Brands Hatch Mini Festival

We had a great time this weekend at the Brands Hatch Mini Festival. We brought down a couple of cars for display and even got to demonstrate them on the parade lap. John Rhodes Mini, GPH1C and our limousine were all very popular. The highlight was a lot of fantastic racing, especially from the FIA pre-66 cars with a cracking drive from AC/DC’s Brian Johnson. It was great to see lots of old friends and make some new ones. Lets hope this concept continues to grow and hopefully we will see you next year.

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Period photographs and build specs. John Rhodes, Special Tuning etc.

A chap named John Astill got in touch recently claiming that he had a photograph of John Rhodes Mini at Snetterton from 1966. He also said he had build specs from Special Tuning and various letters from Downton Engineering as well some photos of his old Mini’s from the 60’s. He asked if I’d like copies, which of course I did, and a few days later a large envelope arrived. This kind of information is vital in our industry as a historical reference. Thanks very much John, the pictures are great and the information is greatly appreciated.

Racing legend John Rhodes to attend HRDC Mallory Park, 7th October

Mini racing legend John Rhodes will be attending this Sundays HRDC event at Mallory Park. The former Cooper Car Company driver will be available to answer questions and sign autographs throughout the one day event. If you wish to meet John you will be able to find him under the awning at the CCK Historic transporter, the centre of HRDC hospitality. Tickets for the HRDC Mallory Park meeting are available on the gate for £13. Bargain!

London to Brighton

A good turn out of classics yesterday despite the rain. Shaun and I met plenty of people and made a few of them jump when we fired up John Rhodes Mini. Over 250 cars attended the 24th London to Brighton classic car run.