March 09, 2007

A British Car… In British Hands? Surely not!

Aston Martin, one of the finest car makes in the world. Traditionally a British brand.

But how’s this for a shocker? It might actually be bought – i.e. paid for – by a BRIT!

This is shocking news for the world of cars. It’s rumoured Dave Richards and his team might even launch a Formula 1 team in 2008. Finally some good news for the British car industry.

- 4 comments by 2 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Mathew Mannion

    It’s rumoured Dave Richards and his team might even launch a Formula 1 team in 2008.

    Rumoured? That was confirmed around 6 months ago, I believe.

    09 Mar 2007, 08:38

  2. I should have explained that better – it’s rumoured the team will be branded Aston Martin rather than Prodrive.

    09 Mar 2007, 08:40

  3. I hope not – the Jaguar brand image took a battering from a poor few seasons in F1 recently, and Prodrive aren’t going to be winning anything straight out of the box. That said, Jag was being financed by a somewhat ambivalent Ford Motor Company; Prodrive is a massively successful racing operation.

    But yes, Prodrive has been confirmed as the 12th team for 2008 – it beat several other concerns all bidding for the spot.

    09 Mar 2007, 13:05

  4. According to several reports today, including this Times article, much of the finance behind the Prodrive bid is Kuwaiti.

    There’s no reason to suggest that fact would make it any more or less of a British brand than when it was under Ford ownership.

    12 Mar 2007, 11:23

Add a comment

You are not allowed to comment on this entry as it has restricted commenting permissions.

Twitter Go to 'Twitter / chrisdoidge'

Tetbury Online

Most recent comments

  • To quote from PM Cameron's speech at Munich Security Conference on the failure of State Multicultura… by on this entry
  • Not sure whether their installation can do that (though I assume it will), but I personally have a D… by Pierre on this entry
  • Yup. The figure at the end I guess isn't so much a sign of falling standards, as failing policy. by on this entry
  • Didn't the compulsory GCSE in a language get ditched a few years back? by on this entry
  • Yeah, that was a Brown–like kiss of death. by on this entry

Search this blog

Blog archive



March 2007

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Feb |  Today  | Apr
         1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31   
Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder