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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

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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£4(Incl. tax)
£28(Incl. tax)
13 Issues


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Phil Weymouth's fabulous KAD-engined retro racer. 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…

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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…

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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. ■…

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mini spares giveaway

All running gear will be rebuilt. 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 Mini60. 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…

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collectable corgi

Strictly limited edition. • This limited edition IMM Corgi is adorned with flags in order of every IMM so far and was designed by Attila Fulop who won a competition in association with MiniWorld with his striking design. It will only be on sale at the show and with only 1000 models available, they’ll be in hot demand. IMM have now sold tickets to 36 countries and it is looking like this year’s IMM is going to be better than ever. www.imm2019.co.uk ■…

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red dragon

• Six determined members of this brand new Mini club braved the cold weather to take their first run last month. Starting in Criccieth before taking in some beautiful scenery through Harlech, Barmouth and finally finishing at Coed Y Brenin for lunch. If you fancy trying this 50 mile rout, then you can find the map on their website. They welcome new members, so if you’re based in North Wales then go and say hello. www.reddragonminiclub.co.uk ■…