We are excited to announce that our newest exhibit, “50 Years of the MINI- Presented by MINI of Nashville” is now open until September 28, 2009. This exhibit focuses on the history of the Mini and features the following vehicles from our collection:
1965 Austin Twini Mini Replica
1967 Morris Mini Minor Traveller
1971 Morris Mini
1969 Austin Mini Convertible
1969 Austin Mini (Fiberglass Body)
2006 BMW MINI Cooper S Works GP
1967 Austin Mini Moke
1964 Peel Viking
1980 Midas Bronze
1960 Austin Mini 850 “Plum Mini”
1975 Morris Mini 2/3 Scale
Click here to download our gallery card that tells all about these vehicles!
MINI PODCAST AVAILABLE- LISTEN HERE OR DOWNLOAD FOR FREE!
LISTEN TO A PODCAST THAT TELLS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MINI! (Right click on “PODCAST” if you would like to download this file to your computer)
THE HISTORY OF THE MINI- RECOMMENDED READING LIST:
If you would like to learn more about the history of the Mini brand, here is a list of recommended reading courtesy of David Yando, Manager of the Lane Motor Museum:
The Man Who Made The Mini
Jonathan Wood (Biography of Sir Alec Issigonis – an accomplished racer and engineer, even without the success that the Mini brought – the more I read about him, and see quotes from him, the more intriguing he sounds.)
Rob Golding (dealing with both Mini and MINI, this new book tells the stories of both the cars and the people responsible. Its unusual hardback design adds to its appeal.)
The Essential Guide to the Mini
Mark Paxton (covers all models, 1959-1999, would be a good reference book for a prospective buyer.)
Mini The Book
Peter Wurth (while it tells the story of the Mini thru text and pop-art photography, it deals mainly with the social and pop-culture influence of the Mini, by the Mini.)
Mini Cooper in Detail – Mk I – Mk III 1961-1971
John Parnell (covers the Cooper and Cooper S performance cars.)
Jeroen Booij (covers 58 common and not-so-common variants based on the venerable Mini chassis.)
THANK YOU MINI OF NASHVILLE!
We would like to thank MINI of Nashville for partnering with us in the creation and promotion of this event! In addition to the exhibit, their support will allow us to host a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Mini in late August…a specific date along with more details coming soon!