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The Classic Mini Rally Car
November 4th, 2010
Rally Monte Carlo 1964
Photo Credit: BMW AG

When you think of Classic Minis which model comes to mind? The majority of people including myself would say the Mini Cooper with its unrivalled success was the most notorious of Minis creations, immortalising the brand amongst enthusiast and layman alike for generations.

The Mini Cooper S in all of its glory has won the Monte Carlo Rally on three occasions; just one year after its release in 1964 it collected its first major win. The Mini Cooper S won the following year 1965 ranking four times in the 1960's Monte Carlo Rally. The Mini Cooper made a name in other International rallies coming first place in the Acropolis Rally, RAC Rally and 1000 Lakes Rally and the European Rally Championship.

R. Aaltonen a Finnish born rally driver by many was known as the Rally Professor claimed 3 major victories for Mini; these results helped Mini gain 5 top positions in just a decade.
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