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About VTEC Mini Mania
Mini Mania is located in the heart of the Gold Country in Northern California's Sierra Nevada Foothills. What better place to drive Mini Coopers than in the twisty mountain roads of the region! We've been in the business of providing parts for the original Classic Mini Coopers since 1974, and as a result Mini Mania is the largest US supplier of parts for the Classic Mini. We developed performance parts for the new BMW MINI Cooper and Cooper 'S' a year before the car was released in this country, and continue as enthusiasts and a leader in providing parts for the BMW MINI Coopers. Whether you drive a Classic Mini Cooper or a BMW MINI Cooper, our dedicated staff works hard to provide you with a great selection of products and prices to meet your budget and your Motoring needs. Our customers are our first priority. We hope you enjoy doing business with us as much as we enjoy serving you. Cheers! Mini Mania's Heritage Mini Mania was started in 1974 when Don Racine decided that he wanted more parts for his Mini than could be found here in the United States. Don was racing Minis from the very start and before long had a stable of cars that required updates or restoration. While getting parts for himself, he found that the local Mini club was also anxious for a more reliable source of parts. Thus Mini Mania began to operate as a business. Started in Don's garage, within two years Mini Mania moved to a building of its own in south San Jose. We hired our first employee, and the entire inventory was kept on index cards! By the third or fourth year in business we established our relationship with Keith Dodd of Mini Spares in London. This relationship was the foundation of our business for years. As the profile of suppliers evolved Mini Mania began developing relationships with suppliers all over the world. Mini Mania almost immediately focused on the mail order sales of products. The main thrust of the business was flyers containing technical information and special offers, written and mailed monthly. An early adopter of computerized inventory systems, Mini Mania established its Internet site in September 1996.
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