We, at Mini Sport are excited to invite you to the exciting debut of the first ever ” in association with Mini Sport – the World’s leading suppliers of Mini Parts. The ‘Cooper Mini Day‘, which will take part on the 28th March 2015 will act as an exclusive celebration of all things Mini, Cooper and Mini Sport – hosted for all Mini and Motorsport enthusiasts at our headquarters in Padiham, Lancashire.

2015 has kicked off with a bang and with all the events, projects and competition, we at Mini Sport have been involved in over the last few months, we find it hard to believe that we’re only in March.  As usual, our garages have been busy with a whole host of conversion and restoration jobs – prepping Minis to their full potential for Road and Rally in preparation of the commencing competition season.


Mini Cooper 500 Conversions! 

Earlier in the year three members of the ‘Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500/2000 Register’, one of the largest Mini clubs created specifically for owners and enthusiasts of the genuine Cooper Sport 500’s; contacted us with an exciting prospect – to convert three Mini Cooper 500s with Cooper tuning kits to improve performance in the iconic Mini models.


Following the forecast of this conversion project, the news followed that Mike Cooper of the Cooper Car Company and the Mini Cooper legacy was to attend the release of the converted cars and hand-over the newly converted Minis to their passionate owners.

With this in mind, we decided that it was time that the ‘Cooper Mini Day’ event was officially launched, a humble festival for all Mini enthusiasts to rejoice in  all things Mini, Cooper and Mini Sport. The event will attract Mini Clubs, Registers and enthusiasts from across the UK and will be covered by Mini Magazine.

An appealing range of features, offers and exhibitions will be on show with the opportunity to benefit from competitions, special offers and the knowledge of the Mini Sport team.

We encourage all attendees to take advantage of the Mini Sport enterprise with a look around our showroom and garages, talking Mini’s with our mechanics and liaising with other members of the thriving Mini community.

Guest Appearance! 


The Mini Sport gates will be open from 9am-3pm on Saturday the 28th, with an exciting guest appearance from Mike Cooper in the morning. Mike will be signing memorabilia throughout the morning and will launch the day with the highly anticipated hand-over of the converted Coopers.

Car Exhibition! 

Now time to talk cars! Throughout the day a whole host of iconic and illustrious cars will be openly exhibited, with photo opportunities for all Mini and Cooper fans.


This includes the exact replicas of Paddy Hopkirks’s  – 6 EMO, developed by Mini Sport in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Pirelli Classic Marathon and Paddy Hopkirk’s eminent 33 EJB.


Furthermore cars such as, ‘Bogus’, the performance built car featured in Mini World, Sir Jackie Stewarts Cooper T72, a MK1 Cooper S restoration and a range of classic and contemporary rally cars will also be displayed for viewing.


 The Cooper 500 ‘Demonstrator’! 

In addition to this eclectic collection, a Cooper 500 ‘Demonstrator’ will be presented. The ‘demonstrator’ has been a recent conversion project at Mini Sport that has been fully converted with Cooper parts. We’ll be giving attendees the opportunity to see the parts in use and review the key elements of this conversion project.

The ‘Rolling Road Shoot-Out!’

At Mini Sport we have an exhaustive range of facilities and features that appeal to the interests of every auto-enthusiast. Our Maha ‘Rolling Road‘ is always a point of interest and on the ‘Cooper Mini Day’ guests can take advantage of the Rolling Road and compete in a ‘Rolling Road Shoot Out’. Please be aware that due to safety, attendees must contact us directly in advance to sign up to the ‘Rolling Road Shoot Out’. Limited applicants and terms and conditions apply – details to follow.


View the Cooper 500 ‘Demonstrator’ on the Rolling road here.

Keep updated! 

Please follow us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle + and the event page for more details. You can contact us on 01282 778731 to discuss your submitting your car for the ‘Rolling Road Shoot Out’.

For now we urge you to spread the word, put the 28th March in your diary and get on down to Mini Sport for 9am to experience the full potential of the first ever ‘Cooper Mini Day‘ at Mini Sport with guest appearance from Mike Cooper.