MiniWorld January 2021

MiniWorld is the original and best-selling magazine for the Mini. It’s jam-packed with the best modified Minis in the world, from full-on custom cars to beautiful restorations. There’s news, club info and technical features, plus our huge classified section can get you on the road to enjoying the brilliant Mini scene.

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comfort and joy

It's time to settle down with a cuppa and a mince pie and indulge in reading about some fine Minis on the pages of this issue. You can find out about the restoration of James Griffiths' stunning 1275 GT and Nigel Wakeford's retro-styled Mini is almost more a work of art than a car. I have a soft spot for hard-working Minis and the Moke ambulance in this issue is a fantastic example. Elsewhere it's time to gen up on your technical knowledge with Tim Mundy's guide to Mini braking systems and I'm sure you'll enjoy Mark Chadwick's trip to the Isle of Wight in his Rover Mini. If you have not yet started your Christmas shopping then turn to pages 26-27 for inspiration. I hope you enjoy the issue and wish you…

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charity mini raffle for air ambulance

Watsons Specialist Car Centre in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is teaming up with Jensen’s Retro Café in Huddersfield to build and raffe a Mini to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Geo€ Watson is well known on the Mini scene for racing and rallying Minis and developing conversion kits for Honda and K-series engine swaps in Minis. He says that he has built over 300 conversion kits over the years which have been shipped to Mini fans around the world but this Mini build will be extra special as it’s for a fantastic cause. Jensen’s Retro Café has a classic car and motorbike theme and provides hungry customers with old fashioned fare. Proprietor Suzanne Wigley-Foster has found that raffes are a great way of raising funds: "When COVID happened in March 2020 I…

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the italian job's charity fundraising plans for 2021

Due to the cancellation of The Italian Job charity tour in 2020 the organisers were unable to raise as much as usual for Buttle UK, a charity that helps disadvantaged children. The Italian Job therefore has big plans for 2021. As well as the usual epic Italian Job event, 11-19 May, (which will coincide with the International Mini Meeting in Florence: www.imm2021. it) that will also take the Minis to Turin to see iconic scenes from the famous The Italian Job film, there will also be a Mile of Minis attempt on 14 March. Mile of Minis will start with breakfast at MINI Plant Oxford, after which Minis will complete a navigational route and treasure hunt. They will travel to Eton Dorney in Oxfordshire, the venue of the 2012 Olympic rowing…

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mini fair 2021 update

British Mini Club, organiser of Mini Fair, which is due to take place at Bingley Hall in Staff ordshire County Showground on 31 January, is hopeful that the event will be able to go ahead. “Everyone loves Mini Fair,” said club spokesperson Dave Hollis, “as it’s traditionally a chance for everyone to get together for the first time in the year, and this time it is even more important as hardly any shows went ahead in 2020.” The club is doing all it can to make the event happen safely and is even open to rescheduling it if restrictions mean it can’t go ahead on the date planned. “We have had obstacle after obstacle in trying to make our Mini events happen this year but our main priority is of course…

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minis down under celebrates 60 years of minis

Minis Down Under 2021 will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of Australian-built Minis. The event is organised by Mini Car Club of NSW and it will take place at Rosehill Gardens, New South Wales, on Sunday 2 May. Attractions include a show ‘n’ shine, Mini-only parking, rocker cover racing, kids’ entertainment, merchandise, trade and autojumble stands and food stalls. The club hopes that the event will be the biggest gathering of Minis in Sydney this decade. A club spokesperson said: “The event is open to all Minis and variants, classic or new. They do not need to be in pristine condition, although they must be in a clean and safe condition, and entry to be judged in the show ‘n’ shine is optional. Mini car clubs and Mini owners from…

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dare to be different

Long-term Mini fan Shaun Stephenson bought a one-owner 1980 Mini in April 2014 as the basis of a modification project. The Pageant Blue Mini, which was originally destined for Ireland but instead went to the island of Jersey, returned to the British mainland in 1998. Incredibly, it was in very good condition. “I missed out on buying it on eBay and then saw it advertised in the local paper, which was a real bonus,” recalls Shaun. “It was very clean and had only been owned by one family who never used it in the wet, snow or dark, or even if there was a slight chance of rain, so the shell had all its original panels and sills and had never been welded.” Shaun’s plan was to create a retro-styled Mini…