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Old 23 Jan 2023, 10:34 (Ref:4140996)   #241
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That was definitely one of the cutting edge transporters at the time it seems
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 19:56 (Ref:4141217)   #242
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Some photos of the late Chris Tyrrell (Mini Se7en Champion in 1974, 1986 and 1987) - with beard/white T-shirt - and his Mini Seven. I think the Leyland Mini Challenge sticker on the rear side panel says 1978. Chris was always a front runner and produced many of the leading Mini race engines and cylinder heads at the time from his small workshop in Leatherhead, Surrey.















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Old 26 Jan 2023, 10:15 (Ref:4141269)   #243
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Some photos of the late Chris Tyrrell (Mini Se7en Champion in 1974, 1986 and 1987) - with beard/white T-shirt - and his Mini Seven. I think the Leyland Mini Challenge sticker on the rear side panel says 1978. Chris was always a front runner and produced many of the leading Mini race engines and cylinder heads at the time from his small workshop in Leatherhead, Surrey.















Excellent stuff, thanks for posting Chris was quite a character (and actually did me a head for my Mini Se7en).
Before my eyes had got to the back of the drivers door in the first picture I know whose car it was!
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I second Vivs thanks. Chris was indeed a character. M7 seemed to collect its fair share of characters back then. A lot of us racing on very little money, but having tremendous fun. Happy days indeed.
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Photo above of Chris Tyrrell after one of his many wins in Mini 7. My brother Steve Bell became his race mechanic in his later years of Mini 7 and also during Chris's Metro Challenge seasons. Steve went on to be a Mini Seven Champion himself in 1997 and came close to being a Mini Miglia Champion....

Some more photos of Chris here in the '1980's Mini Racing' thread links:-

https://tentenths.com/forum/showpost...4&postcount=20

https://tentenths.com/forum/showpost...2&postcount=21
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