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MiniWorld

August 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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Monthly
$9.86
$75.09
13 Issues

in this issue

3 min
on the road again

Summer is here and we Mini owners are making the most of it. My Mini, Sheldon, is ready to have his new 1293cc engine run-in (see pages 46-47) and I have been to a Mini show again after a break of many, many months. See our Event Diary on page 27 to plan the rest of your summer. Inside this issue we have rounded up some fine Minis including a Mini 35 LE that was given a retro look and personalised for use as a wedding car; a wonderful Minivan that has been in the same extended family for over 60 years and a stunning Riley Elf that has been treated to some mod-cons and a superb interior retrim. We were amazed by the ingenius work by Ron Conard in building…

2 min
mile of minis raises £21,041 for charity!

On 23 May, 200 original and New Minis took part in a Mile of Minis event to raise funds for children’s charity Buttle UK. The event, which was organised by The Italian Job, planned to create a mile of Minis, for which they would have needed 350 Minis, but COVID restrictions meant that participation was limited to 200 cars. The event began at MINI UK’s Plant Oxford for breakfast and an official welcome, before being flagged off to their destination of the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Orgainiser and Italian Job co-founder, Freddie St George MBE, said: “We’re delighted that we finally managed to hold the Mile Of Minis event and that it has proven to be so popular. It will definitely be returning next year. We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by…

1 min
mini racing at prescott hill climb

Prescott Speed Hill Climb, in Gloucestershire, hosted The Prescott Mini Festival on 22 May. Peter Flanagan of The Sporting Minis Facebook page had the idea for an all-Mini hillclimb competition with traders and club displays. He gained the support of the Bugatti Owners Club, based at Prescott Hillclimb, who managed the entries. Sadly, the pandemic meant that no club displays, traders or even spectators were allowed at the event but it could still go ahead. The day ran in two parts and the atmosphere was electric but there were no electric Minis there. There were timed competition runs and ‘drive-through runs’ for novice competitors. It was very well supported with lots of action including the lunchtime appearance of a BBC film crew with Bruno Tonioli, of Strictly Come Dancing fame, who…

1 min
mini imm key grand tour

As the 2021 International Mini Meeting in Italy had to be postponed to 2023, organising club, Mini Owners Club Firenze, has come up with an itinerary for a tour in a Balmoral limited edition Mini. They want to ensure that there is a Mini presence on the roads despite them not being able to travel to an IMM. The tour hopes to raise awareness and funds for charity Caritas Europa which is helping those affected by the COVID pandemic. The Mini will leave Florence on 14 July and visit a number of countries including Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and return to Italy on 29 July. Most of these countries have previously hosted IMMs. The legendary ‘key to the IMM’ will be taken on the 8,900km journey. Find…

1 min
mini remastered oselli edition

David brown Automotive teased us a few issues ago with detail photos of its latest Mini Remastered special edition cars but these photos show one of the cars that is heading to a customer. Built in conjunction with famous tuning company, Oselli, these road registered 1450cc A+-engined Minis are ideal for track day use. Mini Remastered Oselli Edition can be custom-built with either two or four seats and have front bucket seats, half-roll-cage, multi-point harness seatbelts, suspension upgrades and limited-slip differential. This is the most powerful Mini Remastered so far as DBA claims that the twin-carbed 1450cc engine puts out 125hp at 6,200rpm, 113 ft/lb torque at 4,500 rpm and has a 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds. An automatic version is also available with a 1380cc engine. The cars are built by DBA…

7 min
trim & proper

Bryan delos Santos Moon’s first car was, of course, a Mini. “It was a 1962 Mini 850 Deluxe and I have owned several cars that are considered classics nowadays. The list is quite long and includes Japanese and British classics.” His current classic car is this Riley Elf Mk2 which was built on 3 April 1966. He bought it in May 2015 from a guy in Kent who had owned it for four years. Bryan became its 11th owner. “It was stuck in the barn on the farm as the engine had a knock on it. The only mods were reverse rims and a roof rack. I had a look around the car and found the left-hand sill and floor needed replacing. The rear subframe looked a little bit ropey so…