Mini Magazine March 2020

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

By the time you read this, the British Mini Fair at Bingley Hall will have already happened. Yes, the 2020 show season is already under way, and despite last year being the big 60th Anniversary, all signs already point to it being another bumper year. As we all know, Mini people are without a doubt the friendliest bunch of classic car owners you're likely to meet. The Mini is the car that the general public are most likely to recognise, to have fond memories of and in most cases, would most like to own again. Take your Mini for a drive and guaranteed there will be at least one person who wants to chat and share their memories. Add in the fact that thanks to brilliant backup from Mini specialists and manufacturers,…

8 min
teenage kicks

Stuart and wife, Jo, have been friends since they were in their teens, back when Stuart still had his first car, a 1985 one litre Mini City. “I’d feel like the fastest man in the world in that car, then you look down and you’re only doing 40.” Stuart recalls laughing. “I put a big sub woofer in the boot, we parked up in the embankment one night and the back window burst – it shattered to nothing! I couldn’t believe it.” Jo loved Stuart’s Mini so much that she also wanted one for her first car but it didn’t happen as her Mum thought it would be too unsafe. Fast forward fifteen years and they enjoy their Zeemax Mini together, and are regulars at Mini shows with their 11…

1 min
tech spec

BODY Standard saloon with full Zeemax kit, Heko wind deflectors. ENGINE 1275 A-Series engine, Alloy rocker cover. TRANSMISSION Fletcher stainless exhaust from the manifold all the way back. SUSPENSION D max shocks front and back, Hi-Los. BRAKES Drilled and grooved discs with EBC brakes on front. WHEELS AND TYRES 13x7 OS4 turbos. INTERIOR Standard retrimmed in black vinyl with yellow piping, Mountney steering wheel, leather hand brake gaiter, leather gear gaiter, carbon fibre effect dash and centre console, later style magnolia clocks in it.…

1 min
bmm motoring workshops

The British Motor Museum is hosting a number of motoring related workshops. 'Is a Classic Car for you?' takes place on 4 April and is a hands-on, informative day aimed at those who wish to buy and own a classic car. The team will deliver guidance on the theory of car ownership and provide basic practical workshop based maintenance sessions. There will also be the opportunity to ride in a variety of classic cars. Cost is £95 per person, including lunch. ‘Living with a Classic’ Part One on 18 April and Part Two on 16 May offer classic car owners the opportunity to develop new skills, learn from the team and share stories with fellow owners. Designed to specifically encourage and assist owners of classic cars, this course, covering maintenance, paintwork…

1 min
mini in the park

• Kelsey Media has sold the Mini in the Park event to the previous owners, Event Developments. The 2020 MITP event at Mallory Park has now been cancelled and the event will return to its previous home at Santa Pod Raceway in 2021. The revived event will build upon previous years which featured live action, concours Mini displays, Mini-only ‘Run-What-Ya-Brung’ on the famous Santa Pod dragstrip, plus fabulous displays of Minis of all ages. This flagship Mini event will include the return of the popular camping weekender with live music and a fantastic festival atmosphere. It will continue to be supported by Kelsey Media’s publications: Mini Magazine, MiniWorld and Performance MINI. Neil English and Russ Harman of Event Developments will be spending the 2020 season working closely with the Mini club community and…

1 min
national mini day

• The Mini's 60th birthday may well have gone, but there is still much to celebrate in 2020 and Mini Cooper Register plans to do just that at its popular National Mini Day at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu on Sunday 14 June. Expect to see standard 850s as well as modified examples including commercials, estates and Hornets/Elfs, as well as some of the rather better equipped MINIs of the 21st century. There will be displays of each register within the MCR, with two of each car from MkI Coopers to modern MINIs. Beyond the ex-Works and special tuning display will be a special gathering of RSP Coopers celebrating their 30th anniversary and the revival of the Cooper brand. As usual, there will be plenty of trade stands for those that enjoy…