Mini Magazine February 2021

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

Welcome to the first issue of Mini Magazine for 2021. It looks like it's going to be an exciting year, regardless of what Mother Nature decides to throw at us. This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Mini Cooper, and you don't need to be told how different things would have been if John Cooper hadn't been as determined to turn transport for the midwife into a winner on the racetrack. We have some very special cars lined up for the coming months to mark the occassion, and we can't wait to see what the clubs have planned for this year. We also celebrate something of a milestone this year - with the June Issue we will be 25 years old. I was lucky enough to work on the very first…

12 min
writing history

In the world of classic cars, there’s a direct correlation between the remaining number of any particular model and its value. The fewer the survivors, the higher the price. Thanks to the numbers produced, this phenomenon didn’t used to trouble Mini owners too much. But in recent years, this situation has changed quite drastically, particularly in relation to early cars and special models. And as numbers continue to fall, and values rocket, for the first time it actually makes financial sense to repatriate cars from around the globe – whether these are original home market cars, export models, or even locally built vehicles from the days of BMC satellite factories. Buying a Mini on the other side of the planet is never going to be a cheap option, but it has some…

1 min
do you recognise this mini?

Despite our best efforts, we’ve not managed to find anyone who remembers Mike’s Austin Seven before it was shipped off to the United States in 1981. We accept that this is a long time ago, but it was restored to such a high standard, it must have been someone’s pride and joy. There’s also the distinct possibility that the person who owned it, or their friends and family members, may be older and so not so familiar with social media. If you have any information, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at or simply drop us a message through our Facebook page.…

1 min
fastest mini in the world

Since its production, the Mini has been renowned as one of motorsport’s leading racing marques. The Fastest Mini in the World Race™, which will take place at the Mini Festival Brands Hatch on the 22 August, celebrates this accolade by inviting drivers with highly developed racing Minis to compete for the title. The race is becoming increasingly popular with over 9,000 signed up Mini racers and enthusiasts across social media. For 2021, Castrol Classic Oils will be the lead sponsor for the Fastest Mini in the World Race. Martin Bentley of Castrol Classic Oils says “We’re delighted and excited to confirm our involvement with this prestigious event. Our longstanding association with the Mini marque, that includes development and success in motorsport, underlines our continued enthusiasm to maximise competitor and spectator enjoyment.” The…

1 min
mini fair 2021

After a disappointing 2020 for Mini enthusiasts, British Mini Club are very proud to be celebrating the 22nd year of Mini Fair on Sunday 28th March. This winter highlight attracts thousands of Mini fans from all over the UK and beyond each year. Mini Fair is one of the most well established and well-organised national Mini events of the year, with something for every enthusiast. The excellent indoor facilities include 200 seater restaurant and bars. Two levels of exhibition space, the main hall and two side halls with over 6,000 sq metres, tarmac roadways with ample free parking. The venue is easily accessed from the M6. BMC are adhering to the government guidelines to help make Mini Fair 2021 as safe as possible. This includes: Increased walkways to maintain social distancing, hand sanitiser…

1 min
full steam ahead

The British Motor Museum is gearing up to run a full schedule of motoring shows and events in 2021. At least 17 are being planned for 2021, including the return of several popular events that were cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020. 2021 will also see the return of the Gaydon Gathering, a free monthly evening event aimed at motoring enthusiasts. The first gathering took place on 13 October 2020, it will return for 2021 taking place on the second Tuesday of every month starting on 13 April. Those that attended the event in October will be given priority booking and will be contacted by the Museum prior to tickets being released for the general public to book. The popular Metro and Mini Show will take place on 6 June and…