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Friday 13th May 2011

Pic Of The Week: The Flying Mini

We honour Mini's first modern WRC point (and a fab spot of air)


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Mini got off to a flying start last weekend (ahem), with Dani Sordo bringing the new John Cooper Works WRC home to a sixth-place point-scoring finish on its WRC debut at the Rally Italy in Sardinia.

Thus we honour Prodrive and Mini's achievement this week with this image of Sordo's team mate Kris Meeke in mid-flight before a sticking throttle put him out of the rally on day one.

There's another topical link here, too - the Mini WRC gets its home soil debut this weekend at the Cornbury Park Rally Show, where the 1.1-mile stage at Cornbury Park will be the first event British rally fans get to see the MINI in action.

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greeneggsnsam

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Note the man behind a bush with a grimace on his face. I can't have this as my wallpaper now because of the pooing man.

soad

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Nicely airborne!!! biggrin

johntennyson

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That's not bad.

Keep practicing.

Edited by johntennyson on Friday 13th May 07:52

oilit

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awesome picture!

iain1970

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Sixth first time out? Excellent.
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MonkeyMatt

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Did the throttle stick just before the jump!

Fuelbrother DC

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greeneggsnsam said:
Note the man behind a bush with a grimace on his face. I can't have this as my wallpaper now because of the pooing man.
rofl

Steamer

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Fuelbrother DC said:
greeneggsnsam said:
Note the man behind a bush with a grimace on his face. I can't have this as my wallpaper now because of the pooing man.
rofl
Its Jason Statham!

Wardy76

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Wooohoooo!

Gooby

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Huston - we are go for orbit!

epom

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smashing pic... why oh why the four door mini though?? imagine a cooper s in WRC Tarmac trim cloud9

Gold

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greeneggsnsam said:
Note the man behind a bush with a grimace on his face. I can't have this as my wallpaper now because of the pooing man.


He gets everywhere.

Turbobanana

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Tremendous picture... but God, what an ugly car.

Bill

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epom said:
smashing pic... why oh why the four door mini though?? imagine a cooper s in WRC Tarmac trim cloud9
AFAIK it's down to size regs for WRC - there's a minimum length.

Cracking picture thumbup

mxspyder

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For those of a widescreen disposition (16:9), I have cropped it retaining the PH title bar and removed our pooing friend!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62767762@N05/57157136...





Edited by mxspyder on Friday 13th May 11:22

mxspyder

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Turbobanana said:
Tremendous picture... but God, what an ugly car.
I think that its looks work well as a rally car - it looks truly mental - like it’s got Rabies or something!

As a road car it looks like a turd.

2volvos

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Anyone else reminded of how it should be done?



Call me old fashioned...


Turbobanana

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mxspyder said:
I think that its looks work well as a rally car - it looks truly mental - like it’s got Rabies or something!

As a road car it looks like a turd.
Fair comment...

soad

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2volvos said:
Call me old fashioned...
That's old school!!!
But captures the moment rather nicely smile

alexmckie

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Stunning piccy but.....

I bet they wont get felt up for having that stick-on undersized numberplate!!!

Fecking rozzers.....

They did not like mine....



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