Minicross was devised in 1977 by the Thames Estuary Automobile Club (TEAC) to provide a formula for those who wanted to compete in motorsport but found the cost of other formulas too prohibitive. The first event took place at a cold Lydden Hill and the formula has never looked back.
Minicross unsurprisingly, is based on the ubiquitous Mini, be it the BMW, Rover, British Leyland, BMC or Austin in appearance. Originally they were powered by 850cc engines, in 1990’s the engine size was increased to 1300cc to ensure a wider availability of engines.
Minicross now has a junior formula, with restricted 1000cc Minis this formula was introduced to provide safe and competitive cars for 14 to 16 years olds to learn and hone their skills at an early age.
MDA Rallycross History
The Minicross Drivers Association have reached into the archive to provide you with some background information from years gone by.
Noel Edmonds guest driver at the Truckfest meeting, driving the Ivor James car
MDA presenting the Minibus to the local Autistic school after a fund raising event in the mid eighties
Les Needham (General Manager of RACMSA - on the left) and Peter Watkin (MDA Committee member)
“ Minicross is the grass roots of motor racing, where small is beautiful and your rivals are your best friends” Quote from Max Le Grand – Southern Television
Minicross Torque Pt2 Jan 04
Minicross Torque Pt1 Jan 04
Minicross Torque Pt2 Sep 03
Minicross Torque Pt1 Sep 03
Minicross Torque Pt2 Jun 03
Minicross Torque Pt1 Jun 03
Minicross Torque Pt2 Apr 03
Minicross Torque Pt1 Apr 03
Minicross Torque Feb 03
Minicross Torque Pt2 Dec 02
Minicross Torque Pt1 Dec 02
Minicross Talk 1
Minicross Talk 2
Minicross Talk 3
Minicross Talk 4
Race Report - Holland and Belgium 2013
Race Report - Lydden Hill 2012
Race Report - Mallory Park 2012
Race Report - Nutts Corner 2012
Race Report - Pembrey 2012
Race Report - Knockhill 2011
Race Report - Lydden Hill 2011
Mick Hill (Mr. Exhaust No 1) and Les Needham (General manager of RACMSA)
Mick Hill was the Champion for most of the eighties and was the only Minicross car to be copied by Corgi