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Sat through ITV’s Tonight programme, and listened to the reason why ‘Rover collapsed’…

Does anyone else think that 50 minutes of television can even begin to get to the bottom of why MG Rover collapsed? The programme seemed to major on the motor sport marketing, entry in various competition classes, and the failure of the XPower SV. All very laudible, but hardly central to the theme.

Where was TWR? Where was the Pension fund? Where was MGR’s desperate need to get new IT infrastructures in place? Where was the mention of the loss of the Gaydon design facility and most of its staff?

The real story hasn’t been told yet…

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

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.
Keith Adams

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