Mini: 60 Years
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About the Author
Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars. He has worked across a vast array of media for 35 years, which includes writing 50 books on a diverse range of subjects. One of them, My Dad Had One of Those, is among the most popular car books of all time, with over 180,000 copies sold. Chapman also served as editor-in-chief of three titles for DK: The Car Book, The Classic Car Book, and Drive, published internationally in numerous languages and to wide acclaim. Chapman's Car Compendium won the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy in 2008. His interviews with people whose lives are in, around, and sometimes even opposed to cars appear regularly in newspapers and magazines, and he has written widely on car design and its impact on the wider world. Chapman's career began in automotive industry consultancy before moving into magazine publishing, where he was editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine. Since 1994, he has contributed to dozens of famous newspapers and magazines. Besides his own books, he's worked as editor, advisor, and consultant to many other authors and publishers. Chapman also founded the Royal Automobile Club's Motoring Book of The Year Award, and he appears regularly on TV and radio commenting on motoring and automotive industry issues. He lives in Kent, UK.
"...a very enjoyable read that pleasantly presents the entire model run in historical context." - Classic Motorsports
"Highly recommended. A must-have for any Mini enthusiast or admirer of the marque." - The View Through the Windshield
"...provides all sorts of wonderful detail, photos and sketches that will be enjoyed by Mini owners." - ClassicCars.com