Puff the Magic Wagon, driven by three amazing women, was one of these cars. This is the story of how, original driver, Bron Burrell and Project Shop restored her and hit the international classic car rally scene nearly 50 years later.
Beginnings and the 1970 Daily Mirror World Cup Rally
Originally picked from the showroom floor in 1969 MCE 7G was a 1500cc version of Austin’s new Maxi! It was to be prepared by dealer group Marshalls of Cambridge for the hardest ever Marathon Rally the world had ever seen – The 1970 Daily Mirror London-Mexico World Cup Rally. With over 100 cars starting from London, only the first 50 to arrive in Lisbon would be shipped to South America to continue the rally, and at the end, less than 25 cars were to complete the rally and enter Mexico City.