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The Mini Cooper Forum was set up in 2016 with a view to providing a discussion and information platform for classic Mini Cooper and BMW MINI Cooper enthusiasts around the world. However discussion on anything to do with the Mini/MINI has always been welcomed.

As the forum banner says it is an independent forum with no affiliation to any car club or business. In terms of operation the forum has worked well with very few problems. However it’s fair to say that the forum has not been a success. Quite why remains something of a mystery. With this background in mind we hereby give notice that a final decision as to whether the Mini Cooper Forum continues to run or is taken down will be made on or just after 30th November 2019.

If you have ideas of how the forum might be improved to attract more discussion please feel free to either post on the forum or email admin@minicooperforum.org

Graham W Robinson
Administrator
May 2019

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by GrahamWRobinson
02 Jun 2019, 17:04
Forum: Latest News and Updates
Topic: Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 154
UK-England

Re: Forum

Thanks Roger, that's a welcome start. I use Facebook and I contribute to it but it's only really good for a bit of a chat and maybe the odd bit of humour. However we can’t really argue as that's the way it has gone for many forums. They have all lost out to Facebook to a degree. I've often compared ...
by GrahamWRobinson
26 Sep 2017, 12:20
Forum: Chat here about anything to do with ALL Minis
Topic: UK pre '77 minis to be exempt MoT testing
Replies: 25
Views: 1189
UK-England

Re: UK pre '77 minis to be exempt MoT testing

  Turning this whole question on its head doesn't the answer lie within an MoT test? Rather than the DVLA cutting back on them perhaps the way a test is conducted needs to be expanded. It could even fall into a two part test, part A being optional for some vehicles and part B being compulsory. Part ...
by GrahamWRobinson
25 Sep 2017, 19:48
Forum: Chat here about anything to do with ALL Minis
Topic: UK pre '77 minis to be exempt MoT testing
Replies: 25
Views: 1189
UK-England

Re: UK pre '77 minis to be exempt MoT testing

Look at the number of "ringers" where the car is visibly a late car but has early plates. I agree. Quite simply the system is at fault, and by the system I mean the DVLA. They are working to the laws set out by parliament and very often to rules they themselves have laid down. If they are...
by GrahamWRobinson
23 Sep 2017, 11:41
Forum: Latest News and Updates
Topic: You can now 'Share' topics on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 164
UK-England

You can now 'Share' topics on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, etc.

  We’ve recently added a feature to the forum that we hope you like. You can now ‘Share’ a topic on various social media websites that you might subscribe to. As you can see from the icons that appear on the first post on a topic, they are: Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit, Tumblr, Google+, Whatsapp,...
by GrahamWRobinson
20 Sep 2017, 10:59
Forum: Latest News and Updates
Topic: IMechE Birmingham Event - Recreating the mk1 mini bodyshell
Replies: 1
Views: 202
UK-England

Re: IMechE Birmingham Event - Recreating the mk1 mini bodyshell

  Had I been in the UK at the time I would love to attend this event. Perhaps someone from the forum who does go can get a question answered that has remained a mystery to me for many years? I went on a tour of Longbridge when the Rover Cooper was still in production. We saw the unpainted bodyshells...
by GrahamWRobinson
18 Sep 2017, 20:01
Forum: Social chat on anything .............. except Minis!
Topic: Formula 1 - Three into one won't go!
Replies: 4
Views: 253
UK-England

Re: Formula 1 - Three into one won't go!

  Much has been made about Verstappen and how great an F1 driver he is at such a young age but in my opinion he ain't that good. Sure he has great car control but what he lacks is mind control. It's not all about overtaking around the outside, out braking someone else, keeping control in the wet, et...
by GrahamWRobinson
18 Sep 2017, 11:11
Forum: Social chat on anything .............. except Minis!
Topic: Formula 1 - Three into one won't go!
Replies: 4
Views: 253
UK-England

Formula 1 - Three into one won't go!

  If you follow Formula 1 you will probably know all about the Singapore GP and the fact that Vettel, Verstappen and Raikkonen collided at the start. I see on Facebook that there has already been much debate as to who was to blame. As I see it, it was the fault of Vettel but I think it is unfair to ...
by GrahamWRobinson
17 Sep 2017, 17:27
Forum: Chat here about anything to do with ALL Minis
Topic: What did you do to your Mini today ?
Replies: 81
Views: 4412
UK-England

Re: What did you do to your Mini today ?

  For many years I never really knew what BMC engine green was until I discovered that it was no more and no less than a British Standard colour, i.e BS223. All those years of looking for for the correct tin or aerosol with a 'BMC Engine Green'label when all I needed was a BS colour! The deep bronze...
by GrahamWRobinson
13 Sep 2017, 09:40
Forum: Discussion Point of the Month - NEW!
Topic: September 2017 - Discussion Point of the Month
Replies: 13
Views: 868
UK-England

Re: September 2017 - Discussion Point of the Month

Re-doing previous bodges - usually mine :oops: I can see a few nodding their heads as they read this! It's particularly frustrating when you entrust the job to a so-called professional only to then say to yourself ' Well, I'm no professional but I could have done it better than that in the first pl...
by GrahamWRobinson
12 Sep 2017, 14:17
Forum: Discussion Point of the Month - NEW!
Topic: September 2017 - Discussion Point of the Month
Replies: 13
Views: 868
UK-England

Re: September 2017 - Discussion Point of the Month

  It's interesting Peter that you mention rubber parts because that was the one example I was going to give of how the quality changed over the years but not for the worse, for the better! However let me qualify that statement. Around 1968 I bought a second hand 1964 Austin 1100. One problem (yes,th...

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