Mini Sport News

Mini Sports Announced as Official Sponsors of the Mini Action Day!

Casey Shaw - 22/05/2015

As huge supporters of the Mini Action Day at Castle Combe, we are delighted to announce that we have now excelled as the official associates of Mini Action Day. The Mini Action Day 2015 will be held in association with Mini Sport on the 26th September at the West Country Circuit in Chippenham, Wiltshire. This hugely popular Autumnal Action Day  welcomes Minis both classic and modern …

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Review: Round 4 HRCR Clubman Championship 2015

Casey Shaw - 22/05/2015

Steve Entwistle and the ‘Orangebox’ are regulars on the Mini Sport blog; gaining a great reputation as significant competitors in the notable HRCR Clubman Rally Championship. Last Saturday on the 16th May, Steve competed in the 4th round of the championship and we, at Mini Sport could not be happier with the results. The ‘Orangebox’ visited our garages in the run-up to the round for …

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Review: HRCR Old Stager 2015 (Round 2)

Casey Shaw - 20/05/2015
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As we approach the 3rd round of the HRCR Mintex ‘Old Stager’ Championship incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Challenge at the Red Dragon I.T. Stages this Saturday on the 23rd May, we revisit the previous round at the Historic Mini Epynt with a comprehensive review from the HRCR’s press. The last round, also known as the ‘Dixies Historic Championship’ offered some great performances from an …

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Paddy Hopkirk Fundraising for SKIDZ at Himley Hall

Casey Shaw - 18/05/2015
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As we all know, Paddy Hopkirk is one of Northern Irelands most successful sportsmen. Paddy has become renowned for his incredible career in the international rally circuit, his charismatic personality and his range of classically inspired performance parts and accessories for ‘Paddy Hopkirk Mini’ to which Mini Sport are part of the design, development and distribution process. However despite an iconic win at Monte Carlo …

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Paddy Hopkirk: Celebrating the BMC Days

Casey Shaw - 15/05/2015
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This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic and internationally influential, BMC Works. In 1955, the British Motor Corporation founded its illustrious ‘Works’ department. The prestigious competition department grew to be regarded as one of the most successful and acknowledged in the World, hosting a range of performance cars that went on to break records and pioneer the tracks for future rally racing. …

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Paddy Hopkirk meets the ‘Paddy Hopkirk Mini’ at Himley Hall!

Casey Shaw - 14/05/2015
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Last weekend, the Mini Sport team made it down to Staffordshire for the prestigious Himley Hall & Park event, hosted by the British Mini Club. Thankfully, this year’s annual event brought out a bit of the old-English sunshine, which made for an excellent change. We managed to set up camp with the help from our USA representative, Mike Guido and the iconic Mini Legend, Paddy Hopkirk. …

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Mike Guido: The Journey to IMM 2015 begins…

Casey Shaw - 13/05/2015
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As you may remember, Mini Sport also has a USA and Canada distributor based in Palm Bay, Florida. Our representative for Mini Sport USA, Mike Guido is also known as the founder of ‘Classic Mini’s United’ and extraordinarily known as ‘The World’s Fastest Clown’. Each year Mike makes his way to the Mini Sport HQ in Padiham, Lancashire where we home one of his Mini …

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Rolling Road Tuning: Volvo Amazon 1969

Casey Shaw - 07/05/2015

This week we had a great visit from John Hartley, co-owner of a ‘Volvo Amazon’ come in for a Rolling Road tune. John who owns the car along with his friend Barry Smith had bought this 1969 model of a Volvo Rally car off eBay a couple of years ago and entirely re-built the car with Barry, in his workshop across 14 months. The pair …

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