Yearly Archives: 2020

The History of Mini Cooper

The History of Mini Cooper

Small Car; Big History Don’t let this small vehicle fool you. For over 60 years, MINI Coopers have been making waves in racing, culture, and innovation.   The Beginning   Post-World War II left gas prices through the roof, inconveniencing the public, since many of the vehicles used were large, clunky, and lacked decent gas mileage. With all this on his mind, Sir Leonard Lord of the Morris Company saw the opportunity to provide the public with a more sensible vehicle that was fuel-efficient but didn’t sacrifice space for passengers—but how? He turned to his top engineer, Alex Issigonis. Issigonis took on the challenge, unaware that his work would be historic.   Alex Issigonis came out on the other side of his work, having created a new wheel-placement for the vehicle. By pushing the wheels all the way to the corners and turning the engine sideways, he created more room inside for passengers and stabilized the turning capabilities. T ... read more

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We Provide Sanitation & TOUCHLESS Services

We Provide Sanitation & TOUCHLESS Services

  Over the past month, there’s been a dramatic shift in how people are going about their lives in order to keep themselves and those around them safe. Businesses are doing their best to provide safe operating conditions to both their employees and their customers. The Shop VA has taken numerous measures to make sure we can still service your vehicle during this uncertain time, while practicing social distancing and limited human-to-human interactions!   Sanitation Technicians will be wearing fresh gloves while working on your vehicle. Vehicles will be thoroughly wiped down and sanitized before and after service - even your keys! We are also offering free local vehicle pick up as well as delivery service from your home or office. [Please call us for details or to make arrangements for this service.]   “Touchless” Services: Use our night drop box and envelopes located next to our front door to drop off your vehicle for service. All co ... read more

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History of Mercedes-benz

History of Mercedes-benz

  Germany has a long and impressive history when it comes to cars, earning the title as the 4th biggest producer of vehicles in the world. So of the most notable cars got their start in Germany, such as Audi, BMW, and Volkswagen. Another brand known for its ingenuity and class is Mercedes-Benz.   Credit:MERCEDES-BENZ via Road & Track Karl Benz manufactured the first German car in 1885. He deemed it the ‘Motorwagen,’ in part due to its appearance as a horse carriage. Benz developed and patented his four-stroke combustion engine in 1886. His wife Bertha, who was also Benz’s business partner, drove 120 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim with her sons in a Model III. Although this trip was to visit her family, she was also proving the marketability and power of the vehicle. At that time, the 954cc single-piston car bragged of a 0.9 hp, which was terrific at the current tim ... read more

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