A couple of years ago we started writing a book. With help from Chris Harper and MiniSport, as well as other suppliers, we built our own FIA Mini Cooper S to illustrate. The aim of the book was to unpick the various regulations and provide the enthusiast a basic understanding of how to build a historic racing Mini. The book is due for release this month. Click here to pre-order.
Ever since its launch in 1959 the original Mini has been a stalwart of the motor racing scene. Even today, there is a bewildering array of formulae that it can compete in. This book explains how to prepare a historic mini to the original pre-1966 Appendix K standard, which provides the racer with the largest choice of national and international events to compete in.
The contents include:
- Regulations – understanding the FIA’s Appendix K
- Sourcing a suitable car
- Every aspect of preparation including, body, safety, engine, transmission, electrics and ancillaries
- Setting up and race preparation
- Testing and racing