Monday, September 1, 2014

Austin Gipsy

It may look like a Land Rover, and after the conglomeration of British Leyland later in its life, been built in the same factory as the Land Rover but this was a direct completely independent competitor when it was released in 1958.

Friday, August 29, 2014

BMW F76/79 “Cargo Donkey”

I know a 3 wheel BMW that isn’t a bubble car!!!!! Built between 1932 and 34, it was sold as a delivery vehicle. The F76 was fitted with a 192cc single cylinder 6bhp bike engine, this meant it fell under the 200cc limit meaning it was license free for use on the road. The F79 though had a 398cc engine with 12bhp but was a licensed vehicle. In total 600 trikes were built, 250 F76’s and 350 F79’s.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Phoenix Estate

Another car I noticed at the recent Passion for Power show earlier this month. What drew my attention was the roof bars, something you don’t see on Mini’s oh and lack of seams!!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Win Tickets to the Footman James Manchester Classic Car

Thanks to Footman James we have 1 pair of tickets to this fantastic show to give away, so how do you win?

Easy just head over to our Facebook page and share post to be in with a chance, and while you’re at it why not “like” the Facebook page. The competition will close at midnight on the 14th September and the winners will be announced on the Monday 15th September.
Good luck

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Maserati Karif

I spotted this one at the recent Passion for Power show at Tatton Park, in amongst the individual showers. Seeing an early 90’s Maserati is rare at the best of times but after talking to the owner, this one is really rare.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Passion for Power, Tatton Park

This is a huge show and I was there for the whole of the first day on the Retrobeutes stand, which looking at the weather report would be the better of the two.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Random Video: Car adverts from the 50’s

I love old adverts but the ones in the 50’s were really selling an idea of luxury and fashion. With cars being face lifted virtually every year the need to sell the latest accessory or latest styling flare was at the heart of adverts-