Mini Cooper by Graham RobsonMini Cooper by Graham Robson

Mini Cooper

byGraham Robson

Paperback | August 1, 2009

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This is a comprehensive study of the career of one type of rally car – the BMC Mini-Cooper/Mini-Cooper S. In the 1960s the Mini became famous as Britain’s most successful rally car. It combined superb handling, a tiny body shell, high-performance engines and the excellence of front-wheel-drive in an irresistible package. Not only this, but the works team included famous drivers like Paddy Hopkirk, Timo Makinen and Rauno Aaltonen. The works Minis not only won the Monte Carlo three times – 1964, 1965 and 1967 – along with the European Rally Championship in 1965, but also won events all over the world. Because Minis were British, and well-promoted, they became seen as giant-killers, and were the people’s favorite for many years. The car outpaced many of its rivals, and this book examines exactly who they were, and how they came to be defeated by the ‘mighty Mini.’ Even today, works Minis appear at every gathering of classic cars – and in 2009, Mini celebrates its 50th birthday. Packed with over 100 photographs, this book is a fitting and timely tribute to a much-loved Rally Giant.
Graham Robson possesses a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has been close to the sport of rallying for many years, as a competitor, team manager, organizer, reporter, commentator and observer; in more than forty years he has never lost touch with the sport. Not only has Graham competed in many British and European even...
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Title:Mini CooperFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.38 × 7.69 × 0.44 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:Veloce PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845841832

ISBN - 13:9781845841836

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"The whole story in detail and pictures is all there in this Veloce production – don’t miss it." – Motor Cycling Club

"Packed with over 100 photographs, this book is a fitting and timely tribute to a much-loved Rally Giant." – Hertfordshire Countryside magazine

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