This had to one
of the coolest retro campers out there, and to be honest if I had a few grand
free I’d seriously be tempted by the two currently for sale on ebay. What’s not
to like, cool looks, over cab sleeping compartment, 4 berth and oh 6 wheels. To the fair
it’s all about the wheels.
In 1936 there
were only 25 million cars on the streets of America and car production was in
full swing. This I suppose documentary be Chevy shows the whole process from
creating die’s and moulds to a cars going through the production line with
everything that involves. Showing engines being cast, panels moulded chassis welded.
One of the most fascinating parts was watching the machines on the production
line working perfectly in sequence with the men and their hand tools.
I was at the
Alltypes show at Bodelwyddan Castle last weekend, there early as I was on a
club stand and I was watching an enclosed transporter pull up in front of the
Club Audi stand, thinking “someone must have too much time on their hands” my
jaw hit the floor when this rolled out of the back. The Audi 1923 Jaray “Ugly
Duckling” recreation you know the one from the recent TV advert, it was on load
from Audi UK and what a scoop to have on your club stand.
With guaranteed good weather clubs and show cars descended on
Bodelwyddan Castle for one of the best VW shows in the north, if not the UK. I
was there representing the Scirocco Register with my trusty Mk2 so an early
start was needed for a full day at the show.
We all know the
statistics of the Veyron a car that gained instant iconic notoriety with truly
unbelievable numbers on its release in 2005. This one though went out to retake
the record that had made it infamous, fastest production car in the world. It
reset the number at 267.856 mph, with its increased power of 1184bhp from
its8 ltr W16 engine in 2010.
The Ferrari 400
wasn’t received well with its three box silhouette and lack of power it didn’t
make the best sellers list back at the Italian’s factory. Personally I really
liked it, a proper GT car for the 80’s but I suppose it was competing at a time
of supercars. However if you wanted a Ferrari sports car that had four seats
and let you enjoy the sun then Straman could help you out.
When you hear the term Harley Davidson the image it conjures is big cruiser and
that sound, ohhh that unmistakable sound of that rumbling lazy engine. However
in the early 70’s they built a small budget bike, not only that a monkey bike, a
two stroke monkey bike!!!!!