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#31 MAGUIREMINI

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:49 PM

Scanned this picture I found of Chris Tyrrell enjoying himself, happy days.

 

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#32 RichMPiBlue

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:09 PM

Great pics, thanks for sharing! 



#33 mab01uk

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:11 PM



Oz, I remember your OAP workshop at Downsview Garage and often listening to your technical advice and discussions with Steve at the Epsom Car Care workshop as he prepared his Se7en or Miglia in the evenings for the next weekends race. Happy days.

 

Oz....I found some of my old photos at Downsview!

 

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#34 OzOAP

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 01:06 PM

Great pics. It seems a long time ago!

Mate of mine has the workshops now, so still go down there. Unfortunately he's more into VWs than Minis.. 



#35 Mr Frosty

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:43 PM

Great pics Martin.

I started at Avonbar in 1987 just as Ian was finishing Metro Challange and moving onto Honda CRX championship.

Just on a Metro theme I ran Steve Palmer in British and European Rallycross Championship in '90/'91/'92. Fantastic times.

 

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Just remind me how much of this is off a Mini metro?

Roof and??

That Car always looked better in the Panasonic colours.



#36 MAGUIREMINI

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:25 PM

​I am still sorting through my photo's to scan and came across these of a 6R4 we ran at a jolly day at Mallory Park, circa 1989.

 

​They really are something, it was on the rev limiter in 5th three times a lap !!

 

I feel very lucky to have been taken out for a few laps in it, the most impressive part for me was up to and out of the hairpin, hanging in the belts on the brakes all the way down to 1st gear and then punching tail out all the way up the box to Devils Elbow, grabbing 5th half way round the bend, the car lurching across the track towards the barrier on the exit, onto the rev limiter again towards Gerrards and David balancing it on the throttle all the way round, awesome !!!

 

 

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:05 PM

 

"Austin Rover promotional video from the 1983 MG Metro Challenge, taken from VHS so not brilliant quality but well worth a look."



#38 OzOAP

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:21 PM

Just remind me how much of this is off a Mini metro?
Roof and??


Windscreen, door mirrors, front grill.

#39 mab01uk

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:26 PM

1986 MG Metro Challenge

"Austin Rover promotional video from the 1986 MG Metro Challenge taken from VHS so not brilliant quality, also the Phoenix Park clips are jumbled up, Qualifying mixed in with the race, most of the trips down the escape road were in qualifying as was the collision between Dave Loudoun and Billy Coleman, Dave was not too impressed with Billy using him as a brake !!!"

 



#40 MIGLIACARS

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 04:53 PM

 

 

this use to be cup car years ago, this is here today



#41 mab01uk

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 07:27 PM

A rare survivor! :mrcool:

 

A concours winning Mk1 MG Metro Turbo with an incredible 7,359 miles from new.

MG Metro Turbo
Price:
£19995

Year:

1984

Mileage:

7359

https://www.kgfclass...ls.php?cid=1034

 


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Posted 23 October 2019 - 03:58 PM

Did you know that the Metros raced on the old Nürburgring, i.e. not the complete old Ring as the Start/Finish-area was already demolished to make space for the new GP-Track. A short-cut was quickly built with a very provisional pitlane.

The MGs supported the Nürburgring round of the ETCC in 1983.

 

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#43 mab01uk

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 04:01 PM

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1986 British Grand Prix, Silverstone

 



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:35 AM

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