Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: Steve Berry’s Speed Shop Radio Show

If you’re from around the Manchester / North West area of the UK then the sound of Steve Berry’s northern tones is how many of us wake up in the morning with his breakfast show on Real Radio XS. Most though will recognise him from his 10 year stint on Top Gear or his books and regular contribution to various papers and magazines. So there’s no denying his passion and enthusiasm for all things automotive, to be honest he just sweeps you along with it.

Well he’s started a new on-line radio show, Steve Berry’s Speed Shop on FAB Radio International, which as he says at the start “isn’t for the casually interested, this is a place for enthusiasts, we’re not afraid to be talking about carburettors and crankshafts…..” with that I knew this was going to be good.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Random Video- GM’s view of the future from 1956

The self-drive cars been around for many years, here’s GM’s take on it from 1956. To be honest there’s a few predictions that are currently on production vehicles, changeable displays, communications and navigation. Thankfully a singing operator isn’t one of them-

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Article- When did comfort become the norm when buying a car!!!!

Okay I’m guilty I do love some of the modern gadgets and comforts of my new company car, the DAB radio that tells you the band and track name of the song playing, steering wheel controls, 60mpg and integrated satnav, but when did all that comfort and convenience become more important than the driving?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vespa 150 TAP

Now I’m all one for not spending money on expensive, usually over complicated, solutions to simple problems, this though has to one of either the best applications to cost saving for a military vehicle or, depending on where your looking from, one of the worst!!!!

The basic premise was to produce a light weight vehicle that would be parachuted in to an armed conflict and no doubt cause as much damage as possible. For the British this may have been the lightweight Land Rover or for the US a Jeep. France though had other ideas. To be fair this looks far more terrifying!!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

5 years old today

Well we’re 5 years old today, thank you for all those who have liked the Facebook, Google+ and Twitter pages and keep coming back. Please don’t forget to share anything you like to make sure more petrolheads can find us.

Plans for the next year include some more museums, car shows (Ultimate Dubs, The Retro Show, Manchester Classic and many more), a factory tour and many more rare/odd/unusual vehicles.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Conley Stinger 609, The Ultimate Boys Toy

Now we’ve all seen those YouTube links on Facebook showing what can only be described as an incredible labours of love, what am I talking about? Well those scaled working engines. Hundreds of parts redeuced down and created on lathes from blocks of metal with such dedication and skill that the detail and hundreds if not thousands of hours are a marvel to behold. Now have you ever looked at these and thought “I would love one of those?” well you can.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Triumph TR7 Tracer

Coachbuilder Crayford were commissioned by a Triumph dealer, Page Motors (notice the dealer logo on the side) to convert the 2 seater TR7 into a sporting brake the Tracer was the result.