It’s not everybody who thinks about automobile parts, substantially much less these belonging to the constantly-described-as-cute Mini.
Mini Mania in Nevada City, however, specializes in the subject matter and offers prospects from close to the earth with components and components.
“We largely serve people today and user customers, do-it-oneself folks,” stated Mini Mania owner Jonathan Harvey.
“We promote everything from sheet metal, tires, motor parts. We have an engine rebuilding application for basic Minis, normally the older ones from ‘60s and ‘70s. Individuals want routine maintenance pieces, life-style parts (like) cup holders, seat addresses, in addition repairs.”
The business was launched by Don Racine in the Bay Area in 1974. In what proved a futile try to retire, Racine moved to Nevada Town and continued the company, which at some point fell into Harvey’s palms.
On June 30, Mini Mania accomplished its acquisition of comparable business Seven Enterprises, situated in Auburn. In between the two corporations, Harvey stated, they deliver about 85 p.c of Mini elements in the United States.
With the acquisition, he stated, “It’s likely to imply we will be the major male. The Mini group is fairly tight and confined. It’s a pretty specialized niche business, dealing with not only new BMW but also the basic.”
Within just a several months the 7 Enterprises area will close, consolidating the two into the Gold Flat Road area.
“Mini Mania has dealt in the basic Mini elements and when BMW reintroduced it in 2002, that designed feeling for us to get into that current market as properly,” Harvey stated, clarifying that the BMW model is the one particular extra generally known as the Mini Cooper.
He also famous that 7 Enterprises has mostly dealt with parts for the traditional Mini.
The Mini vehicle was at first produced as a reaction to the Suez Canal oil disaster, and in an try to supply the British with an economically sound and effective method of transport.
“In get to preserve room, the Mini was the initial car to have a transverse mounted front wheel drive motor, “ he said.
Mini Mania is found at 870 Gold Flat Street in Nevada City.
Jennifer Nobles is a staff members writer with The Union. She can be reached at [email protected]