collectible of the day: Mini: The Complete Story DVD


Mini: The Complete Story DVDWe have featured many books on the history of the Mini and MINI, but here is the first DVD.  “Mini: The Complete Story” tells the history of the Mini up through the introduction of the new MINI.  It was released on June 11, 2002.

The description from the back cover:

Fun, funky and fabulous!

An action-packed story of the small car with the big personality! Ever since introduced in 1959, the Mini has captured the hearts of millions of small-car lovers worldwide. Many different versions have been launched over the years, yet the basic design has changed very little from the original concept created by Sir Alec Issigonis. It has become a motoring icon, a fashion icon and a winner on the racetracks of the world. Now you can fully explore the unique appeal and genuine fun that the Mini inspires.

The video runs 117 minutes and is divided into the following chapters:

  • The Mini’s Ancestors
  • Design, Development & Debut
  • The Mini in Motorsport
  • Mini Festivals – It’s Party Time!
  • The Last Cars From Longbridge
  • The New Mini Is Launched

Special features include:

  • In-Car Mini Experiences
  • Mini 40th Birthday Celebrations
  • Mini 2001
  • The Mini Gallery