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The Car's The Star 'Mini' (part one)

Part one of 'The Car's The Star' which was the Top Gear spin off TV show (written & presented by Quentin Willson) that featured the great British Mini in this particular episode which was first shown on BBC2 in 1997.


 


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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.





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OLD TOP GEAR, SERIES 39, EPISODE 7, 2/2, 1997.
JEREMY CLARKSON TESTS A VERY FAST OLD SHAPE MINI FITTED WITH A 1.4 LITRE TWIN CAM & STEVE BERRY SHOWS SOME OF THE NEW MODELS FROM THE BRITISH MOTOR SHOW.





Austin Allegro: The Car's the Star Part One
Quentin Willson takes a look at the controversial Austin Allegro in this 1994 programme. This is in two parts.





Citroen DS - BBC's The Car's The Star with Quentin Wilson.
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Top Gear 'Mini Cooper Monte Carlo Rally Feature' (1994)
Top Gear feature about the classic rally driver Paddy Hopkirk, navigator Ron Crellin and the legendary Mini Coopers return to the Monte Carlo Rally during early 1994.





Austin/Rover Mini Cooper Manufacture, Longbridge
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Top Gear 'Mini Cooper Sport 5' Feature (1997)
Top Gear From 1997 Featuring The New 'Mini Cooper Sport 5' From John Cooper Garages, Tony Mason And The Late John Cooper Himself.





'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).





Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud documentary - The Car's The Star [BBC 1995]
18 years ago, on television, The Car's The Star. After the Silver Dawn followed the Silver Cloud in its standard version or a rare, long wheelbase. The carrossier H. J. Mulliner was just bought by Rolls-Royce and this specialist builded convertibles on the chassis. For the special bodies were James Young, Freestone & Webb and Hooper good addresses.The Silver Cloud was a popular status symbol among movie and pop stars. BBC 1995 'no copyright infringement is intended'





The car's the star Jensen Interceptor part 1
Part 1 of The car's the star. This time featuring the Jensen interceptor. Some of the clip is missing I'm afraid.





London 2 Brighton 2011 Mini Run/Show
I couldn't take any footage during the actual run as I was driving, but I did manage to get 2 hours worth of footage. It was a pleasant day and there were some nice Mini's out, a few of them included: Palmer Brothers Mini Shorty (Pink Nitroused) Mini Roadster (Blue roof chopped) GSX-R Powered Mini Minus shell, 3-4 inch body chop (By Andy Farmer) Vauxhall Powered Mini (Bonnet chopped) If anyone has any more details on these Mini please let me know and I can add credits to the video and links. Equipment used: Nikon d5000 Nikon 18-55mm kit lens Hoya Polarising Filter Glidetrack 0.5m track Some old tripod and head Compressor Final Cut Pro Music - "Work to do" by Mayer Hawthorne





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Old Top Gear from 1998 Quentin Willson roadtests Queen Elizabeth II's Rover P5B Coupé and plays the Chancellor Of The Exchequer in the process. He covers things to look for in a used P5B and the features of this quaint limosine This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the 26th March 1998




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