New Toy

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New Toy

Postby Kegco » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:21 pm

So I’ve been going to mini rod meet with matt, for the last few months, so I thought it was time to have a go.
Bought my self a blue Mini Cooper 1.6

Stripped out interior

Ordered a Full bolt in roll cage

Free advertising sun strip sticker

Loaded up ready for first race.
Lydden Hill Race circuit
As my daily driver was written off, No tow car. Mot doesn’t run out until next year,So rude not to, taxed and insured it. Hopefully nothing happens to it and I can drive back home


No bucket seats yet, but am looking around.
Harness was a eBay 40second left. Won it but turns out it was for a single seater, so a bit short. Matt said he used chain to extend the length of the harness. Got the ok from the event organiser


Lydden Hill race Circuit
Grid order pulled out of a hat
And yes I get pole position. Great first time driving the mini on a track, On a track that I don’t know.
Rolling start gone from pole to last, a bit more work needed.
2 more races didn’t go to bad, need to sort out some tyres and made it back home.

Great day out
Thanks Matt for your help today

Kit car not running right, and after all the trouble I’ve had with it, hedge/ body repairs, exhaust, bogging down,ECU, thought I’d have a break from it.
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Re: New Toy

Postby Weathers » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:04 pm

Nice one Kev. As you say sometimes it’s worth taking a break and having a bit of fun.

It’s so funny that you can drive your car to the race. Compete and drive home. Imagine the F1 boys being told they had to do that. They’d have kittens. “Yes Lewis you should be ok. The spare tyres are on the rear wing. Just don’t do more than 50 on the motorway and you’ll be fine mate.” :lol:

Keep the race and modification reports coming in.

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Re: New Toy

Postby Wingco » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:01 pm

Nice one Kev, car looks a good buy from the photos mate.
I would start looking for a tow car pretty quick mate, you know what might happen ;)
Best of luck
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