You can now watch the exclusive first video from the Techno Classica in Essen, Germany – direct from the MINI trade fair stand.

MINI is celebrating a very special anniversary at Europe’s most important trade fair for classic automobiles: 50 years MINI Estate, meaning MINI models with long wheel bases and estate car rear ends. A tradition that has been carried on until today with the MINI Clubman.

The special exhibition on 50 years “Estate” was realized with support from Mini clubs from Germany and the Netherlands who are presenting their members’ rare treasures there. One eye-catcher in particular is a Clubman GT with a trailer that is also composed from the rear end of an “Estate”. Also very rare: The “Woody”, a Mini with wood planking.

A further highlight in Essen is the German premiere of the new MINI Clubman. This closes the circle between historic Minis and the modern, current MINI models at the Techno Classica.

By the way: anyone wanting to follow the happenings at the Techno Classica live can do so at, where our bloggers are currently reporting. Watch out for new information.