This is a reason I bought my 2005 MINI Cooper S; history that is beyond most modern cars.

Let’s see, a Mini Cooper has been owned and customized by Steve McQueen, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, James Garner, etc. Pretty much, if you’re a car enthusiast celeb, you’ve at some point or another owned a Mini or a MINI.

But a Mini Cooper racing the Monte-Carlo Rallye… it’s so much cooler than most other cars out there.

[Photo taken from: GoodOldValves via A Crush on Every Girl and Every Car]