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PostSubject: A Mini marvel   13th May 2014, 00:24

When it first hit the roads in 1959, the Mini was dubbed the first 'classless' car that appealed to the masses.

It quickly became part of Sixties pop culture, associated with the likes of Twiggy and The Beatles. With this year marking its 55th anniversary, the car's popularity continues with it last week being voted Britain's best-ever car by a respected car magazine.

Today motoring expert and mini fan - and owner - Quentin Willson will be treating us to a look back through the history of the Mini and explaining what makes it such an iconic vehicle.
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PostSubject: Re: A Mini marvel   13th May 2014, 15:20

Thanks for the link very interesting facts. thumbs up 
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PostSubject: Re: A Mini marvel   13th May 2014, 17:44

Minnie, Mercedes and Monza  Rolling Eyes Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: A Mini marvel   13th May 2014, 18:16

Enjoyed the link thumbs up 
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PostSubject: Re: A Mini marvel   14th May 2014, 22:08

In 1959 I went to Car Mart in Euston Road to see this amazing car. I was 13 and couldn't get near it because of the huge crowd.

I had my first one, red with black roof in April 1964. All these years later I still remember the reg: ALE 477B
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PostSubject: Re: A Mini marvel   14th May 2014, 23:27

My first Mini in 1974 was a 1965 Morris Mini-Minor in Tweed Grey with white roof, reg: CRV 334C....later sprayed black with black tinted windows! Must dig out some old photos and scan them.
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PostSubject: Re: A Mini marvel   15th May 2014, 05:37

In the age of real film with real cameras that allowed us to make instead of take pictures I don't seem to have any pictures of my early cars.

I had (got lost in the move here) a huge black sack of the pictures I took with my Pentax's and Olympus's (is that Olympii ?). I still have the cameras, they're in the gites on display.

99% where scenic and sunsets.
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