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Emily Bakers R56 Mini Cooper S gets Chunky

Even with the launch of our Gen 3 Mini flares the Gen 2 keep on growing with more cars globally getting the VAD mini treatment, which is a great feeling having all of the global Mini builds tag us as they take shape.

One particular R56 that was in the planning stage and got us really excited was Emily Bakers Cooper S JCW, the colour caught our attention straight away Kite blue, along with Emily's enthusiasm, just seemed to be the perfect owner & car to showcase our product, and she has wasted no time at all hitting the show scene already displaying the build at numerous shows around the UK.


Collection day for Emily Baker's R56 Cooper S wide flared beauty


Emily certainly did her homework, traveling down to our Birmingham fitting centre Dentcraft to check out the flares up close and personal, which she got to do by seeing not one but two R56 Minis that belong to Dave the owner of Dentcraft Birmingham, they were an instant hit and Emily booked her stunner in for surgery.

We kept in contact with Emily whilst she waited patiently for the work to be carried out, getting sneak peaks of her wheel choice and all the plans she had for the car and we must say on collection day the finished results blew us all away, the colour the wheel choice, everything just works in harmony, such a credit to her, the vison she had imprinted was right on the money, we don’t think there is a better colour choice of wheel or design that would suit this build any better, the Rota kyusha, measuring 9x17 with +15 offset for the front & +8 offset for the rear wrapped in 245/40R17 Avon tyres just fill every ounce of space the new wider flares have created, with the Gunmetal centres and gloss back lips look right at home against the Kite Blue Bayswater limited edition paintwork.


We don’t know what is next for Emily’s little beauty, but what we do know is we are on board for the long haul, we hope she spams us forever with this one and as she has her own personal photographer on hand in the form of Boyfriend Matt, owner of Matt Andrews Photography we seem to think the pictures will not be slow coming through.

Photography: Instagram


One of our favourite builds has always been Geoff Clements of Clements racing, his amazing Pepper pot white JCW, it has all the bells and whistles and its having even more engine performance related goodies added, we were so pleased when Geoff chose to wear our brand of flare to such an incredible Mini, especially with the way it looks, and now with Emily joining the VAD family made us really excited that yet another incredible looking Mini wanted to wear our brand, sorry Geoff your beauty was Numero- uno for a while, but Emily’s little stunner is sharing the honours of the best UK VAD clad Mini, roll on the photography spam.

If you want to follow Emilys Mini journey, her on her Instagram account


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