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Classic Mini Breakdown Podcast

We are a dedicated podcast that rallies around the loyal Classic Mini community globally where we celebrate our own selfish passion - all things Classic Minis. We are not engineers or designers - but storytellers, general problem solvers and explorers on our own journey around owning and living with a Classic Mini. Our charter is to bring unique content into our framework that may not necessarily always be Mini related, but adds to the unique and common ideology that is inherent within all Classic Mini enthusiasts - having fun, a nice beverage in hand and connecting with others. Our hope is that many Classic Mini fans can listen in on the go while bringing more value and insights around this amazing classic British car and an automotive piece of history. Cheers!www.classicminibreakdown.com

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Episode 31 - Welcome Paul Hickey from Hickey Race Engineering for another Classic Mini Breakdown Guest Spotlight

On this episode, we welcome Paul Hickey from HRE IRL to the podcast - all the way from Dublin!  Paul is a wealth of Classic Mini knowledge and just started a new YouTube channel where you can see some amazing videos on projects on his farm (and garage) as well as amazing 'how-to's' for anything mini.  Grab a pint of Guinness and enjoy the show!  Cheers! Episode Links: Hickey Race Engineering (HRE IRL) - YouTube Page and web page A KILLER Irish Classic Mini @theirishmini Instagram Page Ian Campbell over at team_ballylouygh_classics - Instagram Page Rate My Takeaway - the most AMAZING YouTube page out there now.  Period.

1hr 21mins

16 May 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 30 - Classic Mini Report While Stranded on the Island

On this episode, I am  report on a short holiday from St. Simon's Island - just off the eastern coast of Georgia.  I discuss what has been happening around the Classic Mini Community and just some pontification on life in general.  Appreciate the small things (like your Classic Mini) and don't sweat the big stuff. Cheers! Episode Links Terrapin Luau Krunkles IPA team_ballylough_classics - Ian Campbell's Instagram page yuki_cooper - Incredibly well done mini on Istagram from Japan mnclassicmini - Classic mini based in Tennessee, nickname Alice, owner from Minnesota.  Mini Doko ("Where we going with Mini")- Amazing YouTube vlogger who likes to camp with his Classic Minis

1hr 8mins

4 May 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 29 - Welcome Kevin Richardson (TGMRT) to another Classic Mini Breakdown Guest Spotlight

On this episode, I welcome Kevin Richardson (of The Gentleman's Motor Racing Team) to our guest spotlight and we discuss all things nautical, old buses, Vietnamese stouts and all things Classic Minis.  Get your Isle of Wight on because this was another great interview!  Cheers. Episode Links: Kevin's YouTube Page - The Gentleman's Motor Racing Team and Facebook Page Cigar City Brewery (Maduro Brown Ale) BrewDog x Evil Twin “Roaster Coaster” Nitro Imperial Vietnamese Coffee Stout

1hr 22mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 28 - Welcome Alex Toon to another Classic Mini Breakdown Guest Spotlight

On this episode, I welcome Alex Toon to another Guest Community Spotlight and we talk all things about his journey into Classic Minis as well as a new addition to his family.  Sit back, grab a pint and enjoy the discussion.  Cheers! Episode Links: Alex Toon's Instagram Page Alex Toon's YouTube Page (aka Classic Mini Details) Wild Leap Brewery Instagram Page

1hr 6mins

6 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 27 - We’re Talking Classic Mini Arches

On this episode, we are going deep on classic mini arches!  Everyone is trying to understand if they should go arches or archelss…and we will break it down a bit and tell you where to avoid the pitfalls of "arch lust" and find the right arch for your application.  Cheers! Episode Links Suffolk Punch Brewing and their Hyde in the Haze - Amazing IPA!! 503.mk3 Instagram Page - Killer '72 Mini! kiri_benatawa Instagram Page - serious Weekend Racer for the road! Alex Hewitt's Instagram Page (aka degsy_mini) - beautiful 1982 Mini 1000 City E and an amazing photographer! Mark Willoughby & Winnie the Mini's Killer Classic Mini Playlist....A SMILE is guaranteed with this in your wee beastie!

1hr 17mins

23 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 26 - The Dirty Dozen of Other Cars I have Owned

On this episode, go deep and score all the previous cars that I have owned.  In fact, I have owned so many that I forgot 2 of them!  I'll talk about some cars that were great to modify and others that we just lifeless.  Its a flashback to high-school so enjoy the trip down memory lane...Cheers! Episode Links Three Taverns Brewery Cole Gentry at Classic Mini DIY stuarts_mini on Instagram.  little.mini.project on Instagram myminirevolution_ on Instagram Paul Hickey over at HREIRL on YouTube

1hr 11mins

2 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 25 - Cole Gentry from Classic Mini DIY Returns to Our Guest Spotlight

On this episode, we welcome back a special guest to our Guest Spotlight…Cole Gentry from Classic Mini DIY returns to give us an update in his world with a little surprise announcement.  Sit back, grab a pint and enjoy the discussion.  Cheers! Episode Links Classic Mini DIY Instagram and YouTube Page Hickey Race Engineering Bradly Wrathall (bawrathall) Instagram page with his Yamaha R1 conversion Dwayne aka miniandchill Instragram Page and his 1977 Clubby


16 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 24 - Ten Classic Mini Items That Failed the Cut

We are off with a crackin' episode as we look at some highlights within our amazing classic mini community, crack open a beer and I run down the 10 items on my Mini that failed the cut.  Life is too short of things that don't meet your expectations.  Cheers! Episode Links JCs Custom Trim Instagram Channel (amazing interiors) stuarts_mini (Stuart Sangster) Instagram Channel Hickey Race Engineering (IRL) YouTube Channel #projectgretel JNH Classics YouTube Channel hartonogunawan11 Instagram Channel (MINI Sunroof in a classic) 21st Amendment Brewery

1hr 3mins

5 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 23 -  Welcome to 2021 and a Return Guest to Classic Mini Breakdown

First episode of 2021 and we have a special return guest, Mike Snowden, to discuss craftsmanship, music, beer and a whole lot more. Hit the subscribe and join the collective for everything Classic Mini and more.  Cheers! Episode Links: Mike Snowden and His Cigar Box Guitars (YouTube and Website) LUPIN on Netflix Chadder & Co. super cool a35 supercharged van!

1hr 8mins

22 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 22 -  Happy New Year and Looking Forward to 2021 with the Podcast

Happy New Year to you all!  On this episode I will look back at what I did over the holidays, including almost loosing a finger, as well as looking forward to some changes for the podcast in 2021.  Sit back, grab a beer and enjoy! Episode Links: Highland Brewing Minimayfair1340 Instagram Page taka.6632 Instagram Page Senior_Bergilicious Instagram Page minitechnique_ltd Instagram Page JET Motors Web Site - Amazing Mini Specialist Shop

1hr 4mins

8 Jan 2021

Rank #10