Join us to celebrate 70 years of the iconic Land Rover marque with a huge range of models from 1948 to the present day. Every aspect of Land Rover is packed into this weekend Show including celebrating 50 years of the Lightweight Land Rover. Diana Tigwell, the renowned compere and commentator, along with other special guests will be providing arena commentary throughout the Show and talking to owners to share the stories behind their Land Rovers. The Show aims to highlight the history of Land Rover’s development and will feature vehicles from rival brands such as the Austin Champ and Austin Gipsy. There will be a special parade through the arena of the youngsters with their vintage and modern mini Land Rovers. Get involved and bring your own ‘Mini Me’s’ to join the fun. Why not get a team together […]
Classic cars, a classic comedy star… and there’s lots more to look forward to at the Footman James Great Western Classic Show later this month. Kicking off the show season every year, this event will have something to please everyone. With actor John Challis, who played car dealer Boycie in hit BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, on hand with books about his time in the comedy series, showgoers can help themselves to humor as well as horsepower. The show – the biggest and best of its kind in the South West of England – takes place on February 10-11 and will feature a classic vehicle auction as well as opportunities for eagle-eyed buyers to pick up a good deal for their current restoration projects. The halls of the Royal Bath & West Showground will be filled to the rafters with specialist […]
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Britain’s biggest carmaker, said on Thursday it is to build its new E-PACE compact sports utility vehicle in Austria and China, the first of its cars only to be manufactured outside of its home market. JLR said its three British plants were either full or at near capacity but the decision will spark fears the firm is looking to boost its output by using overseas operations, rather than invest in greater capacity at home.
Britain’s car industry may never be able to boost the level of local content to over half in its cars to meet the standards set in some bilateral trade agreements, the chief executive of the country’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover told Reuters. Only around 40 percent of the parts that go into the average British-built car are made domestically and some trade deals require between 50 and 55 percent local content, a factor which could be crucial for post-Brexit trade.
Aston Martin is planning to move production of the Rapide sports saloon to the UK in 2012. The production will be moved to the British automaker’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire in the second half of 2012. After the conclusion of a six month feasibility study, the automaker had decided that the production of the Rapide is not feasible in Gaydon due to some constraints. Therefore, in 2008, the company joined hands with Magna Steyr to manufacture this car and the latter established a dedicated facility in their Graz facilities in Austria. The pre-production of this car began in late 2009 and full production began in 2010. Explaining the decision to move the production of this car, Aston Martin’s chief executive, Ulrich Bez, said that the facility restrictions in Gaydon would have created problems in production of other cars if the […]