As many anticipated, MINI’s celebrations for the brand’s 50 anniversary at Silverstone in the UK on 22 – 24 May 2009 will include the unveiling of a special edition model. For the event, MINI has created a modern interpretation of George Harisson’s 1966 Cooper S painted with psychedelic images such as yantras and Sanskrit mantras. The one-off model will be handed over to Olivia Harrison who will accept the MINI on behalf of the Material World Charitable Foundation that was set up by The Beatle’s lead guitarist in 1973. The car will be auctioned later in the year.
“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,” said Olivia Harrison.