Welcome to AutoSpanna

Welcome to where we will discuss all things auto. You will see as we build this site and add more articles, that we are not fixed on any one segment, brand, make, type, model or Country. We will talk about all aspects of anything to do with cars, restoration, likes and dislikes, detailing, paint spraying, interiors, accessories, styling, and virtually anything that has anything to do with motoring.

During this journey you will learn that I am not an active fan of motor racing, although I do see it is the place of many advances that eventually find their way into the general everyday auto world.

You will also come to realise that I have more than a passing interest in 4 vehicle manufacturers irrespective of who actually owns them now. Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Range Rover and Bentley.

I find it interesting how various marks have been purchased by others, some losing their identity along the way and others maintaining their own name and their own individuality.

I also think it is good to see various marks that used to be “badge engineed”, have moved on to return to individual styling, Rolls Royce and Bentley have become individual brands but this I suspect is because they now have different parents.

Jaguar and Daimler, now owned by Tata in India, have taken steps to produce the Jaguar as a luxury car and the Daimler as a super-luxury marque to compete directly with Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

Chevrolet and Pontiac, Austin Mini and Morris Mini , and many others, were also badge engineered, with each marque having virtually the same car but badged individually.

I have lots of plans to restore a 1976 Jaguar XJ Coupe and also a 1996 P38 Range Rover, but not a lot of time to make any progress.

My son Ben, who lives in Aberdeen Scotland, has a full time job but in his spare time, details the interior and exterior of cars, taking them from looking tired and shabby to shining examples of well cared for motors.

So, again, welcome to the AutoSpanna website, post your comments and visit often.



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