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Uprated Bulbs at 20,600 miles
5 November 2009 - Filed under: Upgrades

A little gripe with the MINI has always been the rather rubbish visibility the standard headlights offer. One rather expensive solution is to spec the Xenon HID upgrade when ordering, although even these receive mixed reviews. A cheaper solution is to fit higher quality bulbs, I’ve fitted Philips Bluevision and Osram Coolblue to other cars […]

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BMW UK – Pistonheads Sunday Service at 20,400 miles
1 November 2009 - Filed under: Events

I spent a very wet Sunday morning stood outside BMW’s UK headquarters in Bracknell attending the ‘Sunday Service’ organised by motoring website Pistonheads. Despite the weather some fantastic cars turned up to join the already impressive display of vehicles that BMW had on display. Highlights for me included the electric MINI E prototype, Charley Boorman’s […]

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