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  1. Passing of a Champion - Paddy Hopkirk MBE
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    Passing of a Champion - Paddy Hopkirk MBE

    Passing of a Champion - Paddy Hopkirk MBE It is with heavy hearts that we are sharing the news with you that our very dear friend Paddy Hopkirk MBE passed away on Thursday evening. Paddy was a fantastic friend to all of us here at Mini Sport, but so much more than that, he was a part of our Mini...
  2. Celebrate an Icon!
    Categories: Mini Sport News & Mini Cooper

    Celebrate an Icon!

    This weekend marks what would have been the 99th Birthday of John Cooper CBE.  John became an auto racing legend thanks to his rear-engined chassis design that would go on to revolutionise the sport at the very highest level – with Formula One and Indy 500 cars quickly adopting his work. Of course, his company would also turn their hands...
  3. Re-Launching The ‘Cooper Car Company’ In Association With Mini Sport
    Categories: Mini Sport News & Mini Cooper

    Re-Launching The ‘Cooper Car Company’ In Association With Mini Sport

    When we were approached by Mike Cooper, son of the legendary John Cooper with the prospect of re-launching the ‘Cooper Car Company’ in association with Mini Sport, we were overwhelmed with a fresh enthusiasm for the original heritage of Cooper and one of the biggest names in MINI Cooper.   Our exclusive Cooper Car Company collections are internationally recognised for...
  4. John Cooper – How He Revolutionised Motorsport and Inspired Mini Specialists
    Categories: Mini Sport News & Mini Cooper

    John Cooper – How He Revolutionised Motorsport and Inspired Mini Specialists

    The 17th July 2022 will mark what would have been the 99th birthday of a major figure in the history of the Mini and Motorsport in general. John Cooper became an auto racing legend thanks to his rear-engined chassis design that would go on to revolutionise the sport at the very highest level – with Formula One and Indy 500 cars quickly adopting...
  5. Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 5: Brawdy Stages Rally
    Categories: Mini Sport Cup

    Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 5: Brawdy Stages Rally

    The Bob Shaw Memorial Stages One week following our last rally in Scotland, crews made their way to Pembrokeshire motor clubs Brawdy stages. Five crews started the 70 miles of demanding roads based at the RAF base. Leading the minis away Clive King and Anton Bird. They were followed by his son Craig King with last minute co driver Owen...
  6. Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 4: Argyll Stages Rally
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    Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 4: Argyll Stages Rally

    Organised by Mull Car Club, the 'Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally' is a closed-road asphalt stage event held in Dunoon in Argyll and Bute. Made up of 13 stages on the closed public roads, with 4 stages on the Friday Night, and 9 stages on the Saturday. The 4th round of the Mini Sport Cup had crews travel to Dunoon in...
  7. Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 3: Rex Pet Hotel Flying Fortress Stages Rally
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    Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 3: Rex Pet Hotel Flying Fortress Stages Rally

    The Rex Pet Hotel Flying Fortress Stages at an American WW11 air base was the third round of the HRCR Mini Sport Cup. With 7 Minis entered it was sure to be a good event! First away was current leader Ryan Taylor with Lucy Wilding back in the co driving seat at car number 32, they were followed at car...
  8. MINI Recharged & Paul Smith: An icon sustainably reinvented
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    MINI Recharged & Paul Smith: An icon sustainably reinvented

    The British designer converts a classic Mini from the 1998 MINI Paul Smith Edition and reinvents the classic in the process. The customised car is part of the MINI Recharged project, which celebrates the fusion of tradition with pioneering technology, by installing an electric motor in the original model. In June 2022, this unique car from the iconic designer will...
  9. Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 2: Red Dragon IT Stages Rally
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    Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 2: Red Dragon IT Stages Rally

    The second round of the 2022 Mini Sport Cup took place this weekend at Down Ampney Airfield, used during World War 2 for gliders to take off from to land behind enemy lines on D Day. This demanding venue normally tests crews & car in equal measures and this year did not disappoint... Leading the Minis away was Ryan Taylor...
  10. Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 1: Dixie's Historic Stages Rally
    Categories: Mini Sport Cup

    Mini Sport Cup 2022 Round 1: Dixie's Historic Stages Rally

    This would be the first event of the 2022 Mini Sport Cup Championship with no covid restrictions. With some of the regular competitors missing due to their Minis not being ready, it was still a quality field that entered. Leading the Minis away would be favourite for the win, Ryan Taylor & Lucy Wilding, followed by Andrew O'Hanlon & Kevin...

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