White Roof Radio - The Mini Cooper Podcast



MINI Cooper Podcasting with db, Todd, Gabe, Chad & Brian


  • Woofcast 668: The First Gen MINI is the Best Modern MINI

    22/05/2020 Duración: 48min

    Just Chad and I talking about how awesome the R50/R53 was. Gabe joins us for a few minutes to add to it. And Chad gives us some great tips on what we should be doing for care and maintenance of our MINIs since they aren't getting driven as much as before. At least, mine isn't. We talked about a few things, like: Sharing is free! Heading over to our sponsers, however, might cost you a few dollars! , , and .

  • Woofcast 667: The Quarantine Show

    26/04/2020 Duración: 58min

    In this, the show formally known as Woofcast 66six, we meet up on Zoom since that seems to be the cool thing to do. As mentioned, please excuse any quality and delays. And, to go a bit in reverse, please don't forget any of the fine sponsors under the White Roof Radio that have been supporting us and all of our habits since 2006! Now that we have paid the bills, here are a few of the things we talk about. Todd's new basement bar. Check the cover photo! Crazy drivers in and The Amazing move A Taking a classic Thanks for joining us gang. Stay safe and wash your hands!

  • Woofcast 665: All About the Hostess Rack

    03/03/2020 Duración: 59min

    We interrupt your regularly scheduled MINI Cooper podcast to discuss our favorite snacks. And, yes, You can still get . Plus, paczki's and vodka in Detroit! Hello Fat Tuesday! Getting started, our man Brian Dallas, from got a chance to see the new JCW GP at the auto show, along with the new electric MINI and then we end up down a Car Play/Android Auto rabbit hole and some how end up on wondering why nobody has 'fixed' physics. Lots of reminiscing. Just some old dudes, and Chad, remembering with longing and simpler times, about how things used to be. Who among us really misses the Hostess rack? Come on! I ask Chad a question too; how to reset your service/brake lights on an R56 MINI. Is this something you need to be able to do? Chad has you covered with to walk you through the process! So awesome! DT has a great selection of for your MINI. Check it out, then go . We have all confirmed that we will all be in Las Vegas, at Palace Station, March 27th - March 29th. We do have an you can mark you are interested

  • Woofcast 664: Grounded on the Ground

    31/01/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    Gabe was able to drive the MINI Cooper SE last week in Miami and we got to talk about it prior to his review going up on Motoringfile. We tried to cover the questions we think you guys would ask, but check the post on Motoringfile if you have any other questions. You can read his full review, complete with some amazing photos, . I wanted to this posted sooner, but we were experiencing some technical issues with the site that required my time to assist in getting sorted out. A few other things I want to remind you about. Todd, Chad and I FOR SURE will be in Las Vegas March 27th - March 29 at Palace Station and we are hoping that maybe you might be able to take some time and come hang out with us. Would be super rad and hope you can make it! I am really excited about the opportunity to make the show listen supported. I think 2020 is our year and it's super simple. If we can get 300 listeners supporting us through our , then it's going to happen! Keep in mind that one of the best perks you get by becoming a patr

  • White Roof Radio 663: They Have Donuts in Vegas

    12/01/2020 Duración: 01h14min

    First things first; We were serious about a Vegas meetup! Here are the details: White Roof Radio Vegas Meetup (aka AMVIV rememberance Tour 2020) March 27 - 29 Palace Station, Las Vegas, NV There is a and I will be updating that as more details are available. Sales, GP3, SUVs, Car Play, coffee, donuts and more. What else would you expect from our first show back for 2020? We've been away for a bit, so we had a lot to catch up. Oh, and we go a little long, as you would expect. If you have some holiday money burning a hole in your pocket, a good use of those funds would be cool MINI stuff from and . for service if you are 7.5 hours away. Now offering custom tunes too! for your #mtts2020 badges and door magnets! And, we need your help! Make 2020 the year that you share White Roof Radio with anyone! We are @whiteroofradio everywhere, so share away! Finally, wouldn't it be cool if White Roof Radio was listener supported? . If we had 300 listeners supporting us, we would be able to go 100% listener supported. Le

  • Interview: Steve Ambeau, Department Head, MINI Brand Communications

    23/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    Steve has been on for almost a year, Gabe thought it was about time we had him on under the White Roof. This in an interview you are not going to want to miss! Renewed focus on fun and community and some admissions that you might find shocking! 

  • MotoringFile Interview: Mike Peyton, VP MINIUSA

    19/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    Gabe had the chance to Interview Mike Peyton, VP MINIUSA recently. Here is that interview. More details can be found at MotoringFile.com

  • White Roof Radio 662: The Thirty Year Gap

    10/11/2019 Duración: 58min

    The Thirty Year Gap We finally manage to get Gabe on again while he was at an event at the BMW Plant in South Carolina (you have probably seen the pictures). Since we have him, we talk new GP, including pricing, including vs. the previous generation GPs vs. JCWs in General. Think of this as a JCW Show. Don't forget #mtts2020 coming soon too! Click the link for the dates and mark those calendars! Speaking of calendar marking, in case you didn't hear, the boys and I have decided that it's been far too long since we hung out with you, the fine and good looking White Roof Radio listener, and have also decided to change that. So, on your way to marking the dates for #mtts2020, stop at March 27th - 29th and put that as the WRR Meetup in Las Vegas! Todd, Chad, Brian and I will be hanging out at Palace Station for that weekend and would love to see a bunch of MINIs on the top parking deck and just hang out. We don't have anything planned yet and won't be organizing any group drives, but we will all be there and hop

  • Woofcast 661: Thunder Something

    13/10/2019 Duración: 01h15min

    Woof 661 Thunder Something Todd, Chad and I get together, yet again, to discuss time zone math, Halloween tips and, of course, MINIs! A note to the affiliates, we do run long this week. Make sure to listen to the full show, we are looking for feedback on a potential Las Vegas WRR meetup in 2020. Head into the Flick App (use the code whiteroofradio) to chime in. Besides that, we talk about the new GP sans swirls graphics that you probably already saw photos of, difficulty getting manual transmissions and not being able to configure a Cooper Clubman which we covered a few shows back. Finally, click over to Jalopnik to read up on what we have talked about before; auto loan debt. Crazy stuff. From the Department of Shout-outs, did you guys see that our pal from Philly, Susan, has made 200,000 miles on her MINI? Sure, big deal you say? What if I told you her's is a CVT!! Holy cats! Congrats Susan! And, from the sponsors, did you get the Keysmart Pro with Tile at Cravenspeed? It looks pretty rad to me, along with

  • Woofcast 659: Apples to an Orange Fight

    26/08/2019 Duración: 55min

      A little reminiscing, a little news and catching up with Chad and the last few events in Michigan, including the last Dream Cruise and MINIs on the Mac! 2 events that everyone needs to add to their 2020 and 2021 calendars! As mentioned, please stop linking up crappy products on Amazon and eBay. Most everything you need for your MINI can be found at Outmotoring.com and Craven Speed. Anything you buy from them can be installed at Detroit Tuned and Todd will make it look hot with custom graphics from MotoringStripes. You have to listen to the entire show, but we are looking for anyone that would be interested in a Vegas meetup. Comments are open, who's in? And, for you those of you that aren't subscribed to Black Roof, you missed some really talk about the upcoming GP. Token to be removed later: 6BZ2aCq64lRSjTPnkg3L

  • Woofcast 658: Red Foxx and Ozzy

    28/07/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    We talk electric cars, high end English cars and skateboards with clear wheels. Plus, for those of you that missed it, I did manage to fix the top on my roadster! Links on the key topics below. MINI skateboard JD Power MINI all electric in 10 years MINI Roadster roof repair Instagram hashtags that we dig and think you should follow! #lovemini #stancemini As always, comments are open!

  • Woofcast 657 - The GP Has To Be Special

    07/07/2019 Duración: 44min

      A shorter than normal show this week that is also oddly shaped. Trying to get something while the gettin' was good. Todd and Gabe were available for about 45 minutes, so one short show it is! Quite a bit more GP talk, along with questioning the difference in power output for the GP models. Gabe is pro, Todd and I are con. What say you? If you are looking for the random JCW GP video I mentioned, you can find that over at YouTube. Quick reminder gang; we know you really enjoy using Facebook. Here's the thing; when you leave those awesome comments over there, it's like talking in an empty room. Nobody sees those comments. Gabe doesn't see them. Todd doesn't see them. I don't see them. MINI and MINIUSA don't see them. If you want your voice to be heard, make sure you are leaving those comments at White Roof Radio or MotoringFile  

  • White Roof Radio 656: We Are Limited Edition

    24/06/2019 Duración: 01h18min

    It has been a while since we have made a show, and we haven't made many shows so far for 2019. Listen in; stuff has been going on which has been keeping us from making a show. Todd is going to get a GP, Gabe hates 4 spoke wheels and Chad Likes ham and I have finally figured out how to drive an automatic. I know I said back in Episode 652, it has taken me this long to figure it out. We discuss the upcoming GP, the new Electric MINI, the current MotoringFile company car, sales and more. Just 4 dudes talking about MINI Cooper stuff, like we like to do. Please remember the fine sponsors under the White Roof! CravenSpeed.com, OutMotoring.com, and MotoringStripes.com. Todd even has a special discount code for the rest of summer for you guys!  

  • Woofcast 655: The S Has a Turbo, The Cooper Doesn't?

    08/04/2019 Duración: 01h54s

    Detroit Tuned is doing video, Gabe posted some stories to MotoringFile that you should read, but we aren't talking about that this week. We start off with shout-outs to our girl Crazy Susan with her crazy odometer readings for a CVT and Xiek, who cracked FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND kilometers on his Canadian MINI! That's more miles than Roxy, for the record! Well done sir! I drive an F56, we compare rattles in our MINIs and Chad is making videos for Detroit Tuned and getting ready to go the dragon. We really think you are going to enjoy this show! If you are going to the Dragon and want Chad and Marzo to do some work on your car, you still have time to book that. Email address is in the show, but make sure you do that ASAP! For those of you that called us out for the poor sound quality in the last episode, thank you! We knew it and posted it anyway. That won't happen again. When you get a minute, check out the fine sponsors under the White Roof; CravenSpeed and Out Motoring. They really keep us going and have been

  • Woofcast 654 - Don't Drive Angry

    17/03/2019 Duración: 01h22min

      A quick note to the affliates; we do go long this week*. Todd wraps a Toyota, Gabe gets us pulled from YouTube and Chad is trying to sell out of purses. It has been a bit since we last did a show, so we had some catching up to do. New JCW Motor, a lot of transmission talk, a lot of talk about electric and some talk about sales. And the future of the internal combustion engine. And, and, and, and. Like I mentioned, it's been a while since we did a show, so we had some catching up to do. This delay has been my fault. I was busy buying and moving into a house. That process has been completed and we will be back on track with 2 shows per month for you guys going forward. Along with that, please watch this space as I have some plans for things that I am going to need your help with. Don't forget the fine sponsors here either. OutMotoring for everything that you need for your MINI and your person that is MINI related. Craven Speed for the coolest, custom created accessories for your MINI, MotoringStripes for all

  • Woofcast 653: Carrousel

    28/01/2019 Duración: 59min

    Random Logan's Run references notwithstanding, we do talk about MINI stuff for this, our first episode of 2019. Welcome to our 15th year of podcasting excellence! We did discuss a few things or I said I would link a few things, so here they are. New MINI Commercial Rauno's Mini, in Lego form A History Lesson Gabe Trolls Todd Gabe Trolls everyone If you belong to the Black Roof Radio club, you have homework. Get logged in and get to it! If you aren't a member of that club, here's the deal; If you want to help support White Roof Radio, this is your way to do that. It's slow going, but we are working toward being completely listener supported (which would be no more ads!). If you think that sounds cool, help us out and in doing so, you get 2 extra episodes every month! UPDATE - If you already downloaded this, it has been removed from your device. You can skip ahead to about the 39 minute mark to pick up where the previous version quit. Sorry for the trouble.

  • Woofcast 652: I Don't Know How to Drive an Automatic

    13/12/2018 Duración: 59min

    Woofcast 652: I don't know how to drive an Automatic Last show of 2018 has Gabe, Todd and myself talking about Gabe's interview with Pat McKenna, the upcoming 2020 JCW GP, upcoming other JCW models and a ton more! If you haven't listened to the interview with Pat yet, you should and be sure to comment at MotoringFile.com. Remember gang, besides Facebook being evil, if you want those comments and feedback seen by anyone at BMW or MINI, comment at MotoringFile! You still have time left to visit any of the fine sponsors under the White Roof before Christmas! All of them have a special or something, please check them all out! OutMotoring.com CravenSpeed.com MotoringStripes DetroitTuned We all hope you have an amazing holiday, no matter which one you celebrate and looking forward to talking to you again in 2019!  

  • MotoringFile Interview: Pat McKenna

    07/12/2018 Duración: 28min

    Gabe gets the chance to speak with Pat McKenna, head of Marketing for MINI USA and long time friend of the show. We have all already listened to this interview, at least 3 times! This is conversation you have been waiting for! Be sure to click over to MotoringFile to offer any feedback or questions. We will make sure they are seen!

  • Woofcast 651: The Snow Show

    23/11/2018 Duración: 01h09min

    For this, our final show of 2018 (unless something cool happens we want to tell you about), we talk about the upcoming GP (you know Todd will get one), snow tires with Gabe, a little MINI history, an update from Gabe on the MF JCW Countryman and a little bit of news. MF 5k Review The 2020 GP The Sticker Editions MF on Winter Tires Be sure to stick around to the end for something cool. I can't say anymore than that, but trust us, it's cool! And, this week's show art brought to you by JoAnne. Say hi to Duce! We hope everyone has a great holiday season! We will talk to you again in 2019!  

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