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Geoff Mabbs' Minis

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worksminis
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Geoff Mabbs' Minis

Postby worksminis » 18 Jul 2017, 23:09

11NYB 997 Cooper built by works in parallel with their first 997 Cooper 737ABL. 11NYB also red/black? Monte 62 with Rauno Aaltonen - crashed, burnt, destroyed.

170TYD 1071 S. Started 63 RAC Rally at No.1 with John Brown (61 winning co-driver). (Gp 3 car).
No. on car used on 65 Snetterton 500Km (new Gp 2 car?) running Minilites (first use by works of Minilites was on 67 Monte).
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Re: Geoff Mabbs' Minis

Postby Orangebox » 30 Sep 2017, 09:33

Mabbs had 11 NYB which was prepped at Abingdon, should have been ready for a couple of warm up events before the Monte of 62 but the prep was delayed with the workload at the comps. Oringally to be partnered by David Hiam, Turner put Aaltonen in with Mabbs and were on for a top three before the accident that destroyed NYB.

Later in 62 Mabbs got a new 997, 867 OYA and did quite a few nationals in it, autocross and the Monte and RAC. Replaced in the latter end of 63 with a 1071 170 TYD, and kept it for a few years, rallies including the RAC and the Tulip and RAC , ran with 970,1071,1275 engines, reshelled after a crash on the Tulip. Ended up as a racer prepared by Janspeed, Mabbs doing the 500km at Snetterton in it in 65. All Mabbs cars were red Austins.

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Re: Geoff Mabbs' Minis

Postby worksminis » 29 Sep 2017, 22:18

and being claimed to be a works-built car quite recently in East Anglia - which is why it needed to be floated here for comment/disproving.

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Re: Geoff Mabbs' Minis

Postby Orangebox » 29 Sep 2017, 20:14

275 YYB a fantastic car, very nice. A car to be proud of, but as much ex Geoff Mabbs as my fridge. :geek: :shock:

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275 YYB

Postby ADO50 » 26 Sep 2017, 09:59

worksminis wrote:Also appeared in 275YYB (said to have been built by Appleyards - presumably the Bradford branch, where Marcus Chambers and Tony Fall were both employed at one time.

There was some interesting posts about this car 275 YYB on Facebook doubtful of the Geoff Mabbs and rally provenance. I would post a picture but I got told off last time I did that :roll: so if you have not seen the car you can Google the registration number.

You will see it has a 1964 Rallye Monte plaque with number 159 on it but that plaque is from the entry of Richard Tilley/Frank Rutter in an Austin Cooper S registered 2772DW which was Smoke Grey. 275 YYB is Almond Green and is a Morris Cooper 998 from July 1964 so not really a Cooper S at all and of course could not have competed on the January 1964 Rallye Monte. Geoff Mabbs/Phillip Crabtree used a Ford Cortina on the 1964 Rallye Monte.

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Re: Geoff Mabbs' Minis

Postby worksminis » 24 Sep 2017, 16:25

Also appeared in 275YYB (said to have been built by Appleyards - presumably the Bradford branch, where Marcus Chambers and Tony Fall were both employed at one time.

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Re: 867 OYA

Postby worksminis » 28 Jul 2017, 21:58

ADO50 wrote:Geoff Mabbs (with Mike Wood) used an Austin Cooper registered 867 OYA on the 1963 Monte with competition number 28. I believe he also used 867 OYA on the 1962 RAC Rally.

http://www.elise-s160.co.uk/images/Minicooper/867oya/OYA_Monte_63_Start.jpg


Confirm 867OYA RAC 62 No.9.

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867 OYA

Postby ADO50 » 26 Jul 2017, 13:01

Geoff Mabbs (with Mike Wood) used an Austin Cooper registered 867 OYA on the 1963 Monte with competition number 28. I believe he also used 867 OYA on the 1962 RAC Rally.

http://www.elise-s160.co.uk/images/Minicooper/867oya/OYA_Monte_63_Start.jpg


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