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Mini Magazine - - Contents - Mar­tyn Collins Edi­tor, Mini Mag­a­zine

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.

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