Umberslade, 1970. It is noted that trade figures show MZ motorcycles are selling well in the UK.
"What we need," opines one bigwig, "is a counterstrike. We must find a way of selling our top-of-the-range machines in East Germany."
"But they've probably never heard of them over there," replies another.
"Then we must make them sound more familiar to those behind the Iron Curtain," comes the retort.
But such forward thinking is ignored, and not one Triumph Trabant is ever exported to the GDR. Resources are, however, poured into a three-wheeled vehicle which becomes known as the Ariel Unstable-Waste-Of-Bloody-Time-And-Money.
I'll stop now.