It's report overload this month with all the details and pictures from the British Mini Day, London to Brighton and the International Mini Meet in Portugal.
Kevin Webb’s Maroon B-coloured Mini Minor leads on quite nicely from these, as if you were at the London to Brighton prize giving, you might have witnessed Kevin’s shock at winning the ‘Best in Show’. We can’t see why he was so shocked, as this is a beautifully restored early Mini Minor De Luxe, with an interesting story to go with it.
Another perfectly restored original Mini comes in the form of Paul Billington’s Clubman, finished in the oh-so-’70s shade of Antelope with a distinctive red vinyl interior. Restored to concours condition, on top of the originality what really impresses is the level of detail. And the hard work has paid off with the amount of silverware won in recent events.
Dan Ingles’ Cooper LE is no stranger to the polishing cloth, but that wasn’t the original plan. He got the concours bug after initally buying this Cooper to run through the summer and sell. The result is a sympathetic upgrade of a soughtafter limited edition and lots of chrome.
Last but not least is our cover car Tom Read’s Wolseley Hornet. With 150bhp, Yamaha R1-bike power, a stripped-out and caged interior, plus the distinctive Porsche Miami Blue exterior, this is a very serious, race-orientated Mini saloon! Mad and brilliant in equal measure, I salute Tom for this Mini creation.
Elsewhere, if you’re having front wheel bearing issues, we’ve got a complete fitting guide in Mini Tech, a full fitting guide of MED's all-new cambelt conversion, and a closer look at tracking in Neil's latest instalment on handling.
We also have the story of reader Sarah Thomas’s ‘Little Pig’ Studio 2, which is being rebuilt back to stock.
Looking forward to Mini In The Park already, enjoy the issue!
Tom Read's bikepowered Hornet.