A specially extended version of the Central T V documentary Mini - Wizardry on Wheels (55 minutes) narrated by actor Hugh Laurie which was produced for the 40th anniversary in 1999. The amazing story of the Mini is brought to life through spectacular film footage from the official company archives. Enjoy period promotional offerings, TV and cinema advertisements and original launch films. Meet the Mini’s famous creator, Alec Issigonis. Gain insight into his development as a designer from rare footage of wartime projects such as the intriguing ‘mini tank’. Find out what his contemporaries thought of him and his designs - Jack Daniels his trusty chief engineer; John Cooper the friend responsible for the famous Mini Cooper; and Sir Graham Day former Rover Group Chairman.
Includes two of the significant birthday parties which have been held for Mini over the decades. Mini Twenty was the first ‘official’ celebration, held at the Donington racing circuit and hosted by Noel Edmonds in 1979. To date this still rates as the biggest ever gathering of Minis in all shapes and sizes, from customised to concours. Mini Twenty Five in 1984 marked the introduction of the Mini 25 limited edition and provided an excuse to motor through Mini history once again.
You can also marvel at the versatility of the Mini Moke as it goes through its paces in Portugal during the 1970s. Be thrilled by the Mini Challenge as professional racing drivers take the little car to its limit in the British Leyland sponsored competition held at Silverstone during 1977. Laugh at the quirky advertising campaigns of the Sixties and Seventies. And meet the Mini in some unexpected places - Mini Yacht, Mini Restaurant, Mini Raft, Mini Balloon - through a series of delightful BL promotional films from the Eighties.
Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes approximately
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