Another whole pile of bricks will come together at Mount Panorama this October to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cooper S’s domination of the 1966 Gallaher 500, the flying Bricks filling the first nine places.
Muscle Car Events’ Todd Martin has pulled together a full field of road, Group N, genuine Series Production and Group C Minis “from sheds and third bedrooms from around Australia.”
Included in the Bathurst 1000 weekend event is a replication of the first to ninth-placed ’66 cars. Bob Holden will be on hand to present period magnetic race numbers to all those entered. Bob will lead a parade on Saturday of approximately 70 cars, then will back up Sunday pre-race with a selection of the genuine Bathurst-campaigned cars.
The Minis will be displayed in the National Motor Racing Museum carpark on the Saturday and Sunday of the annual Supercar event.