The MINI - A Celebration Of A Classic British Icon
The mini is, quite simply, the most popular British car ever built, and even more importantly, has become a classic British Icon.
This programme is a true celebration of the mini in every conceivable form. With the help of a dedicated group of mini enthusiasts, step back in time and discover the secrets of this much loved little car's success. Hear the story of the mini's development dating back to Issigonis' groundbreaking design of the late 1950's, right up to BMW's brand new MINI of the 21st Century, whilst enjoying a rare opportunity to see a whole host of mini's, up close and personal.
They say that anybody who remembers the 1960's couldn't actually have been there, so for anyone in need of a reminder, this trip down memory lane to the mini's glory years will be a nostalgic treat not to be missed. From the drawing board of Issigonis to the legend that now is the thoroughly modern MINI, this is great British design at its brilliant best, timeless, treasured and an inspiration.
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Ultimate Autos- Duesenberg
Duesenberg was an Auburn, Indiana based American luxury automobile company active in various forms from 1913 to 1937, most famous for its high-quality passenger cars and record-breaking racing cars.
Stuck in Time - Autoline 1530
Many agree that the auction house Barrett-Jackson has its grips on some of the greatest collector cars in America. But there's a large group of classic cars just 90 miles off the Florida coast that no collector -- try as they might -- has been able to buy...because they reside in the communist country of Cuba.
Since the U.S. embargo was enacted in the early '60s, no American products have been allowed either into the country, or out. And experts agree, sitting on that small island is a treasure trove of pre-1960 vehicles that many collectors would love to own.
During a trip to Cuba John McElroy captured the story of these incredible vehicles and their owners in a short Autoline documentary called "Stuck in Time" which begins this week's broadcast. John then follows that story with a trip to our studio with two men well steeped in the car collecting culture. McKeel Hagerty knows the value of cars like these since insuring vintage vehicles is part of his business at Hagerty Insurance. And Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has been collecting classic cars for years. This week on Autoline they join John to share their thoughts on Cuba, these unique cars and whether or not they'll ever make it off the island.
The classic Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper is a real classic and we understand how important car insurance is for motoring enthusiasts.
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Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History Channel's archive. Here is their description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men, William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for the largest company in the world."
The Classic Mini (documentary)
This is my final project for my Media A-Level from back in 2004. A short documentary on the history and brilliance of the Classic Mini.
Mk1 Austin Mini 850cc
Classic 1964 Austin Mini Project.
Took 6 weeks to complete. July - August 2011. Please comment!
Rally - What makes a modern rally car so fast?
Ever since the world's first rally back in 1894, the sport has transformed from a simple test of cars into an entity that tests both cars and drivers on the limit.
In this short documentary, Ash Davies shows us how far the sport has come by looking into the performance and history of one of the great Rallying icons, the Subaru WRX STI.
With the help of RallySchool's Nathan Reeves, we find out what makes a modern rally car so fast, and how to drive it on the limit.
Last Classic Mini Coopers
Former BBC Top Gear and Wheeler Dealer director Jamie Langton is one of hundreds of journalists from around the world who witness the end of production of the worlds favourite small car. The following is a special feature highlight from Jamie Langton's new classic car DVD, Mini The Legend. On 4th October 2000 after 40 years of non stop (Follow on Twitter @JamieLangton) production, it was time to call it a day for the little car with several 'last of the line' Mini Cooper 500s poised to roll out forever on the production line. As the track started to roll out the last cars, 60s pop star Lulu sat behind the wheel of the very last example out to the awaiting press.
IMM Mini 50th 2009 Part 1
The first part of the video footage I took at the IMM Mini 50th anniversary weekend held at Longbridge, near Birmingham on the weekend of the 7th to 11th of August 2009. Over 5000 classic Mini's in attendance! This segment starts with some classic Mini's, a look at David Bowie's all silver Mini and finishes with the highlights of the Russ Swift stuntshow.
Lots more classic Mini action to come in the next parts including the Wheeler Dealers!
BEST MINI SHOW EVER!
Check my blog for 100 or so stills at http://julesburt.posterous.com/
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the longbridge tunnel mini the last mini to leave longbridge part 2
afrter being dumped down a tunnel under longbridge in the late 1970s where it was stripped and battered by everyman and his dog and is now out and going to be restored this is part 2 of its restoration it has just been popped into some sort of shape before the full restoration takes place
'Classic Cars' 1999 (Minis On Men & Motors) Part 2
The Mini Cooper, John Rhodes, Warwick Banks And Phil Short (plus the 'Top 10 Cars Of The Century') Feature On The Final Episode Of The 'Classic Cars' Motoring TV Programme, First Shown On 'Men & Motors' Back In 1999 (Part Two).
V16 hot rod? rat rod? (twin V8)
The car is far from done and the rads will be shrouded!
Twin Sbc chevy engines just over 900 rwhp 2307lbs 0-60 under 3 sec, mid 9's 1/4 mile gear limited for 180mph
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