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A big celebration of the Mini

Wellesbourne Airfield
Wellesbourne Airfield

As the organisers were pinning for a home win for the French-built Citroen ID, the fifth placed Citroen was given first place instead. However this was not a popular decision and the Minis continued their dominance in the preceding years.

The classic Mini is still successful in rallying 50 years on. The 2015 HRCR Clubmans Historic Road Rally Championship was recently won by Steve Entwistle, beating a Porsche 911 and Mk1 Escort into second and third places.

Also there have been both gravel and tarmac events across the country, with the Mini still proving to be a popular choice amongst competitors. It also made an appearance in the 2015 World Rally Championships, competing in the Welsh Rally alongside the world’s top rally drivers.

Paul Loveridge, HRCR Chairman said: “More and more people are using their classic Minis for historic rallying. The Mini makes and ideal car to use in all forms of historic rallying and with the support of companies like Mini Sport, cars can be both affordable to develop and maintain and of course fun to drive and competitive too”.

Visitors can see the cars and meet the event organisers covering every facet of historic rallying. The event is open from 10am – 4pm and entry is free. Please note the Museum itself is closed for refurbishment and the event is run in its function space and grounds.

For more information visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or the HRCR website at www.hrcr.co.uk

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