The original Mini was revolutionary on a number of fronts. But one that is often forgotten is the unique rubber springs used on the car. The combination of conical rubber springs and small wheels was one of the many innovative developments which allowed design Alec Issigonis to achieve the Mini’s small overall size. And the man who created it, Dr. Alex Moulton, went on to work designing both bicycle and automotive suspensions to great acclaim.
MINI Space has a profile of Dr. Alex Moulton from this month’s MINI International Magazine that’s well worth a read if you like MINI, brilliant engineering or just a good story.