Spurred by a fuel crisis in 1957, Britain’s Morris Company decided to create a concept for a car that would seat four adults and be affordable for everyone. The resulting Morris Mini’s design placed all four wheels at the corners, which allowed it to handle like a go-cart. The Mini was an instant classic but because U.S. imports ceased in the late 1960s, they were a rare sight. Happily, BMW acquired the brand in 1999 and began importing an updated Mini. The John Cooper Works version is packed with go-fast features from the enormous wing to a race-tuned suspension. The car’s compact design makes it the ideal choice for congested city streets and cramped parking garages. The hatchback swallows a week’s worth of groceries, to check off the practical box, but the 300-hp engine combined with front wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission makes every grocery store run an adventure; MiniUSA.com.
Under the guidance of General Director & CEO Susan Danis, the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has grown into the world-class powerhouse it is today — while reflecting the Miami community, both in its staff and what it puts on stage. At the forefront is the central notion that Opera is for everyone.
The Fuoripista combines sculptural and architectural beauty with remarkable functionality, allowing for training session that faithfully recreate a real road race while sitting on a work of art.