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David Bowie Worked For Bmc?


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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:20 PM

David Bowie working on the Mk1 Mini production line fitting a rear window ! :lol:

 

Bowie-mk1_zps375fa537.jpg

 

Even when he had left BMC and became famous he still had an interest in Mini's........

minibowie_zps53f2216c.jpg

The David Bowie Mini
Designed by David himself, as part of the 40th anniversary Mini celebrations in 1999.

David Bowie’s art Mini is a subversive kind of awesome:
http://www.minimania...kind_of_awesome

 



#2 Captain Mainwaring

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:57 PM

David Bowie working on the Mk1 Mini production line fitting a rear window ! :lol:

 

Bowie-mk1_zps375fa537.jpg

 

Even when he had left BMC and became famous he still had an interest in Mini's........

minibowie_zps53f2216c.jpg

The David Bowie Mini
Designed by David himself, as part of the 40th anniversary Mini celebrations in 1999.

David Bowie’s art Mini is a subversive kind of awesome:
http://www.minimania...kind_of_awesome

 

 

 

It's great, but I wouldn't say it was designed. Rather just chromed.

It's a little bit like Top Gear extolling the design prowess of Victoria Beckham on the RR Evoque - hmm yes.



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:34 AM

Imagine trying to polish that  O_O



#4 Miniminx71

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:02 PM

The Laughing Chrome.



#5 Gerbil367

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:32 PM

Ha ha ha, hee hee hee



#6 Miniminx71

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

Ha ha ha, hee hee hee

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#7 Chris Cowin

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 06:44 PM

That black and white photograph is not David Bowie...

It's a Motorgraphs image of the first Minis being built in 1959 (when Bowie was 12)

http://motorgraphs.m...-1959-7020.html

 

The story that David Bowie once worked at BMC is (unless someone knows better) an "urban myth".



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 09:02 PM

Its just a joke mate because it slightly ressembles him

#9 mab01uk

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:21 PM

I didn't know that photo had actually become an urban myth! :lol:



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 12:02 AM

Certainly looks like a 59 mini



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 04:27 PM

I think it really is him but not in 1959 but refitting his MPI out after fitting a pair of weld in MK1 rear light conversion panels circa 1998, I think he later found a 1965 V5c on eBay to save him paying road tax on it the tight begger! :-D



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:19 PM

RIP David

you will be missed...



#13 RichMPiBlue

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:27 PM

David Bowie working on the Mk1 Mini production line fitting a rear window ! :lol:

 

Bowie-mk1_zps375fa537.jpg

 

Even when he had left BMC and became famous he still had an interest in Mini's........

minibowie_zps53f2216c.jpg

The David Bowie Mini
Designed by David himself, as part of the 40th anniversary Mini celebrations in 1999.

David Bowie’s art Mini is a subversive kind of awesome:
http://www.minimania...kind_of_awesome

 

 

I read somewhere that it weren't Bowie in that pic working on the line? I don't know if I agree with that statement as it certainly looks like him, uncanny! 






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