Posts Tagged ‘cooper’

Proud License Plate Owner Locks “MATHS” onto Mini Cooper – But Who Would Steal It? – Also, KQED —> QED

Friday, November 21st, 2014

It’s a Mathemagician!

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Or a Mathlete.

Q.E.D.

The Most Evil Car in All of San Francisco: Darth Vader’s MINI Cooper

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Is this MINI Coupe an actual Cooper? IDK.

But this car is evil, I know that.

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Driving Around the World in a Third-Generation New MINI Hatch (F56) – Sighted on Lombard – Next Stops: Germany, Japan

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Back in the 1990′s, Euros went Around The World via French House.

These days, they use tiny BMW’s:

“Around the World with a MINI F56 2014.
Start, 16. June 2014 in Germany.
7 countries, 2 months, 2 people, MINI takes the States, 22.000 km. Kick-off 16. June 2014″

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It’s Around the World in 60 Days.

Bon Courage, you daft punks.

UPDATE: This just came in, FYI:

“MINI TAKES THE STATES Motors Across The Country With High-Flying Send-Off From Tony Hawk

MINI owners from around the world rally from San Francisco to Boston: 14 states, 18 cities in 15 days

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Motorers, start your engines!  MINI TAKES THE STATES (MTTS) 2014 is now underway. The rally kicked off early on July 27(th) with fellow MINI owner and partner, Tony Hawk, performing a MINI inspired skateboarding stunt to send off MINI owners itching to hit the road.

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Seen on the Street: Big MINI Cooper, Little MINI Cooper

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Aint That America: “USA, by Sloan Schang” – Old-School Mini Cooper vs. Big Old American Pickup

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Via the indispensable Twitter stream of San Francisco’s very own Telstar Logistics comes this, USA by Sloan Schang:

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I am a pickup truck, I am America
I am America, I am a pickup truck
I am American, I am America

The New Mini Coupes are Here! The New Mini Coupes are Here! Get Used to the New R58 “Coupers”

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Like this one:

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It weighs half as much as my old Land Cruiser but it can carry only a quarter as many people. Mmmmm….

This Video Shows How the SFPD Runs Its Broadway Tunnel Speed Trap – Beware Drivers of Audis, MINIs and Priuseseses

Monday, February 27th, 2012

In the space of about ten minutes one quiet morning, two or three SFPD motorcycle cops handed out citations to the drivers of three Audis, a MINI and a Toyota Prius hybrid in the area of the western terminus of the Broadway Tunnel.

Audis and MINIs generally go too fast, of course – I didn’t see exactly what the Prius driver did wrong.

Anyway, here’s one of the Audis, a TT, coming out of North Beach way too fast. My buddy Nelson thought this was real funny:

Audi drivers, you may have good reflexes ‘n stuff but you’re right down there with the Prius drivers.

Anyway, it’s unusual to see the SFPD care about speeding, IMO.

Cute Convertible vs. Ugly Convertible – MINI Cooper vs. Fiat 500

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

This beauty contest isn’t hard to judge, folks:

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Hey remember when that girl asked you to go with her to San Francisco MINI to kick some tires and they were asking $38.5k for a convertible that had been sitting on a lot unsold for almost a year(!) and how SF MINI had the stones to ask for $3500 in “added dealer markup” on the Monroney?

Good times.

That San Francisco MINI dealership reminds me of an Apple $tore and not in a good way.

Oh well.

Tiny MINI Cooper Gets Reverse Pwned By Parked Lincoln Continental at the Troubled Intersection of Fell and Masonic

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

See? A MINI Cooper car, the choice of zigzagging reckless drivers the world over, struck this southbound facing Lincoln Continental the other day.

So yes, the MINI did manage to push the Lincoln up onto the sidewalk, but it was rendered completely undrivable. Or at least that was the way it appeared based upon the number of halfshafts and whatnot you could see all swept up into a neat little pile near the crosswalk:

 

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OTOH, the Lincoln looked like it could be driven home. Hurray!

Hey, did the SFMTA know what it was doing when it allowed cars to park, I think it started last year, on southbound Masonic at Fell?

Nope.

OMG, FTJ FTJ, I’m Totally Blogging This! The New MINI Countrymans Arrive on Market Street, USA

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Or Countrymen. Or Countrypeople, Countrypersons, Countrymen and Countrywomen, or Countrywomyn, you get the idea. Whatever you call them, they’re finally here, and yesterday, anyway, there were being paraded up and down Market Street. This frisson will certainly FTJ, indeed.*

They sure look like regular MINI’s but they’re much bigger. These new Countrymans are the SUVs of the MINI world.

Can you see the taxi the white one is next to? There’s not a whole lot of difference in size:

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But in a moment, they were gone, stretching up Market and into infinity:

Oh, and here’s last month’s stunt:


Will MINI of San Francisco mark up the prices on these new models even more than usual? Signs point to YES. (Frankly, you’re a fool if you buy a vehicle from that outfit. Just saying. Bro. Oh, wait a second, That Other MINI Dealership is how far away from the 415? Oh, man, that’s far.)

Anyways, enjoy your new little-giant MINIs…

*(Masturbation reference noted.) That clip shows movie director Michael Bay’s view of blogging. Of course, Hollywood, more than most places, has issues. It can’t never tolerate criticism, seemingly.