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Carenza’s Neon

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MEMBER SINCE 2012 | MODEL Neon | YEAR 1991 | ENGINE CC 998

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
‘Neon’ Highlight in rear window
Cowling on handbrake

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Called ‘Little Min’
Had pink flowers on it for a while to cover up the rust

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Don’t be silly, it’s a mini!!ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
De-rust
New interior
New stereo that works without fiddling with it!!

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Daily commute and driving with no rear lights, indicators or interior lights, I had a fog light, arms and a torch!!

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Go to Portugal

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Go to Portugal

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
It’s fun all the time

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
I didn’t, my Mum left one in the garage when she died, it started with no help after four months of being in there

Carenza’s Cabriolet

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Carenza’s Cabriolet

MEMBER SINCE 2012 | MODEL Rover Cabriolet | YEAR 1996 | ENGINE CC 1275
DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Stage 3 kit Cowl on gear stick
Stainless steel exhaust
Amp in boot
Cowl on gear stick
Reversing sensorsANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
N/A

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Err . . . how long have you got?

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Get the body kit to fit properly Booked in next year to for a new hood which will be green

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Get the body kit to fit properly
Booked in next year to for a new hood which will be green

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
IMM – Minis home 50th in Birmingham in 2006. The weekend of a lifetime

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Having the top down all year round and going to classic vehicle shows explaining to people it has not been converted

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Always wanted a cabriolet, had to be small with 4 seats so no contest. A naughty birthday present to myself!!

Carenza’s Clubman Estate

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Carenza’s Clubman Estate
MEMBER SINCE 2012 | MODEL Austin Clubman Estate | YEAR 1976 | ENGINE CC 1300
DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
1300 metro engine
Stage 1 kit
Tow barANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
Complete strip down restoration sticking mainly to original colours, etc. Burnt orange and metallic black, on the wooden bits, Cornish colours

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Trying to get it finished!!

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Awning to go over rear doors when open & platform to make a campervan
Change stereo for an old one and get speakers
Kernow stickers
Possible seats with headrests
His name on the rear doors
Complete the restoration

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Have only driven it home from a garage so far!!

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Go round Scotland with my best bike on the trailer

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
N/A

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Always wanted a campervan, it had to be small so no contest

Simon’s Pickup

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Simon’s Pickup

MEMBER SINCE 2010 | MODEL Pickup | YEAR 1982 | ENGINE CC 998
DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Fred Flintstone style floors!ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
ore holes in it than the Titanic and in a worse condition!

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Easier to list problems I haven’t

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Complete restoration to factory condition

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
None as yet – not road worthy

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Any at this point!!

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Not sure-– could be welding the brace bars in to stop it falling in half or slicing my hands open on the rusty floors!

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Ha – this one I swapped for my 1275GT which was fully road worthy

Dave’s British Open Classic

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Dave’s British Open Classic

MEMBER SINCE 2008-2012, 2015~ | MODEL British Open Classic | YEAR 1993 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
The Webasto sunroof has been recovered by a previous owner in a much nicer material than the original roofs. I’m regularly asked where I brought the cover from; the answer is I don’t know

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Where would I begin? Since purchasing the car in 2014 it’s had a new clutch, front suspension and cylinder head. And that’s just the big jobs; it’s an ever evolving project with big plans every winter

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Stop the oil leaking and attempt to extract some more power out of the economy 50hp 1275 engine. Some key areas of the bodywork look like they might need some attention in the next few years

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Driving across England & France in the summer of 2015 for 1750 miles, visiting the National Mini Cooper Day at Beaulieu, Rouen, La Rochelle, Nantes, Caen and staying in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
My dream journey would be a road trip along the French Riviera before heading north to Turin and Geneva. Alternatively, a drive across Dartmoor would keep me happy

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Well it’s certainly not trying to fit a new clutch that’s for sure. Probably the best times are the Legendary Grand Tour in North Devon, the French holiday in 2015 and the Riviera Run

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Because I wanted a practical car that I can fit loads of luggage in! This particular model features a special top-loading mechanism

Steve’s Cooper

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Steve’s Cooper

MEMBER SINCE 2008-2012, 2015 | MODEL Cooper | YEAR 1992 | ENGINE CC 1275

 

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:

Tech: 13” Superlight Alloys

Sportspack arches

Spot lamps

Stage One kit

Dashboard

Centre Console

'Wild Turkey' Musical Air Horns

Clear lenses

 

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?

Not really.  Every time I drive it I smile and love it. That probably makes the driver the other interesting feature. He’s proper special

 

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?

Loads. I can now change the head gasket in two hours as one year it blew three times. It hates MOT’s, I’ve never had an easy one.  It leaks like a sieve, I’ve had to buy a dehumidifier to dry it out

 

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?

A super charger would be nice, it could always do with a little bit more power.  Re-upholster the seats.  Stop it leaking.  Loads but it means I have to do the work so nothing would probably change

 

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?

The Nurburgring, I’d like to say I went round it in 8 minutes but I’d be lying, it was about 14 minutes, massive fun though

 

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?

East to West across the United States of America and sell the car at the end of it.  If I ever get around to it I’ll make sure I take a spare head gasket kit (and lots of oil)

 

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?

It was in a mini but not mine but so what it’s a mini all the same.  Laughing at my son over the CB insulting a man with a large moustache and my son didn’t realise ‘Mr Moustache’ could hear him, I still laugh about it now

 

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?

Jealousy.  I brought my son his first car which was a mini, we spent a lot of time doing it up and when he took it away I missed it and I wanted one myself

Rachel’s Sidewalk

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Rachel’s Sidewalk

MEMBER SINCE 2001 | MODEL Sidewalk | YEAR 1995 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Stainless steel exhaust
Sound system
Pepperpot wheels
A few chrome bits
Customised steering wheel
Has had extensive front end body work!!
Colour matching dashboard
Colour matching gear stick & handbrake cover

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
It has a little quirky feature with the windscreen wipers, they will work when it is dry but not when it is raining. I have finally discovered how to resolve this when it happens, which is a good job!!!!

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
How long have you got, it is a mini after all

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Keep it looking tidy and as free of rust as possible. Oh, and fix anymore problems that occur!!

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
The first year we drove in to Little Bridge House on the North Devon Legendary Grand Tour

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Go somewhere abroad

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Going round the track as Castle Combe

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
They were / are cheap to insure and run and reasonably easy to maintain, I got it when I went to Uni

Kev’s Morris Mini

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Kev’s Morris Mini
MEMBER SINCE On & off for ages | MODEL Morris Mini | YEAR 1968 | ENGINE CC 1071

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Full stage rally modifications
Virtually every part of the car has been altered in some way

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
N/A

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Broken it on rallies but normally managed to patch it up and continue except for the 1998 rally of the Vales where I blew up the clutch

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Enjoy it with the kids

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Italian Job 1996
Ireland 1997

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
Lands End to John O’Groats

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Rallying it, especially stage rallies

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
I wanted a project – 25 years later, I still have projects!!!

Jan’s Cooper

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Jan’s Cooper
MEMBER SINCE 2000 | MODEL Rover Cooper 1.3i | YEAR 1992 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
None, completely standard

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
N/A

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Pushed from stationary across two lanes of duel carriageway by a very kind lady who forgot to stop!!

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Keep it looking good for as long as I can

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
Travelling to Atwells Motor Museum for a show with a car full of cream cakes, in the pouring rain that was so bad I was reduced to 5mph

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
N/A

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Nothing for publication!!

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
Always wanted one but was never in a position to afford one until I saw ‘Jimini’

Len’s Equinox

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Len’s Equinox
MEMBER SINCE 1998 | MODEL Equinox | YEAR 1990 | ENGINE CC 1275

DETAILS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES:
Modification to gear box
13 inch wheels
Hi-lows
Mini finsANY OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES?
N/A

ANY PROBLEMS YOU’VE HAD WITH YOUR MINI?
Gear box
Wheel bearings
Brakes
Head gasket

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO DO TO YOUR MINI IN THE FUTURE?
Rebuild the body

WHATS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE JOURNEY IN YOUR MINI?
They are all fun

WHAT JOURNEY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR MINI?
N/A

WHATS THE MOST FUN YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR MINI?
Rallying off road

WHY DID YOU BUY A MINI?
The first time I bought a mini was to rally, the second time was to have a second childhood!!