2002 Mini Cooper S

2002 Mini Cooper S

This particular Cooper S was originally going to compete in SCCA's Street Modified autocross class, but we ended up making a track car out of it--and learned a lot about MINIs back when they were first coming to America.

Latest updates

Jan
05
Jan 5, 2005
The Crusher

BMW wants their MINI back. It won't be the last MINI in our lot, though.

Jun
01
Jun 1, 2004
MINI reborn

Our revived MINI starts to make the rounds, but not without some more drama

Apr
26
Apr 26, 2004
Re-graphic-ing

It's time to reintroduce our MINI to the some graphics

Apr
15
Apr 15, 2004
Finally, Progress

After months of waiting, we finally make some real progress on our MINI

Jan
13
Jan 13, 2004
The waiting is the hardest part

While we wait for the MINI body work to be complete, we add a few more upgrades

Aug
18
Aug 18, 2003
Humpty Dumpty

We start putting the MINI back together again

Apr
13
Apr 13, 2003
Pushy

We tweak the suspension some more, with bad results

Feb
28
Feb 28, 2003
That's the brakes

We detail our Cooper S big brake install.

Feb
24
Feb 24, 2003
Big brakes and fire escapes

While we prepare for a monster brake upgrade, we also take time for other safety issues, like a good fire suppression system.

Feb
07
Feb 7, 2003
Updated graphics

Now with 10% more stickers.

Jan
28
Jan 28, 2003
Winterfest

We attended Winterfest at Sebring Raceway this past weekend.

Jan
20
Jan 20, 2003
More negative camber, please.

One major problem that we had during our first track sessions with the car was the lack of negative camber wreaked havoc on our tires.

Jan
13
Jan 13, 2003
Brakes and Control Arms

We prep for BMW CCA Winterfest events.

Dec
17
Dec 17, 2002
MINI's on the track

We survived our first official track event in the MINI Cooper S.

Dec
11
Dec 11, 2002
MINI's on the road

Our MINI Cooper S goes to PRI, and we tweak the suspension some more.

Nov
21
Nov 21, 2002
Preparing for Track Days

Big happenings are afoot with our Cooper S.

Nov
12
Nov 12, 2002
SEMA

Joe and the Cooper S made it to Vegas in one piece, the car received a much-needed bath and detail and headed onto the floor of the SEMA Show.

Oct
30
Oct 30, 2002
This MINI's Gone to SEMA

Our MINI has left the building.

Oct
23
Oct 23, 2002
Shaving tenths

What's the results after our first round of suspension mods

Oct
21
Oct 21, 2002
Big Pile o' Parts

The parts man comes, and brings us boxes of joy.

Oct
13
Oct 13, 2002
Baseline Testing our 2002 MINI

We did some baseline testing this past Friday, running several laps at Central Florida's Ocala Gran Prix.

Sep
25
Sep 25, 2002
Preparing for SEMA

We start collecting parts for our '02 Mini Cooper S.

Sep
06
Sep 6, 2002
Camera Shy

Stay tuned for the first appearance of our 2002 Mini Cooper S

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