Last summer John Cooper Garages sadly closed the doors on it’s longtime home. And while the JCW name lives on as the performance brand of MINI (based in Munich), many feared that the historical home of the brand would be lost forever.

However we’re happy to report that the old John Cooper Garages is once again in operation as a center for all things MINI. JCG is now the MINI Challenge Motorsports center. Here’s an excerpt from the MINI Challenge website on this new opening:

>Following the closure of John Cooper Works at East Preston, we are pleased to announce the opening of MINI Motorsport Centre.

>Using the experience of over 26 years at John Cooper Garages and John Cooper Works, MINI Motorsport Centre is proud to offer you the same personal service you have come to expect for you MINI. This includes engine and suspension upgrades, servicing and MOTs, track day and race preparation for your Classic or new MINI.

>The 225bhp JCW upgrade for the MINI Cooper S is very popular and the 90bhp classic is still recognised as great value to all customers.

>MINI Motorsport Centre is fully approved to build cars for the MINI Challenge race series and have track cars for hire both in MINI Challenge events and elsewhere on track. In addition to the experience gained from preparing the Works MINI for 24 hour races, there are a wealth of development parts exclusive to MINI Motorsport Centre that will soon be available to everyone.

You can read more below:

[ MINI Motorsports Center ]