According to John Clegg, a Rootes Engineer who worked on the
Alpine engine development and on early Tiger prototypes before
moving to Central Indiana, Rootes would loan prototype cars to
employees for use over weekends for their comments and
evaluations. Several Tigers came back with notes that the
engine ran rough. The engineers then realized that the
employees were trying to shift the V8 at 6000+ RPM just like
the Alpine 4. Ouch.
Tiger Tom taped an interview with Mr Clegg several years back,
Most of his information are from the engineering side and stinted
towards the Alpine.
Never know who will meet in Indiana.