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.


In this month’s packed issue of CooperWorld we have part four of Peter Barratt’s series of articles chronicling the restoration of his Mk 1 Cooper. In this instalment, Peter covers some of the smaller bodywork repairs he needed to carry out on his car.

Then we have two articles from two of the Club’s honorary members, the first being from Mike Wood, who was one of the top BMC Competitions Department’s navigators during the motor sporting heyday of the Mini. Interestingly, Mike has written about his early days in rallying as a driver and not as a navigator! And, sticking with the theme of motorsport, Mini racer and engine tuner Nick Swift, fills us in on his team’s experiences in their first outing this year racing at the Goodwood SpeedWeek meeting.

As we all know, most car shows and events have had to be cancelled this year but, undeterred, our RSP Cooper Registrar, Roger Hunt, and his wife along with two other couples organised a run out in their Minis. The group decided to head to the south west of the country, taking in Cornwall in particular. Roger recounts the group’s exploits and adventures on the run in his article and this is accompanied by some great photos too.

We then go to the other side of the globe and down under for part two of Stephen Dalton’s fascinating article about Bryan ‘Thommo’ Thomson, a former Australian Cooper Formula One racing driver from the 1960s. In part two of Stephen’s article we progress with the story of Bryan’s life in motorsport right up to the present day accompanied, as always, with some rare and photos that have never been published before.

On to one of our most popular and regular features within the magazine and this is the Register reports. In this issue we have no less than twelve interesting and informative reports from our Mini variant experts ranging from the Cooper S Mk1 Registrar’s detailed look at Hydrolastic suspension to an in-depth look at Radford De Ville conversions by the Coachbuilt Registrar.

We finish this month’s issue with a bit of good old-fashioned nostalgia and, where else, but in the Archive column and a look at a Dutch company that designed the ultimate convertible Mini, which they named the Cabrioni Cabrio.

Contributions are encouraged from the members. The material is often complete with factual information such as entries, results, dates, technical data and photographs.

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Covers from early issues