Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Norton Interpol 2

The name Norton is held in high esteem in the bike world, with its road and race bikes of the 60’s and 70’s being highly valued, however in the mid 80’s and with another buyout the brand took a short detour.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MG Express

Its amazing what Rover/MG tried as the company fell further and further in its demise. But he Express has to be a serious low point. Basically they took an MG ZR (Rover 25) removed the rear seats and windows and called it a van!!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Random Video: 1962 British Motor Show

Now brought to you in Technicolor for the first time. The British Motor Show on the verge of the common market showing the cars that will be sold across in the Continent, with such advancements as the Super Minx which has no grease points to worry about-

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jaguar XJ13

When most people hear Jaguar, mid-engined and V12 in the same sentence they instantly think oh what the XJ220, or rather what could have been the XJ220. However Jaguar had its first crack of the mid-engined recipe back in 1966!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

American Auto Club North West Meet, Krispy Kreme’s, Manchester

Well with the UK show season pretty much at an end and Sunday down to be dry and sunny (both in combination in the North of England in October is a rare thing) I headed over to the American Auto Club North West’s monthly meet at Krispy Kreme’s in Manchester with my daughter.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Random Picture: Running in

I love going to car shows, as you’ve seen on here, and seeing something that just takes you back to an earlier motoring time. At the recent Footman James Manchester Classic Car, I couldn’t help but be drawn to this “Running in” sticker, a staple part of buying a new car 30plus years ago to ensure your engine was bedded in correctly. It also highlighted to the neighbours that your car was brand new as well.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bristol Beaufighter

First introduced in 1982, the Beaufighter was basically a continuation of the 412 with some slight styling tweaks like quad lights. The main change however was these had their coachwork built at the Bristol factory. The 412’s were shipped to Zagato in Italy before having that brutal body work draped on.