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1st Racing car Show (1960)


Started in 1960, the racing cars show was THE premier event for all tuners & manufacturers to show off their latest products.  Reading through the archives you will discover loads about your favourite Marques, Manufacturers & Models.


I will be reproducing all the brochures from 1960 through to 1970 & as many of the original show posters as I can over the next few weeks.  Check back soon.


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2nd Racing car Show (1961)


Following the great success of the 1960 show the 1961 show was much bigger.  It covered 2 halls & had many more attractions & exhibitors.


Click on the image opposite to see the full catalogue.


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3rd Racing car Show (1962)


The racing car show continues to go from strength to strength.


Amongst this years highlights are John Whitmore’s Championship winning 850 “TMO 850” & a huge range of products from speedwell on stand 22 & 23.


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4th Racing car Show (1963)


Notable entries this year are a large stand for the Cooper Car Company, promoting both their single seaters & Mini-Coopers.  But excellent stands from the likes of Alexander, Speedwell, Downton etc.


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5th Racing car Show (1964)


Notable inclusions for 1964 are the Deep Sanderson “Twini” 105 & large adverts from Taurus, Downtom Nerus & many other well known tuners.


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6th Racing car Show (1965)


The number of exhibits & stands continues to increase with a major emphasis on Grad Prix racing.  The saloon boys still get a look in. Can you spot Harry Ratcliffe driving one of the Duckhams minis in this guide?


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7th Racing car Show (1966)


A bumper sized guide for 1966.  For me the highlight is the full page advert for the Rob Walker Minisprint.  But as always there is loads of good info & adverts.


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8th Racing car Show (1967)


I don’t imagine that designing the guide & poster took too long in 1967!

Look out for the Unipower GT.


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9th “Autospeed 68” (1968)


Inexplicable re-named for one year only “Autospeed 68” was the Racing car Show by another name.


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10th Racing car Show (1969)


The final brochure in the series reproduced here is 1969.  This show represents a return to form after the somewhat lack lustre “Autospeed 68” with well over 100 stands & representation from many manufacturers, tuners & associated firms.


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1st Northern Racing car Show (1969)


As a little bonus, I have added a copy of the Guide to the 1st “Northern Performance & Racing car Show” held at Belle View in Manchester in 1969.

Shows, Races & Events
A collection of Posters & Brochures from major races, rallies & Mini centred events.



2nd Grand Mini Festival (1968)


Recently revived, the Brands hatch Mini Festival first started in 1967, click on the image opposite for a full PDF program of the 2nd event held in 1968.


It featured a great line up of racing, only a minority of which was Minis as well as various Mini related events, spectacles & of course the obligatory traders alley, where you could buy anything from a roll of chequered red tape to a full race conversion.


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Mini Only Events
The Racing Car Show