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mini-groupAnother start of the year trip to the Heritage Motor Centre beckoned as the HRCR had their annual open day, at Gaydon. This year was totally dominated by Mini’s, as the Longbridge (& Cowley) icon celebrates it’s 50th year.

Examples of other historic cars were also on display plus, as in 2008, there was an autotest in a closed off part of the public car park. The cold and crisp conditions certainly made that more entertaining too!

Here are a couple of videos from the Autotest, held in the car park.

First up rear wheel drive courtesy of the Escort MkI –

Secondly, and much faster on the day, front wheel drive power from the legendary mini –

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