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We’ve seen professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, father and human highlight reel Tony Hawk do many impressive high-flying stunts, but this one’s our favorite. It’s not every day you see someone jump a MINI barreling straight at them, let alone a legend like Tony Hawk.  

Our shared history and hunger for four-wheeled boundary-breaking brought us together. “MINI and skating are about design and self-expression; they are about building a community around something that is otherwise very individual. MINI has taken something original and revolutionized it over the years to keep it relevant today, but still remain true to itself. That’s very similar to what we’ve done here with skateboarding,” says Hawk.

In that spirit, Tony will design, produce and autograph 250 limited-edition skateboards, which will be given away at MINI events and dealerships. So that’s something to watch for. And if you want to see Tony Hawk flying in a MINI (and not over it), keep your eyes peeled for his black MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. You’ll know it’s him by the Birdhouse Skateboards and Independent Trucks stickers on the back.

Fun fact: Out of over 10,000 fan suggestions for his MINI’s name, Tony picked “Maximillion”, in honor of Gumball 3000 founder, Max Cooper.

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MINI isn’t just the official vehicle of Tony Hawk – we’re also the official vehicle of Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse Tour. So if, any given summer, you see some of the world’s best skateboarders motoring from city-to-city in a fleet of customized MINI Countryman models, that’s what’s up. And keep your eyes peeled, because Tony is always stopping by MINI events around both the country and the world.



The Tony Hawk Foundation has helped build over 500 skateparks in all 50 states. MINI USA is proud to support the Foundation and its Stand Up For Skateparks program.

“The process of getting a park teaches kids in the community valuable lessons about perseverance, and that working with their city leaders can be a positive experience,” Hawk says.

To find out how you can support The Tony Hawk Foundation and Stand Up For Skateparks, check out the links below.

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