Mini Magazine July 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

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

I'm writing this in the final days of May, and thank goodness, we're starting to see a little sunshine, and it's warm enough to venture outside in t-shirt. Summer has been a long time coming... We're so pleased to be carrying an events calendar again. People are actually meeting up again (in a responsible, socially distanced way, of course) but Minis that have been mothballed for many months are venturing out and feeling tarmac under their tyres. We can't wait to get out and join them. If you've bought this issue on publication day, the Mini Cooper Register National Day at Beaulieu is a couple of days away, and the British Mini Club's Himley Hall show a few weeks. Of course, we have continued to bring you the best from the Mini…

7 min
the name game

Just because he’s found fame as TV’s Wheeler Dealer, it doesn’t mean that Mike Brewer doesn’t get the same kick as the rest of us when he stumbles across a really special car. although s secured plenty of desirable motors in his time, when he happened across this particular Austin Cooper S in a private collection in California, he knew he’d hit the mother lode. Mike and his wife, Michelle, had been invited along to view the collection of the recently deceased Phil Reed, who had been a lifelong petrolhead with a passion for brass age cars. Phil had been a regular participant in the London to Brighton run, and had never let 5000 miles and an ocean get in the way of enjoying the legendary veteran car event. When he…

1 min
tech spec

BODY 1967 MkII Austin Cooper S in Almond Green with Old English White Roof. Bumpers with overriders and corner bars. Full length white Webasto sunroof. Wing mirrors. ENGINE 1275cc A-series. Twin 1.5-inch HS2 SU carburettors. SUSPENSION Hydrolastic interconnected, front to rear. TRANSMISSION Four-speed manual. BRAKES 7.5-inch discs front, drums rear. Servo assisted. WHEELS AND TYRES 5x10 GB Alloys Minilitestyle wheels with Goodyear Rally Special 165/70R10 tyres (to be replaced by original steel wheels with hubcaps). INTERIOR Porcelain Green and Grey vinyl with factory recliners. Sports leather-rimmed steering wheel.…

3 min
mini remastered

Handmade to order in the Silverstone build facility of David Brown Automotive, and with a drivetrain engineered in partnership with Oselli - the acclaimed British engine tuning specialist first founded in the 1960s - it is the most powerful Mini Remastered ever created. The car launches with a power rating of 125 bhp at 6200 rpm, a torque rating of 113 lbf.ft at 4,500 rpm and a 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds. Engineered to have a dual personality, Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition is just as comfortable on the streets as it is on the track. Key performance enhancements to make the Oselli Edition ready for the track include a number of expert technical changes overseen by Oselli, including a hand-ported and polished cylinder head, strengthened crankshaft, high-torque performance orientated camshaft, twin SU…

1 min
into the future with mini

• Following the recent announcement of a new generation of MINI's all-electric small cars, the brand has now confirmed the MINI Convertible will be continued. The successor is set to be unveiled in 2025. Bernd Körber, Head of the MINI brand said, "The MINI Convertible has a large and particularly loyal fan base. This is also shown by the great demand for the latest, freshly updated model. We are therefore firmly convinced of the success of this vehicle concept for the future." The latest edition of the MINI Convertible was launched just a few weeks ago, with a fresh new look and updated technology, and continues a success story that began some three decades ago. After the prototype was shown at the British Motor Show in Birmingham in 1992, a convertible version…

1 min
are we nearly there yet?

• The Great British Car Journey, based in Ambergate, Derbyshire is a one-of-a-kind experience that showcases the popular cars from the 1920s and beyond. These were the daily cars of every day folk of the time, but have such a wide appeal now as has been demonstrated in the popularity of the exhibit since it opened its doors on 19th May. The museum utilises the sights, smells and sounds of historic motoring in order to recreate the feeling of the past. The venue is 12 miles north of Derby between the A6 and the river Derwent. There are over 150 vehicles on display, parked haphazardly to evoke a feeling of motor shows of decades past. Manufacturer’s names are displayed over the vehicles, and large marketing posters add to the atmosphere, emblazoned with…