These souped-up pocket-rockets lived up to Cooper’s expectations and quickly became giant-killers in all forms of motor sport winning countless races and rallies around the globe. A legend was born and it was no surprise when BMW revived the revered Cooper badge to adorn sportier versions of its second generation MINI.
Appropriately, this summer’s two Classic Mini Challenge shoot-outs at Silverstone are reserved for Pre-1966 models all competing in evocative period trim. Thanks to modern technologies, their 1293cc engines now develop in excess of 125 bhp and a top speed of more than 120mph.
While the 60th birthdays of both Mini Cooper and Jaguar E-type are certain to be two stand-out highlights, with last year’s motoring anniversaries rolled over and added to 2021’s major milestones, The Classic will be celebrating more automotive birthdays than ever before come the end of July.
General admission for adults starts from £39 with the price of full three-day weekend tickets currently frozen at £105. Free admission is offered to accompanied children aged 10 and under while day tickets for those aged between 11 and 15 are priced from just £6. Ticket prices will be subject to increases in the build-up to the event.
All tickets carry a COVID booking guarantee which means that if Silverstone are prevented from allowing spectators at 2021 events due to Government guidelines, all ticket-buyers will have the option to either transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.
Full details of tickets for The Classic 2021 at Silverstone can be found at: www.silverstoneclassic.com