Category Archives for Mini

Mini Coopers

The Morris Minor had always driven better than it went and, as a result, a number of tuning companies set about providing the early Minor with its missing get-up-and-go. The Mini was similarly possessed of cornering, handling and roadholding that … Continue reading

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Launch and Development of the Mini

For what was virtually an all-new car, the Mini was designed and developed in incredibly short order and it now seems surprising that there were not more technical problems with the car than proved to be the case. However, there … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Mini

Where did the concept behind the Mini and its name come from? Leonard Lord who had been in charge at Austin since November 1945 announced in 1947 that Austin were to build their first post-war medium sized cars to replace … Continue reading

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Alec Issisonis: The Man Who Invented The Mini

The days are now gone when the inspiration, let alone the design effort behind an individual car can be ascribed to one man. The Chapmans, Herbert Austins, W.O. Bentleys and the Healeys of today are now cut down to anonymity … Continue reading

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History of the British Mini

Nowadays, we in Britain are so used to passing a Mini in the street, parking next to one, hurrying across the road as one tucks sharpishly round the corner or, perhaps jumping into and driving a Mini, that the reaction … Continue reading

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