VotW – Owning a Classic Mini

OK, Video of the Week - Owning A Classic MiniI will admit it, I love Minis. I love old ones and new ones and large ones and small ones and … well, you get the picture. Something about the A-series engine, the transverse drivetrain, and the squat looks just appeal to me. Yes I drive a Vanden Plas Princess 1100, but in truth, all forms of the ADO16 are just large Minis. Yes, I said it. And I mean it.

Anyway, our video this week is titled “Owning A Classic Mini”. Just below the clip you will see the information about the young man who made the video and why. I think it is a wonderful effort and just goes to show the kind of devotion these cars inspire.


Here is a short look into what it’s like to own a Classic Mini. Before I brought the black Mini shown in the thumbnail I watched just about every Classic Mini video on YouTube to get an understanding of what it’s like to drive and work on one. I didn’t find what I was looking for, just a few un-stabilised GoPro shots. Hopefully this will give you a better understanding of what it is truly like to own one of these fantastic cars!

I produced the video for my final unit on the Creative Media course at Abingdon and Witney College. Interlock Productions.

I think you will enjoy it!

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.


  1. Michael,

    Today, Robert Morey and I were talking about your website (as usual!), and he referenced an edition in which you showed the cover of The Gentleman’s Guide to Motoring, a book both Robert and I have read and love! I have sifted back through the last couple of Just British editions and fail to see it. Robert said he even left a comment that he had read it and that it had influenced his writing. Do you readily remember which edition that was in? Thanks.

    • I don’t believe I have written about that book here – although I plan to. He must have seen my mention of it on FaceBook, Google+, or GoodReads.

      But you have reminded me that I need to talk about it!

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