Category Archives: Rover Automobiles

GM closing plants?

While I have great sympathy for those losing their jobs, it should have come as no surprise. GM products have been sub standard for some years now. When we combine poor quality with poor sales and changing consumer requirements, the … Continue reading

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My British Car Collection?

Just received this display cabinet for my car collection (early Christmas Present). This might bring a little forgiveness from the BATAN’s car club members. I know I committed a dreadful sin buying a Pontiac Firefly, though you really have to … Continue reading

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

Yesterday afternoon I took a walk down memory lane, more accurately a Rover memory lane. An old friend, Brian Dyer and his wife Susan arrived for a brief visit on their way to O’Leary. Brian and I go back some … Continue reading

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Automobile Advertizing on TV.

When I first landed in Nova Scotia in January 1964 it could be said domestic automobiles were the kings of the USA and Canadian roads. Chevys abounded, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford even a few Studebakers filled the highways. Imports were rare! … Continue reading

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What Happened to British Craftsmanship??? What Happened to Truth

What ever happened to British Pride in engineering and automobile manufacturing? We once made the finest cars in the world, today we hardly own or produce a British brand, with Morgan maybe the lone exception. Was it greed, laziness,lack of … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend!

The weather looks good just a minor threat of an evening shower, but it probably wont happen. I’m looking forward to a good and busy weekend. Of course my idea of busy maybe not be the same as yours. The … Continue reading

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Cars I have owned.

Its another snowy stormy day, church is probably cancelled again, haven’t been now for three weeks.  I’m beginning to wonder if I will ever get to drive the Mini Cooper again, with the top down . Its hard to come … Continue reading

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Sweet Smelling Bus!!!

A new Bio Bus from Bristol!! it runs on human waste, No S–t! Yes S–t.  Its not a completely new idea, during the war years many cars often ran with a bag of gas on the roof (see photo). However, … Continue reading

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Is This the End????

This must surely be the end of the world as we know it??? It was bad enough when the worlds finest automobile, the famous British Rolls Royce was sold off to BMW/VW. Not sure who owns what , one owns … Continue reading

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Windsor All British Car Show

Its a sunny Saturday morning and I’m in Halifax at Caroline and Marks house. In a few minutes I shall be on the road heading for Windsor and the British car show. The show is held on the grounds of … Continue reading

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