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.
The Car's The Star 'Mini' (part two)
Part two (& the final part) 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.
My Janspeed Mini Cooper-S
This is the highlights of my Janspeed Mini Cooper S car that was used in the famous enthusiast video Janspeed DIY Mini, produced by my company. The car was stripped down to the last nut and bolt. It was designed by their race team along with the legendary David Vizard and then built by Janspeed's race engine builders. Even the body was rebuilt from scratch! The car also featured in a magazine article as one of the fastest ever road Minis! It's a blindingly quick car and will easily embarrass many hot hatches of today. See the details on its website.
The Cars the Star Ford Capri
Quentin Wilson looks at the car behind the slogan 'The car you always promised yourself'. From its birth in 1969 to end of production in 1986, talking to those who designed and marketed the car as well as some devoted owners
Building a baby Austin7 MK1 Mini - PART 2/2, BMC, Longbridge
PART 2 - A very early BMC film of the original Mini being built from Start to finish at the Austin Factory, Longbridge - happy times. Sadly, most of the factory has recently been demolished. The Mini production assembly remained virtually unchanged for 40 years
Why Rover crashed, part 1
Why Rover crashed? Quentin Willson investigates for ITV's TONIGHT with Trevor McDonald broadcasted on 13 June 2005. In part 1 you will see how easily incompetent MG Rover management was fooled by Chinese and gave away the technical rights to Rover 25, 75 and the Powertrain business...
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.
Old Top Gear What Cars Not To Buy
Old Top Gear from 1997
Quentin Willson looks at some cars that you definately should avoid
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the 10th April 1997