The Change Up: Charlie Schlieve Jr’s 2008 Mini Cooper S

The Change Up: Charlie Schlieve Jr’s 2008 Mini Cooper S

Photography by David Barnhouse (@shutter.studios.david)


Before he owned his 2008 Mini Cooper S, Charlie Schlieve Jr didn’t have any prior build experience. All he knew is that he wanted to build something different that stood out, and after noticing there weren’t many modified Mini Coopers in his area, he knew what he was going to do.

01 Charlie Schlieve Jr 2008 Mini Cooper S PASMAG TBGLIVE

Building the Mini Cooper was a learning experience for Schlieve Jr, and he says it has been incredibly fun along the way.

02 Charlie Schlieve Jr 2008 Mini Cooper S PASMAG TBGLIVE

His father runs an automotive shop and works for a race team, so constantly being around cars while growing up gave him the knowledge he needed to push forward.

09 Charlie Schlieve Jr 2008 Mini Cooper S PASMAG TBGLIVE

Schlieve Jr likes to keep changing things up, so interior trims, wrap ideas, and wheels are constantly on the fly.

05 Charlie Schlieve Jr 2008 Mini Cooper S PASMAG TBGLIVE

What started out as a simple addition of wheels and tires quickly snowballed into a one-of-a-kind creation as the car scene had an influence.

06 Charlie Schlieve Jr 2008 Mini Cooper S PASMAG TBGLIVE

With help from Rotiform for wheels, and Sticker Dude for vinyl design, the Mini has been transformed into the stand-out ride it was meant to be.

2018 PAS 152 Dec Jan Cover

Charlie Schlieve Jr's 2008 Mini Cooper S is featured in PASMAG #152. Schleive won the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category at Parking Garage Party. Click HERE to order.


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