Sixties Mini Cooper vs Col de Turini
The Cooper is 50. Can the old-timer teach the Countryman a lesson on the rally that made it famous?
Posted: 25 Feb 2011
The shaggy longhorn lowers its head and blinks ruminatively. Its giant, slobbery nose hovers millimetres from my windscreen, the rest of the cow's hefty frame blocking the road. I rev the engine a few times, but this cow is going nowhere. An extended parp on the feeble horn. Nothing.
Paddy Hopkirk never had to deal with this...
Words: Sam Philip
Photos: Joe Windsor-Williams
This feature was originally published in the February issue of Top Gear magazine