1966 Bathurst 500: How Mini tamed The Mountain

04 February 2013
Finnish rally ace Rauno Aaltonen up on three wheels and pushing very hard in the Bathurst-winning Mini Cooper S. (Image from: autopics.com.au)

Mount Panorama has a high strike rate when it comes to defining moments in Australian motor sport, which is not surprising given its unique layout and rich, colourful history. 

The runaway success of the Morris Cooper S in the annual 500-mile (800 km) race held there on October 2, 1966 is a prime example.