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Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History

Post 1

Rains - Wondering where time's going and why it's in so much of a hurry!

Project Title: The British Car Industry - A Brief History
A-number of Project Title Page: A7440158
Description of Project: The project is intended to cover the majority of the British Car Industry, from its early beginnings at the turn of the 20th Century, to its current status today. Nine entries are planned to cover the beginnings of the car industry in the UK, to the history of each of the major manufacturers in the past and the present. Big entries will be on British Leyland and British Motor Corporation.
Proposed Completion Date: March 2006

Although at the moment this is a more or less solo project, if others want to contribute I'm more than happy for the help smiley - biggrin.


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History

Post 2

Rains - Wondering where time's going and why it's in so much of a hurry!

I've just realised I repeated myself in that opening paragraph smiley - online2long. Sorry!

smiley - run off to check project page is OK.


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History

Post 3

the_jon_m - bluesman of the parish

subscribes and will take more of an intrest when I'm back int he uk

am intrested by the sound of this


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History

Post 4

Rains - Wondering where time's going and why it's in so much of a hurry!

smiley - cool

The first entry is on its way to being completed, so I will make sure the updates are on here...


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History

Post 5

Elentari


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History

Post 6

the_jon_m - bluesman of the parish

hi rains,

Its march 2006, the time you predicted you'd finish, hows it progressing ?


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History

Post 7

Rains - Wondering where time's going and why it's in so much of a hurry!

smiley - erm

The Rover entry is completed, the Land Rover entry is 70% there on my PC although not updated here yet, the Jaguar entry is at 15% and British Leyland is at 15%.

RL has somewhat got in the way smiley - sorry.

I'd appreciate it if someone could have a read of the Rover entry and give me suggestions, comments etc.

(Also, if anyone fancies helping me out, at the moment I wouldn't say no!!!!)


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History

Post 8

Rains - Wondering where time's going and why it's in so much of a hurry!

The Land Rover entry is now finished and added in smiley - biggrin.

Do I need to bring a sub-editor on board yet, or do I wait till it's all finished?


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History - Stalled

Post 9

Bluebottle

Sadly this entry stalled before completion

Project Page:
A7440158 University Project: British Leyland - and the Brands Which Comprised It (Dec 1, 2005)

'Finished' Entries:
A7461290 Rover - the Rise and Fall (Dec 2, 2005)
A10079084 Land Rover - The Best 4x4xFar (Mar 13, 2006)

'In Progress'
A9355377 British Leyland - a History (Feb 12, 2006)
A10114732 Jaguar - Born to Perform? (Mar 14, 2006)
A14129147 Daimler - Motoring Pioneers
A13298330 Four-Stroke Internal Combustion Engines (Jul 22, 2006)

Not Started:
A21718028 Standard - The Car Manufacturer
A21717894 Riley - The Car Manufacturer
A21717830 Wolseley - Car Manufacturer
A21717669 Triumph Cars
A21717515 Morris and MG
A21717498 Austin - The Car Manufactuer

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Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History - Stalled

Post 10

bobstafford

This is an excellent entry. And needs finishing.

However PR is slowed to a crawl there is an entry on Galdriel excellent work not one comment since it was put into PR five months ago. It seems to be stuck if it has received no comment not even one to say its a good read, and it is.

We have editors and they are doing an excellent job. It looks like PR is just left to interested readers. Perhaps it needs looking into to see what the problem is. There is a possible need for a group of voulenteer or appointed reviewers who can get PR going again.




smiley - smiley


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History - Stalled

Post 11

SashaQ - happysad

Hi bob

Thanks for commenting - I do have my eye on this project myself, as there is some interesting stuff there, but it isn't in PR at the moment, so that's fine.

The Scouts are the volunteers dedicated to checking PR regularly, and it is very unfortunate if Entries are overlooked for some time (one of mine received no comments for months, but it has been found now) but of course interested readers are able to comment as well, and I know you do that, so thank you.


Uni: The British Car Industry - A Brief History - Stalled

Post 12

Bluebottle

Edited Flea Market Rescue:
A87864312 Rover - the Rise and Fall of a Car Manufacturer

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