"Here, in part six, we look back at 1964 – the year the Mini Cooper took overall honours in the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally…"
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The BMC story – Part eight : 1966 – A Spanner In The Works
Here, in the final part, we look back at 1966 – the year BMC became British Motor Holdings, and the landscape began to change for good…
"On 13 January 1966, with Mini production at a standstill at both Cowley and Longbridge because of a go-slow at the tractor and transmissions factory at Washwood Heath, Birmingham, it was announced that Union heads and British Motor Corporation senior management were to probe the causes of strikes which had cost the group more than one million man hours in the final six months of 1965. As well as strikes by small numbers of workers having a devastating effect, the gas shortages, there were also the stewards of the Monte Carlo Rally to contend with."
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