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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:47 PM

Some photos of my late brother Steve Bell in his Mini7 & Miglia.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

Great photos, thanks for sharing them with us.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for sharing these photos, they are awesome. What an awesome looking little Mini!!!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

These photos have given me a real buzz. What fun a Mini must've been in its hayday to race around Britains circuits. One day I want to be able to race Mini se7ens!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

you can defiantly see wheel arch progression in these photos :lol:

great shots :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

Some more pics of Steve's Mini Se7en in action including his earlier green Mini running with Wood & Pickett sponsorship.

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Seen here running with Number 1 on the car as 1997 Mini Se7en Champion. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

jeeze getting some serious air in that last photo,with the stiff race suspension im sure his spine thanked him the morning afterward >_< .

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

More pics of the Miglia in action and the press launch by Stirling Moss in March 1999.
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Steve with Stirling Moss trying out the driving seat!
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The annual visit to Spa in Belgium for the combined Mini Miglia and Mini Se7en race.
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Brands Hatch Mini Festival Tribute 2012

 

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The Corgi model version!
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

Excellent pics, thanks for sharing mate :-) Hopefully these have been shared for the mini club archives that are being put together? ;-)

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:45 AM

Really enjoyed them, thanks for putting them on. :-)

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:41 AM

Very nice photos. Thank you to share those with us. The photo of Spa-Francorchamps reminds me a lot of memories, Sixties and Seventies!

 

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:07 PM

Great pictures! Number 1 on the door says it all really....well respected & sadly missed.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:21 AM

Awesome images

Were the mini7 and miglia the same car with modifications between or did he have to start the miglia from scratch?

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:22 PM

I was recently looking for pictures of your brothers incredible car that were featured in miniworld magazine about 99'-00'. Unfortunately it seems none are on the net. It was pictures of this car that made me buy my miglia.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:48 PM

Recently scanned some old 'period' album pictures which I thought I would share, of my older brothers (Ray Bell) 850cc Free Formula Special Saloon Mini at Silverstone & Brands Hatch in 1972, wheels were 6x10 Mambas + Dunlop and later Firestone 1B19 6.0x19.3x10 slicks with Dunlop CR65 Mk11 (320) 5.00L-10 used on S reverse rims for the wet. The bodyshell was an early 1961 Mk1 ex-Mini 7 shell bought for £25 and we 'updated' it cutting apertures for Mk2 rear lights!
Mini 7 ace Chris Tyrell modded the head at his Leatherhead, Surrey workshop along with my own modded road Mini's at the time.........in later years my younger brother Steve Bell went on to become Chris Tyrell's race mechanic and ultimately a Mini 7 champion himself in 1997, so this is where it all started!

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Brands Hatch also in 1972 (The mis-matched blue fibreglass bootlid was a hasty replacement for some previous weekends damage!)
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Edited by mab01uk, 08 December 2013 - 11:49 PM.





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