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MG is OK 

There was plenty of news about Automobile Corp. and ’s respective of late, including the start-up of parts’ manufacture and a promise that the would be at the . But I did not see this one coming: the revival of in the United States, at a new plant in , as part of ’s efforts.
   Automotive News had been tracking the developments, collated at Keith Adams’s comprehensive The Unofficial Austin–Rover Resource.
   MG Motors North America had its opening ceremony today and is part of a multi-billion-dollar effort, thanks to Oklahoma Sovereign Development, LLC (Googling this name results in a blank today); Davis Capital, LLC; the State of Oklahoma; the City of Oklahoma City; and the City of Ardmore.
   Duke Hale, formerly of Isuzu and Lotus, will be president and CEO. The old TF roadster will return to production at , according to NAC, and the TF coupé, previewed prior to MG Rover’s demise last year, will go into assembly in Oklahoma, with 500 new jobs created there. The old MG sedans—I assume the old ZT, probably renamed the MG 7—will be built in . And before anyone says that they are on well past their sell-by dates, let me remind you that the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger and Magnum are on one that is older still. The MG’s one is no older than what the current Opel Astra H sits on.
   If successful, it proves that having relatively loose (and tight finances) that enable left-field developments to take place works even in larger corporations. Let’s hope that the put their money where their mouths are. At best, I am cautiously optimistic.

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Is that Morris and Garages ? Correct me if I am wrong  
You got it, Charles: MG stands for Morris Garages.  
There is a bit of awkwardness about 'MG' standing for 'Morris Garages' - there was apparently a court case in the 1930s where, for tax reasons, it was 'officially' established that MG was not identical with Morris Garages (William Morris's dealer/service company) - not sure of all the details. But "The MG Car Company Ltd" and "The Morris Garages, Ltd" were kept as separate companies, and indeed are both still registered at Longbridge, though dormant.

(I love the slightly archaic comma in "The Morris Garages, Ltd". There's something powerful about that, somehow, not quite sure how to put it, but that single comma gives the name of the company an overtone of class...)  
Interesting, Dan, and tax would be a very good reason to keep these entities separate. (Tax, like all odd things, tends to create very illogical results in our loves.) I, too, like the comma: I notice the Americans occasionally do this before their ‘Inc.’ and the less sensible-looking ‘LLC’, though it seems to be long abandoned in UK and the Commonwealth.  
Coz I met a nice chap before who owns a Morris and Garages car as well as a Sunbeam which is the same car on the James Bond movie Dr. No  
Those old Sunbeams were nice. Don Adams drove one in Get Smart, too.  
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