Saturday, 8 August 2009

The Mini Turns 50

Well, knock us down with a feather. Webphemera is a blog that priodes itself on its environmental credentials and so it may come as something of a surprise to find an article on the subject of motor vehicles on these pages. Ah, but the Mini is special! Small but perfectly formed it was always guaranteed to get you from A-Z a lot cheaper and fuel-efficiently than many of the gas guzzlers that were on the market in 1959. Oh yes - it is 50 years old this month too!

From the article
The Mini continues to this day to be popular at rallies and championships, though it will never again reach the head heights of the sixties. The one above was competing in the Historic Touring Car Race at Donnington in 2006.