“Anthony Crook . . is probably a better driver than any other boss in the car industry (including Chapman and Agnelli).”-L.J.K. Setright writing about the proprietor of Bristol Cars in Motor. We wonder if Setright asked Colin Chapman’s opinion. . . .
“This is quite an old Marina 1.8 . . . I’ve known drivers prefer a car with drum brakes like this Marina, because they feel more certain the brakes are not skimming.”-Peter Tothill, Personnel Staff Manager at British Leyland’s Cowley Assembly Plant, whom, we are told, “knows what he is talking about”, advising in a British Leyland Press Release, how to drive a Marina 1.8 economically. Perhaps somebody should tell Mr. Tothill and British Leyland that they build Marina 1.8s with disc front brakes.
In writing about the future of Aston Martin Ltd. a local paper had it that “The original Aston Martin was fashioned in 1913 the concept of David Brown, who was then principally known as a manufacturer of tractors”. No doubt the’ AMOC eventually recovered !