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White Roof Radio - The MINI Cooper Podcast


We talk about MINI Coopers, answer your questions about MINI Coopers and the occasional nerd topic like iPhones or Star Wars.


Seattle, WA


We talk about MINI Coopers, answer your questions about MINI Coopers and the occasional nerd topic like iPhones or Star Wars.




(206) 202-3252


MINI is Going Electric

Starting off reminding you that MotoringFile.com is the only source for MINI Cooper news. If you disagree, or prefer to get MINI news elsewhere, please, let us know. Also, we have all pretty much stopped using X/Twitter and can find us on Threads (and, in my case, Mastodon too!). Before getting into it, this is your reminder that there was a brand new episode of Black Roof available, 100% free of charge! Ok, with that out of the way, click over to MotoringFile and start scrolling. I recommend that you start with Gabe's hands-on review of the MINI Cooper Electric, then, check out his take on the Electric Countryman. From there, go where you like to get ALL of the information about these two MINIs. There is a ton, photos, specs, everything to make your MINI nerd heart happy! And, we promise the next show will be for us OG MINI people to talk about the R cars and cool stuff being done by our man Chad at Detroit Tuned and MINIs on the Mac (Spoiler: they did not break the record). It will be hoot!


Woofcast 691 - New MINI Interior

We were able to check everything out earlier in the week and it's been difficult not sharing this sooner! While you listen, go ahead and open up to view the pictures and see what we are talking about. It's very cool! We teased this during . Remember, this is always a free download. While you are there, if you want to help keep WRR listener supported, you can do that too! Thank you for your support! Don't forget to get your favorite graphics and badges over at MotoringStripes.com, including the ! #alwaysBeAlly For those of you playing the home game, there are a few updates under the White Roof! First, is back, baby! Fireball Tim and I talking about movie cars, diecast, movies and TV. It's so fun and we hope you'll give us a listen! Also, is making it's triumphant return with updates from our boy Brian, and myself, talking about riding bikes, like we like to do.


Woofcast 690: Feels Like Getting out of an F150

Todd, Chad and db catching you up on all things MINI, directly from MotoringFile. We also had a great Black Roof Radio session prior to this show, and you can download it for free . Free as in beer, not free as in a zilliondy popup ads. Lots of news, lots of updates! and this will probably be edited again in the next few days.


White Roof Radio 689: They Should Have Called it Winston

Big show for you this week! Lots about electric MINIs, but first, let's begin by providing our thoughts about , and we might not have had anything nice to say about it. It's almost time to remind you about the awesome that was . Then we get right into the electric MINI stuff, starting with Gabe's latest . For those of you that are looking for our pre-show, you can find that, 100% free of charge, at . While you are there, if you would like to support the show, awesome! If not, that is totally ok too! Other links from this episode:


Woofcast 688: The Electric MINI is Dead. Long live the electric MINI

We woke up and realized that it's been quite a while since we last made a show. So, let's get right to it since I'm also terribly late getting this one posted! Kicking things off, a quick reminder is that there is a new episode of available to download. Once we get started, the title of the show pretty much describes what we were seeing at Motoringfile when we recorded. Needless to say, we are talking a lot about electric MINIs this episode. And nerd website stuff. And, Go Motoring (#IYKYK). This is to serve as your reminder that is your best source for MINI news. Gabe is the only one out there, really, that has the inside track. Trust me. Add in the MINI boobs and some chatGPT and we have ourselves a show! Finally, don't forget the OG sponsors of White Roof Radio and Motoringfile: , , and .


Woofcast 687: db Sold his MINI

We managed to rally together one more time before closing out 2022! A quick not to the affliates, we do go long. We are pretty sure all y'all won't mind. Catching up, (and replaced it with a ). His garage is now home to a BMW X3, which there will be more words about that coming (like, it really should be a wagon). Then, the latest news from MotoringFile, as usual! If you missed Gabe's review of the , go check it out if you want to find out what the next version of the Countryman will be like. We get filled on on life with in Gabe's garage with a horrible name, and , plus some other information you will find to be very interesting. Oh, yea. is totally a thing. For those of you that have missed it, we are still recording . Click through for access to the most recent episodes, all available **FREE OF CHARGE**! Also, as db mentioned, RSS is not dead! You can still follow and subscribe to your favorite sites using any of the latest versions of RSS Readers. Check out (yes, it's back!) for OSX/IOS, Aggregator for Android and Newsflow on Windows! Any of these will let you subscribe and help break you of your social media habit! Links for the podcast players below db sold his MINI: db's new vehicle: Bimmerfile X1 review: Untamed Edition: Product codes: First looks, NexGen MINI: Feather Bowling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feather_bowling


Woofcast 686 - You Aren't Driving Fast Enough

We still aren't driving very much, but Todd just got back from Philly, Detroit Tuned is still busy, Gabe is still pivoting. Mini (yes, Mini) Heritage Recharged, which is a classic Mini that has been fully converted to electric, to MINIs specifications. ! We also catch up with Gabe and his trip to the UK to attended which is a great story! He even got to meet and check out the MINI Strip Concept! Video: Paul Smith Talks To Us About The MINI Strip Concept - https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/10/02/video-paul-smith-talks-to-us-about-the-mini-strip-concept/ Video Review: MINI Recharged – Official Classic Mini Electric Conversion - https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/09/27/first-drive-mini-recharged-official-classic-mini-electric-conversion-kit/ The Goodwood Revival – A Time Warp Of Vintage Motorsports Unlike Anything - https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/09/23/the-goodwood-revival-the-most-epic-vintage-motorsports-event-in-the-world/


Woofcast 685: The Loss of a Legend

Starting off with our rememberance of Mr. Paddy Hopkirk. He was a great human that we were all lucky enough to meet and interview. We are still looking for the interview we did we him, but fear it might have been lost to the great server outage of aught nine. Gabe catches us up on #mtts2022 and thank you to those of you that asked about Todd and I. We really appreciate that. Then, we have a little something to say about the . Don't forget , the pre show for each episode, available to you 100% free of charge!


Woofcast 684: MINI Going to the 'Ring

That's right. They attached a giant wing to a JCW GP to take it to the 'ring. Plus some #mtts2022 updates and a bit more on supply chain issues. I am still struggling to get caught up and hope to have the site up-to-date this week or early next. For those of you that keep with us, thank you! For those of you wondering where to get Black Roof Radio, you can download it for free at ! If you are still looking for the coolest #mtts2022 decals for your MINI before the big event, make sure to head over to for all of that and more.


20 Years of MINI!

I'm joined by Todd & Gabe and we spend dang near the entire episode talking about all the cool stuff that we have seen surrounding this car we all know and love so well. This was fun to record and we hope you enjoy listening! Side note, click over to blackroofradio.com and listen to the latest extra episode, again, free of charge if you so desire. After you listen, you will understand why I'm a little behind in getting the site updates, among other things. I hope to get a bunch of that done early next week!


White Roof Radio 682: A No ICE Garage

db interviews WRR Listener Niall Simpson about his experience with only having electric vehicles as his families daily drivers, including a '21 MINI SE.


White Roof Radio 681: Bring Back the Pop

A whole bunch of new MINI stuff happening, and we've got the latest right here under the White Roof! Click over to with us to play the home game. Start with , move on to see how . Finish up with some Countryman news about , along with a new . Plus, Todd has a scoop on door handles for us, letting us know MINI handles will be flush, like BMWs, very soon! You heard it here first! Are you looking for #mtts2022 badges and decals? You know Todd as you covered! Click over to MotoringStripes () to get the goods! Looking for the next Mod for your MINI, plus anything else you need? Detroit Tuned () has you covered! In case you missed it, Black Roof Radio is now something you can get 100% free of charge! Just click over to to find it. I don't have a feed for it yet, but am working on that. For those that want to us keep us listener supported, you can do that there. Totally not necessary! Links for the players Pricing Updates - https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/02/24/mini-usa-2023-pricing-equipment-updates/ Ukraine - https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/03/03/russias-invasion-of-ukraine-disrupts-bmw-and-mini-production/ JCW F60 Hybrid Power/range - https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/03/04/an-all-new-jcw-countryman-hybrid-is-coming-with-more-power-usable-range/ JCW F60 shifter - https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/03/01/2024-mini-countryman-to-feature-radically-new-shifter-center-console/ Black Roof Radio - http://www.blackroofradio.com


Woofcast 680: 2023 MINI Special Editions

Big news this week and we jump right into it! In case you missed it, there are 3 new special editions that MINI announced this week; , and, quite possibly our favorite, . We take as deep a dive as we can on these and our looking forward to seeing this in person soon. Also from the in-case-you-missed-it files, MINI has a . As Gabe said, she has an impressive CV. Click over for the official release. A few other things we mentioned were the , which I think would be rad on the bonnet of the Clubman Untold. There is also the madness that is the , in case you missed that. And, yes, the Hoonigan crew put a into a 3rd Gen Camaro. Welcome to White Roof Radio for 2022. Thanks to you, the fine and good looking White Roof Radio listener, we are now listener supported! Not only that, but everyone can now get . For Free! Follow the link to download the latest episodes. If you would like to help keep us listener supported, you can donate on that site. We appreciate your continued support!


Woofcast 679: The F Car has Brought the Enthusiasm Back

#mtts2022 updates that we all know you guys have been jonesin' for and a lot of talk about community and enthusiasm. If you haven't done a MINI event in a while, you should. It is really coming back in a very big way! We also get an update from Todd about his JCW Countryman. Look around and you can find the photo of Todd's new F60 in the garage with his R59. It's cool! And, yes, White Roof Radio is now listener supported! Not only that, but EVERYONE now has access to Black Roof Radio! All of this happens at buymeacoffee.com. Click over to download the latest episode of Black Roof, 100% free of charge. If you want to help support us, you can do that at the same time, on the same site! Links MTTS2022 updates: https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/01/20/mini-usa-announces-official-route-for-mtts-2022/ Time for BMW to embrace the first gen MINIs: https://www.motoringfile.com/2022/01/17/embrace-mini-r53-generation/ Support White Roof Radio! https://buymeacoffee.com/whiteroofradio


Woofcast 678: The MINI You Loved to Hate

For our final show of 2021, we spend more than a fair share of time talking about the leaked 2024 MINI SE photos and the rest of the time talking about electric cars in general. Plus, a few other stories from (MotoringFile.com)[motoringfile.com]. Oh, and we might have been drinking sometime during or before this episode. We finish off talking about Todd's new MINIs. As mentioned, this is the last episode of 2021. We do have an inteview with Mike Peyton from the LA Auto that Gabe did a few weeks ago that I'm going to be sharing with you, if you promise to use headphones. Also, there is an episode of Black Roof, if you know the secret hand shake. I am working on a better way to get that, coming very soon! All stories we talked about linked up below! The MINI Cooper SE in NYC - https://www.motoringfile.com/2021/12/14/the-mini-cooper-se-in-new-york-gallery/ Interview Luis Parocarpi from Lap Motorsports - https://www.whiteroofradio.com/interview-luis-parocarpi-of-lap-motorsports/ Giant Killer - MINIUSA and MotorTrend The Story of MINI Cooper - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zRajXqeKsc Leaked 2024 MINI SE Photos - https://www.motoringfile.com/2021/12/10/uncovered-all-new-2024-electric-mini-hatch/


Woofcast 677: BMW M5 CS vs MINI Cooper JCW vs the MINI Cooper

Let's start by talking about Bridger's DQ at Thermal. I was there and can verify what the line judge saw. That is not to say that he did not have the quickest run of the day, because he did. Then lets remember The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, as we originally discussed during (yes, it's there). If you are new here, this is a great insight into the history of White Roof Radio. Since the last time we met, it was just Gabe and I at (now with updated audio, as promised!), we spent some time disucssing the cars we drove in more detail. Man, that M5CS was truly an amazing automobile! We also get some time to really talk about the updated MINI Cooper, which I thought was amazing! As mentioned above, the audio for Woofcast 676 has been updated, if you had a hard time listening. Winter tire show is forthcoming and, really, get back in the habit of listening until the end and make sure you are following on Twitter.


Woofcast 676: BMW MINI Test Fest

You probably already saw that Gabe and I were at BMW MINI Test Fest this week. We recorded some time in some very cool cars, but, most importantly, we got an interview with Mike Peyton and our pal Pat McKenna. I wanted to get this out to you guys quickly. Next show might be delayed because Todd is going to SEMA and you know he is taking his recording gear! Photos can be found and Instagram accounts. And we will be talking JCW and electric MINI when we come back!


Woofcast 675: The Cheapest Mod to Make You Feel Alive

So, wrong show number not withstanding, this is Woofcast 675 and we do not mess around, getting right to it. The lack of window controls on the F56 in the center, not needing to double pull door handles and Gabe with his software issues. Oh, and electronic e-brake. Pour one out for the reverse J-Turn. On to a bunch of Ask Chad. Like, mods, mods, MODS! We know we need to come back to this further, and we will. But this was a great place for us to start! Especially remembering about doing a rear sway bar upgrade. Roxy had that and it was an amazing mod #becauseRaceCar. Thank you to everyone for taking the survey! We really appreciate it. It has been closed, but if you are interested in checking out the results, they are still live for a bit longer using the link in the last 2 shows.


Woofcast 674: 85 Years of White Roof Radio

Y'all came this close (db pinches fingers) to getting an actual gin show this week. Instead, Gabe was able to join us so we talked about MINI stuff instead! Since Gabe joined us, we allowed him to wax poetic about his 2020 JCW Clubman (spoiler alert: he loves it) and we answer listener email! Oh, and you guys already watched the Goodwood Mini Race already, right? Spoil yourself, put it on the TV. Trust us. And, one more reminder about the survey. It only takes a few minutes and we would really love your feedback. You can click through and check it out at the Survey link below. Survey link: https://forms.gle/V9DgUR5pDsfr9M7F9 Oh yea. Want to save 5% on your next [3][MotoringBadges] order? Use the code **WRR21** [Goodwood Mini Race]:https://www.motoringfile.com/2021/09/22/goodwood-revival-hosts-the-most-insane-classic-mini-race-youll-ever-see/ [Survey Link]:https://forms.gle/V9DgUR5pDsfr9M7F9 [MotoringBadges.com]:http://www.motoringbadges.com


Woofcast 673: What Makes the F56 the Best MINI Ever

This week, it was decided that we should spend some time talking about the NFL. Oops, I mean the engines that are in the current generation of MINIs. Specifically, the B38 and, the Chevy 350 of BMW engines, the B48, which we discover goes into just about everything. LInks are below. Are you a mechanic? Live in Detroit? Know a mechanic in Detroit? Want to work for one of the most prominent MINI Cooper shops on the planet? Send your CV over to Detroit Tuned (resume@). Chad would love to talk to you, 3,000%. A HUGE thank you to everyone that has filled out the survey so far. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us your amazing answers. We are still looking at you that haven't filled it out yet. It is pretty short, anonymous and a bunch of the questions aren't even required. If you could, link is below. https://forms.gle/V9DgUR5pDsfr9M7F9 B38: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_B38 B48: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_B48