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#1 nicklouse

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:01 PM

not a first edition though.

 

one is a second print and the other a 6th.

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#2 imack

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:37 PM

not a first edition though.
 
one is a second print and the other a 6th.
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I still refer to that book from time to time, mine a well thumbed 4th edition.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:19 PM

hahah the one on the right looks like mine

 

I was 15 or 16 when I got mine, still after a 2nd

 

Did you ever get any of Vizards Mini Tech News ?



#4 nicklouse

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:28 PM

 

Did you ever get any of Vizards Mini Tech News ?

nope.



#5 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:33 PM

hahah the one on the right looks like mine

 

I was 15 or 16 when I got mine, still after a 2nd

Did you ever get any of Vizards Mini Tech News ?

What is this Vizards Mini Tech News of which you spake?



#6 mab01uk

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:04 PM

 

hahah the one on the right looks like mine

 

I was 15 or 16 when I got mine, still after a 2nd

Did you ever get any of Vizards Mini Tech News ?

What is this Vizards Mini Tech News of which you spake?

 

 

Some front covers from my collection of David Vizard's early 1980's 'Mini Tech News' monthly magazines, published in the days before Miniworld or Mini Magazine.

MTN was published by DV from Jan 1980 to Dec 1983 and in the days before any monthly Mini magazines was an essential read for Mini tuning enthusiasts, Triple C by then was reducing its coverage of the Mini as other far more modern cars were by now taking its place in the world of small competition and performance saloon cars. I was a subscriber and MTN Roving Editor at the time.

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More here:-

David Vizard - Mini Archive

http://www.theminifo...d-mini-archive/


Edited by mab01uk, 05 August 2018 - 10:14 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:07 PM

Can't remember how I started getting them, maybe something in the Motoring News

 

It was a small booklet that he came out with, only a few a year

 

It was news on tuning from DV when he was in California

 

I think they predated his blue book, a lot of the info from them ended up in there and still applies today

 

Mab has some different to the ones I have



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:09 PM

Not sure what edition mine is but David Vizard  kindly signed my 1977 copy of his famous 'How to Modify your Mini' book below when he was at the 2012 Autosport Show.  :D

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David Vizard on the Swiftune Stand at the NEC Autosport Show 2012
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#9 nicklouse

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:12 PM

Not sure what edition mine is but David Vizard  kindly signed my 1977 copy of his famous 'How to Modify your Mini' book below when he was at the 2012 Autosport Show.  :D



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next page but it will be a first edition as my second is 1984.

Edited by nicklouse, 05 August 2018 - 10:13 PM.


#10 nicklouse

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:15 PM

74e076cb1bd94a0b7b83e5d07b3335347d13d9a5love this bit

 

the A+ started on the early box rod boy with small drops and clutch.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:16 PM

This MTN link may also be of interest:-

David Vizard Interviews John Cooper in 1982 for his monthly newsletter 'Mini Tech News'.

http://www.theminifo...rview-1982-mtn/

 

And also this link:-

David Vizard ‘1275Gt Around America Economy Drive 1976’

http://www.theminifo...omy-drive-1976/


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:31 PM

 

Not sure what edition mine is but David Vizard  kindly signed my 1977 copy of his famous 'How to Modify your Mini' book below when he was at the 2012 Autosport Show.  :D
 

next page but it will be a first edition as my second is 1984.

 

 

I bought the book when it first came out in 1977 so as you say it must be a first edition, I will have to look after it.....especially now it has been signed by DV.

 

Back in 2011 DV posted for a while on The Mini Forum:-

http://www.theminifo...ave-a-question/



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:36 PM

i think he stopped much posting anywhere after his daughters passing.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:37 PM

 

 

Did you ever get any of Vizards Mini Tech News ?

nope.

 

was a bit before me. my first Mini was in 86



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:44 PM

Its bonkers really Vizards  tech news came by post from California...

 

All pre tinernet and the Motoring News had about 3 pages of parts ads then

 

I used to get Minis given then, 1/2 decent ones were 30 quid...now its 500 quid for a pile of scrap






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