Created: June 06, 2014
2014 is the 40th year that Mini Mania has enthusiastically supported the Mini Cooper community. Our celebration started with our party at the Nevada City Adventure at the end of May and will continue with are touring across the US to participate in a number of special Mini races.
Created: January 07, 2003
Join Team Mini Mania and get purchase discounts for doing what you love most -- RACING!
Created: February 13, 2013
Spend a Day With Your Mini Speeding Around One of America's Best New Tracks... There is an exciting event planned the day after Mini Meet West is held in Bend, Oregon. Steve Joneli, a member of Oregon Mini Society, is organizing a Mini Cooper Track Day to be held on June 21, 2013 at...
Created: November 02, 2012
We traveled to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Thursday, October 4, so we could take advantage of the Friday morning practice. Floyd Harper, the suspension guru from Black Art Design had spent a lot of time the previous week adjusting the suspension on Snoopy and corrected as best as possible the caster, camber, tracking, ride height, and shock settings.
Created: June 26, 2012
Garry Orton, Guy Griffith and Garry Grand have named their unbelievable sounding mission "Project 64", as they look to demonstrate to the world just how much power their modified Mini Cooper S possesses.
Created: May 11, 2012
The cars must be at least 20 years old, entrants can choose their own route, and the winner gets a camel: the Allgäu-Orient Rally has its own rules. This year's race will include three classic Mini cars.
Created: May 02, 2012
The Walter Mitty road races at Road Atlanta is probably the biggest and most significant vintage racing on the east coast.
Created: December 09, 2011
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that Mini Enthusiast in your life? Make it easy and get them something you know they really want!
Created: October 03, 2011
Speed Festival on Coronado Island this year was a very special event. Not only was it the 14th year of Vintage Racing on the North Island Airfield but it was also part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary
Created: May 19, 2011
This is the story about HS-Racing in Sweden.It started with a dream, a dream to be fast and furious, but most of all - HAVING FUN !
Created: May 18, 2011
We took the MINCOMP MINI racing the other weekend 4-30-201, it was an SCCA double National race out at Buttonwillow! Frankly most of our races this year have pretty much ended in some sort of drama! So let me start at the beginning of the race season
Created: May 18, 2011
Mini Mania, Inc. announces its second annual Arrive & Drive contest! Enter to win a high performance driving class where we equip you with a race-prepared classic Mini or MINI Cooper S!
Created: May 11, 2011
Denise McCluggage (born 1927) is an American auto racing driver, journalist, author and photographer. McCluggage was a pioneer of equality for women in the U.S., both in motorsports as well as in journalism.
Created: April 21, 2011
A letter from Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing We pride ourselves in good events where most everyone has a great time. A couple of things about CVAR..
Created: April 15, 2011
Doing Hallett Raceway backwards in a Mini Cooper Hallett has over 80 feet of elevation change and is considered Technically Difficult. It has wide, grassy run-off areas and zero concrete or Armco barriers. Hallett is unique in that it can be run in either clockwise or counter-clockwise directions making it two completely different race courses.
Created: April 14, 2011
Vintage racing a Mini Cooper at Hallett Raceway Vintage racing a Mini Cooper is hit, racing with old friends makes it a double, racing at Hallett raceway for the first time makes it a triple, and being a guest of the Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing group made it a home run! Almost too good to be true! And I don’t even play baseball! *yerrrr safe!*
Created: March 23, 2011
THE LEGEND RETURNS: MINI LINES UP IN THE FIA WRC IN 2011 The countdown is on to the return of MINI on the international motorsport stage. This season, the new MINI WRC Team will compete at selected rounds in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
Created: March 23, 2011
Now let’s take a look back at the two chaps who helped build that rich racing heritage as they take a modern MINI ’round the snowy curves of the classic rally route.
Created: March 16, 2011
VDCA – Road Atlanta February 18-20, 2011 By Phil Wicks Power and torque mean everything at Road Atlanta. Suffice to say, we found much more of it in the engine and handling work we did on the Snoopy dog Mini! After many conference calls with Don Racine at Mini Mania, I re-worked the existing cylinder head
Created: February 03, 2011
Racing Legend Returns ONE of Australia’s best racing drivers, who made his debut in a Morris Minor at Gnoo Blas in 1958, will return for this year’s Gnoo Blas car show in Jack Brabham Park on February 12.
Created: February 02, 2011
1969 MINI Cooper S Wins the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique The MINI car brand has entered a team in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique recently, and managed to emerge victorious. The car in question was a 1969 Cooper S, driven by Finnish racer Rauno Aaltonen
Created: January 20, 2011
Free Power Meter App for iPhone - Play with the settings and it can measure your 0-30, 0-50, 0-60 and 0-100 mph times, 1/16-, 1/8-, 1/4-, 1/2- and full-mile runs, your speed and both your forward and lateral g.
Created: January 05, 2011
The annual Phil Wicks Driving Academy Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation fund-raising event took place on September 10-11, 2010 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Created: December 27, 2010
Did I have fun? You Bet! Since the event I have found myself continually reflecting on the experience. I find myself reviewing in my mind’s eye the turns I did well, and the turns I didn’t do well.
Created: November 09, 2010
MINI THUNDER III - This presidents day weekend Thunderhill Raceway is being taken over by Mini's!!
Created: October 13, 2010
The Mini's at this year's CSRG Charity Challenge Race were all in group B, a representation of the smaller engine displacement sports and GT cars as raced in the US under rules of 1967 and earlier.
Created: September 15, 2010
25 CONSECUTIVE YEARS! What were you doing back in 1986? Bill was preparing to make the big trek back east to Road Atlanta for his first test against the best of the best in Club Racing. To fulfill his dream of driving the famed Esses, "The Dip" and "The Bridge" turn 11. A flat...
Created: July 28, 2010
MINCOMP RACING SERVICES and the MINCOMP MINI MINCOMP began in my home garage in early 1979 while I was still employed working on Italian "super cars" during the day! At that time MINCOMP was primarily fabricating adjustable front & rear suspension bits and various "stre...
Created: July 19, 2010
The Mini Coopers of Don and Dennis Racine traveled to the fabled Portland International Raceway for the 34th annual Portland Historics Races July 9-11, 2010. “The Baxter Auto Parts Portland Historic Races celebrated 100 years of Alfa Romeo by hosting a race group comprised solely of cars...
Created: June 24, 2010
Imagine winning a Mini Cooper High Performance Driving Experience program where you will ARRIVE & DRIVE a Mini Mania Cooper S! As you arrive at the Thunderhill Raceway at Hooked on Driving you'll receive a warm welcome from Don Racine, Owner of MINI MANIA. Throughout your a...
Created: May 04, 2010
We took the Mini Mania-MINCOMP MINI out racing this last weekend (4-24/25-1010)! The event was the Cal Club SCCA Double National at Buttonwillow Raceway Park and for the very first time this event was sponsored by the American Heart Association! The team goal for thi...
Created: April 02, 2010
The Bumble Bee Flies Again! by Peter Darnall Don't let the title mislead you. Perhaps you were expecting an article examining a mysterious decline in the bee population. If so, you might be disappointed . . . This is a story of an Austin Mini Cooper S. The car is bri...
Created: March 25, 2010
Hello Mini Racing Enthusiasts!As many people are already aware, 2009 is the 50th Anniversary of the Mini, and a very special Classic Mini 50th Anniversary Can-Am Mini Challenge Race is being organized to commemorate this important milestone in the Mini’...
Created: October 31, 2008
The Minnie Pearl “Minnie Challenge” Fund Raiser event hosted by Phil Wicks MINI Driving Academy Nashvill, Tn. October 31, 2008: The Phil Wicks MINI Driving Academy hosted the third annual “Minnie Challenge” at Nashville International Raceway on October 25-26. &nbs...
Created: June 05, 2008
Braselton, Ga.: Robbie Davis and the MINI of Charleston Racing Team returned to the famous Road Atlanta race course to claim another SCCA South East Divisional National Series win, winning his third national of the season and second at Road Atlanta. Davis now has four straight wins at the 2.54 mile ...
Created: April 23, 2008
Danville, Va. – The MINI of Charleston Racing team had a couple of firsts, even though they didn’t win either of the two National Races held last weekend at the 3.27 mile Virginia International Raceway. With Robbie Davis currently in second place in the South East Division national serie...
Created: January 09, 2007
The historic races at Laguna Seca, Monterey, in California, are considered the ultimate event of its kind held in the USA. This year’s featured marque was Cooper and, much to the delight of the crowds, you cannot honour Cooper without acknowledging the Mini, so seven Cooper S were entered in the feature race.
Created: December 19, 2006
Modern AND Classic Mini Drivers Unite!Minis Only at Thunderhill Raceway 'Hooked On Minis' Presented by Mini ManiaFriday, February 23, 2007Presented by Mini Mania, Hooked On Driving is proud to host this special Minis-only track day. With our normal high quality coaching, a great lunch, a ver...
Created: November 23, 2006
MINCOMP MINI / Team Mini Mania racing season 2006The 2006 SCCA racing season is over, the SCCA Runoff's are past tense and the MINCOMP MINI finished on the podium in 2nd place, It's been a quite a while since we were on the podium and it does feel good. Going into 2006,...
Created: February 21, 2006
Join us for a day of fun at Mini Mania at the Fifth Annual Nevada City Adventure! Come show off your Classic Mini, New BMW MINI, Morris Minor – we welcome ALL British cars! Along with the car show and a good old fashioned Swap Meet, we'll have technical seminars for both Classic and New MINIs, manufacturers tech sessions and product installation demos. Plan to make a day of it!
Created: January 28, 2006
Hello everyone, I have a goal to reach. I want 175 entries for BeaveRun this year and that is before I count my Porsche/BMW challenge. We are pulling out all of the stops to make this the best year ever a...
Created: March 07, 2005
February 20, 2005 - Kershaw, SC February 20, 2005 - Kershaw, SC The MINI of Charleston Racing team scored big today at the 2.25 mile Carolina Motorsports Park track. In th...
Created: May 06, 2004
Join us for Mini Mania's 30TH ANNIVERSARY Celebration! NEVADA CITY ADVENTURE - GOLD RUSH May 22 and 23, 2004 Car Show ...
Created: March 30, 2004
Join us for Mini Mania's 30TH ANNIVERSARY Celebration! NEVADA CITY ADVENTURE - GOLD RUSH May 22 and 23, 2004 Car S...
Created: March 08, 2004
Mini Coopers Old and New have been selected as the Marque of the Year at this year's Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by Shop 'n Save, scheduled for July 17 and ...
Created: February 04, 2004
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - January 30, 2004 … MINI USA announces new changes in its motorsports awards program for 2004. Following a successful 2003, the program is now expanded to include more classes and ...
Created: February 04, 2004
Barreling down a gravel path in a car barely as wide as the road itself, the navigator calls to the driver, "Caution, 50 downhill into hairpin right, exposure outside!" Approaching the turn at ...
Created: January 22, 2004
GET ON TRACK WITH THE ULTIMATE MINI CHALLENGE 3 AT MINI MEET WEST MEETS EAST You’re coming to Mini Meet East Meets West anyway, right? And you’ve been itching to get your Classic or New M...
Created: January 22, 2004
Phil Wicks knows Minis. He’s been racing them since the beginning. He’s put more miles in Minis on race tracks than many of us have managed to acc...
Created: May 01, 2003
3rd MINI Team to Debut in UnitedAuto 200 at Phoenix Phoenix, AZ. For the third time in as many races this season, a new MINI Cooper S team will be entered in the Grand-Am Cup ST1 class. Competition A...
Created: January 01, 2002
Catch a preview of Grassroots Motorsports February 2002 cover, featuring the Mini Mania New MINI being test driven at Laguna Seca!
Created: December 04, 2001
Terry Smith sent in some GREAT movies of the Pace and First laps of the Mini Challenge -- you won't want to miss them!
Created: November 05, 2001
Well over 100 Minis attended the Mini Challenge at Laguna Seca this past weekend. Check out the photos here
Created: September 04, 2001
See 40 Mini Coopers and the New MINI on display at the 2001 Lord Mayor's Show on the streets of London, on Nov. 10.
Created: August 08, 2001
All Mini's entered in the Mini Challenge – street or race - can participate in the Parade Lap of the Laguna Seca track on Sunday, Nov. 4!
Created: July 27, 2001
Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert will race a Mini Cooper S against a field of famous touring car aces, in the saloon car race at the Goodwood Revival Meeting near London, Sept. 14-16.
Created: May 29, 2001
An enterprising couple were today being waved off by racing legend Stirling Moss as they embarked on the 2,500 mile London-to-Istanbul Historic Rally - in a Mini Cooper.
Created: May 25, 2001
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MG Midget, FISC made racing history by assembling the world’s largest ever grid of racing Midgets & Sprites at Spa.
Created: April 23, 2001
2nd Annual Nevada City Adventure! FREE to all buyers and sellers. All British car parts welcome, vendors welcome, cars for sale welcome, club displays welcome! No cost to buy or sell!
Created: April 12, 2001
I recently had "an offer I couldn't refuse" presented to me. My friend, Don Racine, owner of Mini Mania, knew I was between vintage racecars. I had just sold my mistress of six years, a very responsive and forgiving 1967 Sprite, and I was weeks away from having my "new" 1963 ...
Created: March 30, 2001
I have been to the tracks of the Northwest a few times here and there (though often I was too young to really remember), but a season opener sure sounded like fun.
Created: March 17, 2001
From the mid sixties onwards Mini’s have endured the harsh weather conditions associated with rallying through France, in the bitter grip of winter on Monte-Carlo Rallies. So entering
Created: March 16, 2001
Mini owners have been invited to to do a lap of Castle Combe Circuit as part of their journey to Newquay on Sat 5th May. All cars taking part in the Mini Parade must arrive at the 'Mini car park' by 9.45am LATEST.
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Created: March 14, 2001
After more than 30 years of absence, a Mini Cooper appears again in the Mexican Rally Championship. Reserved for cars up to 10 years old, the Mexican Rally Championship didn't have a Mini in competition since the end of the 60's.
Created: March 09, 2001
Have you ever wondered how rally's are really won? I personally have lost several and can attest that I too have wondered just what it took to figure out those cryptic codes the inventors of various rally's came up with and how to interpret them.
Created: February 26, 2001
February 16th -18th marked the 10th Annual Copperstate Classic presented by Tuttle Click Automotive Team and sanctioned by the Vintage Auto Racing Association (VARA). Over 230 vintage and historic sports racing and production cars participated in this traditional weekend.
Created: February 26, 2001
A letter sent to Alex at Mini Spares following the Rally..
Created: February 05, 2001
The special Mini Cooper Challenge is brewing bigger for the VARA Copper State Classic vintage racing weekend, February 16-18.
Created: January 25, 2001
Yes, it is possible to go vintage racing on a minimum budget. Either vintage F.Vee or Spec Sprites are options. Vintage Forumula Vees can be purchased for $5,000 to $10,000. A set of tires might cost $800, but will last two years. An engine rebuild $1,500 to $2,500 and is only necessary, some say, after 20 or more racing weekends, that's several years for budget racers.
Created: January 15, 2001
Calling all Clubs and Traders, book you space now!
Created: January 12, 2001
MINI will reappear at the New York Auto Show from Friday, April 13th - Sunday, April 22nd. Located in Manhattan at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on 11th Avenue between 34th & 39th Streets. Show hours are as follows:
Created: November 16, 2000
Congratulations to the GT5 Minis! The top three sposts in the GT5 nationals were taken by Joe Huffaker of Huffaker, Doug Peterson of Forthech and Jack Baumgardner. 5 of the top 10 spots were taken by the Minis. Check out all the results right here.
Created: November 07, 2000
'BRAVO!" The shout went up time and again as we scuttled through ancient villages in our little 40-year-old sports car, bouncing over cobbles and squealing round hairpin bends, its game little engine roaring to hau...
Created: November 03, 2000
The United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) was the first professional racing series organized by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). It ran from 1963-1965 for sports racing and GT/Production cars and for sports racing only, 1966-'68.
Created: October 31, 2000
Our racing historians are busy checking into this, but this most likely is the first time that three Mini Coopers have swept the podium at the RunOffs. From Minis To Trans Am Cars Joe Huffaker must enjoy extreme opposites, for what else would explain that
Created: October 20, 2000
Philip Wylie/Jim Howe in their MGB had a massive battle with Dessie Nutt/Geraldine McBride in their Porsche 911, during the Cork 20 on 7/8 October - the forth round of the Toshiba Irish Historic Tarmac Rally Championship.
Created: October 02, 2000
From 29 September to 01 October 2000 Summit Point Raceway hosted the annual Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Blue Gray Challenge. This is the 8th year for this event that pits Northern vintage racers against competitors from the South in a prize-less, end of the season show down.
Created: September 28, 2000
Following the failure of MG Rover Group to organise a public party to mark the end of Mini production next week, dedicated UK clubs are planning celebrations of their own. The Southern Mini Owners Club is encouraging Mini fans from across the country to organise a mass Mini procession in their local area.
MINI COOPER TO BE UNVEILED LIVE ON THE INTERNET Paris International Auto Show Press Event Will Be...
Created: September 19, 2000
MINI COOPER TO BE UNVEILED LIVE ON THE INTERNET Paris International Auto Show Press Event Will Be "Webcast" At MINI.com MINI fans and auto industry observers around the world will be able to watch online as the much-anticipated MINI COOPER will be unveiled in Paris at the MONDIAL DE L'AUTOMOBILE ...
Created: September 15, 2000
This Sunday we will hold our LAST SWAP MEET EVER in the San Francisco bay area. As usual, everyone is invited to join us for a day of shopping and swapping, free of charge. Throw that garage-full of parts into the back of your truck and setup shop for a day. If you've got everything you neddthen why not join us for a barbeque and a nice long day of casual car ogling? Get together with other enthusiasts and form a convoy of Minis, Bugeyes, Minors, and even Triumph Bonevilles to tour the area.
Created: September 05, 2000
Now in its eighth year, the inimitable EuroClassic is the ultimate classic run. Starting in Belgium, we will quickly cross Northern Germany before travelling through uncharted territory in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to a finish in Austria.
Created: September 05, 2000
It has been two years since the FISC last raced at Good Year in Colmar Berg (LUX). Again FISC was an appreciated guest of the Letzeburger Oldtimer Festival and provided plenty of excitement during the two races. The Good Year Tyre Company makes full use of their test circuit during the working week, therefore
Created: August 21, 2000
There will be no official gathering to celebrate the end of Mini production in September this year. Amazingly, after 41 years in constant production, the last owners of the Mini brand will not be inviting enthusiasts to see the world's favourite small car into retirement.
Created: August 11, 2000
The Elva Reunion is featured at Sears Point October 27-29 with CSRG and Laguna Seca November 4-5 with SF/SCCA Vintage. Both events have special Elva salutes for the famous English racing and sports cars.
Created: August 08, 2000
FISC will be organizing a record breaking all time biggest Sprite & Midget grid at the world famous Spa circuit located in the Belgian Ardennes (11-12-13 May). A total of 70 cars is expected to race and we are currently talking to the Guinness Book of Records.
Created: August 08, 2000
The Morris Modified Register is a CAMS affiliated club which was originally created by a small group of Morris Minor Car Club of Victoria members so that they could race their hot Morris Minors in competition with other CAMS affiliated car clubs.
Created: August 01, 2000
Vintage auto racers look to a busy August. Opening the month, in the first week and weekend, is the Vintage Oval Track Celebration on Wednesday and Thursday, August 3, 4, at New Hampshire International Speedway. Following
Created: July 31, 2000
It's not just another vintage car “cheese and wine testing” style event unless your taste leans towards "Velvetta and Thunderbird.". It’s the real Mexican Road Race and open to everyone that loves to drive.
Created: July 25, 2000
The Euroclassic for year 2000 will feature a longer route than previous events, as it heads East to explore the varied cultures now accessible in Eastern Europe. “We wanted to offer something a little different for the new millennium” said route co-ordinator Pete Wellington.
Created: July 24, 2000
"Period authentic and correct race cars" is a goal that several vintage race sanctioning and organizing clubs and groups are puting more emphasis upon. VARA is adopting stringent measures for vintage Formula Vee. CVAR has adopted a points system that rewards authenticity.
Created: July 14, 2000
The southern national MGOC car show 'Surrey 2000'. This year promises to be the best and biggest. The committee have started working early for this our millennium show. Our proposals and aim are to provide something different as well as the familiar car competitions.
Created: July 13, 2000
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is pleased to announce the release of the 2000 The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix web site, hosted by the Three Rivers Free Net.
Created: July 06, 2000
Victorian Mini Club Inc has organised Australia's first indoor Mini Auto Salon and Show 'n' Shine. Date is 29 July 2000 and the e-mail contact is email@example.com
Created: May 31, 2000
Another marathon event taking a bunch of rich boys and their toys halfway around the world? The London-Sydney Marathon is different, however, because it has attracted two former world champions and the world's fastest lady driver.
Created: May 22, 2000
The epic long distance event will cross 14 countries - England, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia. All cars are pre-1971 classics and two giant Russian Antonov aircraft will air-lift them across the oceans.
Created: May 22, 2000
Of most interest to the Mini Mania customers was the Lola Cars Cup. This is a 1 hour enduro for pre '59 sports racing and pre '67 production based racing cars under 1.3 liters. The field of 25 cars included 6 Minis, 2 square body Spridgets and a BMC A-Series powered Jabro special.
Created: April 28, 2000
We organize yearly a international meeting : "MINI Goes to Dracula's Castle" at Brasov. Brasov a mountain city located at 20 km from Bran were is the Castle of Dracula - a place with specific athmosphere who inspired BRAM STOKER'S novel "DRACULA".
Created: April 18, 2000
Set for Sunday 30th July 2000, the SWMF 2000 will be South Wales' first major MINI event ever. To be held in the large and beautiful grounds of Margam Country House and Park, just off the M4 near Port Talbot.
Created: April 13, 2000
The Historic Rally of Great Britain will be based in Newcastle upon Tyne. It will thus have the benefit of some of the most modern city-centre facilities in Britain for the documentation and scrutineering plus excellent hotels and a lively social scene in the evenings.The Tyneside area also has some of the best shopping centres in Europe. Modern ferries coming from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Germany serve the new port at Royal Quays and a direct link to France will be added during the coming year.
Created: April 12, 2000
Ballarat was built on Gold, but its history also is steeped in Red, White and Blue – the Troopers, the Police, the Eureka Flag and the Empire. Gold is symbolic of the miners while Red, White and Blue can be associated with the authorities
Created: April 10, 2000
The ever popular Riveria Run is back!!. Coupled with the London to Brighton Run, these two cumulate in two of the best Mini shows to attend in 2000. The route this year is a familiar one and covers the following: -
Created: April 10, 2000
In the northern summer of the year 2000 a fleet of 100 MICROCARS will depart England to drive across the world to Australia. The rally will be restricted to microcars only; no larger vehicles are eligible to enter. We can no longer always justify large vehicles and the time is right to look seriously at modern microcars to save our resources in an increasingly crowded world.
Created: March 14, 2000
We had our first autocross of the season here in Shreveport yesterday and I worked my butt off.
Created: March 02, 2000
Untitled Normal Page Provisional Dates 2000 Mini Seven/Mini Miglia Challenges March 25 Thruxton April 9 Cadwell Park April 30-May 1 Oulton Park May 20 ...
Created: February 23, 2000
VARA’s first race event of the year was determined to be a ‘fun in the sun’ weekend and the Mini owners of VARA were determined to be big part of it!
Created: February 17, 2000
Wonder women : Grace Owen and Ali Bohm Grace Owen and Ali Bohm are a new all-female team making waves in the rallying world in their GpN rallying Mini Cooper. The pair have already appeared on the front cover of Mini World magazine.
Created: February 10, 2000
IF ever a car was a star, it was the Mini Cooper, the motoring icon of the Swinging Sixties. It was the star of the race track, the rally stage and the screen in the 1969 film, The Italian Job. It even topped the bill twice on the hugely popular television variety show, Sunday Night at the London Palladium....