Good Morning, Oppo
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How many of these brands are still in business?
Road trip day today. My son is going to University of North Texas in the fall, and we are driving up today for a self-guided campus tour. It will be the farthest we've driven in more than a year. I'm looking forward to it.
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@ttyymmnn That crowd now makes me so what nervous. But I'd fight through it to get to the Hillman table.
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@ttyymmnn So ignoring the car brands, it seems that this car show was at the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London.
Under a development plan supported by then-mayor Boris Johnson it was denied Listed Building status and finally demolished in 2017. Apparently no actual development has happened since.
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@ttyymmnn Let's see...
Chrysler still exists, kinda, though Plymouth has been defunct for 20 years now. Rootes went under in '71, Wolseley in '75. Hillman was bought by Rootes in 1928, which then passed on to Chrysler by '67, who in turn sold it to Peugot in '79 and the marque retired. Austin held on as a marque of BMC until 1987, and the trademark was acquired by SAIC with some of MG Rover's holdings in '05. Triumph was bought by Leyland in 1960, though the badge was used until 1984, when it was retired; the marque was acquired by BMW in '94. Humber was acquired by Rootes with Hillman, and suffered the same fate. Alvis is complicated; the company produced consumer autos, racing cars, aircraft engines, armored cars and other armored fighting vehicles until '67 (what happened that year?!) after the company was bought by Rover, but the armored car lines kept going under British Leyland until 1981 when BL was nationalized and Alvis was sold to United Scientific Holdings, who in 1992 changed their name to Alvis plc. In 2002 Alvis bought Vickers, and in 2004 a brief bidding war between General Dynamics and BAe resulted in the company becoming BAE Systems Land Systems (Weapons & Vehicles) Limited. Bristol Cars was liquidated in 2020, though the trademarks were re-registered as Bristol Manufacturing Ltd, and Remastered versions of the Fighter and 411 are planned. The related Bristol Commercial Vehicles was bought by BL in 1983 and the marque retired.
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@facw to be remembered for all eternity by Top Gear limo challenge