Well thanks to
Andrew Greenwood Classicshows I’ll be attending the The 15th Classic &
Modern Japanese & European Motorcycle Show over at the historic Donington
Park. If you attending and see me there give me a shout for some free stickers,
if you’re not attending then hold fire for a write up and pictures.
British marque that had not been produced in 40 years was the plan behind a new
company in the 1989 set up by ex Aston Martin designer (he designed the
Bulldog) Sir William Towns. They took a Jaguar XJ-S convertible and basically
rebodied it in aluminium, taking the aging 70’s styling and giving it a fresh
sleek styling with the V12 and 285bhp retained. The idea was to compete with
Aston Martin and Bristol in the luxury sports car market.
to Jalopnik posting this up in their recent “Theses are 10 unbelievable cars you never knew existed” article, along with a few
others that will end upon here, its appeared on a few Facebook pages, but it
was the same picture the one of the rear I wanted to see and know more.
First off apologies for the quality of the picture, its the only one I could find, but it seems to show a 4 door concept version of the Triumph TR7 and to be honest its doesn't look half bad. Don't forget the TR7 came on the wave of the wedge so this would have been a perfect tool to modernise the Triumph offerings.
If anyone has better pictures or information then please get in touch.
*edit 20/02/14- Looking at the
recent thread over on Pistonheads it looks like this is a Photoshop image
rather than a concept model. Still I do quiet like it.*
Following up to
the outstanding F40 wasn’t going to be easy but 10 years later Ferrari gave it
ago and unleashed the F50 on the works in 1995. So how do you make the ultimate
road racer that has to replace the ultimate road racer? Well take a big dollop
of F1 influenced design cues.
is what you get when you give a free hand to some young designers who are told
to build a test bed for new applications and upgrades to an existing production
car the Syrene. Under that sculpted sporty body was a new four stroke, two
cylinder 700cc boxer engine. Unlike the sporty attributes of that fibreglass
body the new engine really didn’t give the performance producing only 25bhp,
with all that power going through a four speed gearbox.
This has to be the best explanation of how the complicated intermals of a defferential actually work, straight from 1937 no flashy animations or overly done pictures just simple principals that explain it perfectly-
The age old question that’s been knocking around the
internet for years now and one I get asked regularly as an admin on RetrobeutesFacbook Page.Is the age of a car?Or in the case of say the 2CV the date it was
first produced? Does it a have a defined cut off of 1989?
use test mules, older cars that are retrofitted with future underpinnings so
the company can test then without the opposition or public noticing. In 1965
Saab decided to replace the now dated 96 with a new modern car. As part of this
development programme the Toads, as they became known, were built, four in
Back in the
early 70’s you could buy these supped up monster engined model cars. What self-respecting
young developing petrolhead could resist them with those huge wheels and crazy styling?
Well to go along with the promotion of these models the manufacturer built some
scaled up versions, well the engine was full size that the cars shrank around
it. Who knows if they actually ran or where you could sit, or how that would
handle they just look damn cool to me. Just imagine seeing them all lined up at
car and drag racing shows, just awesome.
If there’s one aspect of car shows that I really get
enjoyment out of, apart from spotting a rare underappreciated vehicle, it’s
looking at all the details. This inevitably means looking at an abundance of
chrome, a subject I’ll be covering in an article later this year. This website
though however caught my eye “Chromeography” looking primarily at chrome formed
text where ever you may find it, there is therefore there is a vast array of
car badges from the golden ages of car production.
While looking for information on the Jaguar Pirana I came
across this news reel of the 1967 London Motor Show, it’s from a completely different
time describing the show as "this is the year when women will have the saw
in what goes" before going on to described that as being able to drive
their drunk husbands home from the pub. There are though some great looking
cars with such features as "fuel injection", "steering
headlights" and small electric city cars, all very modern.
a Lamborghini Countach as a base vehicle and then crafting a flowing curvy body
out of aluminum to create a supercar dreamt up by a 13 year old boy, it not
something that major manufacturers do. It was also the case with this
one built by Japanese company Art &Tech independently from Lamborghini, it
was debuted at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show.