Friday, November 27, 2015

Frazer Metro Tickford

Tickford took the humble family run around of the early 80’s and dramatically combined it with a luxury interior, more power and that sporty body kit. Back in the hot hatch days, what was not to love!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Random Video: The Dynasphere

From the 30's a possible future for the car, the Dynasphere, looks like a fun weekend toy rather than for commuting to work in the rain-

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Piper GTT/P2

The Piper GTT/P2, now these are essentially the same car with some tweaks to the lights and engine between them. The one below seems to be a combination of the two models with it having the square lights to the rear of the P2 but the bonnet bulge, rather than an air scoop, of the GTT up front.

Piper Cars came out of the Piper Cams company that produced racing upgrades, the GTT came about from being asked to produce a sports GT car body and chassis to run Austin Healy Sprite mechanics and it was debuted at the 1967 Race Car Show.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Vauxhall SRV

I recently saw this at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC. I mean it was just there on a club stand!!!!!! This was Vauxhall’s Special Research Vehicle and was debuted all the way back in 1970 at the Earl’s Court Motor Show.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ashley 1172 GT

Now let’s just start by saying that this was a kit car, Ashley Laminates started producing the 1172 GT body roadster body in 1958 which was design to fit on to a Ford 8 chassis and fitted with a sidevalve engine. In 1959 this was joined with a coupe body like the one below, which sat on a strengthened Ford 10 chassis.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

SeaRoader Lamborghini Countach

I remember seeing this on TV back in the day and just being amazed by it. I mean who looks at a Countach and thinks “I wonder if I can make that amphibious?” well the long established Searoader Company did just that. Oh and you may not know the name but I guarantee you’ve seen their work on Top Gear.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lamborghini Marco Polo/ Delorean DMC 24 / Lancia Medusa

Yes I know it’s a saloon from the 80’s by Giugiaro's built for Lamborghini as a possible way to go in the future. It’s bland and to be honest very boring looking for a Lamborghini concept, however the concept its self has an interesting history with a few famous names attached.