Dropping the ball!!!
Dear Andy, as a child born of the British Empire, and as one whose last seventy years have been filled with love and devotion for MY QUEEN, I have sat glued to the telly for the past four days, totally enthralled by the pomp and ceremony that only the British can produce. So I cannot believe that the MGCC on such a prestigious occasion should drop the ball! What were they thinking? MGs were involved at the London Olympics, so why not here?
Rather than a mixture of Morris Minors and some dubious and unreliable Jags with Hags, and silly Sinclair scooters…even a Reliant Robin, surely the organisers should have been encouraged to understand that the ONLY vehicle to LEAD such a parade, was a tiny black MG TC driven by a young naval officer representing Prince Philip and a beautiful young lady representing the young Princess Elizabeth! So who dropped the ball?
This was undoubtedly the best possible PR stunt that the club could have ever pulled off. Added to that was the fact that although a million Morris Minors were sold…it is an accepted FACT that it was the products of Abingdon that led the great “export or die” drive into the USA, that ensured that same little MG model would be revered as the “Sports Car America loved First”…and instead of dozens of them in the Queen’s Platinum Parade…there was not one! What a tragedy…time for a marmalade sandwich anyone? We really must do better.
Octagonally, Norman Ewing