Thursday, 18 September 2014

BMC Special Tuning

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis



The Goodwood Revival offered a retro-tastic treat for Mini fans with this period-themed BMC garage. The inside of the workshop was festooned with antique tuning parts, tools and imagery, and those aren't just any old Minis on display: 33 EJB is the car that took Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon to victory in the 1964 Monte Carlo rally, 8 EMO is another ex-works car (again Hopkirk/Liddon), and OBL 48F was one of the last works Minis to be prepared by the BMC Competitions Department in 1967. And that grey service van's a bit of alright too, isn't it?
Most fun of all was the chap with the polishing rag, who spent the entire Revival weekend pretending to buff up the no.37 car. He must have worn right through the paint on that front wing by Sunday night...

Click here for more photos from the 2014 Revival.











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