Sir Alec Issigonis
(18 Nov 1906 - 3 Oct 1988)
Turkish-British engineer who designed the landmark BMC Morris Mini-Minor car, popularly known as the "Mini," which was only 10 feet long, yet carried four people.
Science Quotes by Sir Alec Issigonis (1 quote)
A camel is a horse designed by committee.
— Sir Alec Issigonis
As attributed, perhaps incorrectly. For example, UPI states in its "The Almanac" feature that this was written by Issigonis in The Guardian, but Webmaster suspects it was a saying in use before him. It was attributed to Kittering in "From the Mail Box' The New York Times (6 May 1962)- but could that mean Charles F. Kettering? A web page suggests it is in Vogue magazine (Jul 1958), and Wictionary lists a meeting proceedings source in 1952. If you know a primary source, please contact Webmaster.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Issigonis's birth. 18 Nov
- MINI 50 Years, by Rob Golding. - book suggestion.
- Booklist for Alec Issigonis.