Just a nice period picture

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Was the one with checkered roof not a Works Mpi?
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Peter Laidler wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:29 pm Now there's a picture that will never be repeated......
If it was, there would be far more cars in the picture :lol: :lol: :lol:
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miniminor wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:18 pm What is the random white one far left?
Any better resolution versions of this image? Would be nice to be able to see all the reg numbers.
977 ARX was white/black in period wasn't it? It was brought back to life by Peter Barker wasn't it but I can't remember what colour the car is now.
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Isn't the white car Tony Salter's car? something like 939 ACE which was a 'works prepared' private car? Could even be 'Bob Freeborough's' EDB 90C or something like that? Wasn't that a 'works prepared' private car?
Or am I completely off the mark?
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This is a great one for anyone with a passing interest in Speedwell. This is where it all began.
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George Hulbert, Lutz Arnstein, Graham Hill, John Sprinzell & Len Adams. The original directors of Speedwell in the early days when it was fun & they were winning races every weekend.
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miniminor wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:18 pm What is the random white one far left?
Any better resolution versions of this image? Would be nice to be able to see all the reg numbers.
Many more hi-res images in link below including the white Mini 939 ACE:-
Want to see more photos from Works Minis in Abingdon? Check out the gallery below featuring our favourites from the weekend, all photos courtesy of Robert Clayson Photographic, the full albums can be viewed on Robert’s site here:-
https://www.robertclayson.co.uk/p69230884

Classic Minis with racing pedigree return to their birthplace (2017)
"Attendees included team bosses Stuart Turner, Peter Browning and Bill Price, 1964 Monte Carlo Rally winner Paddy Hopkirk, navigators Paul Easter, Mike Wood and Willy Cave, racing drivers John Rhodes and Christabel Watson and mechanics Den Green and Dudley Pike, who each shared their own experiences of the mighty Mini Cooper.
The reunion was organised by Works Mini owner John McIntosh, who said: “With 21 Works Minis, plus some other excellent cars of the period, this was the largest gathering ever of these rare vehicles and it was made all the more special by the presence of so many team members and staff from the competitions department."
He added a return to the old department building - now a distribution centre for post and parcel service UK Mail - was one of the most poignant moments of the weekend.
For many it was the first time they had ever seen the building, and for others it was the first time since 1970 that they had been back when they gathered there this month.
It was not all sharing memories, as Works Mini owners used the military airfield which adjoins Edward Brooks Barracks to show off just how well the Mini has held up."
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15499 ... irthplace/

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Works Minis outside the former BMC Competitions Department Buildings in Abingdon.

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Veterans of the BMC Competitions Department line up with the Works Minis outside their old place of work.

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Works Minis, dating from 1962 to 1970, line up at Edward Brooks Barracks

All Picture credits: Robert Clayson Photographic
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These pics and more are featured in the 'minis in notorsport' section on approx page 15 or so. All for sale at very reasonable cost. HIGH quality pics by Rob Clayson so you can enlarge and pick up fine detail.
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Peter Laidler wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:39 am These pics and more are featured in the 'minis in notorsport' section on approx page 15 or so. All for sale at very reasonable cost. HIGH quality pics by Rob Clayson so you can enlarge and pick up fine detail.
Link to the Robert Clayson photos now posted in the 'The Works Mini History' section:-
http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=33151
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Much as I like pics of Red & White Minis with works number on them, this isn't really the point of this particular thread. It's called "Just a nice period Picture".

i.e. Pictures from the past, not 2017 :lol:
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Something like this.

Bunty Richmond's office 1965.
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That fire is a real period piece!
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