MINI 50 Years

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It's not the size that matters, Austin Powers tells his son as they look over the MINI, "but how you use it." And the diminutive MINI has made it big — from the beginning. This book tells the full story of the iconic car from its initial launch in the late 1950s through its current super-hip BMW-built incarnation — right up to the revised version set for release in 2006. Packaged in a clever "under the hood" flap with magnetic clasp (the front flap opens to show the engine), MINI 50 Years captures both the sense ...

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Overview

It's not the size that matters, Austin Powers tells his son as they look over the MINI, "but how you use it." And the diminutive MINI has made it big — from the beginning. This book tells the full story of the iconic car from its initial launch in the late 1950s through its current super-hip BMW-built incarnation — right up to the revised version set for release in 2006. Packaged in a clever "under the hood" flap with magnetic clasp (the front flap opens to show the engine), MINI 50 Years captures both the sense of fun and style that have made Mini one of the most popular compacts in the history of the automotive industry.

The threads that tie together the original MINI and today's are numerous and fascinating, and as interesting as the differences that set the two cars apart. MINI 50 Years follows them all. From the swingin’ star of movies—immortalized in the original film The Italian Job in 1961 and again in the 2003 remake, as well as in The Bourne Identity—to the racing champ and now the 21st-century hipster vehicle of choice, Minis are small, fun, memorable, and cool. Author and mini expert Rob Golding treats readers to every thrill that marks the MINI.

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Editorial Reviews

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Motoringfun.com, May 7, 2007
“Golding has been writing about the Mini for years and his knowledge shows...MINI 50 Years would make a great addition to your coffee table or MINI library.”

Auto Express, May 16, 2007

“In common with the cars within its pages, this book catches the eye with its vivid, gatefold cover – and it doesn’t disappoint inside, either.”

Mini2.com, Sept. 28, 2007

“In simple terms, MINI: 50 Years is one of the best Mini books we’ve ever had the pleasure to read. It’s a fantastic mix of new and old, of story telling and fact. Even if you’re not the most ardent of MINI anoraks you’ll find something to enjoy as Rob takes not only a technical and statistical approach to his books, but also gives a fascinating insight into the people behind the scenes … If you want a really good yarn about the MINI (and Mini, although this book is aimed primarily at the ‘new MINI’ then you can’t get much more complete, and more enjoyable to read and look at than Golding’s latest publication. The book has a clever hardback design and is well illustrated with many interesting Mini and MINI photos … This is a book that no serious MINI fan should be without.”

Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, August 2007 (circ.: 25,800)

“MINI 50 Years is a fresh take on a well-covered subject, and with unusual packaging and character as unique as the cars themselves, this book is a good addition to the enthusiast’s shelf.”

Octane (UK), August 2007

“Lots of unusual pics and bright design make for an interesting browse, even for non-Mini maniacs.”

MINI: 50 Years by Rob Golding is a fascinating and highly informative history of the iconic car…” – Peter Elsworth, Providence Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760326275
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Golding has become the recognized Mini biographer, having written Mini, Mini After 25 Years, Mini: Thirty Years On, and Mini: Thirty-Five Years On. He has tracked the car’s fifty years of development while working as a motoring and motorsports writer, as a business journalist, and as an auto industry analyst. For his latest book on the subject, he was given unrivaled access to the people who made the story. This time, there is the intrigue of the battles between MG Rover and BMW and the final separation of the two firms before launch of the British-built but German-designed MINI.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Mini Trinity: Classic, Current, and Future

Chapter 1: Issigonis Starts Work

Chapter 2: BL to BMW

Chapter 3: Making It

Chapter 4: Cooper’s the Name. Speed Is the Game.

Chapter 5: The Man Behind the Brand

Chapter 6: The Man Behind the Style

Chapter 7: Hello again, Sir. Now What?

Chapter 8: Mini and the Coachbuilding Tradition

Chapter 9: Get Involved: A Guide to Learning More and Seeing Other Dimensions of the Mini

Chapter 10: The Men from the MINIstry in Munich

Chapter 11: What’s Next?

Chapter 12: What’s New?

Appendices

Index

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