Blog: Austin 'Wildgoose'
Dave Leggett | 28 April 2008
I was up at BMW/Mini's Plant Oxford on Friday to meet up with Oliver Zipse, the Plant Director. We had a chat in a large building that is reserved for Mini events (an interview article for just-auto is in the works). It's also a place big enough to gather everyone together for occasional company meetings. There is some showcasing of the present product and, I was pleased to see, plenty of Mini heritage on display. There were wall-posters of old ads alongside some very pristine looking Minis. And in the corner of the hall was something truly extraordinary - the Austin 'Wildgoose' Mini Camper.
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