Thursday, July 30, 2015

Random Video- How Synchromesh Works

Come on we've all heard its name and wondered how it actually works, so here's another one of those ever so simple explanations from the 1930's by Chevrolet, well worth 10 minutes of your time to learn something new-


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ghia Selene

This caught my eye due to its resemblance to the Renault 900 concept that was built in the same year, with the forward control/ rear engine layout. This though was built by styling house Ghia in 1959 and penned by stylist Tom Tjaarda.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Citroën GS Camargue

I saw this over on Facebook and just had to know more. Based on a bland GS, the styling house worked their magic to create this 2 door 2+2 seater grand tourer with its oh do Citroen looks blended with the, at the time, modern “wedge”.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

AMC Amitron

Like many manufacturers in the US in the late 60’s, AMC took on the challenge by the Government to develop electric vehicles. AMC though really put some resources and effort in to it, the result was the Amitron which was debuted as a  concept in 1967.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Giocattolo Group B

Giocattolo (Toy in Italian) Group B never got the chance to full fill its intended purpose, arriving after the doomed Group B had been wound up. However the story behind this car is interesting, particularly when you find out it was built in Australian.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Article- The 100,000 mile question when buying a car!!!!!

Recently I changed jobs and with it I lost my company car, now I’ve had one for about 9 years and over that time I’ve never had to worry myself about the perils of buying a secondhand one. But when I got back on the horse, so to speak, one thing I noticed was a shift in my previous misgivings or doctrine about buying a car. And this revolved around mileage and what constitutes “high mileage”.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Puma GTC / GTI

Well one very rare car from Brazil showed up on Hemmings this week for sale (credit for the pictures below, more available through the link) in the US. Never heard of it? well that’s because it was only built in Brazil due to the limitations on importing cars into the country until the mid 90’s.