Archive for February, 2012

Spring Thing 2012 at MINI of Wesley Chapel

Posted in General, MINI Events, Motoring with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2012 by minibee62

Mini and MINI enthusiasts gathered at MINI of Wesley Chapel for Spring Thing 2012. The event was organized and sponsored by Florida Mini Enthusiasts (FLAME) and hosted by MOWC, February 24-26, 2012.

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MINI releases MINI TAKES THE STATES route for 2012

Posted in General, MINI Events, Motoring with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by minibee62

The route for the biggest road trip on Earth has been released by MINI U.S.A. and it’s a doozy! For those who live in Tampa Bay, Charlotte is the closest stop at 558 miles away and it also happens to be very close to a certain famous road the MINIs love. Hmmm. A little Dragon action on the way would be nice, then on to Charlotte for the night and over to Nashville for the MINIcross before peeling off for home. Or maybe hitting the Dragon and then the Cherohala Skyway on the way to Nashville would be good (looks at map). Hmmm. No matter how you motor it, it will be a blast as always! Who’s going?

Testing new cameras at BMW CCA Autocross

Posted in Autocross, General, mini cooper, MINI Events, MINI Videos, Motoring, Racing, Videos with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by minibee62

The local BMW car club had their first autocross of the year so I took the opportunity to test some new video gear. This video was made with a new GoPro HD HERO2 and an Optrix HD camera mount system for my iPhone 4S. The iPhone video was shot from the top of the windshield, so that’s the clips showing nothing but cones and track. The interior shot and driver’s side shot were both done with the GoPro. Having two focal lengths for making video cuts really helps in the editing. Let me know what you think!