This year is the 60th anniversary of the Morris Mini-Minor and Austin Se7en, and the Goodwood Revival will feature some examples once owned by stars of the period, including the odd Beatle. The Mini was praised for being egalitarian, which fitted the mood of the time when social barriers were perceived to be crumbling and people, such as hairdressers and photographers, became fashionable. In fact, like so much of the time the classless Mini was a myth and the well-heeled bought modified cars, and then Cooper models, not the basic pleb-mobile.
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