The Updated “George” Mini!

From the Mini Cooper(BMW) website:

In celebration of the 50th birthday of the MINI automobile, the company has recreated and updated George Harrison’s original MINI.

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In 1966, Beatles manager Brian Epstein gave each member of the band a Mini Cooper S as a gift. George Harrison took his car and painted it with different psychedelic images. The car was later seen in The Beatles’ film, Magical Mystery Tour. MINI has recreated Harrison’s car in an updated version, with the one and only model going to Olivia Harrison. The car was accepted by the Beatle’s widow on behalf of the Material Charitable Foundation, a charity set up by George in 1973. The car will be auctioned later this year, with proceeds going to the foundation. Olivia Harrison had this to say, “George was a huge MINI fan and he would have enjoyed creating this new version. The fact that MINI’s anniversary celebrations will also benefit our Foundation has made it an enjoyable as well as meaningful collaboration.”

ISN’T IT THE CUTEST CAR EVER? OMG, I want one. Too bad there IS only one.

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George and his Mini!

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Outside his first-bought home, Kinfauns, in Esher, with his pyschedelic painted Mini.

George Cracks Up.

This awesome sequence of photos shows “The Great Stone Face”,as John once called him, finally surrendering to the surrounding tee-hees (Paul has already lost it) and having a laugh.


“I don’t know what you lot think is so funny….” (sulks)


“Well, I suppose it was mildly amusing..”


“Must…keep…mouth straight….”


“SNORK”


“Ah, what the hell…HAH!”

George and the lug nuts

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George being filmed loosening the lug nuts on the car, in a Bahamas scene from the Beatles second film Help.