Mini MPI Launch 1997
Launch preview at BMH Gaydon, of the upgraded Mini MPI (Multi Point
Injection) range for 1997 with drivers airbag, seatbelt pre-tensioners,
door side impact bars and front mounted radiator. Despite Rover's original
plan to end Mini production in 1997 due to new European safety and
emmisions legislation, BMW's new investment in the Mini and John Cooper's
insistence on this last update finally got the MPI into production in 1996,
extending the Mini's life by 4 more years until the launch of the New MINI
Rudskogen Sept 2009 - Historic Racing Mini Cooper S
Racing at my local track Rudskogen in my 1965 Morris Mini Cooper S. The
race is The Norwegian Cup for historic racing, with everything from a
period E Opel Kadett to a 1976 Broadspeed Capri. All classes run in one
NZV8 TV S3 Episode 7 - Thunder in the Park, Drag Combat, Kayne Scott race car - Part 1
On this week's show we head out to the Thunder in the Park event at
Pukekohe where we take a good look at some of the muscular metal taking
part. We check out Colin Meadow's C4 Corvette, Graham Barnes' GT2 V8 Ford
Capri and plenty of others. We go onboard in Kayne Scott's V8 race car,
which is now the fastest circuit racing saloon car in New Zealand, and have
a scorching hot lap around Pukekohe. From circuit racing to the strip,
where we go to Fram Autolite Dragway and catch the action from Drag Combat.
We watch as the best cars from the V8 scene battle against the fastest
imports. We take a special look at Wayne Yearbury's awesome 6-second
ZCars Mini - New Race Car -Magazine Shoot
A few moments from a magazine shoot at Brands Hatch of a couple of ZCars
for the now sadly suspended Track and Race Cars Magazine. See the magazine
here: http://issuu.com/p1media/docs/november2009e or here
http://www.zcars.org.uk for more details of the cars.
MINI Cooper Prototype Preview 1997
Media preview of the new MINI on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show in
September 1997. Almost a hoax as it was a "skin prototype" based on the
modified platform, engine and running gear of a Fiat Punto! It successfully
diverted publicity from the arrival of the new Mercedes A-Class and Smart
cars.This news clip includes an interview with the late John Cooper.
Gerry Marshall - Aston Martin V8 - Wins at Castle Combe 1990
Gerry Marshall dominates this August 1990 Inter-Marque Challenge race at
Castle Combe with the famous Marsh Plant Hire Aston Martin V8 Vantage .
Behind him, scrapping amongst themselves are assorted Shelby Cobras,
Porsche 911s, Ferrari 328, 400i and 512 Boxer, Jaguar E Types and other
Aston Martins of various types. Turn up the sound.....
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Mallory Park, return of the Thundersaloons June 2011
What a morning! Baby Bertha, the Stars and Stripes Manta, the DAF V8, cars
that were at their hayday, faster
and noisier than any other saloons being raced. This gathering was a test &
press day for the drivers and cars, in preparation for their comeback
meeting on the August bank holiday weekend.
Sunbeam Imp Special Saloon
Sunbeam Imp SS1300 class race car, Suzuki 1300cc 16v engine
Just running the engine after repairs to see that everything is working.
Thundersaloons, Brands Hatch GP 13/5/1990
Practice Session on the Grand Prix Circuit. The 'Black Thunder' Sierra,
'Stars & Stripes' Manta & Honda Legend were out, plus plenty of Escort's
and a couple of Rover Vitesse's.