CooperWorld Magazine

CooperWorld is the monthly magazine of the Mini Cooper Register

Produced in full colour and packed with Mini Cooper information, this is essential reading for Mini enthusiasts.

It was really encouraging to see a good turnout of members at our first AGM since before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. The numbers may have been swelled a little by the fact that the new venue for our meetings is now the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, which, of course, houses the Monte Carlo winning Mini Coopers as well as the first Morris Mini off the production line, not to mention various other Minis. On to what we have in store for you in this month’s issue and we have and article put together by Lesley Young which relates to our Antipodian Mini friends and in the form of the Victorian Mini Club. The article gives an interesting insight into the Victorian Mini Club’s recently completed clubhouse project for their club. Michael Evans, who is becoming a regular contributor, has written another article on the history of the Mini; this month he looks at how the Mini Cooper came into being. Once again, I am indebted to Michael for providing us with another well researched and interesting article. Then, on a sad note, we have two obituaries in this issue, with one relating to the legendary rally navigator Willy Cave. I think Willy will never be surpassed when it comes to his extraordinary 70 years of actively being involved in competitive rally navigation. Peter Barker has, quite fittingly, written the obituary for Willy as he navigated for Peter in numerous rallies over the years leading to them becoming firm friends as a result. The second obituary is that of Bryan Purves which has been written by his brother Norman. I personally got to know Bryan over the years as he was a keen supporter of the MCR and participated in some of the runs that were organised by the club. As many of you will know, Bryan had his own car trimming business and he also reproduced a number of Mini parts too. Finally, by the time you read this issue of CooperWorld it will be about two months to go to our National Mini Day at Beaulieu and I hope to see some of you there during the course of the day. Paul Sulma Editor CooperWorld        

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