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  1. London to Brighton Mini Run 2016

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    This years run tickets go on sale at 9am on 18th January. They sold out within three days last year, so be quick.... https://twitter.com/minispares
  2. The Journey That Never Was...in a 1959 Mini

    MINI in the Media
    Some of the original photos. https://www.facebook.com/thejourneythatneverwasjeannedeferranti/ Book Introduction "I had a dream; to go to Australia. Rather than go by ship I opted to go ‘overland’. I was lucky to have a father who extolled independence, as he himself had travelled widely...
  3. The Journey That Never Was...in a 1959 Mini

    MINI in the Media
    Looks like an interesting read.....excerpts are currently being published in Miniworld magazine. The Journey That Never Was Our self-published books: The Journey That Never Was "To Jeanne de Ferranti’s business-minded parents, it was dismissed as an irresponsible waste of time, and it quickly...
  4. Paddy Hopkirk MBE

    MINI in the Media
    Well done Paddy! Legendary ex-rally driver and husband of former High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire Paddy Hopkirk has received an MBE but has vowed not to let the honour change him. Eighty-two-year-old Mr Hopkirk, from Penn, and patron of the former High Wycombe motoring charity Skidz, has been...
  5. Stiff Power Steering

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    The Mini is a more sporting car than the Yaris and so has a heavier less assisted steering feel.....rather than being very light to turn like many small town and 'shopping' cars.
  6. MINI Cooper Glass Hanging Tree Decoration

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    From John Lewis: "Park this hand-decorated MINI Cooper tree decoration on your tree this Christmas. Finished with a dusting of glitter, the vibrant colours on this bauble will add a retro feel to your party." Buy Bombki Little UK Mini Cooper Glass Hanging Decoration, Multi | John Lewis
  7. Rattling from the engine!!

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    It might help if you gave us some details of the car.....ie. year, mileage, model would be a good start?
  8. Mini Cooper launch edition

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    Mini Cooper 2001-2006 = R50 (R= Rover) Mini Cooper S 2002-2006 = R53 MCS engine swap is possible but a big job, you would also need the 6-speed Getrag gearbox of the R53 and many other parts. The steering is heavier than most small cars to give a 'sporty' feel to the steering. The power...
  9. 2001 Mini release cars & date

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    Who owns the oldest MINI? Who owns the oldest MINI? - Page 2 - The Mini Cooper Register Forum
  10. 2001 Mini release cars & date

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    John Cooper pictured below at Gaydon with a classic Mini Cooper MPi and an early prototype of the New MINI Cooper in August 1998 both with the Rover style winged Mini badges.
  11. 2001 Mini release cars & date

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    Photos of what could be the oldest and only pre-production prototype Rover R50/53 MINI left in existence as recently discovered, since being dry-stored in 1999, unless of course you know different......spot the differences? Originally Posted by Blue Mk2 on the Mk1 Forum I was...
  12. 2001 Mini release cars & date

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    John Cooper unveils the new MINI Cooper
  13. 2001 Mini release cars & date

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    R53 MINI Cooper S Prototype photos
  14. 2001 Mini release cars & date

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    The New R50 MINI as featured in 'The Engineer' magazine back in October 2000:
  15. 2001 Mini release cars & date

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    First R50 Body Built in 1999 Early R50 Built at Longbridge (Methods Build 1999) New Rover MINI comes to Longbridge. That was the Plan, although in the end it never happened........ The general BMW plan for the Rover Group was that Cowley, renamed Oxford would produce the large cars, with...
  16. 2001 Mini release cars & date

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    According to the book 'New MINI' by Graham Robson the first few pre-production Mini's were built in January 2001 and the first production car on 26th April 2001. The MINI One and Cooper officially went on sale 7th July 2001. Y96 OBL above was an early press car registered 08 06 2001 and last...
  17. I NEED YOU HELP. MINI's rebrand! What do you think?

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    As said Mini is now a brand or marque for a range of small cars (by todays standards!) which BMW consider also included the Issigonis BMC 1100/1300 range so that when owners outgrow the MINI they don't have to always leave the brand. All supermini class hatches like the Fiesta, Corsa, Clio...
  18. I NEED YOU HELP. MINI's rebrand! What do you think?

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    Nothing really new if you look at the 1998 price list below with 2D Mini logos........ Of course the Mini marque badges, text fonts and parent company branding have changed many times since 1959 by the marketing departments of the various owners from BMC, BLMC, BL Cars, Austin-Morris...
  19. I NEED YOU HELP. MINI's rebrand! What do you think?

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    Mini overhauls logo and branding to 'make more people avid fans' | The Drum KKLD* / MINI / MINI ? NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY MINI relaunches its brand and offers Airbnb-style car sharing
  20. Building MINI's Live - James May BBC2

    MINI in the Media
    Tonight & tomorrow....... Building Cars (MINI's) Live - BBC2 – James May - 20 & 21st October 7.30-9.00pm
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