Mini Sport News

HRCR ‘Old Stager’ incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Cup

Casey Shaw - 27/02/2015

The great Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) and the clubs infamous series of Historic Road Rallies have become increasingly popular, with The ‘Old Stager’ Historic Rally Championship gaining notable acclaim since it’s debut in ’95. The Motor Club provides an accessible platform for fans of historic automobiles, with an impressive turnout of competitors from the UK and Europe, who contend in various categories across seven …

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Thomas, Babs & the ‘9 Hospice Challenge’

Casey Shaw - 26/02/2015
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Recently, we received an email from a 17 year-old student named Thomas. Thomas, who resides in a rural town located just on the Scottish borders wanted to tell us about his latest venture and his broader aspirations – and we were keen to listen. Following his studies, Thomas has decided to take a gap-year from his education in order to pursue a trip to Senegal …

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The nostalgic Cooper clock & gauge collection

Casey Shaw - 20/02/2015

When approached by old-friend, Mike Cooper about the possibility of re-launching ‘Cooper Car Company’ as an official brand we jumped at the chance and in June of 2014, the brand was launched in association with Mini Sport. We were excited to be part of a project that we knew would make huge ripples Mini community. In 2015 we’re still equally as excited by the prospects and …

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Mini Fair 2015: Thanks from Mini Sport

Casey Shaw - 30/01/2015
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So 2015 got off to a great start this year with the annual British Mini Club’s ‘Mini Fair’ proving to be a great success for all who attended. This year marked the 16th anniversary of the well-established show and a great turnout of enthusiasts from across the country ensured that it didn’t disappoint. As one of the dedicated sponsors of Mini Fair and the British Mini …

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New Year, New Challenge – Restoration.

Casey Shaw - 15/01/2015

As any classic car enthusiast or collector knows, the expense and stress of finding your dream car is often too costly and way out-of-reach. However, the accessibility and opportunity to restore and convert classic models back to their original form has become one of the most beneficial and rewarding past-times for car enthusiasts alike. For classic cars specifically, the beauty of preserving the historic features …

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Vote for Paddy Hopkirk!

Casey Shaw - 09/01/2015
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In 1964, The Beatles were at the height of their success, Mohammed Ali won his first World heavyweight championship title, Sean Connery in ‘Goldfinger’ ranked the top of the box office and Paddy Hopkirk, a humble man from Belfast helped turn the modest Mini into an iconic car that represented an era. Paddy’s win at the Monte Carlo rally in 1964 in his Mini Cooper …

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Mini Sports 2014 Highlights!

Casey Shaw - 23/12/2014

2014 has proved to be a busy year at Mini Sport! An abundance of restorations, conversions and exciting projects has further fortified our passion for classic cars, contemporary models and of course, an indisputable dedication to the Mini. We’ve been fortunate enough to attend some spectacular events across the country, sponsor some notable driving talent and support remarkable charities throughout the year; which has most …

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Land Rover Defender Conversion at Mini Sport!

Casey Shaw - 18/12/2014
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At Mini Sport we have become globally recognised as leaders in supplying parts, spares and accessories for all classic and contemporary models of Mini. However, despite a passion for Mini, to which the company was built on, we continue to enthuse that our specialised knowledge and skill in the motor industry, will never be primarily exclusive, to just the Mini. Located in Padiham, Lancashire, Mini …

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Mini 7 Season Review

Dan Anderson - 03/11/2014

Now in its 47th season the Mini Se7en Challenge has been providing great racing at an affordable price. Much has changed since the first ever Formula Mini 7 race in 1966 but the Mini Se7ens still provide great entertainment for driver and spectator alike. Mini Se7ens use a modified 998cc A Series engine and the 650kg Mini can reach 60mph in 6.6 seconds, with a …

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HRCR 2014 Historic Road Rally Championship Review

Dan Anderson - 31/10/2014

Here is Steven Entwisttles review of his season with Bob Hargreaves in his ‘Orange Box’ Mini, powered by a Mini Sport 1293cc Engine. At the beginning of this year a decision was made to compete on the full eleven rounds of the Historic rally car registers Clubman’s rally championship the country’s premier historic road based series with events stretching from the wilds of north Yorkshire …

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