IntroductionForeword 58 individual chapters, describing a Mini-derivativeCars that didn't make itBibliography and acknowledgments
After a career as a road test editor for a Dutch motoring magazine, Jeroen Booij decided to become a freelance motoring journalist. He prefers describing the weird and wonderful of the automotive industry, specialising in classic, specialist, or simply unusual cars, which has often led 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 of the cars that derived from it, which Jeroen spent nearly five years researching. He lives in Amsterdam with girlfriend, Annette, and daughter, Violette.
Maximum Mini appeared as a hardback in 2008 and was an immediate success. Hardly surprising that the publishers, Veloce, have chosen to republish it in their paperback Classic Reprint series. If you missed it the first time round, buy it now!- Mini Marco Owners Club Magazine. The name 'Mini' has conjured up a single, distinctive shape for generations - and yet engineers and stylists have been messing with them for as long as they have existed. Maximum Mini collates the sublime and ridiculous, the one-offs and production successes, into one enjoyable book that demonstrates not only the versatility of the A-series power plant and subframes, but also the cultural differences wherever Minis were sold. Australian beetle-backed racers meet Israeli glass fibre wagons and British roadster and trucks across 128 rapidly-read pages. Truly enjoyable, whether you like Minis or not. - Classic Car Weekly. You might be familiar with some of the more popular Mini-based kit cars and limited-run models, but we bet a few of those covered in this book will still surprise you. It details 58 of the most interesting cars ever to call the baby Brit a donor. Fun cars, good picture and concise writing mark it out.- Auto Express. The first book focused entirely on models derived from Mini, from the most famous Mini Macros and CT Unipower to the less known Caldwell GT, Sarcon and Scarab. Here they are minutely described and illustrated with over 500 colour photos, never seen before on printed paper. Ever heard of the Zagato Mini Gatto, the Stimson Safari or the Australian Lolita Mk1 and Mk2? Many stories and curiosities told in this volume. - epocAuto.