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Old 05-21-2011, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mattleesc View Post
Was wondering, is the white roof of the WC50 more towards a creamish off white aka pepper white, compared to the regular white roofs on regular models?
Yes, roof and bonnet stripes on the WC50 are Pepper White. Standard MINI white roof color is called Aspen White.
 
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:19 PM
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Wc50 #439

After 13 months and what has been the most up and down new car buying process, I finally have JCW WC50 #439 brand new in the garage. It feels great, as anything and everything that could go wrong/take time in a car buying process happened, then happened again.

I had the 3M protection, JCW suspension, JCW strut brace, and JCW shifter installed at the dealer before cross country shipping. I have to remind my right foot which Mini Im in as I have been bouncing back and forth between this car and my R53.

Ray Kasprzyk at Towne Mini was amazing to work with, especially when the situation hit any of the roadbumps that occurred, massive props to him.

Now if you excuse me, Im off for my second run on Highway 1 of the day, pictures on the way!
 
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:49 PM
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Congrats! Glad you were able to work it out.
 
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:38 PM
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WC50 Owners Group Map

I took the info from the first post in the thread and created a geo map. Click on the image below to launch:

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:54 PM
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Need Wc50 Wheels

OK WC50 owners - who has switched out their wheels? One of mine got scraped and I am looking to buy one (or a whole set). Does anyone have any they can part with?

I am in northern VA
 
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:55 AM
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WC50 #437 is for sale

WC50 #437 is for sale here
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:59 AM
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Finally took some photos of the new car over the birthday weekend!
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:20 PM
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Finally took some photos of the new car over the birthday weekend!
Awesome pic!!

I grew up in San Francisco.
 
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WC50 #415 inside a covered bridge in Southeastern Ohio. Guess the Xenons really are a bluish tint!
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:22 PM
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Ohio. Guess the Xenons really are a bluish tint!
No, guess your camera's white balance was a bit toward the blue end of the spectrum. Probably because the backlighting looks rather warm (color temp wise) and it was trying to compensate.
 
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Some pics of us going through the Dragon this past weekend. Headed home the fun way. http://www.photoreflect.com/store/Or...&po=766&pc=999

http://www.129pix.net/jps/store.jsp?...01434708082567

http://www.129pix.net/jps/store.jsp?...eid=101&page=4

Should be some more up from other companies in a few days.
 

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:59 PM
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Nice photos! Looks like the coilovers got a workout.

How long did it take to get all of the bugs off?
 
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:43 PM
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The coilovers finally got their first real workout. Was fantastic really. Very neutral handling with 4 occupants plus gear. High CofG also with the top box.

Most of the bugs came off the night I got home. Same for the 1/2" of brake dust. However there is still too much on the car.

Tomorrow goes to dealer for 1 year service at just under 19.9k miles. 3M clear bra gets replaced. Something got on it and discolored it. Nobody is sure what did it. Drivers side stripe getting replaced. Road debris dented hood and removed small area in stripe.
Car is at 31.5mpg and 40.4mph according to the computer. It is about 1 mpg less than that actual. The computer is very generous compared to actual. MPG have been 27.8 (that was fun) to 32.9 (grandpa highway driver). No mechanical issues at all. Halfway through run flats and winter tires. Brake pads work at least half. Very slight warpage of brake rotors. Slight wearing of steering wheel alcantara. Body shop 4 times. 1) rear ended (I have paint codes if you ever need them, hope not) 2) my kids door dinging with snow shovel 3) Hail damage 4) road debris.
KC MINI Enthusiasts meets, MTTS 2010, family vacation to NC waterfalls, year round daily driver.
 
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:26 AM
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Cooper Championship 50

The two wheeler Cooper Championship 50 Edition. The color should look familiar, right town to the white stripes



 
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is it white with red top ?
 
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:32 AM
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The two wheeler Cooper Championship 50 Edition. The color should look familiar, right town to the white stripes



That looks great. Is it available for sale somewhere? I would pick one up to cruise around town on.
 
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That looks great. Is it available for sale somewhere? I would pick one up to cruise around town on.
Yes, this is the real deal. Mike Cooper started this business shortly after selling the JCW brand to BMW. There are a small handfull of retailers in the US, all here in the Mid-Atlantic area.

I visited one of them yesterday. Beautifully engineered road bikes. Very basic, but well made. And very pricey (over $1000)

Website: http://www.cooperbikesusa.com/
 
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JWC / BRG license plate

I'll make a shameless plug for my JCW license plate that I'm selling. The JCW logo is set in a BRG color plate. Looks great, but not for my Chili Red MCS. Too much like Christmas

For those of you fortunate enough to have a WC50 this plate frame would make the perfect complimentary addition.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...t/18165/cat/60

Check it out
 
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:19 PM
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I'll make a shameless plug for my JCW license plate that I'm selling....
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:20 AM
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Participated in Cars of England show yesterday. This is a sanctioned Jaguar Concours d'Elegance regional event, however it is open to all vehicles from the UK.



After the grounds cleared, a few of us grabbed this photo op...

 
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Hi everyone! i'm giulio from Milan, Italy..i found this site on the net and i decided to sign me because in my country there aren't many WC50 owners...we are totally 6 or 7. this is my baby, #336 : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...mg0151pgm.jpg/
i haven't got the jcw suspension kit, but i will mount it soon.
 
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:26 AM
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Hi everyone! i'm giulio from Milan, Italy..i found this site on the net and i decided to sign me because in my country there aren't many WC50 owners...we are totally 6 or 7. this is my baby, #336 : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...mg0151pgm.jpg/
i haven't got the jcw suspension kit, but i will mount it soon.
Looking good and welcome!
 
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:39 PM
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Stream crossing with friends in the WC50...

 

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Hi All - 437's Has a New Home

Hi All,

437 has moved to California and its resting contently under its car cover. Thanks JackMac for updating the map and everyone in the group for your posts - they provided me with great info and insight into the cars before I bought mine.
The car is still in great shape - the only exceptions are its missing its dash plate and the paint has quite a few swirls in it.
Before I picked this car up I had not been in a MINI since I lived in the UK in the late 80's They were fun then.....even more fun now! 437 was supposed to be a once a week driver for me but I can't seem to keep myself from getting behind the wheel every time I have to go out.
-Will-
 

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