Here’s a blast from the past for this week’s MF video Friday. This is a BBC news report from the day that the first new MINI prototype was first shown off to British press. A fascinating glimpse back to a time that seems almost impossible to imagine. It’s interesting to note that the angle taken by the press at the time was all about British jobs and not about a potential successful product.

And a quick note… Nick Stephenson (interviewed in the piece) and Frank Stephenson (the actual designer of this MINI) are not related and are not the same person.

A big thanks to the Youtube user who dug this out of the archives!