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Maximum Mini – The essential book of cars based on the original Mini



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Maximum Mini – The essential book of cars based on the original Mini
BOOK OF THE MONTH – Classic & Sports Car

By Jeroen Booij
About the Author

Hardback • 128 pages • 250mm x 250mm • Over 545 colour and mono pictures

ISBN: 978-1-84584-154-6


£ 24.95 (for eBooks this varies and delivery is free)

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Features

- The first book to solely focus on Mini-derived cars, as opposed to the Mini itself
- Unique pictures especially taken for this book cover every car in great detail
- Jeroen has travelled the world to seek out rare and unique Mini-based cars to record and photograph
- Deeply researched information, from the original source where possible

Description

This book focuses solely on the cars derived from the classic Mini. Small GTs, sports cars, roadsters and fun cars: Mini derivatives that changed the specialist motoring market completely in the early sixties, and new designs kept it busy for nearly four decades. From the well known Mini Marcos and Unipower GT that raced at Le Mans, to the very obscure but as exciting Coldwell GT or Sarcon Scarab, almost 60 cars are thoroughly researched, described and photographed in this book.

Synopsis

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 500 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.

Independent Reviews

"BOOK OF THE MONTH. Jeroen Booij's superb analysis of Mini specials captivated the C&SC office. Simply brilliant." – Classic & Sports Car

"With over 500 colour 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

"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 colour pictures of 59 cars. Jeroen Booij has done a top job." – Octane

"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 labour of love for the author." – Minimarcos.org.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

"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. 5/6." – dep-o.co.uk

"... 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

"It's very well researched and nicely written ... well worth the £24.99 asked." – Classic Cars For Sale

"The number if bizarre treatments foisted upon the classic Mini running gear may never end, but Booij has catalogued 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

"Everything from small GTs to fun cars is covered in this fascinating book, all models are well-researched and written plus there are over 500 colour pictures. If you're a classic Mini fan, you need to own this book." – Tiscali.co.uk

"It is refreshing to see such a departure from the norm, in a book written with such passion for the subject. A book for any serious aficionado, to the casual viewer, or anyone with a sense of the ridiculous." – Mini Experience, Australia

"The Dutch author gives a colourful spread to each [car], with a full background of its design and the people involved. Example of all those covered have been found for the photographs." – The Automobile

"A great collection of Mini-derived car and kit cars." – Mini World

"Mini fans will get happily lost in Maximum Mini, with details on everything from Gordon's Minibug to the 'big sellers' like the Mini Marcos GT.If you're a mini enthusiast or you just have a coffee table with some spare space, you need to buy Maximum Mini." – Australian Classic Car

"Just like the enthusiasm needed to build the cars described, this book has been written with great fervour. This is a terrific book" – Old Autos, Canada

Additional Information

Models covered:
Autocars Mini by Marcos • Biota mk1 • Biota mk2 • Boro GT • Broadspeed GT • Broadspeed GT by Brian Foley • Buckle Monaco • Bulanti • Butterfield Musketeer GT • Camber GT • Coldwell GT • Cox GTM • D.A.R.T • Davrian mk7 (Demon) • Davrian mk8 • Deep Sanderson 105 • Deep Sanderson 301 • Dejoux Mini GT • Domino Pimlico • Ecurie de Dez 2+2 • ESAP Minimach GT • Fletcher GT • Gitane GT • GTM Coupé • Kingfisher Sprint • Landar R6 • Landar R7 • Lawther GT • Lolita mk I • Lolita mk II • Maya GT • McCoy GT • Midas Bronze • Mini Marcos mk I-II • Mini Marcos mk III-IV • Mini Jem mk I • Mini Jem mk II • MiniSprint • Nota Fang • Nimbus • Nimbus Don Parker Special • Nimrod • Ogle SX1000 • Pellandini • Peel Viking Minisport • Sabre Sprint • Sarcon Scarab • Siva Moonbuggy • Status Minipower • Status 365 • Stimson Mini Bug • Stimson Safari 6 • Stimson Trek • Terrapin • TiCi • Unipower GT mk1 • Unipower GT mk2 • Zagato Mini Gatto

UK, Australia, Europe, USA and Japan. Quite a few have ended up in Japan and the USA.

   

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