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Re: New MG Sports Car

Subject: Re: New MG Sports Car
From: Paul Root <>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 11:44:54 -0500 wrote:

>In a message dated 10/19/02 7:16:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> writes:
>>What constitutes a Honda, Chrysler, Chevy, Cadillac,
>>Jaguar, etc. etc. etc.  Stop already.  If it is sold
>>as an MG and you like it, it's an MG.  If it's sold as
>>a Jag and you like it, it's a Jag. 
>These arguments never seem to convince anyone on either side of the validity 
>of the logic offered by the other side, and they go on, and on, and.....
>Perhaps we could agree that when there has been a clear discontinuity in the 
>manufacturer, that the new car shares nothing but the name with the old?
>Examples of this are the newer version called Bugatti, and the recent (RIP) 
>car called the Jensen. No ties to history or tradition, just someone that had 
>the money to buy an established name to try and market a completely new 
>product through name recognition.
>Now as to where the name MG fits in here........
>(IMNVHO, 'real MGs', if that term can be used, ceased in 1980, although 
>Kimber would have been rolling in his grave from about 1975 on....)

By that logic, the latest you could clain a real MG would be before 
Leyland did their leveraged buyout
of BMC. Actually, before that with other mergers. I was looking for 
Skye's British Car family tree, but
can't find it.  


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