Founded 4 years ago, the club "MINI Tours Ruhrpott", is, as the name suggests, all about these nippy little cars, which caused a minor revolution when launched by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959. Since 2001 they have formed part of BMW's Mini marque.
The club already includes 200 enthusiastic Mini fans, who meet up regularly and head off on sporting tours together.
Such as the "MTR goes Alps II" tour, in which a total of 12 vehicles took part. Over five days they covered almost 3000 km, travelling along countless mountain pass roads like the Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße, the Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße, the Timmeljoch, the Hahntennjoch, the Gerlospass, the Jaufenpass and numerous other serpentines in Germany, Austria and Italy.
There were breathtaking views, as our series of photos impressively shows!
The brakes were put to a tough test during the rapid descents – but they withstood this without any problems as the most of the vehicles were equipped with high-carbon Hella Pagid brake discs and Hella Pagid brake linings. High-performance brakes for high-performance requirements!