Mini Magazine January 2019

Mini Magazine: the perfect magazine for anyone who wants to get the best out of their classic Mini. Rammed with technical features, advice, inspirational feature cars and plenty of reader involvement. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min

As the much-missed Record Breakers presenter Roy Castle used to say “dedication is what you need”, and that’s certainly what we’ve shown getting Andrew and Chris Slade’s mega Mini Quattro car on to the pages of Mini Magazine. I’ve been aware of this incredible racer since it was built and raced abroad. So, I’m pleased to say everything came together eventually and you can enjoy eight pages, drinking in the unique features of this 800+bhp all-wheel drive racing Mini, starting on P42. If that’s not enough to get you ready for Christmas, we’ve also got a full feature on Darren Lane’s beautiful MkIII project Mini. Bought as a fire-damaged shell, Darren’s gone on to make his vision of a perfect, period track day warrior – boasting 110bhp from the Dutch Speed…

7 min
faster sha de of grey

Everyone needs a Mini project, I should know as I was bitten by the bug when I was 17, and despite many more Minis and MINIs coming and going from the Collins drive, I’m always on the lookout for another! Like me, Darren Lane, the owner of this 1974 MkIII, had owned a Classic Mini before this one. More standard than this one, it was a 1984 Mayfair and bought in the early ’90s, when he was in his early twenties and before he had children. “Since then I hadn’t owned one, but once the children were all grown up I decided I needed a project again,” Darren smiles. Darren lives on the Isle of Wight, where he admits the selection of Classic Minis for sale is limited, and in the end…

1 min
tech spec

BODY 1974 MkIII Mini, fitted with a new scuttle, upper dash rail and offside outer sill, MkI grille and moustache, rear Lucas spotlight. Full respray in Tweed Grey with Old English White roof. ENGINE Dutch Speed Racing 1380cc, with offset bores, 73.5mm Powermax pistons, modified water and oil ways, Kent 276 billet camshaft, Vernier duplex gear set, ARP B/E bolt and head stud sets, centre main strap, competition crank bearing, bronze valve guides, Dutch Speed Stage 3 big valve head with Swifttune race valves — 36mm inlet and 31mm exhaust valve, 1.5 roller rocker set, twin 1.75-inch SU HS6s with modified manifold and matched to head, Swiftune CSI distributor, Facet fuel pump and Filter King pressure regulator, Maniflow large bore LCB and two-inch exhaust system. TRANSMISSION Upgraded verto clutch, lightened flywheel, turbo…

1 min
mini barn bash details announced

• We saw a new Mini show on the calendar this year - The Mini Barn Bash. And we’re happy to announce that after a successful 2018, the show will be returning to the Stonham Barns complex, in Suffolk, for 2019! Tickets are already on sale for next year’s event, which will take place over the weekend of 7-9 June 2019, and we’re told they’re selling strongly! For full details of the 2019 event and what the ISMOC have planned, check out the website at: Plus the promo film at:…

1 min
imm / mini 60 event

• Unless you’ve been asleep since before the last show season, you’ll be aware that 2019 is a big birthday year for the Classic Mini. So, why not celebrate the 60th birthday of your favourite marque, with thousands of other Mini enthusiasts, at the International Mini Meet (IMM), which is coming to the UK and Bristol in 2019! The 2019 IMM will take place at Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton, between the 8-12 August. The IMM is a yearly get-together for Classic Mini enthusiasts from around the world. The first one took place in Germany in 1978, but since then it’s been held in many different countries including Portugal in 2018. If you fancy a full weekend of IMM action in Bristol, a weekend ticket will cost you £80, which includes a camping pitch…

1 min
mokes at the ’ring

• At the end of May, it was announced that members of the Mini Moke Club will join fellow Mokers from across Europe in a special International Mini Moke Meeting (IMMM) based at the Nürburgring in 2019. And yes, the planned schedule includes a trip around one of the most famous motor circuits in the world, as well as visits to other landmarks in this the Eifel region, which is a beautiful part of Germany. To be part of this unique event, we’re told that UK Mokers should ensure that their club membership is up to date, then make a booking, with a £20 deposit, on the Moke Club website: or by emailing:…