BOOK – ‘How to Prepare a Historic Racing Mini’ – Christmas gift idea.

The perfect Christmas gift. Get a copy of our book ‘How to Prepare a Historic Racing Mini’. 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 an understanding of how to build a historic racing Mini. Find it in our online shop here.

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


Rob Wainwright wins class at Croft with our Quaife Midget dog box

A couple of weeks ago we built a Quaife dog engagement gearbox for Pete Wright’s Austin A40. The car is now driven and prepared by Rob Wainwright of Gerry Wainwright Motorsport. Last week Rob won his class at the HSCC meeting at Croft.

“Just a quickie to say thanks for sorting the Quaife innards for my A40 gearbox. Don’t know whether Rob’s been in touch but the whole affair was quite successful, Rob winning the class on Sunday at Croft.” – Pete Wright