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– Diamond jubilee festivities on- and off-track
– 60th birthday acclaimed with track parade and display showcase
– Special ‘Celebration Package’ open to owners of all pre-2001 Minis

Mini owners are being offered a fantastic opportunity to be part of the idolised little car’s unmissable 60th birthday party at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July). Read More »

– British icon’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated in record style
– The world’s biggest-ever grid of racing Minis at the 2019 Classic
– Spectacular 60th anniversary double-header added to Saturday and Sunday bill
– Money saving Early Bird tickets on sale

The 60th anniversary of the extraordinary Mini Minor will be celebrated with two record breaking races at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July). Read More »

Two different drive concepts will be used for the first time: all-wheel drive on the MINI John Cooper Works Rally and rear-wheel drive on the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. Edition 40 of the world’s most demanding long-distance rally begins on 6 January 2018 in Lima/Peru.

MINI and the X-raid Team have launched into the final preparation phase for the Dakar Rally 2018 with the presentation of their current racing cars. For the first time MINI and X-raid will face the challenges of the most demanding long-distance rally in the world using two different types of drive. Read More »

bmh-mini17aThe values of MK1 Minis continue to rocket, increasingly justifying the cost of the part or total restorations that will be required for most examples sooner or later. British Motor Heritage (BMH) has long since been at the forefront of supplying individual panels for all marks of classic Minis, and complete bodyshells for models from 1976 onwards. What’s been missing until now is the Holy Grail, a full replacement shell for the MK1, but the wait is now over! Read More »

Today MINI is pleased to announce the start of a new chapter in its long, illustrious motorsport history with the introduction of its latest in a long line of cross-country rally car greats: the MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Now there is a new MINI champion in the making…new-mini-2017-1 Read More »

27 year old Harry Hunt has become one of the youngest Brits ever to complete the Dakar Rally, finishing 10th out of 110 drivers, ahead of many seasoned competitors and only one place behind Sebastien Loeb, the most succesful WRC driver ever.Dakar 2016, the world’s longest endurance motor race in South America, represented Hunt’s first ever Dakar Rally.Hunt Dakar16 Read More »

•Drivers tested in the new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch with movie stunt driver Niki Faulkner at iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit
•370% increase in self-reported anxiety and 100% increase in average heart rate – this increase is nearly four times that reported when watching The Shining
•Results show driving a fast car can create more excitement than jumping out of a plane or proposing to a girlfriendBMW Mini science of speed (2) Read More »

Harry Hunt Dakar16 (1)MINI UK is proud to announce British rally driver, Harry Hunt, as the new MINI brand ambassador and one of youngest contenders for the Dakar Rally 2016 title.

As part of the MINI ALL4 Racing team, London-based Hunt, 26, will drive 10,000 kilometres across deserts, mountains, sand dunes and salt flats through South America in the ultimate orienteering and endurance test. Read More »

– Eighth episode of new 13 x one-hour series, The Classic Car Show, airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm
– In this week’s show, Quentin Wilson looks at the vast history of a fast appreciating Great British icon – the Mini
– Automotive archaeologist Chris Routledge uncovers a rare coachbuilt Ford Capri convertible in barn-find heaven
– Jodie Kidd turns her hand to rallying in a Mini Cooper, with the legendary Paddy Hopkirk as her mentor
– Bruno Senna laps a Touring Car Championship-winning Mini Cooper S on the handling track, while Alex Riley tours London’s banking district in a BMW E24 635 CSi
– See the Episode 8 preview here:

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The 2014 season is over. The championships have been decided. The MINI brand was represented in many different race series around the world once again this year. The races had plenty of action and passionate wheel-to-wheel battles – very MINI. The venues also suited the classic brand: The races were held on numerous race tracks steeped in tradition and attracted large numbers of fans. We look back at a spectacular race season.

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