Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nissan K10 March Super Turbo

The turbo supercharged engine is nothing new these days with most manufacturers, particularly VW, fitting them to their new cars to keep emissions down. Back in 1989 though when the turbo ruled at the top of the hot hatch performance tree, strapping on a supercharger was very different. So why was such a car built? Racing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mazda MX5 Roadster Coupe

It’s widely acknowledged that the MX5 brought back the 2 seater sports car market with its simple concept of make the car fun to drive. The only potential issue would have been if you wanted the fantastic handling drivers car bit with a roof then you were going to have to go elsewhere. That is unless you lived in Japan, in 2003/04 it was possible to buy, direct from Mazda, a Coupe version possibly creating one of the ultimate road cars.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bitter Baltic

After mainstream can production by German manufacturer Bitter ended in 1989 they had plans to produce a low volume sports car. Several concepts were built and show to the public this was presented at the 1991 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Random Video- 1966 Earls Court London Motor Show

"The Big Drive helping get Britain out of the red" this was how the car industry was seen in 1966, how times have changes and how many manufacturers are no longer about.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

PK Jimp

I first saw this at last year’s Classic Car Show at Tatton Park, looking like a shrunken Land Rover my first impression was it was a kit car of some sort. To an extent I was right it was offered in kit form, however it was also sold as a complete vehicle by PK Manufacturing Ltd out of Sandbach.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tractor Cycle

“Superior to an ordinary motorcycle in its ability to climb steep and rough grades” was the claim of J. Lehaitre the French inventor of this tracked motorcycle. Built in 1938 is had a top speed of about 25mph on flat ground. Steering was via conventional handlebars that controlled the sideways motion of the drive belt, well that what I’ve read but can’t see how it works without dual belts.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Triumph Italia / 2000

Between 1959and 1962 Triumph sent 329 TR3 chassis’s, engines and running gear were sent over to Italy and coachbuilder Vignale dressed it in this fantastic body. The car was originally commissioned by Triumph for the 1958 Turin Motor show and was produced by Michelotti.