UK car industry warns one in six jobs could be lost after COVID-19 crisis

Thousands of unwanted new and used cars at Thurleigh Airfield in Bedfordshire, England. Photo: Chris Gorman/Getty Images
Thousands of unwanted new and used cars at Thurleigh Airfield in Bedfordshire, England. Photo: Chris Gorman/Getty Images

 A third of the automotive industry workforce in the UK is still on furlough after coronavirus lockdowns and a collapse in demand brought the sector to a near-total halt in the past couple of months.

According to a new survey by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there were more than 6,000 redundancies in the car industry in the month of June — and one in six jobs will remain at risk when the government’s furlough scheme ends in November.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes today called on the government for a specific ‘restart package” to safeguard against jobs losses, and help boost recovery for the important industry.

“The prolonged shutdown has squeezed liquidity and the pressures are becoming more acute as expenditure resumes before invoices are paid,” said Hawes in

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2150-Pound T.50 Supercar Much Better Than McLaren F1, Says Man Who Designed Both

From Car and Driver

  • Gordon Murray Automotive is delaying the launch of its three-seat supercar, the T.50, because of COVID-19, but will build the first prototype in September, with the first customers getting them in January 2022.
  • The T.50 will have a Cosworth-built naturally aspirated 650-hp 4.0-liter V-12, yet the car will weigh less than a Mazda Miata.
  • Gordon Murray told C/D that 40 percent of the T.50’s buyers so far are people under age 45, who may have had posters of his McLaren F1 on their walls as teens. “This is their F1,” he said.

UPDATE 7/22/20: Gordon Murray Automotive has released a cutaway drawing (pictured below) of the 4.0-liter V-12 that will power the upcoming T.50 supercar.

Photo credit: Gordon Murray Design

A fresh addition to the growing list of things the coronavirus pandemic has denied us: the first look at Gordon Murray’s forthcoming T.50

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Classic Car Procession Celebrates Lifelong Enthusiast

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Probably how every classic car lover would like to go.

Over his lifetime, it’s estimated that Phil Deegan owned 150 cars, and his home in Mankato, Minnesota is said to have always displayed an assortment of classic cars and trucks. So it makes total sense that after Deegan passed away on July 14, 2020, his funeral procession would be a rolling tribute to the automotive enthusiast. At the funeral service, a group of classic cars and trucks lined the church’s parking, and this was followed by a procession of classic vehicles to the cemetery including a 1964-66 Chevy C10 that carried his coffin in the cargo bed.

Image Credit: KEYC News

In a video report from KEYC News, Deegan’s son Dan said that his father “loved anything with wheels on it and anything with a motor in it,” while his obituary

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