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Re-imagined British Motoring Icon
« on: December 09, 2019, 14:41:37 »
AC's 21st century progress:

November 2019
   'In 2020 AC Cars will launch a British motoring icon re-imagined for the electric age.'
December 2016
   'The AC Cobra 378 will be produced in 2017 as a reborn version of the classic sports car with a V8 engine and a traditional ladder chassis.'
September 2016
   'AC Cars will build nine new aluminium-bodied AC Cobras as part of a ‘legacy’ series.'
March 2012
   'AC returns to Geneva with four car line-up including a new supercar.'
February 2011
   'AC has announced it's returning to the UK market and will exhibit the Mk VI version of its venerable roadster at the 2011 Geneva motor show.'
April 2008
   'Acedes Holdings, LLC (“AC Cars”) has today announced that it will be manufacturing certain derivatives of its heritage product in the USA.'
March 2006
   'An agreement between Texas-based Unique Performance and AC Cars Ltd. will officially return genuine sports cars from the historic British marque to North America.'
November 2005
   'AC Cars, Britain's oldest sports car company, will build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Bridgeport as part of a strategy to increase its American sales.'

Announcements are expected to continue apace.



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Re: Re-imagined British Motoring Icon
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 02:50:29 »

I do not see the point of your post

Whilst AC's progress in the 21st century may not have lived up to its media hype, they have continued to manufacture cars - post 2000 Superblowers and then the CRS/AC MKII Classic/Zagato/MKVI/AC378, to name a few and others that we are probably not aware of.

The continual lambasting of the company and marque post Frimley is concerning and considering it is voiced on a public forum, is detrimental to the hope of any improved relationship with the AC management and to us as proud owners of vehicles produced in this era.

We - the owners post 2000, to my knowledge have never criticisied the Hurlock or Angliss management, nor sort to bring it into disrepute, even though our opinions may be otherwise. We would therefore expect that as a custodian of an important section the marque, that one observes some respect for us and our cars, and the consequences of your statements that are visible to the public

PS. Admimistrator: Would request that this post be removed, as it serves no purpose other than to degradate both the current management and owners of post-2000 vehicles

« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 03:18:03 by Rob.Hendriks »


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Re: Re-imagined British Motoring Icon
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 09:33:34 »

The quotes are solely from AC press releases.

The purpose is to set out historical facts as a help to inquisitive readers who wish to draw their own conclusions.