MINI United Interview: Rauno Aaltonen

We get the chance to speak with the man, the myth, the legend, Rauno Aaltonen from MINI United. He was great to speak with, full of information and he loved to talk!

More coming. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the MU Flickr Group, the MU blog, Motoringfile and, of course, WRR.

We’ve got lots more coming gang! Be sure to stay tuned!

Rauno Aaltonen Interview

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8 replies on “MINI United Interview: Rauno Aaltonen”

  1. Guys, that was one of the best interviews I’ve ever heard. The true story of how British Mini was cheated out of its rallye victory by nefarious schemers of the French persuasion. Well told, and well done.

    Can’t wait for more.


  2. Agreed. Rauno was a great interview who not only told great stories about the Monte Carlo Run, but also did an awesome job at articulating the essence of what the MINI is all about – from performance to safety. Well done.

  3. Fantastic stories, amazing insights and some great concepts on tuning for the “serious” MINI enthusiast.
    Now go track down Paddy Hopkirk guys… LOL

  4. I appreciated his explanation of wheel travel and car handling. Lots of people believe that lower is better but daily driving is more like a rally than a race course…

  5. The bugaboo with the Mini convertibles is the truly scary lack of rearward visibility. I owned one for 6 months and traded it in on a Cooper S hardtop – and have been blissfully happy about that trade ever since.

    My only regret is that when I got the Mini ‘Vert, I sold my previous 4-seat ragtop: a 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet that ran strong, looked and handled great, and didn’t even fetch enough money to make the down payment on the Mini.

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