This issue we spent some time in the San Diego, CA. sunshine with the new Cabrio and drove some roads locally with the JCW "hot rod". Some days we're allowed to have fun! In addition, professional MINI racer Randy Smalley (whom you're going to hear a lot about in these pages) took his MINI Challenge car for a spin and gave us his impressions.
The control arm bushings wear out at about 40,000 miles, so we have something for you all to look into doing yourself, along with the choosing of those shiny wheels you can stare at in our several-page guide.
For those of you that are classic owners, you'll be delighted in our several pages of Mini info, heritage and a classic fire truck.
For the full details, read editor Peter's detailed treatment about this issue in the issue highlights...
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