AROnline is, as previously indicated, using the excuse that 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini to publish images which cannot be used elsewhere on the site. Our Mini development story has this reference to Norman Wisdom being present at a demonstration of the prototype twin-engined Mini Moke:
‘The winter of 1962/63 was cold and bitter, and in the snow outside Longbridge on 7 January 1963, Alec Issigonis and Charles Griffin demonstrated the prototype twin-engined Mini Moke to the media. Even Norman Wisdom, who was appearing in pantomime in Birmingham, was in attendance.’
Historian-in-residence Ian Nicholls has now found the proof: the picture above shows Norman Wisdom (right) seated alongside Charles Griffin, who was then Chief Engineer, Cars at BMC, outside the Kremlin in Longbridge on one very snowy day.
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