Paddy Hopkirk character jug produced by Bairstow Manor Pottery of Hanley, England, circa 1992. Patrick Barron Hopkirk MBE (1933-2022) was a rally driver from Northern Ireland. Alongside Henry Liddon he won the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini Cooper S. e also led BMC to the team win, with fellow Mini drivers Timo Makinen and Rauno Aaltonen pacing fourth and seventh. he victory made Hopkirk a household name: he received telegrams from the then UK Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home, was given the Freedom of the City of Belfast, and appeared along with his Mini on Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Hopkirk was appointed MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours list. In early 2016, Hopkirk became the IAM RoadSmart Mature Drivers Ambassador. Hopkirk is wearing the winner's wreath while his red Mini Cooper and steering wheel form the handle of the jug.