DescriptionThe Last Works Minis - the end of a legend
By Bryan Purves & Tim Brenchley
192 pages, over 400 Photographs, 170 x 238mm
Completes the story of the 'Works Mini' in motorsport.
First book to cover this part of the story
Features a period of new technology.
Features many famous names from motorsport.
The authors own two of the cars.
Lots of pictures.
Accessible, enjoyable writing style.
The mini name is still very popular.
The Mini, the car of the 20th Century and still in motorsport in 1997, 35 years after its 1st event. This book sets out to complete the untold recent history of the mighty "works Mini" in international motorsport.
How the Mini came to be in Monte Carlo and at the famous Nurburgring battling with the giant teams such as Fiat and Citroen. Of how different manufacturers where building "works" cars on either side of Birmingham but not knowing the other existed. It tells the story of cars developed from 1994 up to the last group A cars of 1997, with fuel injection and six speed sequential gearboxes.
The book also covers Rover's plan to go around the world competing in various rounds of the world rally championship. It's all here, copies of Rover internal documents plus many unseen photos that Rover would not want you to see, if they were still around. With many unseen photos of the car's development, copies of Rover's internal documents, copy pages from the road books of top rallies, all of this in color this book truly brings this previously untold story to life.