Designed and built in England, the original Mini was a smash success, spawning numerous derivatives including vans, pickups, utility vehicles, and more. In Cooper S guise, it was a giant slayer on the race track--quick and nimble handling. When BMW took over Rover in 2000, it was hard to imagine what would become of the Mini. Surprise! In 2001, the New Mini was launched to accolades and no less enthusiasm than enjoyed by the original car. Mini: 60 Years covers the entire Mini history, from Alec Issigonis' original concept right through today's models.