Wrote this at stinque.com in March 2009:

The great British marques aren’t what they once were. Who owns Bentley? The Germans. Rolls Royce? The Germans. Mini Cooper? The Germans. Jaguar? The Indians (but before that it was owned by a company known for its fondness for Germans). Same with Land Rover.

But should this English failure of will be used as an excuse to turn pretty decent British cars into rolling horror shows? Exhibit A:

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Yes, that is a perfectly innocent Bentley GTC that’s been turned to shit by another celebutante.

I am not entirely sure who Kim Kardashian is or why she should be allowed to make pronouncements about anything. All I know is that she has also done this to a perfectly innocent Range Rover.

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Is this really necessary?