As we prepare to usher in a new generation of MINI vehicles with the 2014 Cooper Hardtop, it’s fun to look back on the vehicle’s history and understand the rich heritage that helped create the cars we know and love today. Check out this great video from Petrolicious which documents the illustrious history of the MINI.
“There are certain cars that define a place and time. Cars that are so part of the culture that they helped to define it. The Mini is one of them. But why is that? Well, as Mr. Sumner Norman explains, it's because the Mini was ubiquitous–everyone bought one, be it moms shopping for groceries or international recording stars like the Beatles who recognized its universal appeal. And just like Beetles (the VWs mind you, not the boys from Liverpool) and Ford Model Ts, people began modifying Minis for racing almost as soon as they hit the marketplace.”
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