2014 MINI F56 ‘Bloody Brilliant’ Launch Party at MINI Downtown in Toronto

I had a great time at the MINI Downtown Launch party in Toronto last night!

They had a live DJ pumping up the energy level, they were serving my favourite drinks (Negroni!!) and had a free food truck!  Oh and of course there were MINIs!  The entire showroom was cleared out other than the new F56 MINI, a 2002 R50 Cooper and a 1973 Classic Mini.

Charles, sales manager at MINI Downtown, said they received over 300 RSVPs from MINI owners, curious BMW owners, and soon-to-be MINI owners.

MINI Club BBQ 2013

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MINI Club BBQ 2013, a set on Flickr.

Fun BBQ to wind down the summer motoring season!


Toronto MINI Club:


Day at the Toronto Indy & Updates

Hi MINIacs!


I just came home from a fantastic day at the Honda Toronto Indy!  I have plenty of photos and some special videos to share with you… also some great experiences!  Coming soon: need to upload and edit!


Would like to make a quick comment about the state of the website.  I’ve had some problems with Blogger (lilcoopr.com was previously hosted at miniac.blogspot.com) and had to abruptly switch to WordPress.  Unfortunately the transition happened in a flash to save the archived posts and I haven’t had time to update this site the way I would like to.  I have content to share with you: videos, photos, stories and they are not properly reflected here.  It’s my promise to you, loyal MINIacs, that I will spend some time tomorrow to share and do the necessary updates!


Thank you and Happy Motoring xo LILCOOPR

Update Your Bookmarks!

After 7+ years hosted by Blogger, Confessions of a MINIac has finally made the move to WordPress!


I am very excited for this change as WordPress is a much better blogging platform.  I hesitated to make the move because I was worried about losing posts, but WordPress helped me import everything very easily!  The pages such as About Me and Motoring Resume will come soon.


Bear with me for any growing pains as I adjust links and everything to work!  If you find any broken links or issues before I do, please comment below or get in touch and let me know!


Happy Motoring!


Eyeshades in the Winter! Snowy MINI Coupe in Toronto

It’s a snowy day in Toronto and ST3LLA is batting her eyelashes… looking sexy as always even in the winter!

They were a birthday gift from Adam and he found them here: http://www.artisticreflection.com

Brits on the Lake, Port Perry

How do you feel about the MINI centre speedo?

I personally like the large speedo as it gives great character and symmetry to the interior. Unfortunately, “normal public” opinion is not so positive. In fact the public’s negative feelings towards the large iconic MINI speedo have reached the design team and they are going to do it differently this time. Below is an article in Car and Driver that gives a spy snapshot of what we’ll expect for the 2014 MINI interior. What are your feelings??
2014 Mini Cooper Interior Spied: Center Speedo Gone, But Not Forgotten

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The OEM MINI Ice Cube Tray is Finally MINE:)

I spotted this on the German MINI Shop .De website almost a year ago

and knew I had to have it. Proudly exercising my (now nonexistent)

dealership staff discount, I inquired at the parts dept about ordering

one. Unfortunately at time time no one in Canada knew about it yet.

Thanks to my German language fluency I surfed the German site in

advance and could prepare my wish list for the next slew of catalogue


New LILCOOPR Cards!!!

I’ve had this design in mind and mocked up in photoshop for years and

finally made it a reality! Unfortunately there was a delay with

shipping my new LILCOOPR cards and they did not make it in time for

MINI United :(. No worries, I still had another set of cards with my

website on them that I passed out :)