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Issigonis

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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THE Mini was the brainchild of Sir Alec Issigonis and first rolled off the production line in 1959.
The Mini Cooper (eighth) was a collaboration between the original Mini designer Sir Alec Issigonis and his friend John Cooper, which first appeared in 1961.
Minis old and new will be on show including an exhibit of 1950s Minis, a fancy dress contest for the four-wheeled car, trade stands and displays as well as a guest displays of 1100s, which were also designed by Sir Alec Issigonis.
Concept car and the MINI in October Long before Alec Issigonis put pen to paper, Herbert Austin had a disagreement with his then business partner and he is said to have cycled around Birmingham looking for a factory to start his own business.
Nine of the 11 great Midland minds shortlisted (clockwise from top left): Thomas Newcomen, Maurice Wilkins, Norman Haworth, John Henry Poynting, Sir Alec Issigonis, Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Abraham Darby, George Cadbury
1906: Sir Alec Issigonis (deceased) Designer of the legendary Morris Mini Minor.
Penguin's instantly recognisable book jacket designed by Edward Young and the Mini of Sir Alec Issigonis also feature in the set of stamps.
The original Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, revolutionised the motor industry when it went on sale for just pounds 496 in 1959.
The brainchild of Mini mastermind Sir Alec Issigonis, the car was orginally planned as the Morris Mosquito, a tribute to the de Havilland warplane.
Designed by Alec Issigonis, the car dates back to 1948 and over a 12-year period sales of the car model exploded at home and abroad.
It was left to the genius of Alec Issigonis, pictured inset above, the designer of the hugely popular Morris Minor, to come up with the answer.
Among the crowds enjoying the celebrations of 50 years of the Mini were two men present when the iconic car was first sketched by Alec Issigonis at Longbridge.