Archive for June 15, 2011
What the 1980s needed was a new Mini-Marcos, and Harold Dermott was determined to make that happen. The car he produced, the Midas, was a sensation, and Andrew Elphick tells its story. Plastic fantastic! SOMEHOW every last success or failure in the British motor industry seems to be linked with British Leyland – and it’s [...]
Keith Adams There are plenty of cars that have achieved notoriety during their lifetimes – one only has to look at the Boulevard of Broken Dreams that is the British car industry to see where we’re coming from. However, to earn such a status in life usually involves being substandard on the road or synonymous [...]
Wedgetastic! THE mid- to late-1970s were an exciting time for the British specialist car industry. Following the slump in sales and manufacture following the imposition of VAT on all kit cars in 1973, which shut down a number of well-established sports car companies, and then the general slump that followed in the wake of the [...]
So nearly there… IT STARTED with a concept. And that was sired from an idea. Which was borne out of competition. Yes, like all good cars in life the AC 3000ME might have endured something of a convoluted path to production, but there’s real pedigree in its conception.
Keith Adams I must admit that I’ve not been blogging as much as I should recently – put it down to the sheer amount of workload on my desk and the finite number of hours I get to play with.