Well, I’ve been heartened, but not surprised in the slightest at everyone’s reactions at the ‘inside Longbridge’ pictures, as produced by the Urban Exploration crew. If there was any doubt that the exploits of these guys have been cast into the limelight by their pictures, then the emails that have come my way from London-based journalists all keen to get their hands on the originals for their newspapers.
Undoubtedly, we’ll begin to see these pictures crop up in the papers in the coming days, but I do wonder what their journalistic angle will be in their accompanying words.
Personally speaking, I hope that ‘Fleet Street’ (assuming it uses them), will leave the pictures to do the talking – and put the factory’s fate back on the agenda. You see, it has been seven months since MG Rover went into administation, and three-and-a-half since Nanjing bought its remaining assets. And yet, we have still seen no concrete plans for Longbridge, just a stream of trucks shipping out anything not bolted down…
If these pictures do get in the press, let’s hope GBSCC, Nanjing or whoever, will finally make a positive announcement as a result.
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.
Latest posts by Keith Adams (see all)
- The cars : MGF and TF development story (PR3) - 2 September 2018
- Concepts and prototypes : MGF during the MGA era (PR3) - 2 September 2018
- Around the World : Overseas operations - 27 August 2018