A few Fridays back, weekend plans were stripped from me last second and I was on my own with zero agenda. Being summer in New England, I decided to get lost on my bike. I packed the basics and crossed the state line a hundred miles north, rolling into Maine's coastline.
Ten minutes into one of our nations oldest towns, York, I run into this 1960 Morris Minor parked next to the historic Nubble Lighthouse on Cape Neddick. With the sun trading places with a super moon, light was conspiring to help a photographer out. After meeting the owners, I drew the latest issue out of my pack and with some newfound credibility, they happily pulled over for a better look.
Designed by Sir Alec Arnold Constantine Issigonis, the Morris Minor has often been described as typifying "Englishness", a "British icon", a "design classic". Remembered mostly for his influential design and development of the Mini, Sir Alec made a luxury car for the working class, becoming the first British manufacturer to sell one million automobiles.