The Rover Group - Company and Cars is a comprehensive history of the company and a guide to its products. Centring on the period of the official existence of the Rover Group, the book also examines the events leading up to its formation in 1986 and its controversial aftermath, following its dismemberment in 2000.
The new book is backed by first-hand accounts from Rover employees, as well as a foreword by Jon Moulton, the man behind several bids to acquire elements of the company. Including production histories and full specification guides to its cars, The Rover Group is a compelling insider's account of one of the most controversial periods in the British motor industry. With over 250 historical and original images the book covers:
The beginnings of Rover and its place in British Leyland
Land Rover's expansion in the 1980s and how it led to the foundation of the Rover Group
Rover under British Aerospace and the sell-off to BMW
Rover's struggle under German management and BMW's disposal of the Group
The aftermath of Rover's collapse - MG Rover, Land Rover and MINI.
Mike Gould worked at Land Rover and its predecessor companies for more than 30 years - a career that included many years when he was responsible for the Land Rover Defender and Discover model lines. His time at Land Rover also encompassed a period as Marketing Manager for Special Vehicles and as UK Public Relations Manager. Mike's journalistic experience includes editing Land Rover World and Range Rover World magazines as well being a contributor to Land Rover Owner International. Mike has authored books on Land Rover, Range Rover and, most recently on the Rover Group.