Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Random Picture: Napier Deltic Engine

Piston arrangement for a Napier Deltic Engine, valveless and 2 stroke used primarily for diesel locomotives. Originally designed for navel use as it saved weight while increasing power-


For more information-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Plymouth Cricket

Now for the people reading this in the UK there saying to themselves “that looks mighty like a Hillman Avenger, and a top spec one to boot”. Our US readers are saying “what the hells a Hillman Avenger!!!!” well you’re both right.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air III Convertible

Now there are rare muscle cars from the 60’s and then there’s this. Let’s just cut to the chase, only 8 were built all in 1969, I’ll type that again only 8. Of those 8, 7 still exist.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Random Picture: Chevron B36 Le Mans 1987

I think you'll agree that this is unusual, how many race cars do you know have a complete enclosed body including the front wheels!!!!! Well this one did race at Le Mans in 1987 driven by José Thibault and André Heinrich. Unfortunately it didn't finish crashing out just over 4 hours in. Apart from a few pictures I've not been able to find much out about it so if anyone does please get in touch-

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Infiniti Q50 with Steer-by-Wire

So why am I featuring a current production vehicle that no doubt will be produced in the hundreds of thousands on a site for the rare and unusual? Well down to one feature, another first for a production car, no not some new hybrid system or electric drive, this saloons first is steer-by-wire, or Direct Adaptive Steering in Infiniti speak. Yes you read that right it’s the first production car where the steering wheel isn’t directly connected to the front wheels. Instead the motion is transmitted to the wheels via an electrical signal that operate servos that in turn moves the wheels!!!!! It also comes with 96 possible settings to boot.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Saab 9-2x

Now our North America readers may well recognise this, well maybe, but I guarantee that most people reading this in Europe will be squinting at the screen and muttering “that’s got to be a photoshop”. No you’re right in your thinking it is a Subaru Impreza estate with a Saab 9-3 front end grafted on.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Manchester Bike Show

Well on a very wet Sunday morning I headed over the Manchester Bike Show which is now its 4th year, and once again its grown in size again. As per the usual the first hall is primarily the haunt of the dealers and manufacturers, with all the big boys present as per the usual, Honda, Bimoto, Ducati, Yamaha, Royal Enfield, Triumph, Indian, Victory etc