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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Brooklands Museum set to stun in motoring demonstration

Brooklands Museum Trust will once again be managing the motoring demonstration at Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2016. The two hour speed spectacular will take place on the Top Gear test track at the event on 27th & 28th August.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Turbo Metros to return to the track at Silverstone Classic

  •     Touring car hero Patrick Watts readies three pocket rockets for Silverstone reunion
  •     Historic return for giant-killing hot hatches after 30-year absence
  •     Three more great reasons not to miss Tin Top Sunday at the Classic

For the first time in more than 30 years, three giant-killing MG Metro Turbos will take to the track at the Silverstone Classic later this month (29-31 July).

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Celebrating the 50th International Autojumble @ Beaulieu



Beaulieu’s most famous event, the International Autojumble, will celebrate its 50th year on September 3rd and 4th with a special display to mark its half century.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Three MINI ALL4 Racing vehicles to contest the Baja Spain

• Jutta Kleinschmidt back in the buggy
• X-raid to race on two continents


While one part of the X-raid team currently contests the second half of the Silk way Rally in China, another part travels to Spain for the Baja Aragon, held from 22nd to 24th July around the city of Teruel. The Trebur based team will be represented in the three-day Baja by three MINI ALL4 Racing vehicles and the buggy. For Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Michel PĂ©rin (FRA), it will the first rally since the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge that was their first rally in the 2016 season. And for the Argentinean Orlando Terranova it even will be the first appearance in the MINI ALL4 Racing since the Dakar. He will contest the Spanish event with the Belgian co-driver Tom Colsoul. The third MINI ALL4 Racing will be raced by Ricardo Porem / Paulo Fiuza (both POR), with Jutta Kleinschmidt in the buggy being accompanied by PhilipBeier (both GER).

Silkway Rally Stage 10: All five MINI ALL4 Racing vehicles in the top 10

• Al-Rajhi/Gottschalk still the fastest MINI ALL4 Racing pairing
• Hunt/Schulz in the way up


50 percent of the fastest cars in the overall standings of the 2016 Silk Way Rally are MINI ALL4 Racing vehicles. With 10 of the 15 stages contested, Yazeed Al-Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) hold third position, followed by Russian pairing Vladimir Vasilyev / Konstantin Zhiltsov. Meanwhile, Harry Hunt (GBR) and Andreas Schulz (GER) continued to work their way up and currently hold fifth place. Behind them, Aidyn Rakhimbayev (KAZ) / Anton Nikolaev (RUS) and Bauyrzhan Issabayev / Vladimir Demyanenko (RUS) follow in sixth and eighth positions respectively.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Silk Way Rally Stage 9: Four MINI ALL4 Racing inside top six with six stages remaining

  • Vasilyev sits at number four position. Hunt fires back into top ten and is now fifth overall. Rakhimbayev is sixth and Issabayev eighth.

The first two stages (St 7 and 8) within Chinese territory produced close racing over the weekend and also gave the MINI ALL4 Racing family reason to celebrate on Sunday evening after Stage 8, when the MINI ALL4 Racing crew of Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) took the stage win.

NEW PRODUCTS: July 19


NEW MINI PRODUCT UPDATE: July 19

Our partners Lohen are offering special discounts and deals each month, and this month you're in for a real treat.

  • 10% off Supertech products 
Gen 2 MINI owners looking to soup-up their engines could do well to take advantage of a 10% discount on Supertech pistons and con-rods from Lohen. What's more, Lohen offer a comprehensive engine building service too.


  • Intercooler Savings 
Throughout July Lohen are offering a generous discount on fitting intercoolers bought in-house. Save yourself a few bob and make your purchase and book in your fitting service. Discounts for all Gen MINIs.

  • Free tyre fitting on tyres bought at Lohen
Are your tyres wearing thin and in need of replacing? Get your tyres from Lohen, and they'll fit them for free! Fantastic!



   
LuxeMINI LED puddle lights
£17.99
www.luxemini.com
MINI lifestyle brand LuxeMINI has launched with a choice selection of products including these LED puddle lights.
Glowing the LuxeMINI logo on the floor as you open the car door, you'll never have to step in a puddle again and you'll look pretty flash too.

 





AlloyGator
£54.99
www.alloygator.com
Kerbing your wheels can ruin the look of your MINI and can be quite costly to repair, so why not prevent it happening in the first place with AlloyGator.
Made from super-tough nylon, they are available in 12 stylish colours including discreet black, silver and graphite options to complement your alloy wheels or bolder colours to create a striking, custom look for your car. The protectors sit between your car’s alloy wheels and tyres, reducing the risk of costly damage to the rims caused by scuffs on potholes or kerbs. 




P3 Digital OBD2 Gauge for Gen 2 MINI Models
£399.00

http://www.lohen.co.uk/
A sleek OEM style multi gauge for Gen 2 MINI models which can display numerous amounts of data from your MINI's OBD2 port on its retro style digital display.
This gauge allows you to read everything you need to know about what's going on with your MINI. This is one of the only OBD gauges that will read exhaust gas temperature and oil temperature on both N14 and N18 models. 




P3 Digital OBD2 Gauge for Gen 1 MINI Models
£389.00

http://www.lohen.co.uk
This data gauge is tailored to fit Gen-1 MINIs offering insightful information about your MINI. Change data readings on the go and change the configuration values to suit your needs (BAR/PSI for boost, and C/F MPH/KPH for multi-gauge values). 




Garmin DriveAssist: sat nav + dash cam combo
£279.99

www.garmin.com
This new device from Garmin is a Sat-Nav and Dashcam all rolled into one. With a 5-inch screen the Garmin DriveAssist will alert you to; tailgating, veering into other lanes, tiredness, the car in front has moved off from traffic lights and you’re not paying attention, driving too quickly and there’s a red light ahead, approaching any safety cameras and... driving the wrong way on a one-way road (it can happen!). You can also connect your phone to receive calls and texts.

 

 
Hardrace adjustable control arms
From £135
https://orranje.co.uk/

Orranje has added a selection of Hardrace branded items to its shop with a selection of rear adjustable control arms, as well as bushes and anti-sway bars. Click the link above to see the full range.







Thinkware F770
From £199
www.thinkwaredashcam.uk
New from Thinkware is the F770 with a built-in GPS antenna which embeds speed, time and location data to the recorded videos. Featuring ‘Super Night Vision’, and ‘Time Lapse Photography’ that records one frame per second for up to two days, the device also has a host of now standard features such as driver assist and 1080p recording resolution.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Silkway Rally: First stage win for the MINI ALL4 Racing

• Al-Rajhi wins stage eight
• Five MINI ALL4 Racing hold top-10 positions in the overall rankings


On the eighth stage, from Bortala to Urumqi, Yazeed Al-Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) were the fastest in the 256.93-kilometres special stage and secured the first stage win for the MINI ALL4 Racing. Russian pairing Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov came fifth, with Harry Hunt (GBR) / Andreas Schulz (GER) and Bauyrzhan Issabayev (KAZ) / Vladimir Demyanenko (RUS) finishing sixth and seventh respectively. The fifth MINI ALL4 Racing pairing, Rakhimbayev (KAZ) / Anton Nikolaev (RUS), completed the great MINI ALL4 Racing result by finishing ninth.

World's best parrallel parker to slide into action at MITP


  • Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt’s show includes amazing sliding parallel park
  • 120mph karts, 150mph gas turbine drag bike and ‘Turbonator’ on the strip
  • Beatles tribute act The Brighton Beatles to headline evening show
Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt promises to be the star of an action-packed show during this year’s Mini in the Park event at Santa Pod Raceway on August 14.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Footman James shortlisted for UK Broker Awards



  • One of the UK’s leading classic vehicle insurance brokers has been shortlisted for the UK Broker Awards.
Footman James has been shortlisted for the prestigious UK Broker Awards. The classic car insurance firm has reached the final of the Schemes Broker of the Year category. The winners will be announced at The Brewery in London on Friday, September 16 where Footman James will face competition from four other finalists in this category.