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- Also in attendance was Paddy Hopkirk, winner in 1964 in the classic Cooper, pictured here with Aaltonen and their successors. “It is very interesting to be here and I was delighted to see Rauno looking so well and the car looking so good,” said Northern Irishman Hopkirk. “It is just great to see it all being revived. When we won it was not just motorsport news, but front page news, and I even got a telegram from the Beatles and the [British] Prime Minister and I was given the keys to Belfast. I do admire the talents of these guys. Kris took me around the Prodrive test track in the MINI WRC and it was absolutely fantastic.”
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