On Tue, 13 Oct 1998, jonmac wrote:
Ooo, this here will be a hot topic...
> Marque loyalties apart, does anyone have a view to either of these
> illustrious British sports car names appearing on a car which in all
> truth is German in its origin.
Hmm, how 'bout the TR6? It's somewhat German.
What about the Italia? It weren't meant for sale in the UK. Is it the
(just so's I don't get me head bitten off... were the Italias built in
Coventry or somewhere in Italy?)
And the little Triumph-badged 4 wheel drive job (roughly the size of a
wheelbarrow) that saw service in India?
> I know I do. I'd rather their names were left as a memory rather than
> adorn a vehicle which is essentially a damned Hun! It's as bad as
> building a replica Messerschmitt and called it a new world Spitfire.
If they can build it, and it's good, then I say it's OK. Personally I
would like to see a front-engined, rear-drive, body-on-frame car. Call me
a traditionalist, but I resent the plastic-enrobed "sports cars" of today.
> Sorry - but that's the way I feel and if Doctor Hassellkuss or Berndt
> Pischetsrieder read this view, I guess I'll find my employment at
> HMC a thing of the past. Giving up Rolls Royce to BMW was bad enough
> but putting a British name on a German car beggars belief. Anyone got a
> rope and a high beam. I might need it!
Ah yes, but changing what IS doesn't change what WAS. And that's what
we're all enthusiastic about, no?
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