Following on from the pleasingly successful Rover Story DVD which was filmed last year, Producer John Clancy and I had a catch-up ‘phone call to see how things were getting on. During this chin-wag, we discussed the idea of doing some kind of high-quality production covering the lows and highs of the car that is arguably MG Rover’s swansong saloon – the Rover 75 and MG ZT.
It must be stressed that this is only a very faint sketch on the drawing board at the moment. These things take a monumental amount of planning, researching and editing. Not only the aforementioned, but two very important questions need to be answered in order for the planted seed to grow into something much bigger.
- Is there a market for such a thing?
- Is there a deep enough knowledge pool to glean from?
Calling all workers and engineers
We have already spoken to a small number of key ex-MGR staff who have declared an interest and offered to assist. The next step involves good folk like yourselves. The call is out for former assembly line workers, factory or dealer management, development engineers and so on with access to their own archive footage – if you, or someone you know, has tangible hands-on experience of R40 at coal-face level and would like to take part we’d love to hear about it no matter how small.
Input from owners and fans will come at a later date of course and we will let you know of due progress. For now, though, please contact either me via email@example.com or John Clancy via firstname.lastname@example.org. At this stage, we are just testing the water and merely looking for ex-Rover staff to stake their interest in helping. Oh, and while are you are looking at Triumph DVD’s impressive catalogue, grab your debit card and order something nice!
Moving on to Rover and then PSV / HGV, he has circumnavigated most departments of dealerships including parts, service and latterly - the showroom. Mike has owned all sorts of rubbish from Lada to Leyland and also holds both Heavy Goods & Public Service Vehicle licences, he buys & sells buses and coaches during the week. Mike runs his own automotive web site and writes for a number of motoring or commercial vehicle themed publications
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