“For very short journeys it will save fuel to go by bicycle or on foot.” This blinding glimpse of the obvious comes from an official publication issued by the Institute of Advanced Motorists!
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“Some of those who attended must have been so lulled by the pleasures of the Hotel Carlton that they decided they quite liked the Marina” — Jeff Daniels writing about the Press release of the then-new BL Marina in Cannes in 1971, in his book “British Leyland — The Truth About The Cars”. There is quite a lot to be said for being anti-social, it seems, when it comes to accurately appraising new cars!
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“For the first time in 1964, the motoring press (to some extent spurred on by the brash new example of Motoring Which?) vented serious criticism of a BMC car” — Jeff Daniels, from the source quoted above. He overlooks the fact that as long ago as 1951 Motor Sport was banned for a time from receiving any further BMC cars for test, due to objections by Mr. Harriman to our out-spoken comments on the Austin A90 Atlantic sports saloon and Austin A70 saloon. — W.B.