In the April 2013 of Mini Magazine, there are 7 pages on "The story of Belgium's Seneffe Plant", place I knew well when I worked for British Leyland. Building and parking are still there.
Is there any BL factory extant today ?
I got the Revell Mini Cooper kit today. Looks great.
Geoff, I worked for BL Belgium in the seventies, almost ten years. Different jobs, first as computer dept. manager, then Sales Promotion Manager and finally Racing Team Manager. I initiated with my friend Christian de Jonghe the return of BL on racing tracks, against the decision of Management in UK. We developed the Triumph Dolomite Sprint with Bill Shaw and Ralph Broad, winning the Belgian Champ in 74 and 75 and French Champ in 75, 76, ... I had the chance to visit many factories and assembly plants, such as Seneffe, Malines South and North (Belgium), Cowley, Longbridge, Coventry, Solihull, Abingdon-on-Thames, Browns Lane (UK), Innocenti (Italy). Pity to see many of those places gone today. I met also many great names of those racing glory days.
Today, I am living along the sea in Finistère, France and back to model cars. I am sometimes working on full size cars, actual project is a Jag XJS 12 V12 for a good friend of mine. That keeps me busy for a while.