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Abandoned Mini Clubman to be sold at Auction


A Mini which was used by workers at the Longbridge assembly factory for years and then abandoned in the tunnels under factory is to be auctioned at the end of next month.

The Mini was left to decay in the tunnels for over 30 years, before being saved in 2012.

It will now be auctioned off by on the 27th of July

More images and the full release after the jump.


Prodrive built Mini RX for Rallycross gets an update with video

Liam Doran's Prodrive Mini RX

The sport of Rallycross is growing at an amazing rate.

With two different major championship covering two different contents the sport is growing more and more.

As a result of this more and more manufacturers are getting involved in the sport.

One with a great history in Rallying is the company Prodrive, having been in charge of Subaru’s Rally program for many years.

Prodrive has now turned to working with Mini’s.

Read on and see more images after the jump


Interesting changes for WRC in 2013


We have some interesting changes happening in WRC in 2013

More details after the jump


Phill’s UK Mini Shoot

Mini Coopers have always been of interest to me. My Father owned one when he was young and always talked about them to me and my brother since we were old enough to talk about cars.
So when a UK picture agency (Car & Bike Photo Library) contacted me wanting images for a couple of UK Mini calendars I jumped at the project.

First thing was to do some scouting to find some calendar worthy cars. So word was put thru the many car contacts I have in Victoria. I found my first subject an early model red Mini Cooper with a full UK/GB livery. It had the Union Jack on its roof, GB mini plates and GB stickers on its rear. Being summer the light in the early evening is great to work with so I planned the shoot for around 6pm.

The owner of the car lived down the Peninsula so I planned the shoot for that area. I had a couple of spots already picked out. First stop was an old building up on the hills over looking the bay. It had an old English feel so it made for a nice classic image with the Mini in front.

Nikon D2x – 70-200mm F2.8 – 1/90 f4.8 – 100iso
Nikon D2x – 70-200mm F2.8 – 1/80 f4.5 – 100iso
From there we headed down to the marina in Mornington. I had used this spot before, about a year ago for a group shot and thought it could have potential. Here is a selection of shots from the shoot.
Nikon D2x – 70-200mm F2.8 – 1/20 f11 – 100iso. Nikon SB800 flash’s in CLS mode.
Set up for the above shot, using 3 SB800’s set for Nikon CLS mode, and using a 4th Nikon SB800 as a master unit.
Nikon D2x – 70-200mm F2.8 – 20sec f11 – 100iso
Then hand lite using Nikon SB800 in TTL mode and test fire button

Trifecta of new World Rally Cars Announced at 2010 Paris Motor show

At major motor show’s such as Paris, it is unusual for automotive manufactures to announce new race cars let alone 3 brand new Rally Cars.

At the Paris show last week Ford, Citroen and Mini all announced new challengers for the 2011 World Rally Championship