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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: KEVFITZ] #662221
14/09/20 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
Anyway back to Suffolk Cars....


I wonder if the owner liked Yorkshire Puddings innocent


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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: Hamwich] #662227
14/09/20 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Hamwich
Yorkshire pudding, roast and mashed potatoes, broad beans, peas and carrots, smothered with a nice thick onion and mushroom gravy, with a good splodge of creamed horseradish on the side. You don't even need any meat.


That's not fair, food pron at this time of day, now dinner is going to be a pale victory......


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #662234
14/09/20 08:06 PM
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I think the wide threaddrift is related to the fact that we find it too horrible what is happening. A small company is deprived of its livelihood because a car manufacturer who has nothing to do with his tradition but his name is throwing up. And that is why we have avoided the bad subject. This thread is actually not about SUVs but about the survival of a small company that is conscious of tradition. I would never describe Suffolk as a kit car company but as a manufacturer committed to the old Jaguars. Even if it has been said before many pages of this thread, I will gladly repeat it. JLR is fighting against the values of its own past that it has not nurtured itself.


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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #662255
14/09/20 10:54 PM
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Speaking of Suffolk - I'll have a pint thanks cheers

PS. Giles will know what I mean smile

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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: Heinz] #662288
15/09/20 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Heinz
I think the wide threaddrift is related to the fact that we find it too horrible what is happening. A small company is deprived of its livelihood because a car manufacturer who has nothing to do with his tradition but his name is throwing up. And that is why we have avoided the bad subject. This thread is actually not about SUVs but about the survival of a small company that is conscious of tradition. I would never describe Suffolk as a kit car company but as a manufacturer committed to the old Jaguars. Even if it has been said before many pages of this thread, I will gladly repeat it. JLR is fighting against the values of its own past that it has not nurtured itself.


Quite so.

What’s more, JLR’S bullying behavior doesn’t stop me wanting a Suffolk Sportscars SS100, but it does put me off buying a car from Jaguar themselves.

No Adnams for me this week Peter, as we’re in Sardinia. Strictly ichnusa while we’re here (the unfiltered ichnusa is very nice). cheers

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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: pandy] #662299
15/09/20 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by pandy
What’s more, JLR’S bullying behavior doesn’t stop me wanting a Suffolk Sportscars SS100, but it does put me off buying a car from Jaguar themselves.


100% agree. Three cars I had on my "I would really like one list" is a Morgan +4, Suffolk SS100 and frontline MGB and the list has not changed at all. I did end up choosing the MGB but not due to JLR bullying as I made the decision earlier this year, Being able to buy a car locally built and keep 6 workers in work during the COVID shutdown was part of the decision.

Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: Heinz] #662302
15/09/20 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Heinz
I think the wide threaddrift is related to the fact that we find it too horrible what is happening. A small company is deprived of its livelihood because a car manufacturer who has nothing to do with his tradition but his name is throwing up. And that is why we have avoided the bad subject. This thread is actually not about SUVs but about the survival of a small company that is conscious of tradition. I would never describe Suffolk as a kit car company but as a manufacturer committed to the old Jaguars. Even if it has been said before many pages of this thread, I will gladly repeat it. JLR is fighting against the values of its own past that it has not nurtured itself.

Jaguar is not the company it once was and is all about generating cash for the parent company. Let’s hope Morgan don’t go the same way and lose much of what makes them special.

Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #662303
15/09/20 08:34 AM
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I wonder if the 'Cease and Desist' notice came through out of the blue, or there had been any dialogue/requests made beforehand.

Speaking from experience with IP in publishing , there is sometimes an attempt to find a compromise - making suggestions for slight changes, or amendments. Only when these were ignored or point blank rejected without discussion, did we send in the big guns.


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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #662307
15/09/20 09:09 AM
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Chaps, as you are all aware, I have been very close to SSC and I don't intend to fan the flames here, there's no point however the good news is that the new company "Suffolk Classic Services" is alive and well but not making any more cars. They will do service, parts and generally look after the existing SS100's and C Types. I hestitate to talk about the few cars that were/are for sale at the works, they are mostly on commission I think but still worth a look if you are interested.


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Re: Suffolk Cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #662308
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Someone on pistonheads has offered an alternative viewpoint. Don't shoot the messenger.

Originally Posted by pistonheads
Of course, the other scenario is that the owner, who is the debtor has the advantage of using a letter from JLR and a supposed slow down due to C19 to crystallise his loss for tax purposes, dump the employee liabilities overnight and retain first dibs on clean slating the operation if he desires.


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