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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:58 pm 
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Are you specifically talking about Ebay search terms, Mark?

If so, I find that searching "Mk1 Mini Cooper" gives bottomless well of new BMW "MINI" parts that I don't like wading through (and search filters aren't very helpful). I do find the addition of "Speedwell" to the search eliminates nearly all of the new stuff, even though it's unrelated to actual Speedwell parts.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:27 am 
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Not really, although that is another bug bear of mine.

I am referring to the amount of total rubbish that is passed of as having something to do with the 60's tuning company Speedwell, little if any of it ever had or even looks like it does, my original question was "who buys this stuff"?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:24 am 
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Well the items came up on your search so they've half won? The same thing goes for Downton and Special Tuning.

Check out this "Lucas 23D4 Classic Mini Cooper S Mk1 Works Speedwell Downton ST"
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Distributor-L ... SwnpFZ1nlc


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:51 am 
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It’s me who sells some of the many Speedwell items on eBay.

I have been a fan for many years and love most of the original stuff, however not everyone can afford the original items. Our products are not to everyone’s taste however they are not sold as original 60's items. The items are more of a tribute and aimed at being good value for fans of the brand, for instance the fuel bibs as were the Yew handmade VW Gear knobs were requested products from customers. I too don’t understand the point of a fuel bib but many seem to, I think they look good as a show item but serve no real purpose. Personally I like my rear end with fuel vented down the rear panel after a week blating around Ireland, I’m not a polish and show person.

All our products are in fact sourced to be good quality and they do sell in the UK and abroad. Our jackets are regatta, our keyrings leather and enamelled, our pedal covers alloy and a nice polished item. It is our intention to move on to produce other items as and when we can afford to. We in truth are just trying to make a couple of quid while putting a smile on people’s faces. So far so good.

A couple of samples of our products below. We must not forget that the 60's tuning houses did also make alot of tat, enter the Les Leston ashtray or a scarf covered in different logos, how about the original Speedwell keyrings? I think both ours and the recent ones made by Mark are far better quality.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:03 pm 
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Fair enough Justin.

You make some fair comments, I guess it's a case of there being room for everyone.

Glad to hear you get some good blatting round the lanes in.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Speedwell underpants... could be a big Christmas seller!!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:13 pm 
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Sorry Pete, they are a one off special edition.

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How about Speedwell flip flops that leave the logo in the sand, or perhaps bubble gum with a temporay tattoo. :D

Hopefully once I have a trailer sorted next year I can bring my Mk2 up to Blyton. its not the best on the motorway but im sure will enjoy a trip around the track.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:39 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
Sorry Pete, they are a one off special edition.


Good job I kept 'em then!! :lol:

What about Downton socks? Or a Taurus cup holder, , those drive through experiences could get a whole lot easier in the Unipower. :idea: Actually that's a winner! I'm wasted on here! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Pete wrote:
mk1 wrote:
Sorry Pete, they are a one off special edition.


Good job I kept 'em then!! :lol:

What about Downton socks? Or a Taurus cup holder, , those drive through experiences could get a whole lot easier in the Unipower. :idea: Actually that's a winner! I'm wasted on here! :lol:



I'm first on the list for the socks!
I would also love to see the Unipower at a drive through too! :lol:
How about a Les Leston version of the Amazon Alexa? You could come home from work to find it chatting up your wife, we know how these old drivers liked the ladies :lol:


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