ARA received a letter from a teacher, Ruby, and her 8-10 year old students, praising our coverage of the COVID-19. Her letter included a request from one student named Lucy.
Lucy, if you are reading this, look below. We are glad to have your suggestions! Let us know if you have more!
Here is the letter:
Subject: A thank you and a suggestion from Ms. Cortes' class!
Hello Automotive Recyclers Association,
My name is Ruby and I volunteer at a crafts program for 8-10 year old children. Earlier this month before the closure of schools due to Coronavirus pandemic, I was helping the kids to research car models and we have been having a lot of fun learning about all types of vehicles! While looking up information about each of the models, we came across your page https://www.a-r-a.org/covid-19-links.html.
I encouraged the kids to search for more information online while at home. One of my girls, Lucy, found this page that she sent for me to see about the history of Mini-Cooper. I was proud of her going above and beyond to find it - https://www.carcovers.com/resources/history-of-the-mini-cooper/.
I suggested that she share the article because I told her that I'd bet that you'd be interested! I also want to impress upon all the kids that by reaching out and simply asking others, like yourself, things can be accomplished that they might not otherwise think can.
Would you please add the link to that resource for them to your webpage? They would be so proud to see that you included it. I also don't think it hurt that I promised the group a pizza day when we resume classes if you did! Please let me know if you’d be willing so I can share the exciting news with them!
Thank you very much in advance and stay safe!
Teacher l Advisor
Here is the information Lucy suggested we post for our automotive recyclers! For all you who recycle the Mini-Cooper, you will love this!
History of the Mini Cooper
Written By: John Linden
Sixty years after its launch, the Mini Cooper is still a polarizing little car: most people either really love it or somehow hate it. Many Americans were unfamiliar with MINI until its American launch by BMW in 2002 even though the car had been a pop culture icon in England since the 60’s. Whether you love or loathe it, whether you are a long-time MINI fan or just getting acquainted with its pint-sized charms, keep reading to learn how this cult classic came to be.
Mini Before the “Cooper”The original Mini was a result of a design challenge in from Sir Leonard Lord, owner of the Morris Company, to his top engineer, a man named Alec Issigonis, in 1957. After World War II, the English motor industry was facing a dilemma that may sound familiar to Americans today: cars had gotten large and fuel prices had gone way up. Issigonis worked with a small team of engineers to develop a solution. The MINI answered a call to create a fuel efficient car that was affordable for the masses.
The MINI was launched in 1959 (the Cooper surname would come about later) with innovations that have had a lasting effect on automobile design to this day. In order to make more passenger room, the wheels were moved to the extreme corners of the frame. Also, the engine was rotated 90 degrees (called a transverse engine) which distributed the weight more evenly above the wheels and increased stability. The combination of these practical design changes had the added benefit of improving handling which has led to the Mini’s reputation as an exceptionally nimble car. ... READ MORE
TO SEE THE ARTICLE WITH IMAGES, CLICK HERE: https://www.carcovers.com/resources/history-of-the-mini-cooper/