Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Ford & F1 Jaguar
From: lowiemanuel at (Emanuel Lowi)
Date: Sun Sep 19 14:10:38 2004

William G. Lamb, III wrote:

> Jag's
> heritage is around 
> Coventry. Closing that plant is a real slap.
> At the moment Ford have threatened to close Solihull
> and move Land Rover 
> production elsewhere. This plan appears to have been
> averted. I never 
> seriously believed it anyway since Ford just
> invested $1,600,000,000 in the 
> T-5 line there for the next generation of Land
> Rover-designed products. 
> Still..., were Solihull to be closed, the "real"
> Land Rover would be dead. 
> It was a huge struggle to get Ford to accept Land
> Rover's new platform 
> which is not "shared". The Solihull workers don't
> make as much trouble as 
> the Coventry, Longbridge types do either. 

This is basically what I've been saying about
Portuguese Leicas for years. And that opinion has
earned me nothing but grief here. Go figure.

Emanuel Lowi

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