The Mini Story: The Original, the Cooper, the Legacy
Back in 1959, BMC changed Britain's automotive landscape with the unveiling
of the original Mini. 54 years on and the little saloon remains as charming
and iconic as ever.
Graham Reid of the Heritage Garage is the West Coast's top expert on all
things Mini. A restorer, customizer, and racer, Reid is a dedicated
enthusiast and ardent lover of the UK's most recognizable automobile.
There's no one more fitting than he to explain the why's and how's of the
Mini's enduring legacy.
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of course, the Heritage Garage.
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There you'll everything you need to embark on your own Mini adventure, from
parts to restored shells to complete cars.
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Classic Mini Cooper Restoration
A Slide Show On The Restoratin Of A Classic Mini Cooper
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My B18 Type R VTEC Classic Mini
The engine is a B18c6 from a Honda Integra, 197hp.
Subframe is a Watsons kit. Was fitted by Watsons Rally UK.
Recorded with a GoPro Hero HD.
Before video with the old 1380cc engine...
Autovisie - Mini 1310cc Turbo
More info: www.miniprojects.nl
Metro turbo cylinder block 1310cc
Balanced crankshaft and connecting rods (ARP nuts/bolts)
0.40 AE pistons; dished to 16cc
Gasflowed cylinderhead, enlarged combustion chambers, race Exhaust valves
Compression ratio; 1:8.25
Avonbar Phase 2 camshaft
Garret T3 turbo
Customised Ford Sierra Cosworth Intercooler - MPRacing piping and
Megajolt Programmable Ignition Controller
Ford Edis Coilpack
Road/Rally light flywheel/ pressureplate
Grey clutch diaphragm
Road/Rally clutch plate
Straight cut 1:1 dropgears
Straight cut close ratio gearbox
X-pin 3.2 differential
Exhaust; Maniflow turboExhaust
MP Racing MPI front mounted aluminium radiator
7 row oilcooler
Mini SPI fueltank incl. highpressure fuelpump
Front 7,5" grooved discs
Custom Xenon headlights (4300K FX35 projectors)
LED front indicators
LED Rear lights
Hi-low, front + rear
Spax dampers, front + rear
Rims + tires:
10" 6J Minilites
CLASSIC MINI COOPER. A Quick Restoration
A quick slideshow of the restoration i did to our Rover "Mainstream" Mini
Cooper. I also changed all the non standard items back to factory spec. The
Music is called Faces by Gary Numan.
Mom's first drive in a MINI Cooper S R53
Just a little of teasing :) More MINI action in onboard from Nürburgring
My Janspeed Mini Cooper-S
This is the highlights of my Janspeed Mini Cooper S car that was used in
the famous enthusiast video Janspeed DIY Mini, produced by my company. The
car was stripped down to the last nut and bolt. It was designed by their
race team along with the legendary David Vizard and then built by
Janspeed's race engine builders. Even the body was rebuilt from scratch!
The car also featured in a magazine article as one of the fastest ever road
Minis! It's a blindingly quick car and will easily embarrass many hot
hatches of today. See the details on its website.
World's fastest Minis - Mini JCW GP vs ZCars Mini Busa - autocar.co.uk
The Mini JCW GP is the fastest production Mini ever built, according to
BMW. They may well be right, but we've found what could be the fastest Mini
ever, the ZCars Mini Busa.
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The Mini JCW GP is the ultimate incarnation of the latest Mini, with 215bhp
from its turbocharged 1.6-litre engine
launching it to 62mph in 6.2 seconds. But is it the fastest Mini you can
buy? Its competition could be a kit car from the North East of England
called the ZCars Mini Busa. It features a tubular construction and
fibreglass panels resulting in a 550kg kerbweight and a 0-60mph sprint of
3.9 seconds thanks to its screaming 194bhp Suzuki Hayabusa superbike
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exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race
Can a supercar beat a superbike? Can a Audi A1 outrun a Nissan GT-R on a
wet circuit? Can a Porsche 911 slay a Corvette on the drag strip? Autocar
pitches the giants of the performance car world against each other to
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1999 Shelby Brock Daytona Coupe - Jay Leno's Garage
Bruce Goldsmith takes Jay through the superformance car Pete Brock
re-engineered in the style of the iconic '60s original - kind of the new
version of what might have been.
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Tonight Show host Jay Leno explores his passion for all things on wheels in
this Emmy Award-winning web series.
1999 Shelby Brock Daytona Coupe - Jay Leno's Garage