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themimoth
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PostSubject: no wonder the british car industry has snuffed it!!   no wonder the british car industry has snuffed it!! EmptyThu Jan 14 2010, 21:20

i was lookin for companies to do a "business systems" assignment on so i thought VAG Very Happy found some well interesting info lol

After the Second World War in June 1945, Major Ivan Hirst of the British Army Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) took control of the bomb-shattered factory, and tried to dismantle it and ship it home. However, no British car manufacturer was interested; "the vehicle does not meet the fundamental technical requirement of a motor-car ... it is quite unattractive to the average buyer ... To build the car commercially would be a completely uneconomic enterprise". As part of the Industrial plans for Germany, large parts of German industry, including Volkswagen, were to be dismantled. Total German car production was set at a maximum of 10% of the 1936 car production numbers. The company survived by producing cars for the British Army, and in 1948, the British Government handed the company back over to the German state, where it was managed by former-Opel chief Heinrich Nordhoff.

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Lol what a terrible loss! Razz They'd never be as good if they were british made though would they... They'd be the same as Rover. And we don't have to remind ourselves of the pickle they made of things, and their cars alike lol. Razz
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Good job they didnt bring vw here would of ended up part of austin-british leyland most probs and they didnt last because
they turned out shite like this:
no wonder the british car industry has snuffed it!! MyFirstCar
no wonder the british car industry has snuffed it!! Princess2
no wonder the british car industry has snuffed it!! 413949897_a5a72b640f_o
no wonder the british car industry has snuffed it!! Austin-Allegro-Vanden-Plas-1500-197
Remember up untill the early 80's when the golf gti started appearing on the streets the mainstream of british public
thought all volkswagens were a load of german toss! Shocked
Whos laughing now? Laughing
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Gotta love the Mini though... that was revolutionary! Smile
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Yep to be fair the mini was good but that was designed by ALEC ISSIGONIS who was half greek and half GERMAN ! Laughing
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ye mini and aston martin lol
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and jag, and lotus , and noble their great british cars,
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the only thing great about them are the german parts inside em lol
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Yeah man! But only cos they have German fabricated parts lol. Which shows that we CAN do it when we put our minds to it. It's just a case of bloody doing it!!! I think we're just too lazy, become dependent on foreign production. Not that I'm complaining Razz


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PostSubject: Re: no wonder the british car industry has snuffed it!!   no wonder the british car industry has snuffed it!! EmptyThu Jan 14 2010, 22:58

Only Noble is british now!
Jag used to be British leyland, Lotus is now owned by proton.
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Oh, Owain beat me to it Razz
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noble still Razz and astons british

rolce royce is now german
and bently lol
and mini is now german, but they can have tht lol
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Ah well... who cares... we're all German lovers on here, so this is going nowhere fast, right? Razz

But it is a shame that Britain don't do much. If I were to personify Britain - I'd imagine it being something like Jim Royle off the Royle Family. Laughing
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i agree lol
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