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  • LONGBRIDGE LEGENDS

    LONGBRIDGE LEGENDS

    Matt Bell on 3rd March 2020

    A brand-new town has risen phoenix-like from the demolished assembly halls and ad hoc buildings that once made up the sprawling Longbridge production complex where this selection of classic Brummie-built favourites was created.

  • FIRST MINI RETURNS HOME, 60 YEARS ON

    FIRST MINI RETURNS HOME, 60 YEARS ON

    Matt Bell on 2nd July 2019

    The very first production Mini, 621 AOK, was returned to its Cowley birthplace for MINI Plant Oxford’s Drive in Day event on June 14.

  • LONGBRIDGE JOBS AT RISK

    LONGBRIDGE JOBS AT RISK

    Matt Bell on 21st May 2019

    Longbridge employees face uncertainty following the news that MG Motor UK’s Chinese parent company, SAIC, is looking to downside its operations at the Birmingham site.

  • HISTORIC LDV DREWS LANE COMPLEX DISAPPEARS

    HISTORIC LDV DREWS LANE COMPLEX DISAPPEARS

    Glenn Rowswell on 2nd March 2018

    As redevelopment of Longbridge continues, another historic car and van production site in the north east of Birmingham – the Drews Lane complex – has been consigned to the history books...

  • LONGBRIDGE LOSES MORE LAND

    LONGBRIDGE LOSES MORE LAND

    Glenn Rowswell on 29th September 2017

    The redevelopment of Longbridge – historic home of MG Rover and Austin – continues...

  • LONGBRIDGE DEMOLITION?

    LONGBRIDGE DEMOLITION?

    Glenn Rowswell on 23rd February 2017

    First in, last out? As MG Motor UK posts record sales figures for 2016 and a new round of engineering apprentices enter Longbridge, Classics Worlds has learned that historic buildings, once the home of The Austin Motor Company, could be earmarked for destruction.

  • MG VACATES ‘KREMLIN’

    MG VACATES ‘KREMLIN’

    Glenn Rowswell on 1st February 2017

    The redevelopment of Longbridge – former home of Austin and current site of MG Motor UK – continues.

  • Longbridge assembly comes to an end

    Longbridge assembly comes to an end

    Glenn Rowswell on 1st December 2016

    Car assembly at the historic Longbridge factory – home of Austin and adopted plant of MG – finished on Friday, September 23, ending a 110-year chapter of British automotive history. BBC News has confirmed there will be 25 redundancies.