By Rob Golding. The full story of the Mini from its initial launch in the late 1950s through the BMW-built 2006 version. Hardcover, 176 pages.
"It's not the size that matters," Austin Powers tells his son as they look over the MINI, "but how you use it." And the diminutive MINI has made it big -- from the beginning. This book tells the full story of the iconic car from its initial launch in the late 1950s through its current super-hip BMW-built incarnation -- right up to the revised version set for release in 2006. Packaged in a clever "under the hood" flap with magnetic clasp (the front flap opens to show the engine), MINI 50 Years captures both the sense of fun and style that have made Mini one of the most popular compacts in the history of the automotive industry.