Friday, February 28, 2014

Random Video- Lamborghini Countach on 60 Minutes in 1987

After 16 year in production the Lamborghini was still making a stir, the 60 Minutes coverage below of this car is just fantastic and I don’t think you’d get a piece, on say the Aventador, showing it doing 180mph on a public road even if Valentino Baloni is “licenced” to do it. Just like back then, this car still draws a crowd where ever it goes even though it’s another 19 years on. Take some time out of your day and enjoy-

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Chevrolet Corvair Testudo


In the early 60’s American car manufacturers were reaching out to embrace more subtle styling and Bertone of Italy was the man to go to for that much desired sophisticated European look. In 1963 he produced this rear aircooled boxer engine tilting roofed concept and I’m sure you can see a few styling cues borrowed from a few other cars. I can definitely see E Type Jaguar in there which is not bad thing as well as hints (just look at those rear air intakes and over all shape) of the yet to be built Lamborghini Miura also designed by Bertone.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gumball 3000 Meet, Krispy Kreme’s Manchester

I only found out about this event last Thursday when I had a look at the Gumball 3000 Facebook page, promising 50 or so supercars as well as donuts and with me only living 3 miles away I had no excuse to miss it.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Arnolt Bristol


What do you get when you take a Bristol 404, get a Italian design house Carrosserie Bertone, who Stanley H. 'Wacky' Arnolt was an investor, and Italian designer Franco Scaglione (who would pen the famous Alfa Romeo BAT concepts) to fashion the new body and you get the Arnolt Bristol.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Petrol Stop 4 years old


Well we’re 4 today and it’s been another busy year with over 110 articles on cars, bikes, shows and events over the last 12 months and add to that the FREE 2013 Events and Shows magazine.

So plans for the next year, continue to feature vehicles that are strange, odd, rare and unusual, as well as another magazine and hopefully some more interviews. For all the latest posts please  “like” our Facebook page and welcome to all the new people over on there have joined in the last year as well as those on Google+.
I’m always looking for feedback or vehicles to feature, so if you know of one or drive one then get in touch, heath@thepetrolstop.com
Thanks again for taking the time to view the website its much appreciated and if you think others will like what’s on here please share a link.
Heath

Monday, February 17, 2014

Random Picture: 6 wheeled Porsche 935

I would love some more information on this 6 wheeled car, all I’ve been able to find out from a small magazine article is it wasn’t running a 6 cylinder engine. The report stated that it sounded like more cylinders, possibly 12, and had a turbo whistle while on test at Weissach. It also speculated, as at the time many manufacturers were dabbling, that it was a 6 wheeled F1 development car. If you know any more then please get it touch.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ford Mustang RSX


Now if there’s bad timing then this concept could have been it. The Rallye Sport Experimental was first shown at the Chicago Auto Show back in 1979, having been designed by Ford’s Ghia studio in Turin. They took a standard Fox Body Mustang cut 6”s from its chassis, widened it by an inch or so and removed the rear seats but kept the four cylinder 2.3ltr turbo charged engine. The new body was designed to be more aerodynamic with the rear wing reducing drag and those doors were supposed to look like glass in reality they were plexiglass.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

6000 SUX


With the new Robocop film currently in the cinemas and having gone back to watch the original thought it might be good to take a look at one of the cars of the future, the 6000 SUX. Seen in the film in an advert as well as being driven by the bad guys before being blown up!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Random Picture: The Extensible Caravan

If you thougt transforming and extending caravans and motorhomes were something new then just take a look at this one from 1934-

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Austin AR6


When you talk about “what might have been” then British Leyland/Austin/Rover had more chances of success than failure. A brand generally loved by the UK but failed to keep up with the competition and relied too much on nostalgia and being “British” rather than investing in new cars. One example of that, which to be honest by 1984 may already have been to late, was the final AR6 concept.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The 15th Classic & Modern Japanese & European Motorcycle Show

 

Well we’re well into 2014 and that means the show season is starting the stir in the UK. Thanks to Andrew Greenwood for the tickets, our first show was over at Donington Park for the Classic & Modern Japanese & European Motorcycle Show. So it was an early and cold start to a Sunday morning for the 85 mile drive to the historic racetrack.