How Much Car Can I Afford? How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway?
Jul11

How Much Car Can I Afford? How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway?

How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway? We all want a nice car. I mean, who doesn’t want a Rolls Royce or a BMW or a McLaren in their driveway? Hell, at about $35,000 a MINI Cooper John Cooper Works and Subaru WRX STI are lofty goals in their own rights. But, that begs the question, just how much car can you afford? Or, put another way, how much money do you need to make to buy that new BMW M4?...

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2016 Dodge Viper ACR and 2016 MINI John Cooper Works From One End of the Performance Car Spectrum Waaaaaaaay over to the Other
May09

2016 Dodge Viper ACR and 2016 MINI John Cooper Works From One End of the Performance Car Spectrum Waaaaaaaay over to the Other

From One End of the Performance Car Spectrum Waaaaaaaay over to the Other (Video, Specs and Photo Gallery) The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR and the 2016 MINI John Cooper Works… Two cars of very different lineage, very different purpose, very different pedigree and very, very, very different performance. But, they have something essential in common. They share one spirit… The spirit of edge of your seat driving and the true joy of...

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Four Cylinder Fast Cars Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine
Oct01

Four Cylinder Fast Cars Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine

Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine Honda Civic Type R Concept and the Top 10 Best Four Cylinder Performance Cars   Today (or rather yesterday in France) at the Paris Motor Show, Honda has continued their… um, let’s say… extended unveiling of the next-gen four cylinder Honda Civic Type-R. And, in the tradition of the Acura NSX Type-R and Acura Integra Type-R (both badged as Hondas in Europe), this latest über...

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MINI Superleggera Vision Concept: A MINI Coupe We Actually Want
May23

MINI Superleggera Vision Concept: A MINI Coupe We Actually Want

This is the MINI Superleggera Vision.  And, it looks like the MINI Coupe everyone was hoping for when MINI announced they were making a two-door, two-seater a few years back.  Unfortunately, it isn’t headed to production.   The MINI Superleggera Vision concept car is, just that, a concept designed to show off beautiful one-off coachwork craftsmanship for MINI for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 on Lake Como in...

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2013 Year in Review… Cliche, Isn’t It…
Jan01

2013 Year in Review… Cliche, Isn’t It…

So, not only did we survive December 21st, 2012, we’ve made it all the way through 2013.  HA!  Take that Mayans!  Now that it’s 2014 (2014, weird, isn’t it?), I thought I’d do the most cliché thing blog-ily possible.  This is a TickTickVroom.com 2013 Year in Review post.   2013 was a banner year for TTV… a new, fancy-schmancy website, a bunch of cool road and track tests (sooooo much fun) and some...

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New MINI John Cooper Works Concept
Dec17

New MINI John Cooper Works Concept

Last month in Oxford, MINI unveiled the 2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop, a.k.a. the latest version of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S, which is pretty big evolution from the current iteration.  It’s bigger, more powerful and loses the giant center speedometer (so sad). With new MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S hardtops comes a need for a new MINI Cooper John Cooper Works.  Enter the MINI John Cooper Works Concept.  For better or for...

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2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)
Nov19

2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)

So, there is a new MINI Cooper Hardtop, the third generation since the brand’s resurrection twelve years ago.  Only now, instead of just calling the two-door hatchback the Cooper (or Cooper S) Hardtop, MINI has taken to calling it the MINI Cooper Original.  Catchy name, but does this latest MINI Cooper have any resemblance at all to the true original Mini, the one that changed the motoring world in 1959?   Back in the...

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MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman in Frozen Black: MINI Goes Matte
Oct20

MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman in Frozen Black: MINI Goes Matte

Matte paint has been all the rage for a few years now.  Not surprising, since a well-done matte finish looks great and can make an already pulchritudinous (word of the day app) car even better.  Several years ago, BMW was at the vanguard of the matte finish trend and has been offering “Frozen” editions of their cars for some time now, albeit in very limited numbers. As the latest member of the BMW Group to hop on the matte...

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2015 MINI Cooper Sees Major Technology Changes
Oct05

2015 MINI Cooper Sees Major Technology Changes

The 2015 MINI Cooper (F56) is set to be unveiled at MINI’s Oxford, UK factory in November, and it will feature some major technology changes.  The biggest change for the 2015 MINI Cooper is probably under the bonnet (that’s the hood, by the way).  Since its return to the U.S. market, the MINI Cooper and it varied variations have been powered a 1.6 liter four-cylinder, be it naturally aspirated, supercharged or...

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MINI Vision Looks at the Future of "Actual Size" Cars
Jul26

MINI Vision Looks at the Future of "Actual Size" Cars

MINI is getting set to reveal the third generation of the Cooper Hardtop three-door hatchback that is the cornerstone of its brand and provider of the mental image most of us have when hear the word “MINI”.  While many have seen the spyshots and leaked photos of the next-gen MINI at various times on the intertubes, MINI has released the MINI Vision concept to give us a good look into the design philosophy that is going...

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