Around 50 years ago the course of history was changed forever. Mini suddenly burst onto the motorsport rally scene annihilating the much bigger and established competition – much to their shock. Legendary racing car pioneer, John Cooper had taken his hand to the iconic little car and transformed it into a champion. It was the beginning of a highly successful partnership between Mini and John Cooper. One whose legacy lives on to this day in MINI John Cooper Works.
Restoring one of the oldest classic MINIs
The rediscovery of a legend.
In a surprise find, one of the very first MINIs ever made was recently discovered in a barn in the Netherlands. Thanks to the MINI ReBorn project, this historical treasure was loving restored to its former glory with the help of an expert team and the MINI community. You can read all about its amazing resurrection story here.
Here's what happens when we apply our unrestrained imagination, pioneering spirit and motor racing genes to create the high-performance sports car of tomorrow. It's John Cooper Works dialled right up to the max.