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Blog : Then and Now – Holland Brothers BL dealer

Your town or city definitely had one. Perhaps even two, or three in some cases… not necessarily red light districts, but BL dealers. Lest we forget the Mann Egertons and the like, large showrooms once packed with the best of BL (and later Rover) tin, now turned over to Kia or Hyundai, or converted to other uses, or derelict, or torn down and long gone… […]

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News : Chinese-made Discovery debuts in Chengdu

Jaguar Land Rover’s unending march to world domination continues with the arrival of the first Chinese-made Land Rover Discovery Sport at the Chengdu Auto Show. The new car appeared in prototype form, and China News Daily reports that it will go on sale in its home market in October with a price starting around 450,000 yuan (£46,300). […]


Blog : Remembering the Westerns…

With around 2200hp available and weighing less than 80 tons, these locomotives, seemed to prove the point about the superior power to weight ratio of the diesel hydraulic over the diesel electric. The 2000hp Class 40 diesel electric weighed in at 133 tons. But the Western Region needed more power and this was to lead to the development of the ‘Westerns’.

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News : Bentley Bentayga joins the school run crowd

At £160,200 it takes over from the Range Rover as the most exclusive all-purpose car, combining an all-new W12 powertrain with usability and astonishing pace. The car was designed, and engineered in Crewe, and is also built there. The vital stats are impressive – a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine pushes out 600bhp and 663lb ft, and Bentley claims a 0-60mph time of 4.0 seconds, and a maximum speed of 187mph. […]