Photo of the week: Its a bird, its a plane, no wait, its a Mini?!

For the photo of the day this week, we thought we would have a little fun. This particular photo is pretty crazy, showing what looks to be an early Mk1 Mini Cooper in flight. We didn’t really know that Mini Coopers could fly, but here’s the proof! The photo was taken at the annual stock car race in Karlskoga, Sweden. The car was driven by 20 year old Sten Ake Follkvist who somersaulted the Mini five times before coming to a rest in a ditch along side the track. Follkvist was thrown clear from the car and actually escaped with very minor injuries! But man did that guy have a bad, but lucky day. We believe the photo to be circa mid to late 1960’s.

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