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Ford sold Aston Martin to an investment company and then put Jaguar and Range Rover up to sale, recently declaring TATA of India to be the preferred bidder. It's yet another faux pas in the recent history where, so far as the company's accounts are concerned, it's any colour you want so long as it's red.

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Here's a puzzle - what's northern, big, white and grumpy? No, it's not a polar bear. It's Canada - at least when it comes to its car manufacturing industry. What's that, you say? Does Canada have a car manufacturing industry? Apparently so.

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131,400 - the number of minutes in a three months

44140 - the number of USD Ford has lost in each one of them

46,326 - the average annual income for Americans 2005 - Source US Census Office.

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Continuing the story of the world's first Rolls Royce powered bus running on natural gas.

For part 1 see How it began
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.... The bus was taken out onto the road: the test driver brought it back after a short trip. He was shaking. "It's terrifying," he said.

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In the mid 1970s, bus engineer Roy Cotterill and his brother-in-law Rolls-Royce marketing man Lionel Gibbs sat around Roy's dining room table in Stockton on Tees, Teesside, with the plans of a secret Rolls-Royce engine project and the engineering diagrams of a Daimler Fleetline bus. Could they mate the advanced engine with a passenger transit vehicle and if so what would be the cost implications and benefits / disadvantages. And what happened to the project?

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