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“One ride. Six words. What’s yours?” A Six-Word Test Drive Contest With MINI Cooper

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

By Larry Smith

“Morocco to Essaouira: bonfire at sunset.”
“Road trip. Unlimited credit and time.”
“At Cannes: Penelope Cruz riding shotgun.”

SMITH Magazine is teaming up with MINI Cooper USA for a challenge that’s the first of its kind in both the six-word world and the car world: “The Best Test Drive Ever. Period.” The concept is simple, and the prize is grand. If you could test drive a MINI Cooper, with anyone, anywhere, and anything in your car, what would it be? Tough question, and one with innumerable possibilities. Enter the brilliance of brevity in the best form ever: six words.

MINI asked SMITH to help conceive and pick the winners of this Six-Word challenge because the this short form both embraces MINI’s spirit of doing more with less and rewards contestants with clever, original thinking, something we know something about at SMITH. The grand-prize winner will get a trip for two to the U.S. Spot of his or her choice (read the official rules on the contest page for more details) where they will get the chance to experience the very Six-Word Test Drive described in a half-dozen well-chosen words. Mine might be: “Clowns drag racing at Burning Man.” Or maybe: “Morocco to Essaouira: bonfire at sunset.”

Sadly, I can’t win, but you can. Enter your Six Words on “The Best Test Drive Ever. Period.” over at MINI.*

*Note: They don’t count as official entries if you leave in comments area here.

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44 responses

  1. lglaspie says:

    Rainbow colors or sky blue heaven

  2. Elke Johanna says:

    Forever dreaming of a copper …cooper!

  3. Samuele Loya says:

    Crashed my car lost my job

  4. Yale Cohen says:

    Hana Highway, Major Mini Maui Magic!

  5. Patrick B says:

    Mini drive to Canada. Maxi Rockies.

  6. Patrick B says:

    Unleashing the Mini; back road bliss.

  7. Patrick B says:

    Used to. Can’t anymore. Drive dreams.

  8. Patrick B says:

    Never driven a Mini Cooper. Wanna.

  9. Patrick B says:

    Behind the wheel; power of steel.

  10. Patrick B says:

    It’s not your father’s muscle car.

  11. Patrick B says:

    Mini: lithe power, not Detroit muscle.

  12. Patrick B says:

    Mini: yoga master, not musclebound lifter.

  13. Patrick B says:

    Freedom of the road, petroleum satori.

  14. Rob says:

    Sawx, Celts, Pats, Broooins, Mini, COOPAH

  15. bettyw says:

    Bible Belt. Pretending we are twins.

  16. RyanP says:

    Little compact of mighty mini proportions
    or L,COMP “lecompact”

  17. Bill says:

    mini cooper small car big ride

  18. Larry Smith says:

    Please enter your Six-Word Test Drive on MINI’s contest page in order to be officially entered!
    http://bit.ly/minisix

  19. Steelponypoet says:

    Timo Mäkinen monte carlo rally mini Cooper

  20. Steelponypoet says:

    Sir Sterling Moss LeMans Mulsanne straight.

  21. Steelponypoet says:

    Monte Carlo, mini Cooper, Italian Job.

  22. Machtoby says:

    Movie Stars, top down, Cruising Hollywood

  23. Chad says:

    cruise, unique, fun, chicks, smile, enjoy!

  24. Cormac says:

    Maximizing minimization without feeling cooped up.

  25. sully says:

    Alaska: Finding Palin’s bridge to Nowhere

  26. sully says:

    Afghanistan-picking poppies by the road

  27. sully says:

    Texas: not everything’s bigger in Texas

  28. sully says:

    Utah: searching for Romney’s lost kids

  29. Mark says:

    Imagine yourself gripping excitement: Mini!

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    Seattle to Savannah, stylish, sleek, sweet.

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  40. Dan Grey says:

    Mini+Hwy=Happiness

  41. Sully says:

    India: now some truckers won’t die.

  42. Megan B says:

    “Mini Cooper, for YOUR Italian job.”

  43. Megan B says:

    Mini car, big expierence.

  44. Greg B says:

    Cross the USA with wifey… Topless.

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