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“The Incredible Seven” promotional film by BMC

"The Incredible Seven" Part 3 still-frame

British Pathé, “one of the oldest media companies in the world” and a producer of newsreels until 1970, just released its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to YouTube.  One of the newsreels (broken into three video parts) is a 1961 promotional video by the British Motor Corporation during the early years of the classic Mini, then called the Austin Seven (sometimes spelled Se7en).

This is a fantastic look at the early development of the classic Mini with shots of Alec Issigonis, early prototypes built and road-tested, production and assembly, press launch, and press review headlines.

The total length is 28:43.

Visit the pages on YouTube if you’d like to read the transcripts of the videos.


“The Incredible Seven” Part 1:

“The Incredible Seven” Part 2:

“The Incredible Seven” Part 3:


The Source: Facebook app to share the MINI GP

The Source Facebook app

MINI has released yet another new Facebook app; this one is a contest. The Source is an app to promote the new MINI John Cooper Works GP. During the next month, MINI will release more MINI GP media such as videos in the app. Participants must share the information to get points.

Below are the two videos from Stage 2.

Visit the MINI The Source Facebook page.

Engineered for Speed

Go to the source page for Engineered for Speed.

Radical Aerodynamics

Go to the source page for Radical Aerodynamics.