The Wrong Beast
I have been a regular reader of MOTOR SPORT for some years and have not felt tempted to write to you until now about views expressed by you and your staff. I think it would be fair to say that MOTOR SPORT definitely “leans” toward anything “foreign”—witness the frequent adulations about BMW, Porsche etc.—although I am pleased. to read that you found some kind words to say about the Rover 2200TC/3500Seven going so far as to imply that if it were not for the British badge on the front—”we would go crackers over it”. Having got that off my chest, I shall now have a go at “C.R.” for his comments about the “new” MGs. (The Optimistic Ones, Nov.). How on earth he can refer to the MG-B as “the beast” I know not, when on the same page is pictured a Porsche Turbo that one could hardly call good looking. Perhaps Porsche are joking too. I mean to say, just look at it, if I were spending £1 4,000 on a car I should want something looking a little less like a mobile gas-works No, “C.R.” I am not an MG afficionado—just another Briton who is a little tired of the “anti-British this and that” brigade and one who firmly believes that there is just as good (if not better) to be had on this side of the channel.
Tiverton ERIC CHILCOTT