less than four grand, my old Mini Cooper is absolutely epic value. Nothing
for the money delivers the same bonkers amalgam of fun, character, attitude
and personality. So if you canít afford the 14-odd grand for a new Mini
Cooper, donít despair.
At a quarter of the price, the real
thing feels so much more special."
The Alleged BMW MINI Recipe for World Domination:
FIRST Take ( ie buy) ONE allegedly badly run Car Manufacturer.....
THEN Remove and discard all parts not likely to be of
value commercially and sell them on......
THEN identify the businesses most likely to be benefiting
from using the now VIGOROUSLY copyrighted trading name MINI that are
helping to preserve the existence of the OLD car with the SAME NAME
as the NEW ONE you want to sell.... that is safer and more reliable
and made by BMW and not Rover.....
THEN Write to these same businesses asking them to stop
using the name MINI (THAT YOU NOW OWN) in their company name....
(UNLESS you expect that they will say "go on then......
sue me" OR they might be of enough commercial value in selling
parts for the new car......)
YOU not having any great interest in...
continuing supplying either the car they are supporting (classic Mini)
B) supplying the parts that these traders are already
supplying (for a car you have no interest in manufacturing) YOURSELF
ADD a pinch of sour grapes to the pot....
Simmer for a few months while hoping that you were not
expecting to sell many of the new recipe cars to the current owners
of the old one that just found their favourite Classic Mini Parts dealer
was spitting feathers because he can no longer be "Bradford Mini
Centre" for example
Try to avoid displaying evidence of the fact there were
other cars called Minis manufactured before yours came along!
NB: this policy should be reviewed based on the folklore
surrounding the Mini in the country in question relative to their actual
exposure, if the car is an ephemeral legendary little car that only
sold in small quantities THEN the punters won't know what it looked
like so that will be ok...
This wonderful game was sent to us by an anonymous
benefactor, as seen on the "Notts About Minis" Website
and will be removed from this site on request by the AUTHOR
of the Shockwave Script, it is openly viewable from their site,
they don't mind members having BMW MINIS among them..... but:
From Their Site:
About Minis Referendum
have a result!!! The decision from all those whom replied
is as follows.
Owners of the small
BMW will be allowed to joinPROVIDED they
own a classic, and that the small BMW is NOT
brought to club meets, events and shows.
The referendum will
most likely be held again next year so anyone who didn't
vote this time can have their say.
is to sheep what new MINI is to original Mini"
WE ACTUALLY QUITE LIKE THE BMW AS A MODERN CAR (NCAP test results
were ok apart from the fact the crash test dummy as too big for
the rear seats) .....We have nothing to say wrong (broadly speaking)
about it PER SE* ( ie. by or of itself) .. (*Don't believe us?
read the test drive review)....
......... Site content is certainly not ANYTHING to do with BMW
AG or MINI.COM.. come on..
get real! they might find it amusing though: Click HEREto
email us ( all abusive emails will be reported!)..
At Last: The New MINI In-house Design tool for future Styling Modifications
may well have been discovered by one of our spotters....?
Notice there might even be some of the legendary BL/Rover
Panel Fit (sic) being taken into account on future models?