CooperWorld Magazine

CooperWorld is the monthly magazine of the Mini Cooper Register

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Editorial - February 2024 issue I start my editorial on a somewhat sad note in that just prior to Christmas we unexpectedly lost a significant and pivotal member of the club, namely Donald Farr. A lot of members of the club knew Don, who was very much one of the founding fathers of The MCR, and continued to champion it right up until his passing. I personally got to know Don quite a few years ago when he stepped down from the DVLA registration recovery role having been in the post for many years and I took it over from him. Thereafter, whenever we bumped into each other at cars shows, we would always have a catch up. So, I am pleased that we have an obituary for Don in this issue and my sincere condolences and thoughts are with Julie, Don’s partner, family and friends. It has probably not escaped many of us that this year marks the 60th anniversary of Paddy Hopkirk’s and Henry Liddon’s first outright win of the Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini in January 1964. It will naturally be something that we as a club will be commemorating this year at our National Mini Day in June. 33 EJB was of course the Mini in which they secured their win and is now, arguably, the most famous and pivotally important Mini - period. I have always had a fondness for the little giant killing car and when I got to hear that you could adopt it, I didn’t hesitate to do so. The British Motor Museum, who are the custodian’s of the car and many other great cars too, have created an adoption scheme for not only 33 EJB, but also various other cars in their collection including the other two Ex-Works Minis AJB 44B and LBL 6D. The museum’s initiative behind this adoption scheme is simply to raise funds towards the work they do in collecting, conserving and sharing their collection of cars and other automotive related items, thus inspiring people to engage with them now and in to the future. If you also fancy adopting a car then go to the British Motor museum’s website for details at: Moving on and our regular contributor, Richard Pengelly, has written not one, but two articles, the first one being somewhat of a cautionary tale, in that Richard recounts an unfortunate incident which happened to him and, although quite serious in nature, it could have been even more so. Thus, I really would urge you to read Richard’s article to try and avoid the type of incident that he experienced and learn how he dealt with it. Still on the subject of safety and Richard’s second article relates to looking after the tyres on your car. I have to admit that after reading Richard’s article I felt that I needed to pay a bit more attention to the state of the tyres on my cars from now on, bearing in mind that they are the only things that ‘connect’ your car to the road. Paul Paul Sulma  - Editor CooperWorld        

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