This is the first book to focus solely on the cars derived from the classic Mini. Small GTs, sports cars, roadsters and fun cars: Mini-derivatives made the specialist motoring market roar in the sixties, but after that they didn’t fade away. The seventies, eighties, and nineties saw new variants on the car that simply wouldn’t die – some genius, some crazy, but always out of the ordinary and colorful. From the well known Mini Marcos and Unipower GT that even raced at Le Mans, to the very obscure but at least as exciting Coldwell GT or Sarcon Scarab, almost 60 cars are thoroughly researched, described and photographed. Many of the people originally involved with designing and building them were interviewed, and some cars that were thought to be long gone were found during the researching of this book. Others weren’t, but nevertheless made it in as old material came to light. Of the over 450+ pictures in this book, most have never been seen in print before. Just like the enthusiasm needed to build the cars described, this book has been written with a true passion.
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After a career as a test editor for a Dutch motoring magazine, Jeroen Booij (1975) decided to become a freelance motoring journalist. He prefers describing the weird and wonderful of the automotive industry, specializing in classic, specialist or simply unusual cars, which has often lead to full features on vehicles that are hardly taken seriously by the regular press. With a passion for Minis, it was a logical step to write a book about all the cars derived from it, which Jeroen spent nearly five years researching. He lives in Amsterdam.Review:
"BOOK OF THE MONTH. Jeroen Booij's superb analysis of Mini specials captivated the C&SC office. Simply brilliant." – Classic & Sports Car
"The number of bizarre treatments foisted upon the classic Mini running gear may never end, but Booij has cataloged plenty here and it makes interesting, if sometimes scary, reading. Some of the higher quality ones such as the Mini Marcos you may know, and there are some potent performance versions, too. Others are forlornly quaint or just plain wrong, and to track them down is a work of dedication." – Classic Cars
"It's very well researched and nicely written ... well worth the $49.95 asked" – Classic Cars For Sale
"... describes all the known and many unknown Mini-based cars in a great style and with over 500 pictures that have never seen print before." – coachbuild.com
"If you’ve got any interest in Minis, you’re going to find this book very hard to resist. Grab a copy while you can." – dep-o.co.uk
"This unique book covers almost 60 cars, all of which are derivatives of the Mini. There is a massive number of specials I'd never seen before. They are all here." – Mini Cooper Register
"Maximum Mini is THE book to have if your main interest is in Mini derivatives. This is more than just a book - it's been a labor of love for the author." – Minimarcos.org.uk
"This is not just a book about Minis. It's about the weird and wonderful cars that were based on the Mini ... packed with ephemera as well as color pictures of 59 cars. Jeroen Booij has done a top job." – Octane
"With over 500 color and mono photos, a large majority of which have never been seen before in print, this book seems to have been compiled with the same enthusiasm as the owners treat these little cars. Definitely a contender for specialist car book of the year. Buy it..." – Totalkitcar.com
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Buchbeschreibung Veloce Publishing, Dorchester (GB), 2009. Gebundene Ausgabe. 128 Seiten. 26 x 26 cm. Mit zahlreichen farbigen Illustrationen. In englischer Sprache. Buch wirkt ungelesen. Ein sehr gutes bis nahezu neuwertiges Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 883. Artikel-Nr. 21588
Buchbeschreibung Veloce Publishing Ltd, 2009. Karton. Zust: Gutes Exemplar. 128 S. Englisch 900g. Artikel-Nr. 505743