Video: 1958 MGA And 1962 Austin Mini Cooper: Whiz Kids

1958 MGA And 1962 Austin Mini Cooper: Whiz Kids

September 18, 2018
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Shredder
Shredder

Wonderful job on the film and portraying the message of younger generation’s love for classic cars. I just had a conversation with my father about the future of the auto industry and the shift into electrification and eventually full drive autonomy while making the drivers redundant. I argued, that there will always be a group of enthusiasts who will miss the smell of gasoline, the steering feedback and the joy of being in control of a machine, which rewards you with the visceral experience you wouldn’t be able to get in the auto-driving box. These two young men truly give… Read more »

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Great film. I’ve always considered it to be something of a myth that the younger generations are not into cars. When I was at school out of maybe 60 kids in my year there were maybe four of us that were into cars – mainly because our Dads were. It sounds like the Dan’s were in a similar situation? I have a number of friends under 30 who are heavily into older cars and as long as there is the likes of 400-euro-job to continue to give these cars exposure I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

These are such iconic cars. Lovely to see them. A word, please, about shoulder and four point belts. In present time cars are so incredibly safe that the fraction of all accidents that once resulted in injury, severe injury or death has been forgotten. When these cars were new all of us knew someone who had been hurt in the kind of collision that, today, everyone walks away from. The cost of installing four point seat belts is pretty minimal. If a four point is too constraining for your taste a simple cross shoulder belt does a lot.

Jack Bissett
Jack Bissett

Yes indeed, agree with all of the foregoing comments! Congratulations Daniel and Daniel on your good taste and your industry and perseverance. Some of us in the U.S. get it too.

P911C4S
P911C4S

Yeah, these guys definitely get it. And evidently so does 400-euro-job. Great, great video. Got to go for a drive!

P-Nut
P-Nut

Good job 400-euro-job – many aspects make this a great one.

MICHAEL JOHNSON
MICHAEL JOHNSON

So nice to see younger gen get it

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer

My first car in 1966 was a Sunbeam Alpine Series II. I went to high school in Southeast Los Angeles and was surrounded by classmates with Detroit iron.
I learned a ton from that Alpine and I certainly relate to how the two young guys feel about their cars.

seesavage
seesavage

A fantastic piece of film, it’s great to see to young guys with such a passion for classic cars.
I was the same at their age(in my early 50’s now) driving cars that my friends couldn’t quite comprehend.
Living the dream boys, living the dream!

Mike MacLean

The most heartening film I ave seen to date. I have been driving British sports cars for 48 years starting with my very first car, a Bugeye. I too learned how to work on cars with that car and drove it everywhere. These cars were much cheaper then. So, I applaud these two young men for their mechanical accomplishments. Their story just brought back so any memories for me. I suspect when they are my age they will still own a British sports car like I do.

Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson

Here I am with 40+ years of tinkering on cars but lacking confidence in starting a project I’ve dreamed of for years. Then I see these guys WAY less than half my age just go ahead and do it! Maybe this is just what I needed to kick me in the butt. Thanks Dan & Dan!

Jim Strong
Jim Strong

Fantastic film! What struck me was the camaradorie that exists between these two friends. And of course the cars are fantastic. Wonderful that there are some young guys who are not just driving these great cars, but are in there doing a lot of the work themselves. It’s inspiring actually. Good on the both of them. The only thing that left me wanting was to see the rest of the cars of their other buddies. Looks like someones vintage volvo in the background maybe? I hope to see a group shot with all those guys and their cars at some… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel

My side project for the side project!

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Jose Ignacio Guerra
Jose Ignacio Guerra

Great to see a new generation enjoying the heart of the BMC legacy, As an MGA restorer a lover I could say that this is a wonderful video, good Daniel and Daniel great world, if you want to participate in the MGA community find NAMGAR there are a lot of good people who will share theirs comments and advices any time that you have a trouble as well count with me for whatever that you need for your MGA.

Daniel Harrison
Daniel Harrison

I’m registered in the NAMGAR, had some great times at their events!

Jose Ignacio Guerra
Jose Ignacio Guerra

cool

MMK
MMK

So gratifying to see the younger generation involved with the classic/vintage cars. Keep it up Daniel & Daniel and enjoy your MGA and Mini Cooper. Thanks 400-euro-job for sharing there enthusiasm with rest of us, hope to see more stories like this.

Kelly Briffa
Kelly Briffa

I have been watching 400-euro-job for a couple of years now. It’s usually some crusty old bugger or a guy with more money than God showing us his latest toy. Today, however, it seems that the ways of the Petrolized have found its place in the next generation of keepers. These two young men remind me of my group of motorheads that I grew up with. They are still my closest friend today. The automobile creates a strange bond between people like no other I have ever known in life. Thats PETROLICIOUS.

Sourein Jabourian
Sourein Jabourian

So great to see that some of the next generation are into the “analogue cars” and getting involved with them! What a pair of lovely cars!! How cool to work on them too. It seems 400-euro-job Tuesdays might well be where the cool kids hang!! Great stuff and thanks!

Jim Gianatsis
Jim Gianatsis

Well done! The real experince of owning a classic British or American car as you first car as a teenager. My first cars from age 15-19 years old inclued a ’51 MG TD, a Triumph Spitfire and a ’62 MGA Twin Cam. Today at age 69, I own a beautiful ’46 MG TC that I drive and feature in my pinup calendar photography, always needing repair and restoration to keep it running

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John Baker
John Baker

Great film! My faith that the classic car hobby will survive the passing of the baby-boomers has been restored. Great young guys. Nice to see these cars being driven again by someone with all of their hair, and their whole lives ahead of them.

GBrown1948
GBrown1948

based on tail lights looks like a ’60 to me.