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aeronca65t
01-21-2005, 12:12 PM
...in 1966, from the Monte Carlo Rally. Great story on BBC about this:

https://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/21/newsid_2506000/2506863.stm

ThomP
01-21-2005, 07:27 PM
The French really didn't like the Mini winning outright. They couldn't figure out how BMC was "cheating" to make such a small engined car go so fast. Ah, the advantages for FWD clearly demonstrated!.

There is some irony to the Citroens having the same lamps.

Steve
01-21-2005, 09:14 PM
Mind you.....the Citroens were also FWD. I read somewhere that the Citroen team refused to accept the trophy, as they felt that the Minis had been unfairly disqualified. Anyone else read that or did I imagine it?

Bruce Bowker
01-22-2005, 09:53 AM
Gee - Mini disqualified. Let's see who would win then. OH Wow, a French car. "Honestly we had no idea it would work out that way."