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  • HYDRAGAS FUTURE ASSURED

    HYDRAGAS FUTURE ASSURED

    Matt Bell on 23rd October 2019

    The future of suspension component availability for British Leyland’s Hydragas equipped models has now been assured, courtesy of developments by a small company specialising in the recharging of existing Hydragas dampers.

  • SIR MICHAEL EDWARDES 1930 – 2019

    SIR MICHAEL EDWARDES 1930 – 2019

    Matt Bell on 27th September 2019

    Sir Michael Edwardes, the South African industrialist renowned for troubleshooting and famed for his work with British Leyland, has died aged 88.

  • MARKET TRENDS – UNFAIR REPUTATIONS

    MARKET TRENDS – UNFAIR REPUTATIONS

    Matt Bell on 1st August 2019

    In this Market Trends we take a look at three cars that have unfair reputations; the Triumph Stag, MGC and Austin Allegro...

  • ANNIVERSARY MARKED AT BMC AND LEYLAND SHOW

    ANNIVERSARY MARKED AT BMC AND LEYLAND SHOW

    Matt Bell on 4th June 2019

    Key milestones are to be marked at the seventh annual BMC and Leyland Show, which will take place at the British Motor Museum on Sunday July 7.

  • THE DEATH OF RILEY

    THE DEATH OF RILEY

    Matt Bell on 9th April 2019

    Fifty years ago saw the first great British car name to be axed. In retrospect it would turn out to be the first of many over the decades to come, but at the time few people noticed or particularly cared.

  • FIRST-RATE SECOND-RATES: CARS THAT WERE ALMOST PREMIUM

    FIRST-RATE SECOND-RATES: CARS THAT WERE ALMOST PREMIUM

    Matt Bell on 13th March 2019

    Many car makers try to pitch their product at the lucrative premium market, but only some have ever succeeded. It's not always the ones which make the best cars, either. We look at some almost-but-not-quite examples.

  • TURNING JAPANESE: BL AND HONDA

    TURNING JAPANESE: BL AND HONDA

    Matt Bell on 12th February 2019

    Forty years ago the seeds were sown for a venture which would change the British car manufacturing landscape forever.

  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH LEYLAND REMEMBERED

    THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH LEYLAND REMEMBERED

    Paul Wager on 22nd January 2018

    It may be 50 years since it was formed but it’s also 30 years since the firm was returned to the private sector for a brief period of success. Paul Wager looks back at the golden age of British Leyland...