Thursday, March 31, 2011
In order to tackle the unknown terrains where everything could be thrown at you preparation was paramount. In some cases this meant building a vehicle that was capable of taking on everything the Antarctic could muster. After all back in 1939, with no helicopters or communication other than radio, if you got in to trouble you were on your own.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Mantis it thankfully doesn’t share its challenging looks. In fact you would think they were built by different companies. This single XP however was built to race at Le Man’s. Powered by a 3ltr V8 Brabhams F1 engine housed in a wooden chassis draped with fibreglass and Perspex this truly is a think to behold.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Nova), but this has to be one of the coolest. Curtis Brubaker picked up on the idea when he was running his small design studio, that there were a lot of the surfer kids running around in VW Vans, the idea of an alternative vehicle concept stemmed from that. He decided to build a concept for a kit car based on the Beetle, the reception he got when he showed it at the Los Angeles International Motorsports Show in the early 1970’s. The single door, boxed concept went down a storm and plans for production began.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Ferguson had been supplying 4WD systems for cars (Jenson Interceptor FF) and heavy vehicles since the early 1950’s and believed it was now refined enough for a race car. Out of the box it was a handful not scoring to well then Moss took it out testing and changed his driving style to suit the 4WD system, obviously it worked!!