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29th October
Back to the Future

The past, present and future were used in a filming session for Channel 4's WRC preview (to be shown Saturday 1st November at 0830).

Paddy Hopkirk and Neil were interviewed by Jeremy Hart at the Gaydon Motor Heritage Centre with Monte Carlo winning 33 EJB and the World's fastest MINI.

Pictured are Jeremy, Paddy and Anna.


25th October
Scandanavian tips

Burgess and Holder meet with Jari-Matti Latvala and Carl Williamson for tips learnt from inside an M-Sport Focus RS WRC!


25th October
They might be giants..

The weird world of Cummfy Banana
... although look at the size of the shopping trolley behind!
Neil, Jim and Jo scrounge some workshop space from Edd China at Cummfy Banana for vinyl graphics application.


20th October
We fit!

Yes, after spending a day with Jim, Simax, Clem and Neil fettling Mildred, Neil and Jim finally squeezed into the Mini!

Sunday was the first time that Neil and Jim worked on a rally at the Oakington stages. Finishing 24th overall despite still carrying the international weight penalty, the pairs rally debut went very well. Best not remind Jim of a first stage chicane.. peril sensitive sunglasses anyone?!

Mark Hall, Neil Burgess
Simon Maxted, David Hardingham, Phil Potter, Paul Clark
Jim Holder, Simon Wallis, Anna McColl


16th October
North West visit

Anna returns the seats after a fantastic reconditioning by manufacturers Magnum
Wayne from WPM offers his advice plus lots more opportunity to spend money! Anyone want to hire an Evo or buy an ex-works Mini?


14th October
Hat washer

Roger "The Hat" Wall
Roger "The Hat", a famous name amongst Mini owners, has donated his parts washer for the cause. This is the latest donation from Roger over the years - thanks Roger! Mind you it is his fault that I bought a Mini in the first place..


13th October
Mini Shopping

Dan, Dan the Mini bits man..
Neil visits Dan and Chris at The Mini Shop and buys a pile of parts ready for Mildred's re-preparation.


9th October
Jim and Neil's little adventure

Jim and Neil spent a day in Cardiff talking, interviewing, collecting and checking out the accommodation..

Jim (left) and Neil are interviewed by legendary reporter
Greg Strange of The Broadcasting Company

Julie Lloyd from the Mini Cooper Register hand over regalia to Neil (left) and Jim.





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