HISTORY OF A PRODUCT: MINI COOPER
Hy, my name's Laia and now I'm going to explain the history of the car "Mini Cooper".
The Mini is a small economy car made by the Bristish Motor Corporation (BMC) and it's successors from 1959 until 2000. Is manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England.
John Cooper was a co-founder, with his father Charles Cooper, of the Cooper Car Company. He became an auto racing legend with his rear-engined chassis design that would eventually change the face of the sport at its highest levels, from Formula One to the Indianapolis 500. They collaborated on making a sportier Mini which was then called the Mini Cooper.
The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent of its German contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T.
To distinguish it from its predecessor (the 'classic Mini'), the brand name for the new car is MINI (written in capital letters). It is often called 'The BMW MINI', 'The New MINI', or simply 'MINI'.
www.mini.es is the original mini's webside and if you want you can have a look and see more mini's models and you can customize your car the way you like.