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Old 16 Aug 2014, 09:46 (Ref:3444629)   #1
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1980's Mini Racing Photos

Just found a shoebox full of some of my 1980's 'period' Mini racing photos in the bottom of a wardrobe and thought they may be of interest. Any additional information on drivers or their cars feel free to add.....I think there are many more photos of interest so will add more as time allows.......also more from the 1970's in other boxes!

A wet Brands Hatch paddock early 1980's, Wendy Wools Saloon Cars.

Driver Peter Bray




Interesting arches on this Clubman.....Driver: Pete Daniels, his teamate in the matching 1275GT/Clubman behind started on pole position (see grid photo below).










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Old 16 Aug 2014, 12:33 (Ref:3444649)   #2
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Great to see these photos, I cant add any details except that I think the two minis on 10" wheels were using tyres from the front of the Tyrell P34 six wheeler when they were made redundant by the ban. I would love to see any more mini pictures from the 70s and 80s.
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Old 16 Aug 2014, 19:22 (Ref:3444702)   #3
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The two minis that ran with Tyreell 6 wheeler tyres were in fact "Wallace windsreens" cars driven by the Hills brothers, I dont think the cars picture are those!!
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Old 20 Aug 2014, 18:21 (Ref:3445762)   #4
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A guy on the Miniforum who goes by the user name 'oldskoolcool' has now posted this extra information and photos about these cars

..................'I can shed a bit more light on the subject.The clubman with the big arches was built by my father (Peter Hill), it was raced by himself from 1975 to 1978.

It originally was a mini miglia (998). In 1977 he was able to obtain some set of tyres from the Tyrell 6 wheeled F1 car .
These were fitted to 8x10 mamba solar 3 piece split rim wheels .The front brakes were also from the Tryell, these were huge vented discs that were x-drilled and pegged with copper rods. The calipers were modified alloy F3 GR units with cortina brake pads. Probably the first vented disc set up inside 10s.

The arches were hand made and were originally polished alloy and looked a hell of a lot better! He only ever raced the car once with those arches on, as the scrutineers were not very impressed. He sold the car in 1978 to build a brand new miglia.

The other clubman was his brothers(Charles hill) old miglia that was also running with the Tyrell tyre set up'............







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Old 1 Sep 2014, 18:02 (Ref:3449545)   #5
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The top pics of mini no 42 is Peter Bray from Southampton,ran a 1300 bda motor later in the 80s.
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Old 14 Sep 2014, 17:01 (Ref:3453281)   #6
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Some more 1980's racing photos that I took at Lydden Hill circuit in Kent. My brother Steve was mechanic on a Mini 7 at the time and went on to become Chris Tyrrells mechanic in Mini 7 and for a while the Metro Challenge before reverting back to Mini7 and Miglia as a driver in the 1990's.













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Old 14 Sep 2014, 19:34 (Ref:3453313)   #7
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I'm really going to have to dredge through nmy 35mm slides (I only have thousands of them!). I must have a few Mini 7, Miglia, Modified & Special Saloon pictures from 1980 to 1984 (as I was racing a Mini 7 in '82 & '83)...
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Old 15 Sep 2014, 09:00 (Ref:3453499)   #8
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More photos from Silverstone April 1981















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Old 15 Sep 2014, 09:00 (Ref:3453501)   #9
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Old 7 Dec 2014, 08:54 (Ref:3482834)   #10
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Swiftune restoring Jon Mowatt 1275GT Mini





Following on from Last years success at the Goodwood 72nd Members Meeting, Swiftune have been invited back to take part in the Gerry Marshall Trophy featuring Group 1 touring cars from the Seventies and early-Eighties including Swiftune's Longman 1275 GT Mini replica which finished in a fantastic 3rd and 4th position earlier this year.
As well as the Longman Replica, Swiftune have also been invited to bring along another Mini to take part, and especially for this event, the team are hard at work restoring the original Jon Mowatt 1275 GT Mini back to original livery.
Swiftune purchased the car from Jon Mowatt in mid 90's and sold it on to a german racer and has stayed in Germany since, with multiple owners. Now re-gained ownership, Swiftune have been commissioned by Goodwood to restore the car in time for the Members meeting happening March 21st-22nd 2015, and will be driven by Glyn Swift.
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Keep up to date on the build progress throughout the next few month running up to March on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swift...54?ref=tn_tnmn

(Back in the 1980's I used to have our road and race Mini's set up on Jon Mowatt's Rolling Road in Essex......Mowatts still comes up on a google search is Jon still around and in business?)
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Old 7 Dec 2014, 14:32 (Ref:3482898)   #11
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This is my old car I ran it in 1978 BTCC and shared with Jon for the TT, Jon purchased it from me and ran it for several years. Jon sold the business and retired many years ago don't know if he is still alive.
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Wrong era I know.
But I can`t resist it
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A 1990's photo....



Just found this photo I took of the Jack Knight 16V Mini at Brands Hatch in the early 1990's. It went up against the 16V KAD Mini in 1994 for the 'Fastest Mini in the World Race". If I remember right it was a very close race between Peter Baldwin (JK) v Bill Sollis (KAD) and the KAD Mini won?
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