Anatomy of the Works Minis - Brian Moylan

Anatomy of the Works Minis

By Brian Moylan

  • Release Date: 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Transportation


How the giant-killing Minis of rallying, rallycross & racing fame were converted from standard Mini-Coopers in the BMC Competitions Department. The author, who spent 22 years in ‘Comps’, reveals the secrets of specification, build technique and development of the famous Works Minis.

Particularly famous for their great adventures in the Monte Carlo rally, works Minis humbled many bigger and more powerful cars during the 1960s and 1970s. Mechanic Brian Moylan spent 22 years in the workshops of the BMC Competitions Department where the works cars were built. Here, all the secrets of how ordinary production line Mini Coopers were converted into the mighty giant-killing Minis of motorsport are revealed in full. Contributions from ‘Ginger’ Devlin & ‘Jumping Jeff’ Williamson reveal in detail the modifications to the works racing and rallycross cars respectively.

“ ... invaluable to anyone restoring a period car ... good stuff if you’re into nuts and bolts, and top value.” – Classic & Sports Car 

“ ... a technical profile on the various modified Minis that were produced by the BMC competitions department for racing, rallying and rallycross. Separate chapters ... all backed up by appendices on the race and rallycross cars ... complete a package that will interest competitive Mini pilots” – Classics