Yes, this is the final cover artwork for our issue #58. A long time in the making, it's one of Frank Stephenson's first renderings of the new MINI that hasn't been seen in a decade or so.
We're very proud of this issue as it has some very exclusive and unique interviews and feature MINIs. Frank Stephenson, designer of the new MINI hasn't sat down for a MINI-specific interview since the debut of the MINI as he's been busy with other brands. McLaren to name just one! It took us a year or so, but we have two interviews, one of which is recorded on Skype. We have his views on the early days of MINI, and we've a surprise interview with the interior staff to follow issue #59.
Then we went in search of the facts about MINIs new Buggy racer with X-Raid CEO, Sven Quandt.
We have two exclusive MINI features, one F55 from Canada, the R53 from Cobra Seats in Britain. And we dip in the southern states for a Dr's visit.
If that's not enough, we debut our friend Kevin Parker's Project SuperCooper '08 Clubman. Yes, a 450hp wagon that's shooting for the record in MINI. From power to widebody styling, this is our most serious project to date!
We debut colored seatbelts, a new seat bolster, and showcase a MINI owner's first novel that features her MINI adventures on the southern US border as a federal agent, too. An MC2 first & exclusive!
Curious, then join us for a test subscription here: www.mc2magazine.com/subscribe.cfm
We mailed all US addresses issue September 28th. We will start replacing lost and torn issues on October 26th. Please use this form to request a damaged paper issue: https://www.mc2magazine.com/Report_Lost_damaged_copy.cfm
For international copies, the same form is used, but we do not replace paper copies, just send a digital PDF due to the cost being so high. This is standard by many magazines. We mailed Canadian and global copies October 8th, and hope the Canadian strike doesn't cause us any further delays...
If you need us, call 360/ 698-7926 (Seattle)...
Yes, you can view your MC2 back issues digitally, saving a lot if you're outside of the USA, as mailing paper magazines costs big money! Better yet, we are compliant with all desktop and portable devices the last few years. So pass this link around to all your Mini & MINI friends… http://www.mc2magazine.com/Digital_Issues.cfm
The digital system is PDF based, but is our own PDF-type software and design. It features a library and bookshelf for every digital account so that you can manage it yourself, and see what you have paid for. We have uploaded issues #38 through present #57 as that's all the "new design" MC2. The issues prior to that will take time to assemble and restructure due to digital problems with those files.
We have specials running at $3. We have bundles to save you big money, too. The digital subscriptions are for 6 or 12 issues. Digital issues will have the same content as paper issues- but we may change things a little as it costs so little to add to a digital issue. ENJOY!