The Mini first saw the light of day in 1959, in the wake of
the Suez Crisis oil shortage.
The clever use of space, a relatively economical
engine and engaging driving style led to it becoming an automotive legend over
its forty year production history.
This newly updated programme looks at the
development of the Mini, examines the major models and traces the origins,
design and reception of the new ‘BMW’ Mini.
Featuring interviews, archive
footage and contemporary film the DVD also takes in some of the Minis important
ancestors and looks at today’s Mini meets where fans get together and celebrate
their quirky but lovable cars.
The Best of British Series is produced independently but made with the full
co-operation of the subject manufacturers. It is not officially
licensed or endorsed by them.