The Mini: Forty Years of Fun

The Mini: Forty Years of Fun

by Brian Laban (Author)


This text tells the story of the Mini's development over time and the story of how Mini owners have changed and the uses to which the car has been put. A socio-political examination of the Mini as a statement of class, sex, status and environmental intention, the book is also full of tales of racing, naughty goings-on and the Mini's life in films and music. It includes original and contemporary photography, and features interviews with famous, and infamous people who have known and loved Minis, people such as Sterling Moss, Jamie Blandford, Jeremy Clarkson, Damon Hill, Twiggy, David Bailey, George Harrison and Julie Christie. A history of workers' struggles, rust, wood, neglect decline and of the rebirth of the mini is also given.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: HarperCollins Illustrated
Published: 02 Aug 1999

ISBN 10: 0004140818
ISBN 13: 9780004140810

Author Bio
Brian Laban has been a motoring writer for 25 years, and a Mini fan for even longer. He has written for nearly all the major motoring publications, including Top Gear, Performance Car, Auto Express and is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph and The Times. In 1991 he won the Guild of Motoring Writers' Pierre Dreyfus Award for the most outstanding journalistic effort of the year.