Classic Mini - Safety Instructions
THANKS to Ydrolina.net for these GREAT "Safety Instructions"!
The Safetycard itself can be downloaded in a hi-res version by clicking on the image below. Print out and share as you wish.
Keep Calm and Drink a Milkshake - Mini Logo
Steak 'n Shake [ https://www.facebook.com/steaknshake ] originated in my hometown of Bloomington, IL. I've always been aware that their company logo looked strangely familiar to that of a small British automotive icon . . . .the Mini!
The other day, Steak 'n Shake posted the picture below on their facebook page and the connection became even MORE clear. A brief history of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" slogan can be found here.
What other company logos do YOU think resemble the Mini/MINI logo?
Mini In The Movies (TV Series) Database
Just when you think you've seen it ALL, you come across a Web site that makes you say . . . "What a GREAT idea!" I'm talking about The Internet Movie Cars Database.
There you'll find one of the most complete list on the web about cars, bikes, trucks and other vehicles seen in movies (and on TV), image captures and information about them.
The IMCDB allows you to search for a movie by typing a part of its title in the search box in the top right corner of the page, or select a make of automobile from a dropdown box.
Of course I wanted to check out how Mini's were indexed. Click here for my results. Here's just one example of what you'll find:
Click here for a video clip of this scene from Tommy Boy (1995) - Chris Farley & David Spade are trying to sell brake pads using the auto executive's collectible cars . . . including a classic Mini.
Source: Memorable Quotes
Tommy: Uh, what my associate is trying say is... Our new brake pads are really cool. You're not even gonna believe it. Like, let's say you're driving along the road with your family.
[Picks up model car]
Tommy: You're drivin' along, la-de-da, woo. All of a sudden there's a truck tire in the middle of the
road. And you hit the brakes. EEEEEEEEE! Whoa, that was close. Ha-ha. Now let's see what happens when you're driving with the "other guy's" brake pads. You're drivin' along, you're drivin' along, the kids start shouting from the back seat, "I gotta go to the bathroom, Daddy!" "Not now, damn it!" Truck tire. EEEEEEEE! I CAN'T STOP!
[Slams model car into lighter]
Tommy: There's a cliff! AAAAAHH! And your family's screaming,
[sets car on fire]
Tommy: "Oh my God, we're burning alive!" "No! I can't feel my legs!" Here comes the meat wagon.
Tommy: And the medic gets out and says, "Oh my God". New guy's around the corner puking
his guts out.
Tommy: All because you want to save a couple extra pennies. And to me, it doesn't...
Executive with Toy Cars: Get out. Now!
Tommy: [Richard tries blowing out flaming car] Do you validate?
Executive with Toy Cars: No!