Hopkirk & Henry Liddon's 1964
Carlo Rally Winning Cooper - at the Gaydon
Museum of the British Motor Industry
1963 Tour de France Paddy
Hopkirk/ Henry Liddon, 3rd overall, 1st
Monte Carlo Rally Paddy Hopkirk/ Henry
Liddon, 1st overall, 1st class.
by BMC as Display Car, and can still be
seen at Gaydon Museum of the British Motor
Industry in Warwick.
Paddy and Henry made a ground breaking
victory for Britain and the Mini, fighting
off opposition from the Ford Falcon Team
with their lightweight and large capacity.
They not only beat them on handicap but
overall place aswell.
victory was a popular one, with the drivers
and car, treated as celebrities, and appearing
on the London Paladium on stage. The Car,
and several clones (other team cars from
the event with the same numbers) were
exhibited in showrooms all over the country.
interior shot taken of the car in 1964
shows how different the early cars were
with their flat dash panels. Heated screen
was Gold film, operating on only the drivers
side. Under the magnifying glass was an
early Halda tripmeter. This car has been
in continuous ownership of BMC and all
its later incarnations.
Gettin' down to business at Monte
Famous number just visible
Monte Carlo Rally Winning Car with it's
trophy - driven by Paddy Hopkirk/Henry