Issigonis


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Issigonis

(ˌɪsɪˈɡəʊnɪs)
n
(Biography) Sir Alec (Arnold Constantine). 1906–88, British car designer born in Smyrna. He is noted for his designs for the Morris Minor (1948) and the Mini (1959)
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Top Gear added that Issigonis had taken "a simple engineering principle and made one of the most iconic cars of the 20th century.
The car that Sir Alex Issigonis designed on the back of a napkin has been everything from a family runabout to a racing car and celebrity status symbol.
The Leverhulme Medal, in its original case, was presented to Issigonis in 1966 for his services to science and its application in recognition of his pioneering work on the design of the Morris Minor and the original Mini.
Sir Alec Issigonis, the Mini's designer, also played a major part in shaping the Morris Minor.
This weekend also sees the opening of a new exhibition dedicated to Sir Alec Issigonis, the mastermind behind the design of the Morris Minor and the Mini, at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
Sketches by Mini and Morris Minor designer Sir Alec Issigonis will be added to a collection of his work at the British Motor Industry Heritage Centre in Gaydon.
His name has joined those of industry legends such as Henry Ford, Karl Benz, Ettore Bugatti, Alec Issigonis and Armand Peugeot at the Hall of Fame at Palexpo in Geneva, home of the Geneva Motor Show which is also celebrating its centenary.
Designed by engineer Sir Alec Issigonis, who also worked on the Morris Minor, the Mini was intended as a fuel-economic rival to German bubble cars in the wake of the 1956 Suez Crisis.
Dear Editor, - R J Mitchell did not 'invent' the Spitfire (Post, Dec 11), any more than Sir Alex Issigonis invented the Mini.
Issigonis left Morris in 1952 and moved to Alvis at Coventry where he designed a saloon car with a V8 engine.
1961: The millionth Morris Minor, the highly successful British car designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, came off the assembly line at Oxford.
1961: The millionth Morris Minor, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, came off the assembly line at Oxford.