British-Leyland’s troubles at the main Longbridge assembly plant Intensified because of a shortage of car heaters, normally supplied by a component plant at Witney, Oxfordshire, where there is a strike.
Production of 1800 cars stopped and 300 workers joined another 800 laid off from the 1100 and 1300 assembly lines, where production has stopped because of a strike by 200 workers.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.