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Title Delta Mini Cooper
Date 2003-2013
Collection Delta Air Lines Promotional Objects
Object Name Automobile
Catalog Number 2013.61.1
Description Year 2003 MINI Cooper, VIN: WMWRC33453TC48570, modified with additional exterior pieces that resemble a small aircraft tail, wings and engines. Painted in 2007 with Delta's new aircraft livery, nicknamed "Onward and Upward," which introduced Delta's new Red Widget Logo.
Artist/Maker BMW
Height (in) 72
Length (in) 156
Width (in) 144
Provenance This is the last of a fleet of three Delta-branded Mini Coopers that were owned by Ignition, Inc., an experiential marketing company and Delta vendor.

The Mini Coopers made promotional appearances for Delta at events from 2003-2013. According to Mike Young of Ignition in 2013, this donation was made in recognition that "This year is Ignition's 10th anniversary of working with Delta (and the MINI's have been a large part of the history)."

Delta Mini Coopers originally were painted in 2001 Delta Colors in Motion aircraft livery. In 2007, the cars were painted in Delta's new Red Widget Upward and Onward paint scheme. Two Minis temporarily wore a Pink Plane paint scheme in support of Delta's partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and one was on display for a short time at the Delta Flight Museum.

Since 2014, this Mini Cooper has greeted visitors from the Delta Flight Museum Courtyard.
Search Terms BMW MINI Cooper
Delta Air Lines
Onward and Upward
Logo, Delta Red Widget
Subjects Cars
Automobiles
Promotional products
Credit line Gift of Ignition, Inc.