Archive for June 28, 2011

The cars : Matra-SIMCA Bagheera


It takes three The Matra company were responsible for two extremely interesting mid-engined sports cars during the 1960s; its own version of René Bonnet’s Djet, and then, in 1967, the first car to be designed entirely by Matra: the M530. Both cars were built around the same ideals of mid-engined layout, low weight, superior aerodynamics […]

The cars : Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2


Vauxhall’s new pragmatism… FEW WOULD have predicted Vauxhall’s stunning turn-around in fortunes during the mid-1980s. A mere dozen years before the launch of the Cavalier Mk2 in August 1981, the UK’s iconic GM division had a shocking reputation in its home market for producing rusting cars that just didn’t stack up against the opposition from […]

Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 : Videos

It’s got pulling power… Vauxhall was onto a winner with its Cavalier Mk2, but the switch to FWD was a radical step for the conservative company, and it wasn’t sure that its clientèle would understand the advantages. And this advert was designed to explain at least one of them…

Press Report : Wen Jiabao hails MG as symbol of China’s friendship with UK


Christina Savvas, Birmingham Post, 27 June 2011 Birmingham’s car manufacturing industry received a huge boost when China’s Premier Wen Jiabao visited the MG plant in Longbridge on Sunday. Mr. Wen launched the new MG6 Magnette model at the factory owned by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation – one of his country’s most high-profile British investments. […]