Oktoberfest at Schomp MINI

September 28th, 2018 by

How you celebrate Oktoberfest is completely up to you. You can dress up in a regrettable costume or you can come into Schomp MINI and motor with us. We encourage you to come as you are – no costume needed (please). What is in it for you? Well, we twisted MINI’s arm for a $1,000…

Vote Every 24 Hours for Chris Chappell to Win a Mini Clubman!

June 17th, 2016 by

By Schomp Mini Posted June 17, 2016   Colorado’s MINI 5280 Car Club President Chris Chappell is in the MINI #defylabels contest’s FINAL FOUR, thanks to your votes! He and his wife will be attending Mini Takes the States next month, and have a 1:4 chance to win a 2017 MINI Clubman. Please continue to…

Schomp Stories: Billie Carstens

May 12th, 2016 by

By Schomp Mini Posted May 12, 2016 Words by Caroline Schomp Beneath the pleasant demeanor of the middle-age clinical instructor who teaches genetic counseling at UC Health, there beats the heart of a speed demon. “Cars are my passion,” says Billie Carstens. And one look at her Lapisluxury Blue MINI with black and red racing…

Schomp Automotive Through the Years: a Visual Timeline

May 4th, 2016 by

By Schomp Mini Posted May 4, 2016 This year marks an important milestone for Schomp Automotive: We have been serving the Denver community for 75 years. Among the many ways to describe how we feel are happy, proud, humble and, especially, thankful. We are thankful to our friends and customers; to a wonderfully hardworking and…

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Steve McQueen’s Mark II1967 Cooper S

April 4th, 2016 by

By Schomp Mini Posted April 4, 2016 Since its inception in 1959, MINI has enjoyed notoriety among celebrities the world over. Perhaps none was more notorious than the legendary Steve McQueen, who had a close personal friendship with Racing Legend John Cooper. During the filming of “The War Lover,” it’s rumored that Cooper ignited McQueen’s…

Then & Now: 1961 Mini Cooper vs. 2016 MINI Cooper 2-Door Hardtop

February 19th, 2016 by

September 20, 1961.  To critical acclaim, the very first Mini Cooper was launched to the motoring world.  Tuned by racing legend John Cooper, the original iteration of “less is more” kicked off a worldwide revolution embraced by celebrities and general public alike.  Fast-forward 55 years, and Cooper’s vision has grown up – substantially.  The 2016…

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Famous MINIs and their Celebrity Owners

February 16th, 2016 by

Riding on the high of MINI’s first Super Bowl commercial, celebrity exposure for the brand has spread like wildfire.  Lest we forget, it isn’t just Serena Williams, Randy Johnson, and T-Pain who’ve owned our cars – MINI’s celebrity heritage dates all the way back to 1961, when the first MINI “Cooper” made its debut.  Here…

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The Storied and Stylish Impact of MINI

January 19th, 2016 by

Before there was the miniskirt, the minicomputer or Mini-Me there was the Mini Cooper, a legendary and iconic automobile that took Great Britain by storm in the late-‘50s.  It was named the runner-up to Car of the Century in 1999 – second only to Henry Ford’s Model T – and Best British Car of All…

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The Unexpected Race Car: John Cooper

January 13th, 2016 by

The year is 1952, and UK-based vehicle manufacturer The British Motor Corporation Limited (BMC) had been formed to solidify the merger of the Morris and Austin brands.  At the same time, auto racing legend John Cooper was selling and racing his rear-engined, chain-driven Cooper racing cars throughout the world. Rewind to 1938 when Cooper, then…

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