was a designer of great vision, it was a great day celebrating the wonderful car he created."
Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis
, Minis were born out of a demand for affordable motoring.
Fuel shortages caused by the Suez crisis, and the popularity of the German 'bubble car' led British Motor Company (BMC) president Leonard Lord to ask Alec Issigonis
to design a safer vehicle that could be built in Britain.
For the Swind Classic Mini Electric is based on fully restored versions of the original model created by Sir Alec Issigonis
, giving the ground-breaking city car a new, 21st century lease of life some 60 years after it was first launched.
The packaging of Sir Alec Issigonis
' 1959 design was truly ground-breaking and now we are making it relevant again."
The first Mini went on sale 60 years ago and the nifty two-door car was designed for the British Motor Corporation by Sir Alec Issigonis
1961: The millionth Morris Minor, the highly successful British car designed by Sir Alec Issigonis
, came off the assembly line at Oxford.
The postwar Morris Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis
, was one of the most popular vehicles in British automotive history.
The award, named after the internationally celebrated car designer Sir Alec Issigonis
, creator of the Mini, was announced at the annual Autocar Awards, hosted at the Silverstone race circuit in the UK on Tuesday (15 May).
Designed by Alec Issigonis
, it was only 10ft long but seated four passengers.
This icon of the sixties, with revolutionary design by Sir Alec Issigonis
, was a true everyman car, driven by film stars and your gran.
Created by Sir Alec Issigonis
in 1959, the Mini became part of the sixties' British pop culture of the Beatles, Twiggy and Carnaby Street.