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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:42 pm 
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I was eating lunch at a small place I like to visit now and then. Out of the corner of my eye I saw someone walk in and I thought I maybe he won't see me. As it turned out he had seen the mini in the lot and stopped just to see me. It was Ron Graham, current and long time owner of KTR 233E. Like so many in my age group his health isn't what it once was. He is thinking of selling the car. I have heard the story a hundred times but was wondering what you guys recall about the car. Steve (CTR)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:08 pm 
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Often used to chat to Ron at the shows when he was based over here :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:28 pm 
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I remember Ron Graham when he was involved in the UK Mini scene and stationed over here with the USAF.
He still had KTR223E back in May 2014 and posted this below during the Can-Am Mini Challenge at Mid Ohio:-

Ron Graham says:
May 27, 2014 at 10:10 am
"Looks like this is the event to be at! Wish I could have the Clive Trickey (KTR223E) mini there. I haven’t fired it up in over 12 years. I need to get it out of the back of the garage and do something with it. Doesn’t do them any good just sitting there. Last time I raced it was in 1994 in England. Last autocross was in 1997. I tagged it for the street in 2000. Drove it a few times and then put it away. Best wishes to all that attend this mile stone in Mini history."

Ron Graham says:
May 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm
"I didn’t mention that I bought my first mini (a 62) in 1967 and drove it my senior year of high school. Joined the USAF in 1977 so I could go to England. Was there twice for a total of 10 years. I couldn’t guess how many I’ve owned. Before my first trip to England, I had owned 9 minis. When I retired in 94 I brought 7 minis back with me. The only one I still have is the Trickey Mini."

Jim Houston says:
May 27, 2014 at 11:13 am
In 1973, I was stationed in England (Air Force) and I raced a 998 Mini in Mini Miglia. .. had a great time. Since coming back to the US, I’ve had 4 Classic Minis – the best was my ’64 Cooper ‘S’ with a 1275cc engine (original engine was a 1070cc).. The worst was the last one I had was one that was Vin tagged as a 1975, but was in fact an 1988 – what a pig! They mucked around with the suspension, increased the wheels to 12″ and put smog stuff on it. I tried to retrofit it, but it was just too much work, so I sold it and bought a Corvair (also a fun car, but that’s another story)..

Ron Graham says:
May 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm
You probably raced against my mini. Malcom Quickfall owned and raced it then (orange when he had it). I bought it from him in 1985. I restored it back to the way Trickey had it. I autocrossed here in states from 1986-90. Took it back to UK in 1990(Upper Heyford) raced mini miglia 93 & 94. In 94 miglia went from 998 to 1300cc. I ran 29 races finishing 27, including one race on Belgium Grand Prix cercuit.

Ron Graham says:
May 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm
Forgot to mention, the first time Clive Trickey drove the mini I have was 47 years ago today. Also my birthday.

See more at: (scroll down)
The most mighty moving Minis? Mid-Ohio aims for largest all-Mini starting grid :-
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014 ... ting-grid/

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"The pride and joy of Ron's collection is the real Clive Trickey Mini. Ron not only owns it, but he's autocrossed it. He's raced it. And he's gathered more information on the car and Clive than you'd believe is possible. And it is all fascinating. There are very few Minis around with this much history, and the man leaning on the car has documented it all !"
http://www.minimania.com/Wolseley_Acros ... E_VIRGINIA

The Trickey Mini at Beaulieu

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:36 pm 
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Ron also joined the Mk1 Forum in 2016 as 'Trickey Mini' see his posts with memories of the Silverstone Mini 35 race in link below:-

Fastest Mini in the World Race - 1994
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17478


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