
    -Craven speed Short shifter
    -JCW Leather steering wheel
    -JCW Alcantara shift boot and ebrake boot
    -JIC Cross coil over suspension
    -Powergrid end links
    H-sport lower rear control arms
    -H-sport 25mm hollow comp rear sway bar
    -18" Enkei J10's/ Pirelli Pzero Neros /215/35/18's
    -16" Konig flat black Feathers/ Nitto Neo Gen / 205/50/16's
    -Angel eye's
    - Lagston blacked out headlight rings and Door handles
    Ruby red tail lights
    -Paulie "Cal custom" blacked out gas door,side repeaters and Mini emblems
    -Mini factory Aero kit
    -Mini Speed knee pad
    -Paulie "Cal Custom" Rear Seat Delete
    -Shaved rear hatch, Rear wiper deleted


    Here's a few radom shots !

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. BlackSapphire

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    Hi all! BlackSapphire here.

    My car's name is Koda actually.....

    I've only got 3500 miles on him so far but here are the highlights!

    2009 MINI Cooper S

    Alta Cold Air Intake
    Alta Rear Sway Bar
    Alta Rear Lower Control Arms
    Alta Endlinks
    Alta Stubby Antenna
    KW V1 coilovers (love them!)
    17" Matte Black Konig Feathers w/ custom center caps from Aesthetic Creations (see pic below) and Bridgestone RE960A Pole Positions
    Painted Calipers - front red, rear black
    Whalen Shift Machine 8-ball shifter
    Garmin Nuvi mounted via Kuda mount on dash.

    That's it! Thank you for your vote. :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. TWISTER

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    I just have to vote for orangecrush!
     
  12. Sideways

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    I think regardless of the extensive mods...the overall impression of the car is what should count...call it a beauty contest, but that is really what we are voting on here...
    A Spade is a Spade
    If the Mods done to it are appropriate and enhance the overall appearance of the car regardless of whether its a 10 second car is a mute point.
    I'm sure everyone has seen some fugly modified MINI's...

    With the right Photography even a non-modified car can be made into a prize winner...

    Let the voting tell what the car of the month will be.
     
  13. Steve

    Steve Administrator
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    AMEN to that!!!!!

    I'll second that as well. Some of us might even look at a mod list and think "Ouch, some poor choices there..." (or something similar) and vote for a different car.
     
  14. drPhilGandini

    drPhilGandini MINI of the Month May 2009

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    Well, there's lots of months to go before the end... I would hope that cars that don't "win" this month will get nominated again in future months and we get a chance to vote again from the group for that month.
    btw, my car was chosen by Nathan as the first "Featured Mini" which was to become the "Mini of the Month" because it was going to be in the next edition of the Alliance magazine, but that went south along with other things, all to turn north again when Nathan launched this endeavor. I don't know about Granger's car and how it was chosen, but I like the idea of a vote as well as a little, you know, something for the effort.

    I know some of these cars, especially boo--Pauliekeys has a great car very worthy of being car of the month.
     
  15. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Since you asked ...

    Aaron's was also chosen by me.

    While sitting on the porch enjoying a cigar and few fingers of Bourbon one evening I thought about how MetroplexMINI does their Ride of the Month and how it would be both an easier selection and take my predilections of what constitutes a worthy car out of the mix. MM.org is a random drawing of cars owned by members. But with only about 200 to chose from there is good chance a members car will come up in a year. For M/A I felt that would not work as there are just to many people and will only become more of an issue as the site grows. Hence the call for nominations.

    And yes, MINIs nominated this month that do not win are eligible to be nominated again. August nominations open July 1.
     
  16. DixonL2

    DixonL2 New Member

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    Track-Toy wouldn't be able to list all his mods... his engine is essentially hand-built, and if he's putting out 250bhp that's probably low. Seriously, the best description for that car is "violent"... and that the owner is the nicest guy you'll ever know, and a performance driving instructor, is icing. He's also a huge supporter of the Mini community and Mini in general.

    That takes NOTHING away from the fine cars above - all excellent in their own rights.
     
  17. MINIMaybee

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    Having seen Molly up close and personal like I'm voting for her. Plus she is a MINI5280 member so again, I'm voting for her. Not that everyone else doesn't have a stellar MINI but I know Molly, Molly is a friend of mine and frankly the rest ain't no Molly. Trust me when I say a vote for Molly can help to save a cheerleader and of course the world.
    Go Molly!
     
  18. PETR0L

    PETR0L New Member

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    votin'

    Boo
    :Thumbsup:
     
  19. Rally

    Rally New Member
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    Voted Boo for having the best stance and overall look :Thumbsup:
     
  20. pauliekeys

    pauliekeys MINI of the Month July 2009

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    #20 pauliekeys, Jun 13, 2009
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    Thanks you guy's !

    Rally, You created what became my inspiration for Boo !
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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