Having established we do make
quite a lot of stuff in Britain. We decided to find out
just how much, so we hatched
an ambitious plan.
We called all the companies
that make motorised vehicles and said to them ‘”could you bring
whatever it is you make to a gathering
Little bit of a problem with Morgan who didn’t know what London was
but eventually, everybody responded
Jeremy, Richard and I are taking three different versions of the
new F-Type to London, I for example have the V6.
That’s the Triumph bikes
Meanwhile, deep in the countryside…
Oh look at that!
And now look what’s coming…
It’s the Morgan’s
Carry on chaps
Much later than everyone else, the Formula 1 cars
began to leave for London
which in Milton Keynes, was quite a sight…
And quite a sound
Eventually the fleet of vehicles that’d been made in Britain
began to arrive on the streets of the capital
And after the slowest had turned up
we climbed into our Jags and headed for
the meeting point
to see how much stuff was there
this feels a bit special, this does
And it became more special as we swung past Buckingham Palace
and onto the Mall
There’s more than I’d thought
The Mall has hosted many uplifting scenes
over the years
but it has never hosted anything
quite like this before
It wasn’t just the sheer volume that took our breathe away,
it was the diversity,
Cars, Lorries, Diggers,
Racers, Ice Cream Vans, Hearses.
It was magnificent,
it was huge.
I didn’t know we made those massive tipper trucks, look at that thing!
didn’t think of that
Land speed record cars
There’s my bus,
Ooh the eagle!
A lot of people say that today
Britain is nothing more than a bank or a
boutique or a busted flush but
looking at that staggering collection back there
I’m not sure they’re right.