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 Posted: Sep 5, 2019 05:03AM
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It took me a loooong time to get permission for Splinter to be built, and someone else to fund it. 

So far all my predictions and hopes for the performance of the car have been correct - it was visibly faster through the corners at Goodwood, and was turning competitive times on its shakedown laps.
The real test is coming up in the Spa 6-hrs as the driver lineup is about as good as it gets.  Nick Swift, Endaf Owens and Mark Burnett ought to be able to prove the concept one way or another...
I would say it was well worth it. I have seen the Countryman racing at Silverstone and Goodwood and it is quite an unique sight. Great work!,
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Abel

 Posted: Sep 4, 2019 04:36AM
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Tim Bosse from Dayton , Ohio always was FTF in his/my Clubman White Estate wagon in the Autocross

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 Posted: Sep 4, 2019 03:58AM
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It took me a loooong time to get permission for Splinter to be built, and someone else to fund it. 

So far all my predictions and hopes for the performance of the car have been correct - it was visibly faster through the corners at Goodwood, and was turning competitive times on its shakedown laps.
The real test is coming up in the Spa 6-hrs as the driver lineup is about as good as it gets.  Nick Swift, Endaf Owens and Mark Burnett ought to be able to prove the concept one way or another...

 Posted: Sep 3, 2019 11:52PM
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Back in the day there were a series of them... I think the owner labelled them "Babybee 1,2 3 etc"

Volvo also had a series of touring car racers.... they reckon the longer roofline made them more aerodynamic ..and the won.

I can't see the extra wheelbase offsetting the extra weight on the race track for a Mini however....

Cheers, Ian

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A few issues back on Mini Magazine, there was an interesting article on this car https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Wd58hnPVc
An unusual vehicle for racing, but it seemed to perform well on track,
cheers,
Abel