MINIsOnTop on Autoblog

A great write-up on Autoblog (thanks for the link, Ricardo) …

… The event is called Minis on Top, and the 2011 running represents the 9th year for these passionate fans of the brand … That’s nine years running, without any direct support from Mini USA. Not that the automaker hasn’t been paying attention. In fact, Mini President Jim McDowell has been attending MoT for the last six years. This year, McDowell brought along a KISS-edition Mini Countryman, a Cooper Coupe prototype and a basketful of balloons to toss randomly at other cars. If you’re going to run a fun brand… you’d better be fun yourself, and McDowell seems like the perfect person to helm this ship