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#1 taffy1967

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:05 PM

Hello folks, just passing through (in between being a full time Dad and using up what actual spare time I have copying/backing up my old Mini video's on to my PC) and I thought some of you may find these particular videos that I uploaded of interest?: -

First off is this rare 1969 Mini Cooper/Dunlop SP Sport Tyres film called 'Vive Le Sport': -







Or it's available to view on MySpace in one go, but not quite as high quality ('HQ') as on YouTube: -

Vive Le Sport (1969) MySpace link

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#2 taffy1967

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:11 PM

Here's another that I recently dug out and I have this on CD-Rom (a mate copied it for me several years back), so I uploaded it to MySpace (I initially failed to upload it to YouTube as it was slightly too long. But I managed to upload it to YouTube in 2 parts, although within moments of it being uploaded they removed the soundtrack from part 2 as it infringed copywrite or whatever. You can watch and hear it all via MySpace though) and it's a great little video of the famous annual Italian Job charity run and it has a very powerful message at the end, but with slightly upsetting images.

Oh and this one is from 1998, so it's completely BINI free: -

The Story of The 1998 The Italian Job link

Here's the YouTube links anyway: -





Just be warned that the ending is quite disturbing, but it's good to think the little Mini is out there helping to make a difference anyway.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

Finally for now, here's a 'Classic Cars' TV show Mini feature dating from 1999 (via the 'Men & Motors' channel) that you should all enjoy?: -





Again all in one go via MySpace (but lower quality than 'HQ' YouTube though): -

Minis On Classic Cars link

Hope you like this one anyway? The top 10 cars of the Century is definitely worth a look too.

These video's aren't DVD quality, but their quite watch-able all the same and I did all I could to present them in the highest quality possible and with some pretty good editing if I do say so myself. lol

And my Mini shrine page is getting very full now: -

Mini Shrine link

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:36 PM

Taffffffffffffffffyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Runs around screaming*

Nice to see you back me lad :thumbsup: If only briefly, yeay!!! :goaway:

As ever brilliant videos thank you! They'll keep me quiet for a while, some I've seen before from a very very nice man :(

#5 taffy1967

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:42 PM

Was he really a very, very, very nice man then? lol

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Some fun screen grabs from 'Vive Le Sport': -

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:46 PM

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:47 PM

lol sweet
just seen 'Vive Le Sport' that you did in other thred and to be onest i liked it pitty the ladys in it where prolly 19 ther so about 59 now lol but they was fittys

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:47 PM

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So these films should keep you all happy for a while. Then misses willing and when I get a chance, I'll try and convert and upload a few more.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:10 PM

lol sweet
just seen 'Vive Le Sport' that you did in other thred and to be onest i liked it pitty the ladys in it where prolly 19 ther so about 59 now lol but they was fittys



Sorry Matt, I must have missed your post.

Anyway yes 'Vive Le Sport' (1969) is a great period piece for lots of reasons and the 2 girls were babes alright. The girl who was the passenger (Beth Morris) originally came from Swansea and the girl who was expertly driving the MKII Austin Mini Cooper S (Liane Engeman) was a successful Dutch born professional racing driver at the time.

You can find out much more about the girls, the bloke (who was the late comedian Barrie Gosney) and that Mini Cooper S via 'The Internet Movie Database' (IMDb), since I got them to add it recently: -

IMDb link

(So if you liked the film too, then why not leave a revue?)

Okay the picture quality is a bit ropey at times, but it is taken from a video copy a friend sent me. Prior to that I only had half the film on tape (thanks to my eagle eyed Mother who spotted the Mini in the film whilst watching Channel 4, or S4C for us Taffies back in 1986) and I didn't even know what it was called until a few years back.

Here's a pdf about Lianne Engeman then and now and she's still a lovely looking lady today (but a right babe back in 1969): -

pdf link

Some more information, including her Mini Cooper connection: -

Female Racing Drivers Page link

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:03 PM

Ive watched all of these now but forgot to comment :) :) :)

Nice one matey :P cheers for posting ;)

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:24 PM

Ive watched all of these now but forgot to comment :D :D >_<

Nice one matey :) cheers for posting :thumbsup:


No problembo and I've recently uploaded this short Mini related video too: -



I got that clip from one of the special Mini related programmes that made up 'Mini Night' back in early January 1999 (which was a bit too early for the Minis 40th Birthday).

I plan on backing the whole lot up on my computer and burning it to a DVDr disc, although it would take forever to upload on to YouTube and I doubt the rest would interest anyone now?

Oh and if you don't know the actress and Mini fan who is being interviewed, then just where have you been because she played the eldest daughter in the 1970 family favourite classic film 'The Railway Children': -

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Edited by Deathrow, 22 September 2011 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:27 PM

Anyway it's believed that this is the 1st Mini (MK2) that she talks of failing and then passing her driving test in: -

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Plus it seems she owned other Minis too many years later: -

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But okay, I've always had a soft spot for Jenny.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:30 PM

Some more of Jenny over the decades: -

From the rare 1969 psychological chiller 'I Start Counting': -
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It's the bus conductor whose the evil local sex killer: -
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Jenny amused at the naughty pictures at her brothers workplace: -
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Doing an excellent job of being drunk: -
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The face of an angel: -
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Walking through the woods and looking lovely as ever: -
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The amazing 1960's tower block she lives in with her family (i.e. the now 'grade 2 listed' Point Royal high-rise located in Bracknell): -
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That building also featured as the home of the disturbed police officer as played by Sean Connery in the bleak and very brutal 1972 film 'The Offence'. (The recent TV shows 'Life On Mars' & 'Ashes To Ashes' were merely kids stuff compared to that classic British film).

The groovy record shop with sound booths and Jimi Hendrix pictures on the wall: -
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Edited by taffy1967, 15 August 2009 - 07:14 PM.


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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:30 PM

You know it interests me mate :) keep it coming.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:31 PM

In the amazing 1970 film 'Walkabout' (which has been classed as 'one of the top 100 films to watch before you die'): -
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If you've never seen or heard of it before, you can watch it on-line here: -
http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b007c5jl
The beginning is a bit confusing, but it's very compelling and has great camera work and great music throughout. Definitely a must see film.

In the 1976 sci-fi film 'Logan's Run': -
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And in the fantastic 1981 horror film 'An American Werewolf In London': -
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So yes I've always had a soft spot for Jenny.

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