Rallying

  1. 6 Facts About Paddy Hopkirk and His Famous Monte Carlo Rally Win
    Categories: Paddy Hopkirk MBE

    6 Facts About Paddy Hopkirk and His Famous Monte Carlo Rally Win

    Over 50 years ago, the Mini established itself as a ‘must-have’ car for drivers everywhere; a massive factor in this was the success of Paddy Hopkirk as he roared to victory in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in his Mini Cooper S.   In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Paddy recounted that famous moment, as well as some other...
  2. Mini Sport Cup 2021 Award Winners
    Categories: Uncategorized, Mini Sport News & Mini Sport Cup

    Mini Sport Cup 2021 Award Winners

    Despite having to run a reduced rallying calendar in 2021 (due to the on-going issues that Covid-19 has presented), we were delighted with the turnout for each of the Mini Sport Cup rounds! We've had a close battle for the Championship, with it all boiling down to the final round of the Championship at Glyn Memorial Stages at the end...
  3. HRCR Mini Sport Cup: Pentraeth Glyn Memorial Stages 5th Round Review
    Categories: Mini Sport Cup

    HRCR Mini Sport Cup: Pentraeth Glyn Memorial Stages 5th Round Review

    HRCR Mini Sport Cup: Pentraeth Glyn Memorial Stages 5th Round Review The weekend of 20th/21st November saw 8 of our Mini crews gear up to compete in the Pentraeth Glyn Memorial Stage Rally for the 5th Round of the 2021 HRCR Mini Sport Cup! Competing over the course 16 stages on Trac Môn Anglesey Circuit, our Mini Sport Cup crews...
  4. HRCR Mini Sport Cup: Cheviot Stages 4th Round Review
    Categories: Mini Sport News & Mini Sport Cup

    HRCR Mini Sport Cup: Cheviot Stages 4th Round Review

    HRCR Mini Sport Cup: Cheviot Stages 4th Round Review Sunday 24th October saw 6 of our Mini crews gear up to compete in the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally for the 4th Round of the 2021 HRCR Mini Sport Cup! Competing over the course 13 stages on the notoriously difficult Otterburn Ranges, our Mini Sport Cup crews had a battle...
  5. Team Mini Sport’s Jack Hartley & James Campbell: Mull Rally 2021 Review
    Categories: Mini Sport Cup & Rallying

    Team Mini Sport’s Jack Hartley & James Campbell: Mull Rally 2021 Review

    Finally back in the Mini hot seat after two years with no rallies, we caught up with Team Mini Sport's Jack Hartley following his return from Mull Rally 2021... "After two years away, we returned to Mull in the Mini, seeded car 101. James Campbell, from Craignure, offered to navigate for me on this year’s event so I took him...
  6. 52 Years in the Making...
    Categories: Mini Sport News & MINI WRC

    52 Years in the Making...

    Daniel Harper secured a superb second victory on the Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally, scooping top spot in this round of the British Rally Championship. The Mini JCW WRC driver & co-driver Chris Campbell were delighted to top the podium, after a 19 year wait since their maiden 2002 win.  Daniel said: “It’s been a long wait for this second win, but...
  7. Team Mini Sport's Clive King Takes on the AGBO Stages!
    Categories: Mini Sport Cup

    Team Mini Sport's Clive King Takes on the AGBO Stages!

    This weekend saw Clive King & Anton Bird return in their Mini (for only the 2nd time this year!). As they competed in the rescheduled AGBO Stages Rally at Weston Park! We spoke to Craig King, Clive's son, who was servicing for the Mini Sport Cup crew this weekend, for the lowdown! "It was an early start and there was...
  8. From A Lancashire Garage To The World: The Mini Sport Story
    Categories: Mini Sport News

    From A Lancashire Garage To The World: The Mini Sport Story

    From A Lancashire Garage To The World: The Mini Sport Story The Mini Sport Story Celebrating over 60 years of being on the road, The Mini has established itself as a timeless British icon. Originally designed to be an economical runner, nobody really expected the cultural impact that the Mini would have when it first rolled off the production line...
  9. Mini Sport Cup 2021 Round 1: Brawdy Stages Rally
    Categories: Mini Sport Cup

    Mini Sport Cup 2021 Round 1: Brawdy Stages Rally

    Over 16 months with no rallying, the Mini Sport Cup returned for 2021, with the Covid-breakout 1st round - JD Competition Tyres Bob Shaw Memorial Brawdy Stages Rally this weekend! Covering 8 Miles of smooth yet erosive surfaces for each run, our crews had 6 Stages to complete. As one of the few rallies that had the green light from...
  10. The Return of the Mini Sport Cup!
    Categories: Mini Sport Cup

    The Return of the Mini Sport Cup!

    With the roadmap out of lockdown officially underway, and restrictions easing slowly but surely, it's allowing us to look forward to the Summer! Hopeful that we will soon be reunited with our loved ones, enjoying the warmer weather and getting back to our favourite hobbies & past times... Which means RALLYING! We long for the invigorating thrill that slamming the...

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