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Is The 'new' Mini (R50/53) Already A Modern Classic?


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#16 Fast Ivan

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:28 PM

whats the definition of a modern classic?



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:16 PM

whats the definition of a modern classic?

 

Cars covered by 'Modern Classics' magazine below maybe?

https://www.moderncl...magazine.co.uk/



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 01:58 PM

New R50 (2001-06) MINI race series for 2018......A standard Mini R50 door vehicle must be used. LHD or RHD is permitted.

"The Mini 101 Endurance series is designed for those just starting out in the Motorsport world. Welcoming first time racers and education teams in particular!
Taking place at a variety of tracks around the country, the Mini 101 brings Mini Hatch endurance to the masses and provides an excellent portal into the world of competitive motor racing. To find out what you need to get started, head to the Starting Guide."
http://mini101.co.uk/

The 2018 Season Calendar:-
http://mini101.co.uk...eason-calendar/



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:11 AM

think I'm about a year late to jump on this particular bandwagon, but no. They're lopsided bmw's. They have similar characteristics in terms of how they handle and are generally decent enough cars to zip around in, but the classic/proper mini will always be miles ahead and get a lot more looks and appreciation than the new ones. 



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:23 PM

It's all about the cars you remember as a kid - I seem to remember a telly programme where some young schoolchildren were asked to choose their favourite from some classic and new cars - most went for the newer ones. Also motorsport success must help the classic Mini whereas any successes of the later ones haven't been as well publicised.



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:11 PM

Also motorsport success must help the classic Mini whereas any successes of the later ones haven't been as well publicised.

 

BMW are paying next year to have the JCW MINI Challenge as support races for the TOCA package.

"Negotiations for the MINI CHALLENGE to form part of the TOCA package have reached fruition with a multi-year deal to take over the slot vacated by the Renault UK Clio Cup from 2020."

MINI CHALLENGE to join TOCA package from 2020:-

http://www.btcc.net/...kage-from-2020/


Edited by mab01uk, 07 June 2019 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 05:41 PM

I think they are getting that way. I'd like an R53 to play around with. I've got a clio 182 which I think is getting there as well.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:43 PM

Our R53 is definitely real Mini like, rust on the body and all brake pipes have just been changed due to more rust......




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