Mini Mania

In its 60th anniversary year it seems the Mini has really captured the imagination of historic racers and it seems we will be seeing plenty of them in action this summer. With such demand at Goodwood that they had to run two Mini-only grids instead of one, there are also two races for the little car and a huge parade scheduled at the Silverstone Classic. While the Mini was a successful racing car, it was also a giant slayer in the rally world in the early ‘60s, with Paddy Hopkirk taking outright victory in the Monte Carlo in 1963. The Historic Rally Car Register runs a Mini trophy within their UK championship sponsored by Mini Sport of Padiham and Mintex brakes, and they report that they have a record 27 Minis registered in their Mini Sport Cup this year.

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