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PostSubject: Alec Issigonis Way Unveiled   12th July 2012, 00:16

I noticed about a year ago that there was a road named "Alec Issigonis Way" in the Oxford Business Park on the former site of the Morris Motors factory in Cowley, Oxford OX4 and opposite the Oxford MINI Plant. However there was no road sign, so with the help of local Oxford Mini enthusiast Tanya, the Business Park and BMW a sign was recently installed and officially unveiled!

My photos of John Sheppard (The man who drew the Mini as part of Alec Issigonis's design team) carrying out the official unveiling cermony with local Cowley, Oxford East MP, Andrew Smith, Wayne Morse of MINI, a 1959 Cowley built Morris Mini-Minor and the latest 2012 MINI Roadster built at the Oxford Plant across the road.

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http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9776074.Mini_was_designed__in_a_Rolf_Harris_manner_/





John Sheppard with 1959 Morris Mini-Minor and 1950 Morris Minor both designed by Alec Issigonis


Alec Issigonis Way is in the Oxford Business Park built on the site of the old Cowley Plant's North Works.






Thanks to Tanya of the Mini Forum and TotalMINI for organising this day and making it all happen! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Alec Issigonis Way Unveiled   12th July 2012, 00:26

I might have to get a photo of my car next to that sign Very Happy I know it'll probably irritate certain members of the classic community, but I think its a nice idea to have one!
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PostSubject: Re: Alec Issigonis Way Unveiled   12th July 2012, 07:32

Moon wrote:
I might have to get a photo of my car next to that sign Very Happy I know it'll probably irritate certain members of the classic community, but I think its a nice idea to have one!



Heres my MINI next to the sign! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Alec Issigonis Way Unveiled   12th July 2012, 07:50

Ah thats so cool! Will have to remember that when next up there and take a pic next to it!
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PostSubject: Re: Alec Issigonis Way Unveiled   12th July 2012, 21:36

I think we'll have to include this venue as part of our next factory tour. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Alec Issigonis Way Unveiled   18th January 2014, 18:15

The 1959 Morris Mini seen at the 'Alec Issigonis Way' unveiling in Oxford is now for Sale @ £12,500
Ad says Austin but it is actually a Morris........
"Sold on launch day Sept 1959 by Bournemouth BMC dealer & subsequently fully restored by them. Drives perfectly. Good history file. Ready to drive, show and cherish"
http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/car-advert/austin/mini/1959/224191/
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PostSubject: Re: Alec Issigonis Way Unveiled   12th June 2015, 00:10

As a follow up to this thread I wrote a brief tribute to the late John Sheppard along with a photo of him unveiling the 'Alec Issigonis Way' road sign in 2012 with SNM member Tanya and myself, which I see today has made it onto page 24 of the Summer 2015 edition of Miniworld magazine! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Alec Issigonis Way Unveiled   12th June 2015, 20:48

Just read it, good tribute Martin thumbs up
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