Big Bangs and Hard Day on the Brakes

Cara Jackson - 11/08/2016

HRCR Mintex ‘old STAGER’ Asphalt Stage Rally Championship 2016 incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Cup. The Carfax Stages run by Oxford Motor Club took place on Saturday 6th August at Throckmorton Airfield nr Pershore. Paul and Jemma Taylor took a late entry taking the total numbers of minis taking part in the event to twelve.  The weather gradually grew hotter and hotter throughout the day …

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Paddy Hopkirk Awarded MBE

Cara Jackson - 12/07/2016

As we entered 2016, we were overjoyed by the news that our good friend & Mini legend, Paddy Hopkirk had made the new years honour list. It has now been confirmed that Paddy will be awarded his MBE on Tuesday the 12th of July, which has been granted in celebration of Paddy’s lifetime achievements and dedication to motoring. Paddy’s 1964 success on the challenging stages …

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Custom Classic Mini Gets a Mini Sport Re-Spray!

Casey Shaw - 24/06/2016

  Last week, we said farewell to a recent Mini Sport occupant and sent this soon-to-be complete rally build back home and up to Glasgow. Mr. Gibson has been working on this build personally with paneling and bodywork done at home. However, earlier in the year he decided to send his work-in-progress 205 miles down south to Padiham, Lancashire to have one of our popular …

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Mini Sport Mini Cup Review: Garth Tyre and Auto Services Midsummer

Casey Shaw - 21/06/2016

On Sunday the 12th June, the Mini Sport Mini Cup Championship entered it’s fourth round of the season at Caerwent, Monmouthshire for the Garth Tyre and Auto Services Midsummer stages. As competition gets tough following Adrian Kermode’s unexpected win at Down Ampney, we were certainly expecting some great performances from these year’s competitors on the well-known MOD venue. Due to the challenging conditions, affected by …

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Mini Show: National Mini Cooper Day, Beaulieu!

Casey Shaw - 02/06/2016

As we enter June, the spring show season gets underway with a diverse range of international and national Mini shows to indulge Mini enthusiasts across the globe. This month, the Mini Sport team are looking forward to yet another annual show highlight with the National Mini Cooper Day, presented by our friends over at the Mini Cooper Register on Sunday the 12th June. Based at …

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Mini Sport Mini Cup Review: EMCOS Red Dragon IT Stages, Down Ampney

Casey Shaw - 31/05/2016

On Saturday, the Mini Sport Mini Cup of 2016 continued with the third round of the championship at the EMCOS Red Dragon IT Stages based at Down Ampney, Gloucestershire. This popular stage hosts 65 miles of concrete runways, chicane and several splits across 8 stages for competitors to challenge their Mini’s on. For this round of the HRCR ‘Old Stager’ Championship incorporating the Mini Sport …

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Visit Mini Action Day 2016!

Casey Shaw - 27/05/2016

The 2016 show season has already boasted some superb Mini shows both nationally and internationally and Mini Sport have been proud to have sponsored and supported many of the Mini Calendar’s summer highlights. With IMM Belgium, 2016 over with, we’re looking forward to the return of the Mini Action Day at Castle Combe. The Mini Action Day , sponsored by Mini Sport is this year’s …

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HRCR Preview Round 3: Old Stager Championship & Mini Sport Mini Cup

Casey Shaw - 27/05/2016

Ahead of the third round of the ‘Mini Sport Mini Cup’ and the HRCR’s Old Stager Championship, the HRCR provide us with a report on what to expect at the third round of the 2016 championship, based at the RAF Base in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire. You can follow all updates from the fastest growing Mini Rally Championship on our dedicated Facebook page… On May 28th …

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Mini Sport at IMM 2016 Belgium

Casey Shaw - 19/05/2016

Last week the Mini Sport team travelled to Lommel, Belgium for one of the Mini Calendar’s most anticipated annual events, The IMM. For 2016 it was ‘Mini Fun Club Belgium’ who would take the baton with founding members Ann & Jan, helping to organise the popular three-day event in the picturesque city of Lommel. For yet another year, Mini Sport were proud to be announced as …

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The HRCR Review: Dixie’s Historic Challenge

Casey Shaw - 10/05/2016

Following the second round of the Mini Sport Mini Cup as part of the HRCR’s ‘Old Stager’ Championship, we have received the official report from the HRCR – charting the performances at ‘Dixie’s Historic Challenge’ at Epynt. You can follow all progress of the Mini Sport Mini Cup on our official Facebook page. The Championship will be open to Category 1,2,3 & 4 historic specification …

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