Sunday, June 18, 2006


I saw these two Minis on Sunday, June 18 at Mosaic in Pasadena.

Saturday, June 17, 2006


This blue Mini was spotted on June 17 parked outside the Starbucks in downtown Covina.

Friday, June 16, 2006


This blue Mini was spotted outside a Wells Fargo bank in Covina on the morning of June 16.

Sunday, June 04, 2006


A red Mini pulling out of a gas station in Covina on June 4. Look at those high gas prices! Ouch!


This yellow Mini was spotted at Fry's Electronics in Industry on June 4.


June 4 was a day filled with Minis. This yellow one was seen speeding down the 134 heading West.

Later that afternoon, this red Mini was driving east on the 134.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Looking down from a walkway to Glendale Mall, this red Mini with a white top was seen driving by. It was June 3 in Glendale. Nice, hot day.

Friday, June 02, 2006


In Rosemead on June 2, this Mini was parked in one of those large plazas along Valley Boulevard.

Monday, May 29, 2006


A red convertible Mini was parked in a Burbank garage on May 29.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


This Mini was cruising south on the freeway on May 28.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Here's a picture you love to see. An active Mini owner! I love to see bikes and bike racks on Minis. This particular Mini was seen driving north through central California on May 27.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


This convertible Mini was seen on the 210 in Arcadia on May 25.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

West Covina

I saw this MIni at Vincent and Badillo in West Covina on April 1, 2006. It took my completely by surprise. I was actually looking at the car to its right that had Illinois license plates. All of a sudden, I saw this silver Mini in the left turn lane! Wow!

Friday, March 31, 2006

Diamond Bar

I saw this red Mini on Pathfinder in Diamond Bar, near Diamond Bar High School. The day is March 31, 2006.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


I think this Mini has one of those new metallic blue paint jobs. I saw it driving east on Cypress in Covina on March 23, 2006.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

West Covina

It's amazing how a new Mini can enter in your daily routine. This yellow Mini (I think of it as a bumble bee) was parked at the Edgewood Middle School track on March 22, 2006.

Sunday, March 19, 2006


I saw two Minis in the parking lot of Peet's Coffee in Pasadena on March 19, 2006. I guess Mini owners like to drink good coffee.

Here's the second. I suppose the owner could have been visiting Noah's Bagels next door.


This electic blue Mini and I were driving east on Sepulveda in Torrance on March 19.


I saw this very dusty Mini at King's Hawaiian restaurant in Torrance on March 19, 2006. I had to be somewhat discreet about taking this photo as the drivers to the left and right of the Mini were returning to their vehicles.

Saturday, March 18, 2006


A trip to Santa Anita Mall on March 18 fetched this all-black Mini in the parking garage. I remember it was very cold that day.

Friday, March 17, 2006


Happy St. Patrick's Day! I saw this Mini on March 17, 2006 in Arcadia in a Sav-On plaza on Baldwin Avenue.

Monday, March 13, 2006


This was sort of a dangerous sighting. I was driving with morning traffic on the 134 heading east on March 13, 2006; I was tired; I wasn't wearing my contacts. Somehow, I managed.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


This silver Mini was seen spotted on the 110 Freeway heading north on March 12, 2006.

And here's a white one on the same freeway.


I saw this Mini while driving south on the 110 Freeway, going toward Redondo Beach, on March 12, 2006.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Los Angeles

I saw this silver Mini in the parking lot of the Los Angeles Zoo on March 5. It was around 5:30 p.m., and the zoo had closed. It's nice to know that Mini owners are also animal lovers.

Saturday, March 04, 2006


I think Minis look much better with racing stripes. When they don't have stripes, they look naked and incomplete. I saw this in Mini at Main and Third in Alhambra on March 4.


This Mini was on Palm, near San Fernando, in Burbank. It's amazing that certain cities have a larger concentration Minis. For example, I saw this Mini and the two in the previous post within 10 minutes of one another.


I saw this Mini inside a parking lot at Palm and Third in downtown Burbank on March 4.

Another Mini, same garage. I actually got out of the car to photograhp this Mini. It's amazing how every Mini looks different, even though they might be exactly the same.


I almost didn't get this photo. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a Mini coming down the Brand off-ramp of the 134 in Glendale on March 4. But I saw it, quickly reached for my camera and got this photo.

It's really hard to see this Mini, but I promise you that it's there. It's the last one (the farthest right), in the row. I was driving south on Central in Glendale on March 4 when I first saw this Mini on my right. I wasn't able to take the picture in time, but later when I passed by again, I took the photo.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Cabrillo Beach

Although he's new to Mini Sightings, Bernardo Alps is having great success. He had a double Sighting on March 3, 2006 in Cabrillo Beach. It's too bad they don't make that blue anymore.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

West Covina

I was totally surprised by this Mini. It took me several seconds to realize that it was in front of me, driving south on Valinda Avenue on March 2, 2006.

Diamond Bar

David Pardo is a photography intern at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Actually, he calls himself the best photo intern the Trib has ever had. He spotted this Mini between assignments on
Brea Canyon Road in Diamond Baron March 2. It's the street that all the high school students park on. I wonder if it's the Mini as the one I saw back in December.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

San Marino

This classic Mini was shot by Bernardo Alps, a photographer for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, at the Huntington Library in San Marino on Feb. 26, 2006.


Komen Race for the Cure in Pasadena was on Feb. 26, 2006. Mini owners are healthy, active and philanthropic. So it's no surprise that I saw this Mini parked at the Rose Bowl.

Or this one.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Santa Monica

Get ready for a slew of Mini Photos, all in Santa Monica. Every one of these Minis in this post were photographed in Santa Monica on Feb. 25, 2006. It was an amazing day. Santa Monica must be the mecca for happy, zippy cars. Sun, surf, shopping, food: what can be better?

This blue Mini was seen in one of the public parking garages.

Another Mini in the same garage.

Another Mini, same garage. I didn't find any parking in that garage, but I saw three Minis. Now that's time well spent.

Since I didn't find any available spots in the public garage, I parked in a private garage off of Second Street. And look what was there: a Mini!

This Mini was driving east and I had to run to catch up with it. Yes, it is a bit silly to chase after a car for a photo, but when I look at the picture, it's entirely worth it.

This Mini was parked on Fifth Avenue.

This was definitely my most amazing find of the day. Walking on the overpass above Pacific Coast Highway, I wondered whether I would see a Mini and whether I could spot it. About five minutes passed and I didn't see a Mini. I was a bit discouraged, and as I was about to leave, I saw this. So yes, I did and I can. Can you? It's on the right side of the photo.

I was about to cross the street on Ocean Boulevard when I saw this Mini make a speedy left turn.

Another Mini parked along Ocean Boulevard.

A Mini racing by on Ocean Boulevard.

A Mini parked in a parking lot nearby Third Street Promenade.

A Mini parked on Wilshire Boulevard. This was my not my last Mini Sighting of the evening, but it was the last one I could photograph. I later saw a Mini coming down the off-ramp of the 405 Freeway, but it was too quick (they often are) for me to photograph.