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The nation's favourite
To mark the arrival of the Gen 3 MINI Hatch, 55 years after the original Mini was launched in 1959, MINI has delved into the past to find the greatest driving tracks of all time.
The band Queen is the nation’s favourite artist overall to play in the car having beaten the likes of Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac and Meatloaf in the national poll. Their 1978 hit Don’t Stop Me Now was voted best driving song with a quarter of the votes, and Bohemian Rhapsody claimed number two with 21 per cent of the votes.
Three quarters of Brits admitted they like to belt out a tune when behind the wheel. In fact, 28 per cent of respondents said they sing “loud and proud” no matter who is listening. However, almost half of the UK (46 per cent) will only sing when they are in the car on their own. Dancing Queen by ABBA is the nation’s favourite guilty pleasure to croon along to.
Italian racewear masters, MOMO, has just released two new items: GT Pro fireproof race boots and Pro Racing Gloves. The GT Pro is manufactured from kangaroo ‘air leather’ to ensure high levels of comfort and lightness and the rubber sole is thinner than most other race boots on the market in order to offer greater feeling and grip on the pedals. These are made in Italy and homologated to the latest FIA standards (8856-2000) and are available in continental sizes 38 to 46 (UK 5 to 11) in white/red, white/blue or white/grey at £212.98 a pair.
The MOMO Xtreme Pro fire-proof racing gloves are pre-curved and made from soft, stretchy, fire resistant Nomex material to offer an ergonomic fit.