Just heard this morning on NPR that Ford will pick up Land Rover. Guess
that leaves the Mini with BMW.
> In a message dated 16/03/00 02:20:44 GMT Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> << Subj: Re: some more about the Rover Company
> Date: 16/03/00 02:20:44 GMT Standard Time
> From: email@example.com (Brian Furgalus)
> To: GuyotLeonF@aol.com
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
> NO ARCHIVE
> Please, by all means continue! This hasn't once made the news (to my
> knowledge), and I am getting all of my updates via the list. This goes
> to everyone else who is keeping those of us in the LBC community abreast
> of industry developments. I'd like to know what is going to become of
> BMIHT. And how about MG? I know it's the "other" marque, but it is
> currently the only mass-produced British Sportscar, and I'd be very
> saddened to see MG go the way of the dodo (again).
> The problems that BMW are experiencing are reminiscent of the problems
> faced by British Leyland management in the late '70's and early
> pre-Metro '80's. If any of you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend
> reading "Back from the Brink" by Michael Edwardes (president of BL
> during those tumultuous restructurings that killed off Mg and Triumph).
> It really gives some insight into the difficulties they had. One thing
> I must add here, in defense of the TR7 (my TR), is that it was
> definitely not the cause for Triumph's demise. It was either scrap the
> sportscars or face losing government funding and going bankrupt.
> Fascinating reading!
> (ISBN 0-00-217074-4)
> Thank you Brian, yes, I have read back from the brink, and enjoyed it.
> I will keep the list up to date with these exciting developments.
> Triumph Sports Six Club
> International Liaison Secretary
> 1963 Triumph Vitesse 2-Litre Convertible
> Wimbledon, London, England.