In a message dated 10/7/01 3:31:05 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< What a different world with lots of adds for British cars, Alfas and them
pesky Porches. British sports cars were mentioned on almost every page.
It's sad that the British auto employees were just about to try to kill
their industry by sabotaging build quality and the winners of Monty
Python's upper class twit competition were being hired to set direction
for British Leyland. >>
Try your local library for Timothy R. Whisler's
The British Motor Industry, 1945-1994 - A Case Study in Decline
ISBN 0 198290748
At the End of the Road, The Rise and Fall of Austin Healey, MG, and
Triumph Sports Cars
...Although there surely were other, worldwide forces at work, the
entire industry could have been the subject of Bob Dylan's line,
"...there's no success like failure..."
Tony in NJ