About the Film Minis - HMP729G [Red Mini Cooper S]
David Salamone and his father who owned Blemin Motors, were responsible for supplying the Mini Coopers and other cars for the film. The Production Director Disley Jones created all of the vehicle 'looks' and details. Creating the famous triple spotlight and bonnet strap combination. David's father knew the importers for 'Cibie' and so used these famous rally lamps with their original cibie clips. The lamps used on all Coopers were the Cibie 'Oscar' type. The colour scheme for this lead car was monotone Tartan Red (colour ref: RD 9).
Driver: Dominic (David Salamone)
Passenger: Charlie Croker (Sir Michael Caine)
Just the Job ! -
HMP729G....owned by the Official Italian Job Minis [www.italianjobminis.com]
Building the Iconic Mini Coopers
It's going to be a big job, that means we all need to work together as a team.... This is truly a hobby that got a 'little' out of control. It is thanks to a very understanding wife and a 'team' of super talented friends. Thanks to Gillian, James, Emily, Doreen, Andy, Peter (no one can touch you for engine building), Ian (simply the best painter) and mate, David, Mike (a mate always on hand to help and drive the Coopers - nice one!)..... thank you all.