Daily Archives: August 26, 2010

MINI turns 51

MINI turned 51 today.  The first Mini was launched to the UK public on August 26, 1959.

MINI posted the notice on its Facebook page:

MINI turns 51 years today!

How are YOU celebrating the birthday of MINI today?!

MINI designer Sir Alec Issigonis brought ‘Creative Use of Space’ into fruition with his first MINI sketches on a napkin. From yesteryear’s Austin Se7en and Morris Mini-Minor to current day MINI, MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman, we want to mark the 51st birthday of MINI by taking you down MINI memory lane with rare photos & timelines. Enjoy!

See the Happy 51st Birthday MINI! photo gallery on Facebook.

collectible of the day: MINI PARKING ONLY stencil


MINI USA sometimes sends this MINI PARKING ONLY stencil in the mail to new MINI owners.  It comes with a personalized letter which reads:

Hi Mr. ——-

Rumor has it there might be a new MINI headed your way.  Now’s the time to visit the driveway, garage or parking venue of your choosing (as long as it’s yours) and stake out a little territory for you and your MINI.

Let’s Motor®

Your friends at MINI

MINI PARKING ONLY stencil note