Mini Magazine November 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

1 min

There has been a definite shift this month - the days are feeling noticeably shorter, somehow I feel a little underdressed in just a T-shirt and worst of all, people have started to talk about the true end of summer - the date when SORN is declared, and many Minis get tucked away in safe places for the winter months... The 60th Anniversary year is not quite over yet. This month, we've been along to the British Mini Club's Stanford Hall event - which I feel was the best ever at the venue. Check out the report on page 28. You'll also find a report from the West Country Minis' Isle of Wight Adventure, and lots from the Oulton Park Gold Cup. As I write this, we're getting ready for the Mini…

8 min
running in the family

Flicking through the Davis family album, you’ll find plenty of pictures of Pete standing proudly before a Mini. He got the bug at a very young age, and it was largely thanks to his Uncle. “My Uncle raced a Cooper S in the mid to late 70s. The plan was to race this one but I’m not sure if I will now because of my three-year-old son, James. It’s a bit different when you’re a parent. The process of building it is the fun bit.” Pete’s rally spec Morris is a real head turner now, but this hasn’t always been the case. “I went to see it and it was a complete nail” laughs Pete. “It had been sat in the garage for the best part of eight years. He…

1 min
tech spec

BODY 1969 Morris Super Deluxe 1000 in Tartan Red with Group 2 arches. ENGINE 1340cc A-plus. Piper 285 cam, Piper distributor, Weber DCOE carburettor, Maniflow LCB, Maniflow 1.75 inch side exit exhaust, Oselli rocker cover. SUSPENSION Koni Classic shocks, Hi-Los. TRANSMISSION Straight-cut gearbox with straight-cut drop gears. Four-pin diff. BRAKES Standard set up with 7.5 inch front discs and extended drums on the rear. WHEELS AND TYRES Falken FK07E 10 inch tyres on GB Mini Light style wheels. INTERIOR Works style dash, Cobra front seats and secondhand rear.…

1 min
brunei celebrates 60th

On 8 September, a convoy of 60 classic and modern Minis drove to the Brunei Shell Recreation Club Belait District in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Classic Mini. On arrival the participants arranged their cars into the shape of a 60. This stunning display of cars was then showcased in an exhibition that was open to the public. This Brunei Mini Owners Association event, was led by its President Romzi bin Haji Mohamad Yusof. Mini owners from Sabah, Sarawak and Melaka drove the distance to take part in the celebrations. After free breakfasts all round, the convoy was flagged off by Natalie Gowers Barnes, British Deputy High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam at the McDonald’s Drive Thru’ at Jerudong Park. According to Romzi bin Haji Mohamad Yusof, the activity was part…

1 min
revving red carpet

• The Performance & Tuning Car Show 2020 is searching for the top tuned car - the winner will showcase their car at the event on the Revving Red Carpet. A panel of tuning experts will select their top 20 of 2020. As well as winning four VIP tickets to the show, with overnight hotel stay and meals, the winner will have their car displayed at the Performance & Tuning Car Show which takes place on 11 & 12 January 2020. Submit your details, including images, to the Revving Red Carpet online form https://www.autosportinternational. com/features/revving-red-carpet by 31 October, 2019.…

1 min
love me, love my car!

• Congratulations to James Allen and wife Jessica, who celebrated their marriage on 20th September in Worcestershire. The bridal car was James’ 1977 Estate which he has been working on since 2016 with best mate (and best man) Steve Price. The car got finished literally days before the wedding and you can read all about in next month’s issue. James and Jessica have three Minis. Several Minis formed part of the wedding cavalcade and members of the Wyre Forest Mini Club celebrated the happy couples special day with them.…