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    Will Sparrow Mini

    Well, since the owner has now 'gone public'.
    Here is some info. on the rebuild of a notable Mini that was rallied on national events in 1972 by Will Sparrow.
    My brother Roy, at Ralloy has prepared the Mk2 Clubman fronted (because it has an 8 port head) shell with every last detail correct.
    Roy even went to visit Will Sparrow as part of this process.

    Once the shell was complete, it was painted at Kartec, Pickering, North Yorks.
    Then I made the period stickers and hand painted the lettering and chequers as it would have been on the Scottish Rally of 1972.

    'Just to give this an SEC link;
    To complete the sticker set, I needed some good reference for the Scottish Rally Event sticker for the 1972 year, and guess who came up trumps on that score?
    I asked Robin (Tyler-Morris) if he happened to know anyone that might have an old Scottish Rally sticker, and he said "We've got one in our garage!". (see photo attached)
    So a big thank you to Robin, and Carol, by the look of the fingers holding it flat?! (The Scottish Rally sticker is the blue and white one on the right side of the bonnet)

    Here's some photos of me painting the car with a brush, as well as a period photo of the car on a trailer after the 1972 Mintex:
    https://www.facebook.com/Montgomery-...0902205344029/

    The car can be seen in action on this film from the same year's Welsh Rally at 5:40 and 11:59:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR-kfn_q__Q
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    Re: Will Sparrow Mini

    Very nice. Lovely detail Chris. Well done!

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    Re: Will Sparrow Mini

    Superb job

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    Re: Will Sparrow Mini

    Thanks John, Tom,

    This is a photo of the car, from the time:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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    Re: Will Sparrow Mini

    Looks good Chris cant wait to see her back at Malcolm's

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    Re: Will Sparrow Mini

    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoTipo View Post
    Thanks John, Tom,

    This is a photo of the car, from the time:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
    His cars always semed to be so well prepared - and as I recall he wrote articles on Mini prep in Car and Car Conversions? Didn't he have a company called - aptly - "Willpower" ?

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    Re: Will Sparrow Mini

    Quote Originally Posted by Stratos Fear View Post
    His cars always semed to be so well prepared - and as I recall he wrote articles on Mini prep in Car and Car Conversions? Didn't he have a company called - aptly - "Willpower" ?
    I'll have to look into that one Peter?

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