Min­is­print re­united

Sir Stir­ling Moss gets reac­quainted with Rob Walker demonstrator

Mini Magazine - - Nmewisni -

After 48 years, the Rob Walker Min­iS­print demonstrator has been re­united with the man that put it through its paces for the press – Sir Stir­ling Moss. Thanks to the ef­forts of Pete Flana­gan, VPR 470, which is now owned by Ant Hines, was reac­quainted with Sir Stir­ling at the Shel­s­ley Walsh Clas­sic Nostal­gia event in July.

Ant’s car was fully re­stored in Cal­i­for­nia by Her­itage Garage, be­fore be­ing air- freighted to the UK for the MkI Ac­tion Day at Bly­ton Park in May. With Stir­ling due to at­tend Shel­s­ley as a guest of hon­our, Pete sensed a per­fect photo op­por­tu­nity aris­ing. Shel­s­ley’s Mark Con­stan­duras agreed and kindly of­fered Ant the chance to dis­play the Mini along­side ex- Ster­ling Moss cars such as his SWB Fer­rari 250, Lo­tus 18 and Cooper Type 51.

Sir Stir­ling was de­lighted to see the beau­ti­ful­lyre­stored Min­iS­print once again, pose for pho­tos and to be re­minded of his time driv­ing Rob Walker cars all those years ago. An im­pres­sive re­union, we’re sure you’ll agree!

Back be­hind the wheel – Sir Stir­ling Moss re­united with the Min­iS­print at Shel­s­ley.

Test­ing the Min­iS­print in 1966.

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