Ten of the best from 60 years of the BTCC
With 2018 marking 60 years of the British Touring Car Championship, the organisers of the annual Autosport International trade show curated a display of what they considered were the ten most iconic cars.
From thunderous American muscle cars to diminutive British heroes, they were: Lotus Cortina One of the several fast Fords that punctuated BTCC’s 60-year history, the Lotus tweaked Cortina was small but mighty. At the hands of greats such as Jim Clark (who won the 1964 Championship at the wheel of a Cortina) and Sir John Whitmore, the little Cortina brought home big results, regularly seen on three wheels at apexes throughout the UK. Mini 1275 GT A racing legend in other disciplines, the plucky little Mini was a hit in the BTCC too. Able to carve through a grid like nothing else, the Mini became known for coming out on top over far bigger, more powerful rivals. As with the Volvo, the BTCC presence of the Mini did wonders for public opinion of the model.