Scott Whitmore raced Mini Stox from the age of 10 and bought his first road Mini at 14. He already knew he was going to work in car body restoration. Just as well really...
Back when concours restos were on the fringe of the mainstream scene, Roy Gudge joined a small band of visionaries who made their Mini Coopers better than new. He tells us about his stunning twice-restored 998cc Mk2 Cooper.
This early Clubman was destined for a tough dual-purpose life as a daily driver and international competition car but a thorough restoration has given it a surprising third role, as a prize-winning show car.
Tyred & Tested
Martin Hockley took what was a relatively plain-looking Mini Van and turned it into an eye-catching homage to a great British brand.
The Italian Job 50th Anniversary With Art
Bex Celebrates The Iconic Italian Job Anniversary With Her Exclusive Signed Artworks.
Even though Michael Gill’s humble 1972 Austin Mini 1000 had been unused for eight years when he bought it back in 2015, it still required a thorough restoration.
Acceptable In The 80s
MiniWorld’s Deputy Editor, Jim Jupp, became obsessed with the Mini due to some very infl uential friends.
NEC Classic Motor Show
This year’s Classic Motor Show, at the NEC in Birmingham, was held over the weekend of 10-12 November. There were fewer Minis there as some clubs, reportedly, had their stand entries declined.
Overhauling And Modifying A Lucas 25D4 Distributor
H&H Ignition Solutions shows MiniWorld how they strip and rebuild a Lucas 25D4 distributor.
25th Japan Mini Day 2017
On 5 November, Japanese Mini fans made their annual Mini pilgrimage to the Japan Mini Day in Hamamatsu.
Italian Job, 2017
Minis, old and new, and a Jaguar, took part in this year’s Italian Job charity rally (27 October to 5 November) to raise money in a fun way for Variety the Children’s Charity and other good causes.
Road To Le Mans Classic
A trip to the legendary Le Mans Classic weekend in France is a dream event for petrolheads and classic car fans. It’s made even better if you throw a couple of Minis into the experience.
Thunderbirds Are Go!
As MiniWorld’s Australia Correspondent I have been getting out and about in my Minis and visiting Mini events lately and am offon my travels once again. Since going back to freelance work a few months ago, I have been a busy little beaver and have put plenty of miles under the belts of two of my Minis...
Jason Adams hadn’t forgotten the time he and his wife, Lorraine, drove around Crete in a Moke over 20 years ago. In 2014 he had the chance to buy his own.
From Rover With Love
Ian Edwards of CardiffMini club began his love of Minis when working for a Rover dealership.
Borneo Mini Run
Members of Brunei Mini Owners Association recently held a road trip to Tenom, in Sabah in the north of Borneo, to meet fellow club Borneo Mini Classic Group Sabah for the 3rd Borneo Mini Run. The event happened over the weekend of 21-23 September which is a public holiday.
Legendary Grand Tour
Legendary Grand Tour
With much inspiration from his late uncle Dave, Mark Dell has built a fantastic retro-styled Mini…
Hand Me Down
Over the last four decades, Ken Allan's £60 1961 Mini Minor served as his daily drive and later carried out the same duty for both of his daughters.
A Mini Addiction
Gary Pearson, of SELKent Mini Club, is a self-confessed Miniholic…
Playing with his bright yellow 1275 GT Scalextric model fuelled a passion for Tom Clarke to build and own what became his dream first car.
It's a Mini world
A long love affair with the Mini has helped Andy Macukewicz’s transition to a new life in Australia.
End of the road?
In our last issue Mini World contributor Stephen Davy-Osborne expressed his love for his 1996 SPi Mini Cooper, aka Nicole. In this final instalment we rejoin the story at the end of 2012, when Nicole has miraculously received an MOT certificate...
Classic Motor Show
The Classic Motor Show is becoming an annual pilgrimage for UK and mainland European Mini fans.
Restored for Life
Bert van Leeuwen restored his Mk1 Cooper S when he was a teenager. Nearly 20 years later he still owns it and we doubt that he’ll ever be able to part with it.
Gavin Bowern sourced a new engine for his first Mini but, feeling it was actually too good for the old car, he went in search of a new project for his first full-on rebuild with his dad. It has evolved into an homage to the Mk3 Cooper S.
Although Dan Stokes has been a fan of Minis, since owning one as his first car, he’s had a few love/hate moments with them. We’re glad he wasn’t put offas he has created this amazing retro racer for us to drool over…
Phil Higham is the owner and co-builder of this beautifully proportioned 998cc roadster and we hope it’s going to get its fair share of trophies in 2017. His son, Wayne, tells us how it came together.