Archive for September 27th, 2012

September 27, 2012

Mini Cooper

Sir Alec Issingonis’ design icon. This diminutive car enjoyed a forty year lifespan, which in car terms only compares to The Beetle. The front wheel drive was ground breaking creating a small yet spacious car that could tote four easily; the rounded shape being easy on the eyes; and corner mounted wheels provided a stable platform that would go on to dominate rally racing. I learned to drive on the hills of Sheffield in a latter date racing green model. Far too much fun to drive! Like a roadworthy go-cart!
I saw this particular one in Chicago earlier this year at the Mods and Rockers meet. The Mini is as British as you can get.