Celebrating 35 years of the Mini a little car that has come a long way.

The first plans for the Mini car were drawn up on a restaurant tablecloth in 1959.

On the 35th anniversary of the now legendary car, 100,000 people and 30,000 of their cars turned up at Silverstone race track in England for the celebrations.

Paul Coughlan, Chairman of the Irish Mini Owners Club and Paddy Hopkirk, 1964 Monte Carlo Rally Winner tell RTÉ News why they love the car.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 August 1994. The reporter is Donal Byrne.

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