Mini Mania acquires Seven Enterprises, becomes titan in Mini biz

Mini Mania owner Jonathan Harvey stands inside the door of a basic 1960s Mini that is on display screen in the Nevada Town pieces warehouse and distribution center that serves a lot of a Mini proprietor. This unique Mini was a patrol device in Liverpool in the 1960s and a image on the wall driving displays it in the fleet.
Photo: Elias Funez

It is not every person who thinks about automobile parts, much less people belonging to the normally-explained-as-adorable Mini.

Mini Mania in Nevada Town, having said that, specializes in the subject matter and delivers buyers from close to the environment with parts and equipment.

“We largely serve persons and user customers, do-it-by yourself folks,” explained Mini Mania proprietor Jonathan Harvey.

“We provide everything from sheet steel, tires, engine parts. We have an engine rebuilding method for basic Minis, normally the more mature ones from ‘60s and ‘70s. Men and women want upkeep components, way of living parts (like) cup holders, seat covers, in addition repairs.”

A entire engine from a classic Mini sits on display screen inside of of Mini Mania in Nevada City. The sections distribution center also sells areas for more mature MGs and identical vehicles.
Image: Elias Funez

The enterprise was started by Don Racine in the Bay Area in 1974. In what proved a futile attempt to retire, Racine moved to Nevada Metropolis and continued the enterprise, which eventually fell into Harvey’s palms.

On June 30, Mini Mania concluded its acquisition of very similar business enterprise Seven Enterprises, situated in Auburn. Involving the two companies, Harvey reported, they give about 85 % of Mini pieces in the United States.

With the acquisition, he reported, “It’s going to mean we will be the significant guy. The Mini neighborhood is pretty tight and confined. It’s a extremely market organization, dealing with not only new BMW but also the vintage.”

In just a couple of months the 7 Enterprises place will shut, consolidating the two into the Gold Flat Street place.

Nevada City’s Mini Mania operator Jonathan Harvey reveals off the extensive pieces warehouse for the more mature and new Minis.
Picture: Elias Funez

“Mini Mania has dealt in the traditional Mini parts and when BMW reintroduced it in 2002, that made sense for us to get into that marketplace as nicely,” Harvey explained, clarifying that the BMW design is the a single a lot more typically recognized as the Mini Cooper.

He also mentioned that 7 Enterprises has principally dealt with pieces for the typical Mini.

The Mini automobile was initially made as a reaction to the Suez Canal oil disaster, and in an endeavor to deliver the British with an economically audio and effective method of transportation.

“In purchase to preserve place, the Mini was the initial car or truck to have a transverse mounted entrance wheel drive motor, “ he explained.

Mini Mania is found at 870 Gold Flat Street in Nevada Metropolis.

Law enforcement gear left within of the outdated Liverpool patrol Mini on show in Nevada City’s Mini Mania.
Picture: Elias Funez

Jennifer Nobles is a staff author with The Union. She can be attained at