30/11/15 – New Year’s Resolutions

The last few months have been reasonably quiet. I showed the car off a little at various shows and events and also managed to get it out at Mondello in October for a test! The […]

29/07/15 – Back on Track

Thanks to some detective work and late nights in the garage, the Mk1 now has its 1480 back together and is ready to hit the track! In fact, it already did hit the track at Classic […]

03/03/15 – One for the road!

After the issues with the 1480, I decided the last thing I wanted was the car to be sitting in the workshop unused. And, not having the luxury of a road Mini, decided that a […]

19/01/15 – One step forward…two steps backward!

Well, the 1480cc engine build concluded long ago, but a lot has happened since! The engine was fitted and run-in, with my first experience of driving it leaving me absolutely speechless and with a big smug […]

10/07/14 – The Engine Room

In my last update I hinted at a new engine for the car which, I’m excited to say, will be a stonking 1480cc full race engine! Paul Hickey of Hickey Race Engineering has been hard at work over the […]

04/04/14 – Upgrades

Long time, no update! Since my last update I’ve been pretty busy. I’ve driven the Mini on a 1500km trip to the Goodwood Revival, taken the engine out to fix an oil leak, fitted a […]

The Race To Goodwood

On 12th September 2013 four friends, Aidan Lonergan, Jonathan Flood, John Cahalin and myself, will set off on a 1500km round journey from Dublin to the world famous, historic motor racing event, ‘The Goodwood Revival’ […]

08/07/13 – Show Time

The Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show in Terenure College, Dublin has been a favourite of mine since I started my life of Mini ownership. Apart from it being my local show, it’s also the largest […]

09/06/13 – Finishing Touches

A long overdue update, but progress was a few hours here and there over the last few months. The last month in particular however, has been a different story with lots of long hours put […]

13/02/13 – Racing Stripes

Progress on the build is slow but steady! The car is nearing completion with an ever smaller ‘To Do’ list, and the next few weeks will hopefully see the build finished. The engine is in, brakes […]