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Penderic

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Mini Lovers! Good vid on history and restoration!
« on: January 13, 2015, 12:55:58 PM »
Watching this vid today on the restoration and history of the Austin 59 Mini, 64 Cooper and other race modifications .... very very interesting!

(Lots of gear head stuff).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8F6CZi7sXw

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Re: Mini Lovers! Good vid on history and restoration!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 01:42:56 PM »
Started watching but looks like a: "hold it till evening Macallan and stream buy the fire" type of a clip.

My uncle had a proper left drive when I was a kid in Minnesota. Amazing winter car - excluding too deep a snowfall. At the other end, while whiling away a winter in Harrogate, England - I was able to often borrow a 3/4 race mini. What a rush. Sound and fury far exceeding the actual effect but fast none the less.

Such a missed opportunity for the English car industry that they weren't able to extend capitalizing upon it as say Honda did with the N600.

Today, we Mini about in our S Clubman. Too freakin' cool.

"... self preservation society..." to be sure.

Todd.
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Re: Mini Lovers! Good vid on history and restoration!
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 02:58:08 PM »
Wonderful video.  I owned a '64 Mini for a while.  Sure wish I still had it.

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