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
The Cars the Star Hillman Imp
The Car's the Star: Hillman Imp
Series looking at classic '70s cars, many of which can be seen in the
background of Life on Mars. Quentin Willson looks at the Hillman Imp. [S]
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.
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
Austin Allegro: The Car's The Star Part Two
Part two of Quentin Willson's look at the Allegro. Apologies for the poor
quality 3/4 of the way through but this is due to a damaged tape. The
silence mid way through is due to an ABBA song on the soundtrack that upset
the copyright owner and it was blocked so I had to edit it out and upload
it again. Quentin only talks about colours and trim in this section.
'Classic Cars' 1999 (Minis On Men & Motors) Part 1
The Mini Cooper And The Late John Cooper (plus the National Motor Museum @
Beaulieu) Feature On The Final Episodes Of The 'Classic Cars' Motoring TV
Programme, First Shown On 'Men & Motors' Back In 1999 (Part One).
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
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.
Copyright: 2006 Delta Music PLC
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