I simply think The original Mini Cooper is one of the coolest cars ever built. Like EVER!
That’s why I was so pumped when I ended up going by it on my way home. The owner was having dinner across the street and saw me take a picture. I waved at him and after a few awkward hand signals I figured out it was his.
Of Course, I had to go talk to him. The owner’s name is
Not much for needs to be said. It’s just cool.
Here are some fun facts about Mini Cooper.
The original Mini was a line of British small cars manufactured by the British Motor Corporation, and its successors. Their models included the Morris Mini-Minor and the Austin Seven, the Countryman, Moke, 1275GT and Clubman. Performance versions of these models used the name Cooper, due to a partnership with racing legend John Cooper. The original two-door Mini continued in production until 2000. Development of a successor began in 1995 and the new generation car was launched in 2001. The current Mini range includes the Hardtop/Hatch/Convertible (three-door hatchback), Clubman (estate), Countryman (five-door crossover), Coupe/Roadster and Paceman (three-door crossover based on the Countryman).
The Mini was originally a product of the British Motor Corporation, which in 1966 became part of British Motor Holdings. British Motor Holdings merged with Leyland Motors in 1968 to form British Leyland. In the 1980s, British Leyland was broken-up and in 1988 Rover Group, including Mini, was acquired by British Aerospace. In 1994, Rover Group was acquired by BMW. In 2000, Rover Group was broken up by BMW, with BMW retaining the Mini brand. Thanks, Wikipedia (Here’s the link to Wikipedia)