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The "Ed Spreen Mini" - A History

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Team Spreen Racing

Hackensack, New Jersey

1966 AUSTIN COOPER S

1970 SCCA National Champion C Sedan

Built from a brand-new Austin Cooper S in 1966, this is one of the most famous Minis that raced in the United States during the early SCCA sedan racing years. After racing for one season in England, in 1967 this Mini was purchased by Ed Spreen and brought to the U.S., marking the start of a long and successful SCCA racing career. Spreen was a BMC dealership in Hackensack, New Jersey, and so they were able to get the same special parts from Abington Special Tuning that were used on "Works" cars from Downton and Cooper Car Company. If you were a road racing fan in the Northeast U.S. in the 1960's, you saw this Mini run; it was one of just a few Minis left that raced the ARRC at Daytona and Riverside in 1967, 1968, and 1969.

This Mini won several North East SCCA division Championships and qualified for the SCCA Runoffs at Road Atlanta every year they campaigned the Mini. In 1970, the Team Spreen Mini won the SCCA Runoffs in C Sedan.

SCCA Runoffs Record
1967 ARRC Daytona 3rd Place
1968 ARRC Riverside 5th Place
1969 ARRC Daytona 2nd Place
1970 SCCA Runoffs Road Atlanta 1st Place
1971 SCCA Runoffs Road Atlanta 8th Place
1972 SCCA Runoffs Road Atlanta 3rd Place

Current caretakers: Mike & Mary Kearney, Fortech Racing (Five-time SCCA National Champion GT5)

Sponsor: Seven Enterprises

1970 Road Atlanta - Start C&D Sedan Race
1970 Road Atlanta - Race Results
Nick Swift driving to victory, CSRG 2008 (VIR)
At the 2017 Can-Am Mini Challenge
At the 2017 Can-Am Mini Challenge
In the Seven service dept.

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