Mini MPI Launch 1997
Launch preview at BMH Gaydon, of the upgraded Mini MPI (Multi Point
Injection) range for 1997 with drivers airbag, seatbelt pre-tensioners,
door side impact bars and front mounted radiator. Despite Rover's original
plan to end Mini production in 1997 due to new European safety and
emmisions legislation, BMW's new investment in the Mini and John Cooper's
insistence on this last update finally got the MPI into production in 1996,
extending the Mini's life by 4 more years until the launch of the New MINI
MINI Cooper Prototype Preview 1997
Media preview of the new MINI on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show in
September 1997. Almost a hoax as it was a "skin prototype" based on the
modified platform, engine and running gear of a Fiat Punto! It successfully
diverted publicity from the arrival of the new Mercedes A-Class and Smart
cars.This news clip includes an interview with the late John Cooper.
brscc 1967 part 1
BRSCC end of year review. features footage from the International Racing
Car Show, and races from Brands Hatch and Oulton Park, Sports cars and
Saloon Cars as well as a non championship F1 race, March 12, 1967 - Race of
Champions at Brands Hatch, opening race of the season.
'434 NWL' The First Mini Ever?
What was considered to be the only surviving pre-production prototype Mini
(seen here with it's then long term owner, the late Bernard Ferriman) which
supposedly pre-dated '621 AOK'. Was this really the oldest surviving Mini
and just where is it today?