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.
Mini Creator - Alec Issigonis Talks About His Creation
Alec Issigonis first sketched the Mini's simple lines on a restaurant table
cloth. In four decades it has become an icon. This symbol of irreverence
and fun arrived at a time when the world was prepared to embrace the new
Issigonis, was a brilliant designer. He dived into the task of producing a
car with a tremendous amount of interior space in a small package. This
had never been done before. He and his team were determined to comfortably
pack four passengers in a bold, racy car.
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.
Nikon 18-55mm kit lens
Hoya Polarising Filter
Glidetrack 0.5m track
Some old tripod and head
Final Cut Pro
Music - "Work to do" by Mayer Hawthorne
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.
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
'no copyright infringement is intended'