04/04/14 – Upgrades

04/04/14 – Upgrades

Long time, no update! Since my last update I’ve been pretty busy. I’ve driven the Mini on a 1500km trip to the Goodwood Revival, taken the engine out to fix an oil leak, fitted a new set of Avon tyres, replaced the exhaust manifold, done a track day in Mondello, bought a set of split … Continue reading

The Race To Goodwood

The Race To Goodwood

On 12th September 2013 four friends, Aidan Lonergan, Jonathan Flood, John Cahalin and myself, will set off on a 1500km round journey from Dublin to the world famous, historic motor racing event, ‘The Goodwood Revival’ at the Goodwood Estate in Chichester, England.   This truly unique event is where 180,000 motoring enthusiasts from across the … Continue reading

08/07/13 – Show Time

08/07/13 – Show Time

The Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show in Terenure College, Dublin has been a favourite of mine since I started my life of Mini ownership. Apart from it being my local show, it’s also the largest in Ireland and is run incredibly well by the Irish Jaguar and Daimler Club - the perfect opportunity to show off … Continue reading

09/06/13 – Finishing Touches

09/06/13 – Finishing Touches

A long overdue update, but progress was a few hours here and there over the last few months. The last month in particular however, has been a different story with lots of long hours put in at Granby Motorsport HQ! The biggest job on the To Do list was getting the engine assembled and running. … Continue reading

13/02/13 – Racing Stripes

13/02/13 – Racing Stripes

Progress on the build is slow but steady! The car is nearing completion with an ever smaller ‘To Do’ list, and the next few weeks will hopefully see the build finished. The engine is in, brakes are done, windows are done, and the car is currently being wired by the genius that is Damien McAuley (or … Continue reading

My First Racer – Where it Began

My First Racer – Where it Began

As is the case with most Mini fans, my mother had several Minis over the years which is what sparked my interest. I loved the character and basic design, and knew I had to have one as my first car. After owning and toying around with a few different Minis over the years, in 2006 … Continue reading