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A birthday - and a cautionary tale

MarinaST 26th August 2019

Macdroitwich contributor and boiler expert MARINAST throws a spanner in the 60th birthday bash works of the MINI

This week (Monday 26th actually) sees the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Mini. To many car enthusiasts the Mini is a thing of wonder and a glorious high point in the history of the UK car industry. But there is a dark side to its existence, it’s something that has nagged at me for many years and it is this.

The Mini killed the company.

Of course it took many decades…



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MINI 60th BIRTHDAY BLOG read AUSTIN MORRIS MINI

MG analysis: Where has it all gone RIGHT for MG Motor UK?

John Sandie 5th September 2019

Macdroitwich news hound, blogger and floppy-trousered Buckfast enthusiast JOHN SANDIE presents his latest MG ponderings

Lacklustre sales, missed targets on sales and dealer network expansion, a marketing team who presided over debacle after debacle after debacle... My two reports analysing MG's performance for the previous versions of the Macdroitwich blog told a very similar story about the brand's UK performance in 2014 and 2016.

The narrative in 2019 is very different...

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MG ANALYSIS  BLOG read MG3