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Confused As To Why UK PM Theresa May Is Concerned About Trump’s New Tariffs — UK Hardly Makes Any Cars!

by Anura Guruge


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OK. To be fair, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, did call on Thursday to talk with Trump about tariffs and OTHER matters (e.g., ISIS and N. Korea). So, that was before Trump had explicitly said that HIS TRADE WAR will involve levying a tax on ‘European‘ cars.

It was the TAX on ‘European’ cars — in particular BRITISH cars — that got me thinking … and then rather upset.

We, the Brits, no longer OWN many car brands! All of our ICONIC British cars companies/brands — Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Mini, Land Rover — are owned by FOREIGN entities, in some cases the dreaded, despicable Germans!

Aston Martin and Morgan are about the only ones that are not owned outright by foreign companies. This is so sad. Breaks my heart. That Rolls Royce/Bentley are owned by BMW/Volkswagen is beyond the pale and that my beloved Jaguar brand belongs to Indians makes me cringe.

Not sure where they get the $9.8 Billion in UK vehicle exports to the US. That must be the cars shipped from the UK. That does not mean all the money goes to the UK.


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by Anura Guruge

The Very Best Of British Humor, Ingenuity & Cars In A Remarkable Ad by ‘Aston Martin’ For Their Used Cars.

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There times when I get so chuffed and relieved that I am a Brit. This is my humor. This is what I live for. Bravo. Made my day. I did not, alas, find this. Though Bentley, ever hopeful, sends me e-mails about their latest cars and promotions, alas Aston Martin ignores me — as they should. No, I couldn’t even afford a used Aston, though Devanee now has it in her mind that we are going to buy a used Bentley or Roller in the next few years. She lives in hope.

I never understood why ads like this are considered ‘not American’.

P.S., I do know that this ad. is a fake but that doesn’t detract from its British connotations. It would only work with a British car.

For the picture used in the ‘fake’ ad use this link.

Quite A Weekend For Aston Martin. I Was Just Visiting Them To Oggle The New ‘Rapide S’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This weekend’s ‘Market Watch‘ had a rave article about the Aston Martin ‘Rapide S’. Called it a beauty. I always find it pleasing (and encouraging) when U.S. media appreciates the beauty of our cars — rather than just our Royals and film stars.

I get regular e-mails from Bentley — because about 12 years ago I wrote a case study on them. Aston Martin, knowing that I am so far from their target demographics as the Earth is from the Oort cloud, quite rightly keeps me in the dark. But I wanted to see more of this beauty because I really do like Aston’s though I have never even sat in one.

I went and was greeted by this black screen. Wow. That was news to me. I don’t follow the Le Mans. Not sure if I ever did though I used to follow F-1. I was impressed. That showed class, though I think they could have done it better. The text is so small. Plus, they didn’t actually give you a way to enter the site after that! That is not good. I had to get in via a Google link.


They still have the black screen today at 'astonmartin.com'.

They still have the black screen today at ‘astonmartin.com’.


Here is one video from YouTube of the crash. Lots more. Very strange.

Here is one video from YouTube of the crash. Lots more. Very strange.


Shame about Allan Simonsen, 34. Always unsettling to hear of race car drivers driving. Very strange accident.  He went off the track on his own. Mechanical failure? Busted strut? Did he have a medical condition. Don’t know.

But Aston Martin, as it says TODAY, on the black screen, came in 3rd. Well, that isn’t good. If you don’t win Le Mans … just don’t say anything and try again next year.


And now for this absolutely, near perfect beauty. Why somebody would buy a German car IF they could afford this is always mystery to me (especially if you are Jewish, and here I am referring to a Jewish friend of mine, who was very committed to the ‘Jewish’ cause, BUT would boast that he had $72,000 of German cars sitting on his driveway and this was in 1992).

It is permissible to drool. Click to ENLARGE.


The Very Best Of British Humor, Ingenuity & Cars In A Remarkable Ad by ‘Aston Martin’ For Their Used Cars.

Dec2013x125

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by
Anura Guruge


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There times when I get so chuffed and relieved that I am a Brit. This is my humor. This is what I live for. Bravo. Made my day. I did not, alas, find this. Though Bentley, ever hopeful, sends me e-mails about their latest cars and promotions, alas Aston Martin ignores me — as they should. No, I couldn’t even afford a used Aston, though Devanee now has it in her mind that we are going to buy a used Bentley or Roller in the next few years. She lives in hope.

I never understood why ads like this are considered ‘not American’.

P.S., I do know that this ad. is a fake but that doesn’t detract from its British connotations. It would only work with a British car.

For the picture used in the ‘fake’ ad use this link.