Remember how we had the previous discussion about Mini and all of its awesomeness…(yes, I am a proud owner.) Well now you have the chance to test one out for yourself, “on an aggressive autocross course.” “Mini Takes the States” is back: EVERYONE IS INVITED – EVEN IF YOU DON'T OWN A MINI The net proceeds from registration fees help out a regional MINI Motoring Hearts charitable organization. The event offers live festival entertainment and Vertical Horizon as the headlining band on Saturday night. Registration is $20 and free for kids under 12. MINI Cross Course – Los Angeles Saturday, August 2nd, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm & Sunday, August 3rd, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA Take advantage of an exclusive chance to experience the thrills and power of the new MINI John Cooper Works models on an aggressive auto-cross course our friends at Automobile, Motortrend and European Car will have waiting for you. Or, spend some quality time with your MINI by pushing it to the limit and getting a serious adrenaline boost. Other Festival Offerings: Festival Fun Zone Rock Climbing (National Geo Adventure) Mountain Bike Stunt Show (Outside Magazine) Free Massages (Playboy) Eurobungee MINI Market Eco-friendly Car Wash (Good Magazine / LA Works) Tree Musketeers Boot Sale Talk to MINI! Video Log Stop Chalk Talk with Grassroots Motorsports Festival Awards Live Music on Rolling Stone Music Stage (Rolling Stone / Blender)

Mini Takes the States Website

December 3, 2016

Artist Completes Gigantic Pen & Ink Drawing After 3.5 Years

From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2017 edition: French farmers.

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