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Old 6 Apr 2015, 23:12 (Ref:3524504)   #1
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Old 7 Apr 2015, 08:04 (Ref:3524579)   #2
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Old 7 Apr 2015, 14:50 (Ref:3524709)   #3
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Old 25 Oct 2015, 18:55 (Ref:3585512)   #4
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Old 16 Nov 2015, 23:59 (Ref:3590930)   #5
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Old 31 Dec 2015, 17:41 (Ref:3601223)   #6
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The 'Complan Mini' Turbo - sponsored by Glaxo Laboratories (Ireland) Ltd., and driven by Alec Poole. The 1.3 litre turbo charged Mini had a power output of 180bhp, ran 13" wheels with 8" front rims and 7" rear rims, could touch 140mph on the straights, and had an overall weight reduction on the standard model of 2.5 cwt. It had more power than Mini transmissions of the day could stand, so it would strip the cwp during a long days racing. The Complan Mini mainly raced in Ireland... but Alec did a lot of Mini racing in the UK in the 1960s and 70's. He was British Saloon car champion [fore runner of the BTCC] in 1969 driving a Cooper S.






"Alec spoke about his hugely successful race exploits- (he was the British Touring Car Champion in 1969 in an Arden Mini Cooper S). He explained that the trick in qualifying was to perhaps not get out of the way of the bigger class Escorts and when they slowed slightly, to tuck in behind them for the all important tow! We also spoke briefly about a fearsome machine Alec raced known as the Complan Turbo Mini. That car grew from 1300cc to 1430cc during development
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and ended up with huge arches and a Clubman style front and as Alec explained, there were teething problems but when it went, it really went! This car was reputed to have in excess of 180bhp- from an A series turbo- in 1971 and it was apparently sold to the Carribean."
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Thanks for posting those videos; it is the first time that I have ever seen my old car moving, albeit nigh on 50 years after the event.
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Snetterton 1969 - Trevor Davies 1935cc B-Series engine/gearbox (from 'Landcrab' /Austin-Morris 1800)
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Old 3 May 2016, 22:32 (Ref:3638273)   #17
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Photos below of the Coldwell Mini from the Mk1 Mini Action day at Blyton last weekend!
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Old 21 May 2016, 22:20 (Ref:3643516)   #18
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Here in Australia we are pleased to have Rauno Aaltonnen visiting for the 50th anniversary of his October 1966 Bathurst 500 win with our Bob Holden (Mini = first 9 across the line) and also the Southern Cross Rally 50th celebrations
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Couple of nice period photos of Mini racer Simon Ridge in the early days at Brands Hatch (around 1966-67) when he was running his own Free Formula car and before the heady days of sponsorship! He later drove for Automex & D J Bond.
Original Photos: Sunrise International Productions B.S.Kreisky (Archive: Martin Henn)

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Terry Harmer - his last racing Mini 1978 (Mini Racer 1966 to '78)


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Here in Australia we are pleased to have Rauno Aaltonnen visiting for the 50th anniversary of his October 1966 Bathurst 500 win with our Bob Holden (Mini = first 9 across the line) and also the Southern Cross Rally 50th celebrations
In circa 1970/1, I had the distinct pleasure of driving Rauno Aaltonen's Monte winning Cooper s.

My then local main agent'sidentified we were the largest local trade buyer of Abingdon Special Tuning bits, and since the Stores Manager had Aaltonen's car for a show week, ran it around in his lunch hour.

Naturally all my mechs were over it like wasps around a jampot!

I, however, talked him into allowing me to take it for a spin...

(At the time, we built, tuned, maintained and refettled many Cooper s race, rally, autocross and road cars and competed in all those classes, too).

I quite forget the guy's wife, sitting docilely in the front passenger seat.



She wasn't quite so calm when we returned: rather white faced... I still sometimes feel guilty about that. Not often though!

Standard works spec car: 1293 c.c. over-bore; 649 full race cam (993 c.c. F3 XSP engine); twin 1 1/2" SUs (Weber not homologated); beefed up alternator; free flow fabricated exhaust; Dural Sump Shield; Hydrolastic suspension, plus front shocks; full balance and lightened; straight cut transfer gears and close ratio box plus Salisbury LSD.

Went like a whippet.
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Here in Australia we are pleased to have Rauno Aaltonnen visiting for the 50th anniversary of his October 1966 Bathurst 500 win with our Bob Holden (Mini = first 9 across the line) and also the Southern Cross Rally 50th celebrations
Rauno Aaltonnen at the Motor Classica 2016 in Melbourne with his Works Mini.


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