When we’re talking about iconic shapes and sizes in the Motoring terms, one of the cars that comes to mind is the Mini.
The Mini Cooper was the version that survived through the decades, John Cooper’s initial idea to create a racing version of the car had kicked off a new variant that had won the hearts of many and continued on when Mini was switched to sell under the Rover Group’s name. The Cooper version was actually the start of shifting the Mini from mass-market item to a fashionable icon with the introduction of special editions like the ERA Mini Turbo in the 80s.
But with the Rover Group earning more losses than profits, parent company BMW had decided to axe the Group entirely and sold off the rest of the companies under British Leyland but retaining the Mini brand.
By the way, did we mention that in XLR8, we will be displaying Mr Bean’s Mini at the Movie Icon’s Tent? Here’s your chance to catch the Mini in person!