2013 Poster – Minis at The Glen




This painting by local artist Robert Gillespie shows four original Austin Mini-Coopers rounding “The 90” at Watkins Glen during a mid-sixties Group C sedan race. These small economy cars became a British icon when modified by designer Alec Issigonis and his friend John Cooper. They proved highly successful in both rallying and racing as the 1275 cc engined “S” model. These front drive cars were entertaining as they would characteristicly lift the inside rear wheel in the slower turns as depicted here in car number 7.