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Duncan’s Cooper

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Duncan’s Cooper

MEMBER SINCE 2019 | MODEL Cooper| YEAR 1992 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Complete respray (green to white)
13 inch supalite wheels with Yokohama tyres and associated arches
Mark 1 body panels from front bulkhead forward

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Converted back to single SU carb from original single point fuel-injection

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Replaced offside-rear swing-arm

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Fix the small crack in the exhaust manifold
Attend to the various bodywork rust spots
Do a complete strip-down/engine out tidy-up but in 5-7 year’s time, having far too much fun driving it at the moment

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Any - they all put a smile on your face

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Over Hardnose pass in the Lake District would be a lot of fun

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
When I took my mum out in it with her grandkids – she laughed for the entire 45 minute journey as it was bringing back lots of memories for her – the kids thought she had gone mad

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Tribute to my dad, he passed away suddenly and he used to race them when I was a kid

Angela’s Morris Mini

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Angela’s Morris Mini

MEMBER SINCE 2019 | MODEL Morris Mini| YEAR 1973 | ENGINE CC 850

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
General restoration

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Has galvanised sub frame otherwise much as original

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Yes too many to mention. Min has been off the road for 3 years since her regular maintenance died followed by my late partner. Since then I have invested in having her restored but not to a as left factor car

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
General ongoing restoration including interior as funds permit

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Too many to mention. Until 5 years ago Min was the car for general use which involve visiting all corners of the UK

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
As we are both very aged, most of our journeys will be local. However, there are friends and relatives who would love to see her again on the road

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Meeting interesting RAC men when she broke down

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Why now – we purchased Min second hand in around 1983 and minis were the normal car to see on the road

Richard P’s Cooper Estate

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Richard P’s Cooper Estate

MEMBER SINCE 2019| MODEL MINI Cooper Estate| YEAR 2013 | ENGINE CC

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
None

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
6 speed gear box

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
None

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Not sure yet

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Journey to Warwickshire in the pouring rain

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Not too far

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Because I loved it, I’d never owned a six gear car and I liked one and it’s fun to drive

Gerald and Siobhan’s Italian Job

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Gerald and Siobhan’s Italian Job

MEMBER SINCE 2018 | MODEL “Italian Job”| YEAR 1993 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Complete Bodywork overhaul following 10 years of being SORN

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Few non spec features:
Non- white front grill
White roof
(Very poorly fitted) sunroof

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Not very watertight, rain gets in and fills the wells in the cabin and boot
Front end damage within first week of buying - careless 3rd Party
Front wheel folded at speed on a roundabout (lower arm nut came loose)
Very annoying rattle that I just can’t locate

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Replace sunroof with Panoramic roof
Tint rear and side windows
Replace wheel arches with trim (personal preference)
Fit a Dash Board and reposition stereo
Add a M/C rally half roof rack

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
The wheel collapsing proved to be quite memorable and lost me some confidence, but “time is a great healer”

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
London To Brighton, just because
Riviera run sounds fun too

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
We have a fun twisty road near to where we live that is made for mini’s, makes me smile every time we drive along it but also looking forward to a camping trip at some point in the near future

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Felt left out borrowing my wife’s all the time LOL

Andy’s Mk 3

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Andy’s Mk 3

MEMBER SINCE 2017 | MODEL Mk 3| YEAR 1975 | ENGINE CC 998

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Quad optic head lights
Smaller steering wheel

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Her colour, unmodified version

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
The usual 40 year old car problems

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Complete the ongoing restoration

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
The Cotswold Tour and Mini in the Bay

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Run to the Sun

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
For our teenager to learn to drive in!

Gerald and Siobhan’s Tahiti

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Gerald and Siobhan’s Tahiti

MEMBER SINCE 2017 | MODEL Tahiti| YEAR 1993 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
None

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Plenty of Rust

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Long debates as to who gets to drive it

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Tidy the exterior before a whole new re-upholstered interior

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
It will be our first trip to Castle Coombe in a mini for “Mini Fest”

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
London – Brighton

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Early days but plenty of fun to come were sure

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Lifelong love of all things mini

Iain’s Mini City

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Iain’s Mini City

MEMBER SINCE 2017 | MODEL City | YEAR 1984 | ENGINE CC 1330

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Completely rebuilt from the ground up
Morris Mk 1 front grill
Tubbed rear arches
Red dot front Rubber cones and coil over rear springs
Cooper S Brakes
MB Split rim Alloy wheels
Very high spec 1330cc engine with Swift tune SW23T Camshaft, Belt drive cam gears, Big valve Head and SU Carbs

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
The Ignition in controlled by an OMEX ECU taking measurements from Engine speed, air inlet temperature, water temperature and throttle position

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Not yet – fingers crossed

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
I would like to change the cylinder head to a seven port running throttle body injection

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Travelling to Mini in the Park at Santa Pod from my home in Wiltshire via Surrey and back via Buckinghamshire visiting friends and family on the way

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
I would like to do the Brands Hatch to Spa Mini run

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
I loved the track day I did at Castle Combe Circuit a couple of years ago

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
I was a Ford Boy until I had an RS2000 Stolen and couldn’t afford insurance for another so a mate suggested I should think about a Mini

Jean’s Cooper Sportpack

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Jean’s Cooper Sportpack

MEMBER SINCE 2017 | MODEL Cooper Sportpack | YEAR 1998 | ENGINE CC 1.3i

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
None. Completely standard. Union Jack roof.

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Have owned the car since new. Has been personally signed inside by John Cooper, Paddy Hopkirk, Alec Poole, Edd China and Eddie Izzard.

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Nothing major! She’s been as a good as gold so far.

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Just keep it in as good condition as possible. No modification plans.

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
The Battle of Britain run 2015. Wonderful, amazing day that took in Biggin Hill and ended at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Dover. Or going to LeMans in 2004 which was just brilliant.

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
London to Brighton. Done it twice – would LOVE to do it again.

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Definitely the LeMans track/town run and getting a pit stop service from the Porsche team guys.

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
This is my twelfth Mini. My Dad worked for Leyland/Rover for many years, one of the first cars we had that I remember was a Mini Traveller. I’ve just always loved them. This one was my daily driver for 8 years but is now just for days out and fun!

Paul’s Austin

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Paul’s Austin

MEMBER SINCE 2016 | MODEL Austin | YEAR 1967 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
1275cc Engine
Fitted with a Brett Sims Motorsport, Longman designed GT6 cylinder head and a CSI electronic mapped distributor

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Rebuilt with Heritage Body shell after someone drove into it

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Has been known to spray coolant all over rolling road operatives

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Fit adjustable steering geometry and suspension anti-roll bar. Need to sort out the engine cooling

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Any journey that is fun and puts a smile on my face

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Take it to the sun …………… when the cooling is sorted

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Take it to the sun …………… when the cooling is sorted

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Originally needed student transport …………… a long time ago

Jenny’s BMW MINI Cooper

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Jenny’s BMW MINI Cooper
 
MEMBER SINCE 2013 | MODEL BMW Mini Cooper | YEAR 2002 | ENGINE CC 1600
 
DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Induction kit
Sportex exhaust
Bluetooth hands free stereo
Aftermarket rear spoiler
Full chrome kit inside and out
 
ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
N/A
 
ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Radiator
Bottom arm bushes
 
ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Refurbish the alloy wheels and re-trim the interior
 
WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Taking the children to the beach on holiday, packing telescopic fishing rods and nets into the small boot bins!
 
WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Would like to go to La Mans and take it down the Mulsanne Straight for a blast!
 
WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
It’s always fun driving it, it’s a modern but practical twist on the classic
 
WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
As above, it’s a fund modern twist on a true classic along with affordability