Singapore's Best MINI Competition Is a Wrap!

BY Joel Tam

Last week, we gathered our 9 smoking hot MINI finalists to announce which of them was the hottest of them all! Our awesome sponsors from MINI came to the party bearing gifts!

Photos: Low Fai Ming

Two months ago, we invited MINI owners in Singapore to enter our 'Best MINI' competition - we were looking for the snazziest car that displayed the customize-ability of a MINI best. The good folks at MINI Asia and Eurokars Habitat partnered us in this hunt for the yummiest MINI - they were so open about this contest that they didn't even require any of the cars to bear any MINI sanctioned products.

The result was a sizzling selection of more than 20 cars for us to pick from. Only 8 were to make it for the final round, with a classic MINI that made it as a Wild Card finalist.

The following weeks were filled with photos and features of the cars that garnered more than 10,000 page views and 120,000 hits on our main site and even more activity our Facebook page! This then climaxed with a voting stage that saw more than 650 of you voting for your favourite MINI, and a panel of more than 10 MINI personnel who scored the cars.

Scroll down for the results!

MINI Countryman Cooper S on display at La Villa Restaurant and Bar where we had the party.

Official MINI merchandise were sponsored by MINI. In the truly generous spirit of MINI, every contestant went home with something!

On top of the prizes, winners also got to take home these sexy trophies. You take pride in your car, we reward you! That's the general idea of our competitions.

The rain didn't stop these MINIs from filling up the carpark.

It might have been a 'MINI' night, but the fun everyone had was no less than HUGE!

The cool evening made for a perfect setting for some al fresco dining...

...while the rest preferred the comfort of the bar inside.

Sweet cars, good friends, free flow of fine Italian food and drinks. What more could one ask for?

A handful of our Burnpavement LIVE! members got the opportunity to join us for an evening of good food and hot cars.

MINI owners with their other prized possessions...

Finally... the results! Prizes were presented by Irene Nikkein, Marketing Manager of MINI Asia, and yours truly. Our Wild Card entry made it to the podium with his cool union jack-ed classic MINI. Julian Kho's old school MINI was the judges' favourite!

2nd place went to Entry No. 2. Owner Zach Lau was the only cabriolet who entered the competition.

The champ! Entry No.1 belonged to Gary Tan, who wow-ed not just our readers but the judges with his Ice Blue MINI Cooper S.

Contestants walked away with a cheeky sunshade and more gifts from MINI.

Gary and his winning ride.