On August 26, 1959, the world caught a glimpse of a Mini for the first time. Little did company founders know that the Mini would later be named the second most influential vehicle of the 20th century, on its way to a half century of success. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Mini has been touring the world celebrating its big birthday with its dedicated fanbase. The massive party brought owners of all generations of the diminutive icon together from different walks of life, and the Mini crew recorded the events for posterity, and a music video as well.
Hit the jump to watch the video celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic brand. Appropriately, British punk band Twisted Wheel pumps out some Paul Weller and the Jam while 50 years of the Mini passes through your computer monitor. Happy 50th, Mini. At a half century, you look better than ever.