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|Mini events I have attended.|
|South West Mini Show 2005|
|First mini show I went to after finishing the mini.|
|Mini In The Park - Aug 2005|
|Big mini show with plenty to keep you occupied, weather was great as well.|
|Gaydon Mini Show - Oct 2005|
|Nice relaxing mini show, museum is very good.|
|Rolling Road - Oct 2005|
|Went for a power run at Janspeed in Salisbury, bit of a long wait but finally got on the rollers.
Made a very healthy 145 at the wheels, the sound when the VTEC engages is great :-) Mini magazine was there taking pics so hopefully we will get in the magazine.
|Thanks to Graham (geehawk) for the above pictures|
|First trip to the drag strip - Mar 2006|
|Thought I'd have a go at taking the mini down the drag strip, managed to get in 6 runs which took 5 hours due to queuing up etc, the times were:
15.206 - loads of wheelspin in 1st & 2nd gear.
15.228 - tried pulling away in 2nd gear.
00.000 - they mess the timing up on this run :-(
16.167 - lined up next to a proper dragster, it was so noisy I did not realise I had missed 2nd gear !
14.824 - Getting better.
14.713 - Last run as we had enough queuing up.
|Links to video's of the action: Vid 1 - The best run, reaction time was bad as I was trying to setup my g-tech meter. Vid 2 - 2nd best run. Vid 3 - This was the run when the timing failed, this was starting off in 2nd gear. Vid 4 - This is the run when I missed 2nd gear, I could see the fear in the other drivers eyes...ha ha|
|London to Brighton - May 2006|
|Did not do the run as I had a place on the 16v mini club stand on Madeira drive. Shame it poured with rain most of the day :-(|
|London to Brighton - May 2007|
|Straight to Madeira drive again and onto the 16v Mini Club Stand. This time it was hot and mostly sunny :-)|
|Drag Racing 1/8 mile - June 2007|
|Heard about a drag racing event in the South West, Dakota Drag Strip, Smeatharpe. website - Streetnights.
Organised a club stand for the 16v mini club and we all had a good time, my best over the 1/8 mile was 9.718, here's a video made by club member James - YouTube Video
I was not sure I was going to run on the strip but decided to give it a go, next time I will make more of an effort as it was good fun and only 10 miles from home if I break anything :-)
|Drag Racing 1/8 mile - October 2007|
|Went to the next drag event at Dakota Drag Strip, Smeatharpe. website - Streetnights.
Took it more seriously this time and managed the following times:
9.688 @ 77.3 mph
9.634 @ 77.1 mph
9.512 @ 77.9 mph
9.464 @ 79.6 mph
9.417 @ 79.7 mph
9.39 @ 79 mph Put forward the fastest time for the FWD competition and won it :-)
|Drag Racing 1/8 mile - November 2007|
|Attended the November drag event at Dakota Drag Strip, Smeatharpe. There was a trophey for fastest mini this time which made things interesting.
Managed the following times (getting pretty consistant now):
9.414 @ 79.0 mph
9.415 @ 78.8 mph
9.447 @ 78.6 mph
9.476 @ 79.3 mph
9.531 @ 78.8 mph
9.547 @ 78.2 mph
Connected the std ECU back up to see how it performed:
9.644 @ 77.7 mph Don't think it will go any better with the current setup, I do have a plan for the winter period to improve it further :-) Got to race against James & Matts B18c4 powered clubman, Matt got across the line first but I had the quicker time. Stuck my best time in for the fastest mini and fastest FWD and won them both :-)
|Decided to stick the videos on youtube for all to see, here's links to some of my runs from this event:
My Mini Vs James & Matts Mini
My Mini Vs MR2
Mini Vs Custom Van **add link** Lost this (van got 8.99 second run) but was gaining fast at the end.
My Mini Vs Mk3 Cortina Cortina had a V6 or V8 engine.