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01-13-2005, 04:20 PM
See a race Mini built from scratch:

For those of you who have access to the American Cable "History Channel":

https://www.historychannel.com/global/lis...EGrpId=11985922 (https://www.historychannel.com/global/listings/upcomingepisodes.jsp?ACatId=12036459&CaseId=120364 57&EGrpId=11985922)

Bruce Bowker
01-13-2005, 04:35 PM
I meant to tape that last night but forgot!!!! Darn.

01-13-2005, 04:57 PM
Coming again Feb 5

Bruce Bowker
01-15-2005, 07:09 PM
Figured it would some time. Thanks


04-23-2005, 10:53 PM
Good grief! I saw that show and my wife had to hold me back from throwing something at the TV! The guys who did the show, IMHO, acted like they had never turned a wrench on a Mini before, barely knew what a front wheel drive car was, much less a 20 year old Mini, and when it came to driving their sad, /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/pukeface.gif pathetic creation on the track, OMG ! I don't think their repetitive bumbling attempts at "racing", as they call it, would pass in a standard, entry level driver's school.

Please excuse negative comments, as it is not in my nature, but a "BIG THUMBS DOWN" on this episode from me.

04-25-2005, 12:12 AM
BTW, the cars were sold on eBay about a month after the show first aired. An interesting twist is that the cars were "too new" to be legally registered in CA.

05-02-2005, 11:34 PM
I have a video tape that I copied if anybody wants to borrow it to copy.

Tim Hollister
05-14-2005, 01:35 PM
Airs again first week of June. From the link posted above:

"Mini Cooper.
Airs on Friday, June 3 at 11:00pm ET

"The Little Car That Could", the 1978 English Mini becomes a road racer with a new suspension, braking system, and engine upgrades. Fasten your seatbelts for a wild ride as we head to the drag strip in revamped vintage cars. Part reality show, part history, we give two teams the same model of car in similar disrepair, garages, tools, and parts, and just two days to prepare before competing in an all-or-nothing drag race--and in this episode, on a road track with English-style right-hand drive cars! The winner drives away in both cars; the loser walks away empty-handed; the viewer gets an adrenaline dose of automotive history. TVPG "