Collect photo of Antonia Knowles and her Mini which burst into flames. See SWNS story SWMINI; A glamour model who pulled over when she heard her Mini Cooper “clunking” escaped death by just FOUR SECONDS – when the car exploded in a fireball. Antonia Knowles, 23, leapt from the driver’s seat of her 10-year-old car when thick black smoke began pouring out from the bonnet and a warning light lit up on the dashboard. Within seconds, the Mini Cooper 1.6 was engulfed by flames and melted into the road – leaving nothing but a burnt-out shell. Antonia, who is famous for getting sloshed on a live Celebrity Big Brother show, was driving home after a shopping trip when her car started making strange noises.