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Musings on the Past

60 years of the Mini – The icon that couldn’t be succeeded

It speaks volumes that the adherents to the belief that “progress is threatening the things we treasure” are either car enthusiasts or religious fundamentalists. Not that it is entirely unhealthy, everyone needs a higher ideal to look towards to, even if that statement is largely untrue when it comes to cars.  Despite all the despair […]

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How nostalgia revived and killed the VW Beetle, but not the MINI

If you want to get an idea of just how universally recognisable the Volkswagen Beetle is, pull up a game of Pictionary. Tea-drinkers may argue that your rendition of a Willys GP is a Defender, while only catastrophic bores among us can tell the silhouette of the Miura – the original supercar – apart from […]