Stephen Col­bran

Mini Magazine - - Our Minis -

Fea­tures writer


My Mini life be­gan aged 13 with a SEGTO Ju­nior race Mini, fol­lowed by the usual path of learn­ing to drive in a Mini, join­ing a lo­cal club and get­ting in­volved in the shows. 15 years later, I've driven, pho­tographed and writ­ten about some of the best cars on the scene. I've now got two project cars – a stripped-out track­day war­rior and a su­per­charged MINI Cooper S daily drive. Both have their mer­its, but only one works...


My clas­sic Mini project car has evolved over 10 years from scabby daily drive to week­end ICE ma­chine be­fore its lat­est rein­car­na­tion as a stripped­out per­for­mance Mini. There's an AC Dodd 100bhp 1330cc en­gine with a straight-cut box and plenty more be­sides. The theme is mod­ern mo­tor­sport but with­out ru­in­ing the 1960s Mini ap­peal.

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