Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Regs now out for HRCR Mintex ‘old STAGER’ Championship 2015 incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Challenge



THE HRCR Mintex ‘old STAGER’ Championship 2015 incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Challenge and The HRCR Imp Cup 

INTRODUCTION.
The popular ‘old Stager’ Clubman’s Rally Championship returns for 2015 after a year off. Our aim is to promote a simple no nonsense closed to club stage rally championship for club members. The format will be a six round championship with seven scores available and the best four scores to count. 

MINI ALL4 Racing secures podium in the World Cup kick-off

  •     Vladimir Vasilyev finishes second in Russia
  •     Erik van Loon comes fifth

Just a month after the Dakar, the cross-country rally calendar featured the next event: the Northern Forest – Baja Russia, round one of the 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, held from 20th to 22nd February. At the end of three days and with 326 kilometres contested, the Russian pairing Vladimir Vasilyev / Konstantin Zhiltsov took their MINI ALL4 Racing to second position, with the Dutchmen Erik van Loon and Wouter Rosegaar coming fifth.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

TV date for opening British Historic Rally Championship round



The TV coverage of the opening rounds of the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C. Rally Championship will first be screened on Friday 27 February at 9pm on Motors TV.
 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

MINI ALL4: Icy start into the World Cup season

• Two MINI ALL4 Racing vehicles to contest the Baja Russia
• Challenge on ice and snow


 

 “Get out your warm gear” definitely is the motto for the coming weekend when the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup is going to kick off its 2015 season.

BHRC Round 1: Red Kite Stages

On the driver's first gravel rally for 25 years, Philip Harris and Alan Walker were delighted to get Phil's immaculate Mini Cooper to the finish and claim class B2 spoils.

The 2015 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship continues with round two, the Mid Wales Stages on Sunday 1 March.

The Red Kite Stages was organised by the Amman and District Motor Club. Full results are at: www.amcrallyresults.co.uk
 

Minis on Wyedean Rally



On Saturday 14th February two Mini rally crews headed out to a wet and misty forest of Dean to complete on 8 special stages of the 40th Wyedean Rally organised by Forest of Dean Motorclub. 

Starting from Chepstow race course and heading out to the forest a total of 167 crews started the event.

Eric Davis and Russell Joseph in their yellow Mini Clubman went into the stages first ahead of Mini crew Peter Lewis and Paul Fife in their Mini Cooper S.

Unfortunately Eric and Russell although going very well in the tough conditions had to stop after special stage 3 due to no power from the engine. However the stage were kind to Peter and Paul and they finished the event  117 overall and 1 in class.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Mini-Metro blueprints for sale

Classiccarsforsale.co.uk is reporting that the Mini's younger brother and supposed successor, the Austin Metro, has its blueprints up for sale by Leacy Classics.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

OFFICIAL: MINI Roadster & Coupe production to end

MINI has finally announced what had been long expected... the end of production for the MINI Roadster and Coupe....

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

WANTED: Mini 7 Race reporter


Do you love Mini motorsport? Fancy free tickets and travelling expenses paid to go and see all the races? Then read on....

Friday, 6 February 2015

The new original is now the "Value Master" too


Once again, the best investment on four wheels is a MINI. This was the result arrived at by automobile magazine "Auto Bild", which has published the new "Value Master" ranking in its latest issue.