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Fifty years ago the mighty Mini Cooper S con­quered Mount Panorama and the fa­mous Bathurst 500. In that 1966 run­ning of the Great Race the fly­ing lit­tle ‘Bricks’ ut­terly trounced the big­ger, more pow­er­ful V8s, fill­ing the first nine out­right places! To cel­e­brate the half­cen­tury an­niver­sary of this ex­tra­or­di­nary suc­cess story, we sa­lute the mar­que with a spe­cial 18-minute high­lights pack­age of that vic­tory. In ad­di­tion, we have un­earthed a very spe­cial doc­u­men­tary on the fa­mous 1960s Nep­tune Rac­ing Team which in­cludes fan­tas­tic footage of Peter Man­ton in his gi­ant-killing 997cc Mini Cooper. e promo film fea­tures some bril­liant footage of other Mi­nis, plus Man­ton’s Nep­tune team­mates (Norm Beechey driv­ing a EH Holden/ Ford Galaxie and Jim McKe­own in a Ford Cortina). We then look at some clas­sic Aus­tralian tour­ing car ac­tion from the vaults of ABC Tele­vi­sion, from War­wick Farm in NSW. To com­plete this cel­e­bra­tion we take in some cur­rent-day his­toric Mini rac­ing from the Aus­tralian Mus­cle Car Masters event at Syd­ney Mo­tor­sport Park.

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