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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Random Picture: 40' 1931 Studebaker President Four Season Roadster

Using the inhouse craftsmanship from the factory Studebaker built this huge wooden model as a prop for a nine-minute promotional film called Wild Flowers.


To read about the history of the car and what happened to it head over here-

http://www.hemmings.com/hmn/stories/2010/07/01/hmn_feature24.html

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Morgan Plus 8 Speedster

This is the pinnacle of what a sports car should be, 40’s two seater styling which is handmade combined with modern running gear all built around a bonded aluminium chassis. Throw into the mix that it will be limited to a run of only 60 examples and its damn near perfect. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Retro Show, Santa Pod

After getting up early on the Saturday morning and replacing the radiator and thermostat seal on my own retro machine since they failed the night before, I headed off for the 160 mile drive to join the rest of the Retrobeutes at the home of British drag racing Santa Pod for the Retro Show.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lil Big Rig "Pete"

There must be that child in us all who would love to drive a big rig, and not some modern cab over but the iconic rigs from our youth. We’re talking Snowman’s Kenworth from Smokey and the Bandit here. But only a few of us actually have a job that justifies a truck driving licence (in the UK this is one expensive addition to get).

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Random Video: “Seeing Green, 1937”

Another instruction film from Chevrolet and General Motors this time about the use of traffic signals. The variety of different styles across the US was just staggering. It also talks about a national standard being worked on. What’s more interesting is the look on how the lights actually work with its mechanical brain-



 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Gilbern Genie

This is the second offering from the Welsh manufacturer after the GT and was produced from 1966 until 1970. The Genie was a much larger 2+2 grand tourer with more chiseled modern lines. It was also more powerful than its predecessor.