It may have been the best-selling Triumph sports car ever, but so much more was expected of the TR7
Think of revolutionary, post-WW2 cars from Britain, and one small thought immediately comes to mind - the 1959 Mini. But 12 years before the country’s most famous car was launched came another quietly brilliant, rule-bending machine. Like the Mini, that car would win silverware in the Monte [...]
It promised to be a revolution of propulsion and design for a newly-adventurous GM. But today it looks like an irrelevant, expensive revolution.
An advanced aluminium body structure. A slippery silhouette to cheat the wind. A drop-down front service hatch. It sounded like the sportscar of tomorrow.
So, Chrysler is withdrawing from the UK. Not that there’s a lot of withdrawing to be done, the American brand’s armoury having already shrivelled to three models following the Delta’s unnoticed deletion. […]
About eight years ago, I happened to be standing in a Peugeot dealer’s parts department. I can’t remember why. […]
This is a tale of desperate behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings, corporate jealousy and a slow, accidental death. A death inadvertently triggered, bizarrely, by Jaguar and Ford. And less inadvertently by General Motors. […]
When BMW sold the venerable British car company Rover in 2000 after six years of ownership, the new management decided to party like it was 1999. […]