First decade of BMW’s MINI is out of this world

Approximately 300,000 MINIs have been sold in the UK since its launch ten years ago, meaning around 15 billion miles have been covered – or put another way – 600,000 times around the globe.

Of course, these numbers are an estimate. But MINI is looking for more realistic figure, so has launched ‘MINI Lunatics’, a special space-themed site where owners can log their car’s mileage. Various prizes are on offer to those who happen to dock in a section where the surprises are hidden, and an extra incentive for anyone finding specific hidden words in the site – a trip for four to Cape Canaveral.

Drivers who have driven at least 252,000 miles – the equivalent distance to the moon – could be in line to scoop special limited edition MINI memorabilia.

For the record, our 2005 Cooper has devoured over 112,000 miles – and one clutch…

[Source: MINI]

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