I just saw an ad for this web site called CounterfeitMini.org and checked it out. Is this site a joke? The examples they use are hilarious. For example, check out these photo captions:
Experts can uncover a MINI imposter by tracking its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). But the most effective way to spot a fake is by simply checking to see if the vehicle is ugly.
Here’s another one:
The exhaust tips on a genuine MINI Cooper S should resemble beer cans. If the exhaust tips really are beer cans, contact the CCC immediately. You’ve found a fake.
This one is best. Good advice!
Quite often, the roof of a genuine MINI is customized with a flag decal. Counterfeiters know this and try to confuse buyers. If you find an actual flag on the roof, you’ve got an actual fake.
Wow, that was a close call. I was about to buy a car that did in fact have a flag on the roof. Thank goodness for this site. I’m guessing it’s an undercover Mini web site??
One response to “Mini weirdness”
Most likely an intended “viral marketing” piece. Anything to shoehorn “Mini” into your brain. Boy I like “using” quotes today.