The Nagara MG Midget 1500 Continental

I’ve not mentioned much on this blog that I’m a petrol-head.  I think that every-day transport and commuting should rightly take place on public transport, where practical, and that personal motor transport should be reserved for fun and special occasions unless one’s work actually demands the use of a lorry, car, van or motorcycle.

So my petrol-headedness welcomes the advent of electric cars and more cycling as well as more light-rail and integrated transport links. But I still love old classic cars and have at last returned to that love to produce an MG Midget that I think British Leyland should have made themselves back in the 1970s.

The Nagara 100 bhp Triumph 1500 engine being fitted along with a 5-speed gearbox.

The Nagara 100 bhp Triumph 1500 engine being fitted along with a 5-speed gearbox.

The prototype is still under construction though the design work and mechanical alterations are pretty much finished. The new bodywork is next on the list.

For more, please go to the NagaraMG public blog. If you’d like to become a part of this project, please do get in touch.

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An Open Letter To Trevor Philips: Why Your Documentary Is Logically and Morally Flawed.

Nick Nakorn:

Here’s the second piece reblogged from the excellent blog, Media Diversified. It covers all I was about to say on my own blog about Trevor Phillips’ programme and does it better than I could have managed.

Originally posted on Media Diversified:

by Ahmed Olayinka Sule

When I first heard that you would be presenting a documentary on Channel Four titled, “Things We Can’t Say About Race That Are True”, I was keen to know what you had to say. Even though I was concerned about what was reported in the media about the documentary before it was aired, I decided to hold my peace. Having watched the documentary on 19 of March 2015, now is the time for me to let you know what is on my mind.

I guess you must be pleased with yourself having ignited a fierce debate on race. You must also feel a sense of triumph that you have “unearthed” some new insights into race relations. There is no doubt that you have played a prominent role in race relations in modern day Britain. From serving as chair of Runnymede Trust to heading the Commission for…

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