Just a nice period picture

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Some minis in 1960s (or early 70s) Reading Berkshire - I think both are in Broad street

Was it always sunny in the 60`s ?

Bottom photo has an Electric Trolley Bus in it - Reading was way a head of the curve with EVs :lol: ....shame they got rid of them.
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Motor Sport Magazine (Feb 1967)
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Nice BMC content in this period clip from '64...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHmVXfKdFgM&t=3s
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I've seen some beautiful Mini Sprints in my time.
That definitely isn't one of them :shock:
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...yes. This one here had only the roof lowered. But for a Sprint one has to lower the waist, too. Much more work than simply the roof.
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r.tec wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 6:33 am ...yes. This one here had only the roof lowered. But for a Sprint one has to lower the waist, too. Much more work than simply the roof.
It's all about proportion - I'm envious of your location, so close to those wonderful playgrounds!

Have enjoyed many happy visits to the ring and stayed at a wonderful hotel in Cochem, unfortunately the Swiss hostess sold on and the place was never quite the same again...
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Near Cochem at Klotten there is a beautiful hillclimb track (Bergpreis Klotten) once a year. I used to compete there myself with my Mini but the last few years I went there as a spectator and nearly liked it as much as driving. https://www.facebook.com/p/Moselbergpre ... 015784738/
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That looks to be a great event, is it always held in July each year?

We used to sweep down into Cochem after the evening session on the ring, the whole journey of what 20km? was simply exhilarating on quiet and well surfaced roads, I recall the hotel; Park Hotel on the Rhine and run by a Swiss Frau (Prinz?) and her cordon bleu German husband, the three wild meat dish was simply superb and believe the Hotel was owned by a local Vineyard so the wine list was extensive... They had an underground garage which no one used and it was a special treat to be able to keep the car in there... Simply stunning area of Germany.
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