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.

  Wishing all our club members a happy and healthy New Year. In this first edition of 2023 we have a quick look back to 2022 and to the Lancaster Insurance NEC Motor Show which took place in mid November. I tend to go along to this show if I can because it is the largest indoor classic car show held in this country hands down. As much as I am a through and through Mini enthusiast, I can also appreciate other classic makes of cars and, at this show, some of the most interesting cars turn up that you are not likely to see anywhere else. As a club we supported the show with a display stand as in previous years but with a more locally based crew. We should therefore thank those concerned for stepping up and undertaking this quite arduous task. Which leads me nicely on to say that one of the individuals who rolled up his sleeves and helped out was Geoff Bethel and, fortunately, Geoff has written an article on his experience of helping to put the club display on. You may recall that we ran a competition last year in conjunction with Mini Sport with the prize being £1,000 which would go towards the restoration of the winner’s car along with free advice and guidance from Mini Sport on their car’s restoration. The prize was given on the basis that the winner would write articles covering their restoration. Well, we have the first article from the prize winner, Brent Bartlett, which covers the start of his restoration of his 1275 GT. Then we have an interesting article from Peter Barker who has interviewed one of our newest honorary members, Clive King. I expect that many of you will recognise his name from having read his numerous articles in CooperWorld, and thus will know what a stalwart he is in rallying classic Minis competitively, which he has been doing for many years. And finally, I am really grateful to Chris Dawson for submitting a very interesting article on a talk he organised about the John Cooper garages last year. Paul Sulma Editor CooperWorld        

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