Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Retro Show, Santa Pod

What can I say about the weekend at Santa Pod, sun, racing, drifting and a few beers, awesome just doesn’t do it justice.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lotus Etna

Could this have been the replacement of the legendary Esprit? Well this was a concept displayed at the Birmingham Motorshow in 1984 although it wasn’t a drivable at the time.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Daimler Conquest Roadster

The Conquest is held in high esteem as the last true Daimler saloon as subsequent Daimlers were all Jaguar based, and this one is the very rare roadster version. How rare? Well between 1953 and 1957 only 65 found owners possible due to the 4 seat Drop head being far more popular. What’s more surprising is that 39 are still in existence.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Scammell Scarab

Obviously the most unusual feature of this tractor unit is a lack of a wheel, which as it turned out help in sales where it excelled in manoeuvrability.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Random Video: Thomassima III on 60 Minutes

Thomas Meade went to Italy to seek his car design fortune in the early 60’s by 1969 he’d had a styling and coachwork shop building outlandish sports cars using Ferrari and Maserati’s parts and chassis. Resulting in the Thomassima III a Ferrari chassis’d and V12 race engine powered, which was exhibited at the 1969 Turin Motor Show it created such a stir that it appeared on 60 Minutes below.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

AC 428 Frua Convertible

So the styling of the AC Cobra was a little to brutal for your tastes in the 60’s then the 428, based on the same chassis but extended by 6”s and running gear as the Cobra, had a body sculpted by Italian Coachbuilders Frua of Italy.

Monday, June 9, 2014

James Martin’s Supercar Sunday, Great Northern Square, Manchester

When I found out about this event in the centre of Manchester and that renowned celebrity chef and all round petrol head James Martin was hosting it, I knew the cars would be awesome and I wasn’t disappointed.