Community Brain brings over 100 Mini Coopers to Kingston

Over 150 Mini Coopers arrived in Surbiton on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon’s victory at the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in the Morris Mini Cooper S.

The event was hosted by the Community Brain at the former birthplace of the Mini Cooper in Surbiton and over 60 Minis set off in their own ‘Mini Monte’ rally to drive across the borough.

Michael Cooper, son of car maker John Cooper who oversaw the development of the Mini, attended the event. 

The Community Brain has previously released Speed and Suburbia: Cooper, Brabham and Campbell in Kingston, a book exploring the development of the Mini Cooper and historic motorsports feats in Kingston. 

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Political Editor and Reporter for the Kingston Courier

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