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The New ‘Bentley Flying Spur’ Is Quite Spectacular, But As Far As I Am Concerned It Is a German VW!

by Anura Guruge



It breaks my heart, these once GLORIOUS British companies now under German or Indian ownership. Bentley part of VW and my BELOVED Jaguars part of Indian Tata Motors.

This new ‘Flying Spur’, like all Bentleys, is near magical in its presence and gorgeousness — BUT it is no longer ICONICALLY British. Aaahhh! Why or why? Why did we let this happen.

Yes, I salivated over it, not that I would ever pay that kind of money for a car. But, an old Bentley, when it was still a British Bentley, might still be on the cards at some point. SMILE.

Anywho …

Just wanted to share with you and also express my distress as to what has happened to Dear Bentley.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — February 27, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

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Prince Harry Did GREAT With The Jaguar E-Type, But MESSED UP Badly With Kraut Wagon!

by Anura Guruge


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I was CRUSHED!

It HURT!

How could they do this to US? How could they do this to ME?

Drive up in an ugly, black KRAUT wagon. WTF!

Beautiful, majestic British cars everywhere else Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Damilers, Jaguars …

And then this DISGUSTING German monstrosity.

Harry …. What were YOU thinking with?

I will NOT dredge up their German antecedents. We are beyond that.

But, why … oh, WHY?

You have enough Bentley’s in the family.

This was, to I, the LOW point of the day.

I really was crushed. I had to have a swig of wine to regain my composure.

I hate German bloody cars.

I love British cars.


This was CLASS.

British PRIDE.

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We have Bentley’s and they don’t get ANY BETTER than that.

Queen’s Bentley.


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Prince Harry’s Electric-Blue, Electric Jaguar E-Type Is A ‘Real’ Jag — Albeit A Concept.

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I had NOT heard of this concept car, which had been unveiled in 2017. I guess it didn’t get much shrift in the U.S.

So, when I first saw it in the news — and read about it in the media — I thought it was a cruel ‘modification’.

I am kind of glad I am wrong. It is nominally a Jaguar and for that I am so happy. I, as you know, am a Jaguar lover and purists — and own two; a 2002 XJ8 and a 1989 XJS V-12 convertible (below).

So, anything that violates the proud Jaguar legacy does not sit well with I.

But, this was OK. I am happy.

It is a REAL Jaguar.



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Love The Heineken “I Am Still Driving” Commercial Featuring Jackie Stewart & A Jaguar.

by Anura Guruge




What a great commercial — by an American beer company at that.

I thank them, profoundly, for having the good taste to feature two British iconic Lions: Jackie Stewart & Jaguars.

The Jaguar is understated and unless you know your Jaguars you are NOT going to realize that it is a Jag.

I also wonder how many Americans know of Jackie.

I discovered that this commercial was made last year. But, today was the first time I had seen it — mainly because I fast-forward over commercials.

Well, you can see the commercial above. Enjoy — both Jackie and the Jag.


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

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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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