Mini Sport News

Mini Sport at Gurston Hill Climb’s 50th Anniversary

Cara Jackson - 22/06/2017

  This weekend saw Mini Sport’s very own Richard Wood set a new class record at Gurston Hill Climb’s 50th Anniversary! This Mini Sport Yamaha powered Mini has recently undergone a lot of changes with the help of Mini Sport Workshop Technician Michael Anderson and Mini Sport Engineering Director Daniel Harper, including using the new Mini Sport split rim wheels! With more improvements to come, …

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Mini Sport Mini Cup Crew Profiles: Andrew O’Hanlon

Cara Jackson - 15/06/2017

Continuing to introduce you to the drivers and co-drivers in our 2017 Mini Sport Mini Cup, and following on from Andy Walkingshaw,  Ray Cunningham, Louise Thomas, Rhodri Owen Roberts and Jim Brindle, we have Andrew O’Hanlon! Andrew has been rallying Classics since the mid 1970’s, having had a brief stint with more modern cars in the 1990’s… However Andrew returned to Classic Minis in 2007 and hasn’t looked back …

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Beaulieu 2017: A great day out for Mini Sport!

Cara Jackson - 12/06/2017

Last Sunday, the Mini Sport team travelled to Beaulieu for another year of the Mini Cooper Register, ‘National Mini Day’. As always, the Mini Cooper Register put on a fantastic event – another summer highlight for Mini Sport and our guests.  This year we were joined once more by Mini Legend, Paddy Hopkirk who joined us at our stand for meets & greets and signings, …

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Mini Sport Mini Cup Crew Profiles: Jim Brindle

Cara Jackson - 09/06/2017

Continuing to introduce you to the drivers and co-drivers in our 2017 Mini Sport Mini Cup, and following on from Andy Walkingshaw,  Ray Cunningham, Louise Thomas, and Rhodri Owen Roberts… We have Jim Brindle! Jim has been rallying now for over 30 years, and has become a regular face on the Mini Sport Mini Cup! In fact, this time last year Jim was one of the front runners …

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Mini Sport’s IMM Ireland 2017 Highlights

Cara Jackson - 02/06/2017

Last week saw one of the Mini Calendar’s most anticipated annual events – The International Mini Meet! IMM Ireland 2017 didn’t disappoint, set in the picturesque grounds of Westport House, one of Ireland’s best loved heritage attractions in the Georgian town of Westport, on Ireland’s west coast, this was the perfect backdrop for all the IMM festivities. Once again, Mini Sport were supporting the Mini Clubs …

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Mini Sport Mini Cup Crew Profiles: Rhodri Owen Roberts

Cara Jackson - 02/06/2017

Continuing to introduce you to the drivers and co-drivers in our 2017 Mini Sport Mini Cup, and following on from Andy Walkingshaw,  Ray Cunningham and Louise Thomas, we have Welsh driver Rhodri Owen Roberts! This is Rhodri’s third year competing in the Mini Sport Mini Cup, having competed in roughly ten to fifteen rallies – even winning the J D Romain Road Rally back in 2015! Some …

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Mini Sport Mini Cup Crew Profiles: Louise Thomas

Cara Jackson - 12/05/2017

Continuing to introduce you to the drivers and co-drivers in our 2017 Mini Sport Mini Cup, and following on from Andy Walkingshaw and Ray Cunningham, we have the driver from our all-female crew Louise Thomas! As one half of the only all-female crew in the Mini Sport Mini Cup, this is Louise’s first time competing – although not her first time rallying, Louise began as a co-driver …

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Mini Sport Mini Cup Crew Profiles: Ray Cunningham

Cara Jackson - 04/05/2017

Continuing to introduce you to the drivers and co-drivers in our 2017 Mini Sport Mini Cup, and following on from rally beginner Andy Walkingshaw last week, we have seasoned rally veteran Ray Cunningham! Travelling all the way from Galway Ireland, this is Ray’s first time competing in the HRCR ‘oldSTAGER’ Mini Sport Mini Cup. Although Ray is no stranger to rallying, with over 30 years experience, his very first …

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Mini Girls Rally Team Press Release: HRCR ‘oldSTAGER’ Championship Mini Sport Mini Cup 2nd Round – Dixies Historic Challenge

Cara Jackson - 02/05/2017

Mini Girls Rally Team – Dixies Historic Challenge 30th April 2017 Well what a Fantastic time we had!! It was a long journey to the Epynt Ranges in south Wales, 1126miles round trip door to door, but well worth every minute!! Our first rally and we are both very happy with the result, and the support we got from fellow competitors and Marshals was just …

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