Mini Cooper S
Finally on it's own wheels!

Finally on it’s own wheels!

My ’69 Cooper is finally down on it’s wheels for the first time in 5 years. This project started out back in 2004 when I set out to change the battery box in the boot and weld a  patch in one of the Mini’s notorious rust prone A-panels. Things went out of hand – sort...
..and the Rudskogen nightmare

..and the Rudskogen nightmare

Well, results-wise it was excellent, but this saturday was marred by a very poorly organized event. To put things into perspective; someone came up with the grand scheme of running an entire race weekend on a saturday – for the National Cup races. With even more classes than usual. The motif was supposedly that people...
The CSM Adventure

The CSM Adventure

From devastation, to heartbreak, to glory. The NSK Classic & Sportscar Meeting had it all in store for me & my mini… I loaded the Mini on the trailer on Thrursday evening, and we stuck the Imp in the Commer, and off we went. After 4 hours of driving we sat up camp at the...
Veni, vidi, vici at Velodromloppet

Veni, vidi, vici at Velodromloppet

With the Mini, everything went to plan and beyond, the Imp needed some Midnight oil, but eventually paid us back. I managed to grab pole position for race 1: this time all 1000-1300 period E&F cars were run in a separate heat, which comprised some fast GT machinery as well as a big gang of...
We're Racing!

We’re Racing!

A perfect start to my season; no major problems with the car, and two exciting races. And some creative use of race-tape! Vegar and Edwin volunteered as roadies for this one. We gathered up everything, and after the normal long haul to Våler, we arrived in good time for scrutineering. Normally, I’ve breezed through this –...
A Classy Sportscar Meeting

A Classy Sportscar Meeting

What a fantastic event! I didn’t think I could have this much fun with my pants on – really. After having spent two days at a conference center (work..) with the mini sitting outside on the trailer, I was jumping to get going. I arrived at the track Friday afternoon, and unloaded. The event already...
2nd, and my first DNF

2nd, and my first DNF

Well, the day had to come when I had to retire a race for the first time with the Cooper S. Fortunately, I had one good result, and I had loads of fun – and the reason for retirement was a LF wheel bearing dying in spectacular fashion. Rudskogen hosted two rounds of the Nordic...
Velowroomloppet

Velowroomloppet

I did a quick setup of the car, loaded the trailer, and crossed my fingers all the way to Karlskoga and Velodromloppet. Thankfully it all went beyond the battle plan. Both Doc and I loaded the trailers on Thursday evening. Doc had to stay behind on friday since he can’t offer a good enough excuse to...
Racing again! And about time too!

Racing again! And about time too!

I’ve been waiting for this event for over a year – since becoming a father I’ve taken a break from racing due to the $$ going somewhere else than my racing budget. It was indeed rewarding to not only get to race, but to bring back a car as pretty as it was when I...
BMC steering arms

BMC steering arms

Thanks to Wim Schermerhorn and Mark Forster for sorting this issue: turns out I’ve been running a wrong steering arm / rack combo which should explain the strange handling of the car! Wim (who races a 970S) says: ” You definitely do not want Mk 1 arms and a Mk 2 steering rack. Specially in...