Mini Down Under traces the history of one of New Zealand's - and the world's - best-loved cars. More versions of the Mini were available in New Zealand than anywhere else, and the launching of the iconic car in February 1960 was a larger-than-life event. In this lively and personal story, the author tracks the Mini's life in New Zealand, the connection between Kiwi racing driver Bruce McLaren and the birth of the Mini Cooper, the heady days of competition success in the Antipodes, the local assembly and marketing of the classic original car and the eventual development into the latest generation Mini for a new century.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 03 / 2009