March 30, 2004 – Here’s a pic of a huge wall hanging in our MiniGuy showroom in Ventura. It’s a reproduction of an early Austin advertising poster touting the new “Austin Se7en.” The advert is from around 1959 or 1960.
It was only later that the car became known as the “Mini”…
The poster is a gift from Patrick R.; we’ve been good friends since we met years ago when he interviewed me for an article on MiniGuy for the newsletter of the Central Coast British Car Club (CCBCC).
Actually, I’ve had lots of visitors bring Mini stuff they’ve had laying around, just so it could be out on display for everyone to enjoy. Got something unique you’d like to have displayed in the MiniGuy showroom? Just drop us a note… If you have duplicates, the diecast Minis are particularly enjoyed by our young visitors. Send us a Mini club shirt, and we’ll hang that up too!