Friday, April 04, 2008

Help Stu_N talk about cars

Stu_N is interested in responses and knowledge about British cars.

I'll admit it's not my strong suit subject but I think that is kinda the point.

So, without recourse to Google, and with no embarrassment for writing 'Don't Know', I'm sure he'd appreciate your visits to answer the following questions:

Name three British cars (car makers will do, if you can't think of actual cars).
Name three current British car makers — that is, ones who are building cars now.
What makes a car British?
What makes a car maker British?
What's the biggest British car maker, at the moment?
What comes to mind when someone says 'British car'? I'm thinking about things like quality, design, performance, 'image', reliability. And have a think about what comes to mind about French, Italian, American, German cars.
When do you reckon Britain made the most cars?
What do you think the rest of the world thinks of the 'British automotive industry'?

1 comment:

stu-n said...

Thanks for this! And yes, that is precisely the point.

Interesting things so far: nobody's mentioned 'classic' cars, particularly the ones which I thought were absolutely iconic.
And there's one part of the world automotive industry which is almost entirely British, and nobody's mentioned it.