Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Random Video: 1951 “Park Car”

Utilising the spare wheel to help swing your car out of a tight space that the inventor says could be fitted to any car. Could easily see this making a resurgence with the size of modern cars and how small the parking spaces are in the UK!!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Jensen S-V8

In 1998, after 18 years since a car was last produced, a new Jensen Company debuted its new 2 seater at the British International Motor Show. The prospects were good that after several revival attempts, that this time production would not only be realised but sustained thanks to a £10m grant.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Footman James Manchester Classic Car, Event City, Manchester

Last year’s show, if I'm being honest, was a little disappointing from a mix of cars point of view. Well this year this problem had been solved and full credit to the organizers for the effort in putting an awesome event together. Now because I don’t want to dwell on it, the only issue I had with the “classic” was the amount of modern vehicles on show. Now I’m not talking about the cars now verging on the 00’s (after all these are now 15 years old) but virtually brand new cars. I’m looking at the Civic Type R’s, Audi R8’s and other supercars. Right now that’s out of the way let’s get on with the show.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Honda Insight

So do you remember one of the first modern hybrid electric mass produced cars from a big manufacturer? I remember seeing one in “The Day After” and thinking “I’ve not seen one of those in years!!!!” well to my surprise whilst visiting Lancaster University I saw one parked up and it put a proper smile on my face.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ford Mustang Station Wagon

A few weeks back a picture of a Mustang Station Wagon turned up on one of the Facebook pages I frequent, it was obviously an older picture but that was enough to raise my interest.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Random Picture: Ford Truck 1961 Advert

This is something you just don't see these days in the general press, adverts for trucks. that combine economic progress and optimism for the future with a certain kind of pride in your job, just look at the shirt and tie and the cap.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lancia Thema 8.32

So in the 80’s you wanted a Ferrari but needed something more practical but still with Italian flare hey well in 1986 Lancia had the car for you. The luxury came from the range topping executive car, the Thema, the flare the Ferrari engine under the bonnet. The 8.32 stood for V8 with 32 valves.