Time to warm up the Tivos… this Wednesday (1.12.05) at 9pm EST the History Channel will feature a 1978 Mini on it's Full Throttle program. Here's the preview (from historychannel.com):

“The Little Car that Could”, the 1978 English Mini becomes a road racer with a new suspension, braking system, and engine upgrades. Fasten your seatbelts for a wild ride as Full Throttle heads to the drag strip in revamped vintage cars. Part reality show, part history, we give two teams the same model of car in similar disrepair, garages, tools, and parts, and just two days to prepare before competing in an all-or-nothing drag race–and in this episode, on a road track with English-style right-hand drive cars! The winner drives away in both cars; the loser walks away empty-handed; the viewer gets an adrenaline dose of automotive history.