Courtesy of the thousands of replacement bodyshells and individual panels it has manufactured over the last 40 years, British Motor Heritage (BMH) has arguably done more than any other company to keep the classic Mini alive for its first 60 years, and help the model on its way to another 60. It is therefore entirely fitting that Alec Issigonis’ immortal baby will dominate the company’s stand at the upcoming Goodwood Revival, September 12-15.
The walls of the stand will be decorated in recollection of the ‘Swinging Sixties’, of which the Mini was so central a part, while the open area will be dominated by an example of BMH’s replacement Mini bodyshells cunningly suspended above the company’s own beautifully restored MK1 Cooper S.
In addition to the hardware it produces for the benefit of the full range of classic Minis – not to mention: MG Bs, Fs and Midgets; Austin-Healey Sprites; Triumph TR6s, Spitfires, GT6s and Stags; and the ubiquitous Morris Minor – BMH also has a thriving online retail arm, Motoring Classics, a selection of products from which will be available for purchase at the event. Among them will be: Tex mirrors and accessories; travel bags and suitcases; Mountney steering wheels; and the company’s popular clothing range, inclusive of genuine Irvin leather flying jackets, and MG-branded polo shirts and sweatshirts.