Articles tagged Harold Musgrove

Page 21 of October 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, October 1985

MG EX-E

... an illusion? "As a car enthusiast I would dearly like to build the MG EX-E. As a businessman — well that could be a different matter." That was Harold Musgrove's statement at the opening of the Frankfurt Show, where Austin Rover's staff were bubbling with excitement over the company's first-ever concept car. Based on the Metro 6R4 rally car's running gear, the ugly duckling was transformed...

Page 55 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, July 1997

MG Metro 6R4

The MG Metro 6R4 was an incredibly exciting car to drive but it really needed a longer life if we were to have got the best from it. When Group B rally cars were banned from the world stage the 6R4 just ran out of time. The early versions started life without wings and we soon found that the aerodynamics were crucial to the car's performance. Without the wings the car didn't function at all and...

Page 27 of October 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, October 1983

Frankfurt Show:

German speed showcase Is the era of the German supercar drawing to a close? At the Frankfurt Show last month there were fast, faster and fastest cars, manufacturers vying with each other with multi-valve heads, turbos and all-wheel drive. Yet, like distant thunder, the German government is shaping up to introduce American standard emission controls which could emasculate the supercars and bring a...

Page 58 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 2000

Muck&Bullets

John Davenport was the man who convinced Austin Rover's top Brass their 'Old Man's' Metro could be developed into a world-class rally car. In the first of a two-part story, he recalls the early trials and tribulations - and getting a bloke called Patrick Head to design it. This is a story boasting several heroes, a few dragons and a dearth of fair maidens even the biggest fan of the MG Metro 6R4...

Page 57 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1984

LM11 arrives, named Montego

Austin-Rover's management has been telling us for long enough that "LM 11 is not just a stretched version of the Maestro", and now that the model range is announced, with the name Montego, we can see that the claim is true. An extra 2.3 inches on the wheelbase brings the measurement up to 101 in (most of it allocated to rear seat legroom), and the separate boot is some 80% larger than the Maestro...

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