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Celebrating a MINI milestone

20 years of MINI production at Swindon and Oxford

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first modern MINI – and production at BMW Group’s two plants in Oxford and Swindon. Since 2001, more than five million MINI models (3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch, Clubman and the Electric) have been built at Plant Oxford, all on the same production …

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Jenson Button joins project to relaunch iconic coachbuilder

Mark Stubbs, Roger Behle, Ant Anstead and Jenson Button revive Radford

Legendary British coachbuilding company Radford has been revived to once again play a leading role in creating bespoke luxury cars. The company, with a celebrity clientele that once included all four Beatles and movie star Peter Sellers, has been relaunched by leading designer Mark Stubbs, broadcaster and motor specialist Ant …

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Revealed: Britain’s most popular used cars

Ford Fiesta ST

It’s official – the Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s best-selling second-hand car, according to the final figures for 2020 released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Overall, the used car market was down 14.9% with 6,752,959 transactions, thanks to the pandemic, making 2020 the lowest performing year …

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UK’s Top 10 best-selling cars in 2020

Ford Fiesta

The automotive industry faced one of its most challenging years in 2020, contending with national lockdowns, plus factory and dealership shutdowns. Despite the pandemic, 1.63 million new cars were registered in the UK, compared with 2.3m in 2019 – a decline of nearly a third (29%), and the lowest total …

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Vauxhall Corsa is top of the pops

Vauxhall Corsa

The all-new Corsa was the best-selling new car in September, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 10,553 new Corsas hit the road in September with the new 70-plate registration – the third month this year the supermini has achieved …

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Introducing the special edition Monte Carlo Rally MINI

MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition

A MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition has been launched in honour of the Northern Irish rally driver and the historic Monte Carlo Rally winning model. The special edition is painted Chili Red with a white contrast roof and features the famous starting number 37 livery from the legendary 1964 car. Priced …

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You can now buy a new limited edition Moke!

2020 MOKE

Not a lot of people know that there were more variants made of the classic Mini than any other British model. The buggy-like Mini Moke was arguably the most beloved of them all. Having proved unsuitable for the military, it ultimately achieved global popularity as a recreational and utility vehicle. …

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Britain’s best-selling new cars

Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall’s all-new Corsa was the UK’s best-selling car for the second consecutive month in July. According to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 5,455 were sold – just pipping the Ford Fiesta (5,421). Overall, sales for diesel cars were down 25.9 per cent on …

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25 facts you might not know about the classic Mini

Mini 1959

It’s more than 60 years since the launch of the iconic Mini – the British people’s car. With front-wheel drive, a transverse-mounted engine, its wheel-in-each-corner design and genius packaging, it became the blueprint for all small vehicles to follow. British Motor Heritage (BMH) has been making replacement body parts and complete …

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Cool Runnings continued courtesy of a MINI Convertible

Shanwayne Stephens and Nimroy Turgott of the Jamaican bobsleigh team

Two members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team have got creative during lockdown together while their usual traning facilities are unavailable. Sled pilot Shanwayne Stephens, 29, and brakeman Nimroy Turgott, 27, have been keeping up their fitness by building their own weight-lifting equipment in the garden and, in place of the …

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