Hmmm. Went through a bit of a conundrum wondering what today's car should be. Been on a bit of a truck kick lately, so I figured it ought to be a car. Why not a little car?
Yep, a Morris Mini (technically a Morris Mini-Minor). 850cc's of British racing, well, can't really call it "fury," can you?
I haven't the faintest idea why these cars appeal to me. They're tiny, underpowered (seriously, two out of three of the motorcycles I've owned had larger engines), and nothing like the other cars that make my list. They were introduced in 1959, the same year as my all-time favorite vehicle (1959 Cadillac El Dorado, which could carry at least three Minis inside its trunk alone).
But there's just something about the Mini. Maybe because it *is* so foreign, so ... unAmerican. Maybe because it was in Nevil Chute's "On the Beach" and brings back Cold War nostalgia. Maybe it's because the Cooper S was a pretty righteous Rally car?
Who knows why, but it sure is a cute lil thing, isn't it?
That is all.