Mini Magazine April 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

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1 min

Hello there! To say I'm excited to find myself back in the editor's chair of Mini Magazine in the 60th Anniversary year is somewhat of an understatement. It looks like being a great year for the Mini scene, and it's brilliant to be back at the heart of it all. Those of you with a very long memory will remember that I edited the magazine back in its earliest days - in fact, when the Mini celebrated its 40th year and the tracks were still rolling at Longbridge. Well, the world may have changed a little since then - and it would appear a new generation of Mini owners have been born and grown up - but the Mini scene is still as busy and as vibrant as ever. It was a…

8 min
back to the future

Minis have been an important part of Phil Weymouth’s life, and have been for as far back as he can remember. And it all began with Phil’s Mini-obsessed father. “It all goes back to my dad,” he reminisces. “He had a real passion for Minis and he used to race and rally various Cooper and 1071S and 1275S models in the South West. With great success too. And, my earliest motoring memories are of travelling in a Mini. “When I was older, we used to travel to events and watch him compete. What’s more, both my uncles, and a lot of his friends, used to compete in Minis. Barely a weekend passed without those friends calling around in their competition Minis. I got hooked on the sight and the sound…

1 min
tech spec

BODY 1991 Mini Cooper restored with new sills, front wings, scuttle and A-posts. Group 6 arches, Arc Angels carbon fibre bonnet. Laminated windscreen. ENGINE 1380cc, KAD 16-valve cylinder head, LCB manifold and straight through stainless steel exhaust system, Weber Alpha ignition and throttle bodies, Pipercross air filters. Uprated radiator. Power: 140 bhp TRANSMISSION Five-speed straight-cut Mini Spares Evolution. SUSPENSION Hi-Los front and rear with Koni dampers. BRAKES KAD 8.4 inch front disc conversion and Minifin rear drums. WHEELS AND TYRES Specialist Components 6x10 wheels with 165/70/10 Yokohama A048R tyres. INTERIOR John Cooper Garages upgrade with extra instrumentation. Show cage.…

1 min
mini spares giveaway

Think back five years and you’ll remember how Mini Spares built a car in three days at the IMM and gave it away as a raffle prize. This year they are doing the same to celebrate the joint birthday of 70 years for Variety and Mini 60. This year’s car is a 1966 MkI with all proceeds going to Variety the children’s charity. The shell is being sent away to be restored and painted. The actual build will take place during this year’s IMM, with the lucky winner driving away a finished car after the raffle is drawn on the Sunday. Raffle tickets are £10 each and are available through the Mini Spares website. The car’s finished spec will include a 1293cc engine with either single or twin SUs, twin pin diff…

1 min
mini run uk events

• Adventure tours 2020 bookings go live this month, so if you fancy getting involved make sure you secure that booking soon. Alongside their usual annual Mini driving adventures, next year sees the return of the Big Mini Festival and Elan Valley Run - which 500 minis attended last year - as well as a trip to the Nürburgring to tie in with IMM Germany 2020. Make sure you follow Mini Run UK on Facebook to stay up to date with their news and keep an eye out for the new website that will be launching very soon.…

1 min
10 years of mini cup

• This year sees the 10th anniversary of the Mini Cup, which arguably has become the largest one make championship in the world. The Mini Sport Cup is open to all Minis running A-series engines, but tries to limit the modifications to keep cost down, and runs classes for all sizes of engine. They’ve retained support from Mini Sport, Yokohama, Mintex and Penrite Lubricants. The championship runs over eight rounds which cover the length and breadth of the UK with one round in Belgium. The first round The Agbo stages takes place at Weston Park, Shropshire on the 16th March. Twenty Minis have already placed an entry for this stately home event. Included on the entry list are four past Mini Cup champions, regular existing competitors, three father and son competitors and…