Just a nice period picture

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hanlminiman wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:22 pm
Pete wrote: Sat Jan 27, 2024 9:46 pm 1071 on the Cooper Car Co stand at Olympia Racing Car Show 1964.
Is it me? Position of oil cooler and strengthening bracket - any opinions?
This is pre standardisation of oil coolers. Most Ss with a cooler fitted pre 66 would most likely have been fitted with an aftermarket cooler, like this one, probably Serck.
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WMU 211G wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:33 am 294556173_412677480883990_4360502093595550919_n.jpg
We had an entire thread discussing this photo many moons ago on a long lost vintage version of this forum! I think it was BRM (Graham Hill) and Coopers (GPH 1C) practicing for the 1965 British GP at Silverstone. Would love to find some more pics of Minty at this same race.
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Pete wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:44 pm
WMU 211G wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 10:33 am 294556173_412677480883990_4360502093595550919_n.jpg
We had an entire thread discussing this photo many moons ago on a long lost vintage version of this forum! I think it was BRM (Graham Hill) and Coopers (GPH 1C) practicing for the 1965 British GP at Silverstone. Would love to find some more pics of Minty at this same race.
I'd forgotten about that thread Pete!
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Not really period, I spotted this while walking between jobs in London last week.
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The RAF Mini Club - History:-
https://www.rafmc.co.uk/history
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Wow....., look at all those medal ribbons. A lot of wartime air-crew there. Looks like the girl in the photo has been photo-shopped (or whatever it was called in them old days...) to fit her in.

I wouldn't mind betting that the minis were RAF issue minis. The Army used to use their issue minis too - almost always Austins - but for certain events the cars had to be civil registered especially if they were competing abroad, such as Germany. Easy to do then. And cheap too. If it breaks, the fitters fix it!
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Autocar, 1972.
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