Sometimes you really, really need to be over 1,000 miles away from where you are. Sometimes you have a Mini John Cooper Works and 24 hours to play with. Sometimes...things get strange.
Mini Coopers have become part of the landscape now, but the people who drive them may not know how significant the badge on the back of their car really is.
UK magazine Auto Express entered the hottest, fastest Mini Cooper available in a MPG Marathon. How did they fair?