[Mgs] MG GS

Barrie Robinson barrie at look.ca
Mon Feb 1 19:36:05 MST 2016

There are two situations.   The one where someone takes over the 
company and continues with the product.  Examples are TVR and 
Lotus.   The other is where the company is bought for its 
badge.  Example Bugatti,    Perfect view on this stuck-on badge thing 
is Pierre Cardin whose name is on a whole host of products which he 
never goes even remotely near.  He says if you don't know that he 
is  only into haunt couture then tough if you buy a product outside 
his domain just because it has his name is on it.   Putting a badge 
on an item does not do anything but pull in the punters - it does not 
magically change the product.

At 09:59 PM 2/1/2016 +0000, David Breneman via Mgs wrote:

>  From: Barrie Robinson via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net>
> > I would never ever buy one.  What in Satan's domain has it got to do
> > with MG ?? ...
> >                  ...So why buy an MG> that is only labelled as an MG.
>What makes an automotive marque authentic?  You could argue that
>the 1100 saloon and the 1960s Midget aren't "real" MGs, either.
>Does a ford need to be made in Dearborn to be a real Ford? Is
>a new Bentley not a real Bentley because the company is owned by
>VW?  Is any Cadillac made by GM (since 1909) not authentic?
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Barrie Robinson
Aston Martin Feltham Club
barrie at look.ca
                                 Go with the flow - but paddle hard  
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