Holy crap, just watch that little Mini. If you, for some reason, ever forget what the word ‘plucky’ means, just imagine this video. That little Mini has an engine a fraction of the size of that Mustang’s V8, and tires that could fit in the Mustang’s glovebox, but sticks to that pony car like stench on stink. It’s my hero.

This is from a vintage race at Sydney Motorsport Park, posted by our upside-down pals at Motorsportnow.com.au, and I could watch this all day. Watching that Mini fight and try and never give up is like a concentrated, weaponized dose of every pep talk you’ve ever been given.


So good. That little bastard can drive.

(thanks, Jesus G!)


Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)

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