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What Is Driving Our New Cars?
As Commander Spock may possibly, but not necessarily, have said, “We have a driving future Jim, just not as we know it”. This is irrefutably true because as we know Vulcans do not lie and because as a driving nation we are constantly encouraged to drive cleaner and drive greener. Whether we like it or not the alternative fuel, automotive snowball is rolling on, gaining size and authority as it goes: but what’s in it for us?
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Sixty Years Of Mini
After the Second World War it became apparent that cars in post-war Britain were dated in both engine technology and design at a time when petrol was still rationed. Across the pond the American car industry was burgeoning with fantastic, modernist vehicles rolling off the production lines. Something needed to be done. Then, one day in the middle of the 20th Century, a man said, “Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea”. Unfortunately, that was Michael Caine in the Italian Job movie. It is not known what the engineer Alec Issigonis said when he came up with the ‘great idea’ of the four-cylinder transverse engine in a small and economical car, but the outcome was a motor that in 1959 transformed an industry. The BMC Mini was born.