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A MESSAGE FROM GIANCARLO PERINI, PUBLISHER.

Car designers around the world, please help us to raise this baby. Make it yours.

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Through the past five years I have been running a blog dedicated to car design with an experimental approach. I was eager to establish a bridge with the design community and to gain experience on the web.

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    Mini Cooper S (1964)

     50 years ago, when this Mini Cooper S, driven by Irish driver Patrick Hopkirk, dashed to overall victory in the Monte Carlo Rally the team shocked the racing community that could hardly believe its eyes.

     

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    Mini Cooper S (1964)

     

    However for the following three years the minimalist city car would come across through the finish line in the first place. Actually in 1966 three Mini Coopers, raced by Timo Makinen, Rauno Aaltonen and Paddy Hopkirk, finished in the top three spots, only to be disqualified (with other 7 competitors) because they used innovative iodine vapour, single filament, bulbs in their standard headlamps instead of double-filament dipping bulbs. A decision that suspiciously grated the victory to the French Citroen ID driven by Pauli Toivonen.

     

     

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    Mini Cooper S (1964)

     

    This is why the Mini has credited of having the Monte-Carlo “only in 1964 1965 and 1967 (and loosing it on

    the Jury decision 1966).