Another week has creaked past, and so we celebrate by climbing the ladder of intrigue up onto the diving board of exploration, ready to plunge inelegantly into the murky, slightly malodorous lagoon of motoring history. Welcome back once more to The Carchive. Last week we spent a little while looking at what Nissan had to offer their most discerning British customers at the turn of the ’80s. Today we’re pondering Austin Rover at a time which was actually, I promise, a very interesting period in their existence. It’s a video this time, I’m afraid. Basically, there’s way too much in this brochure to be covered in prose ‘n photos, so I figured that video would work better. Feel free to listen to the clip below with the sound turned to mute, I’m sure my wife would seize the chance to turn my voice down too if she had it. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ0RakHxdLc[/youtube] (Video “produced” by Chris Haining for Hooniverse using original manufacturer publicity materials. Copyright on the actual brochure belongs to BMW I should imagine, unless the rights vaporised during the Phoenix Iniative, which is wholly possible.)
The Carchive: The '86 Austin Rover Range- In Video!
RoadworkUK is the online persona of Gianni Hirsch, a tall, awkward gentleman with a home office full of gently decomposing paper and a garage full of worthless scrap metal. He lives in the village of Moistly, which is a safe distance from London and is surrounded by enough water and scenery to be interesting. In another life, he has designed, sold, worked on and written about cars in exchange for small quantities of money.