Press coverage of the MG Rover collapse has inevitably focused on who was to blame and the loss of Britain's last home grown volume car manufacturer. But with the Viking longship hitting the rocks (apparently to be replaced by a Chinese junk), John Kendall recalls some of the landmark products of this once great company. In addition, Richard Feast reports on the unwieldy takeovers, hapless management and militant workers that were all part of the mix that destroyed Rover's foundations.