Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Saab 900 Speedster

Built in 1984 in collaboration between designer Leif Mellberg (who was also the designer of Saab EV1 prototype) and Swedish car magazine “Teknikens Varld“. It took a 900, shortened the chassis and cleaned up those lines giving it a more custom look.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

2016 Manchester Bike Show

Now in its 5th year this show is well in to the swing of things the all the usual suspects in attendance, bike manufacturers, clothing, tools and of cause the bike clubs. However this year there feels like there’s been a shift, the clubs attending did the organizers proud with a massive variety of machinery.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FEI X3

The X3 looks impressive, it’s even more impressive when you learn it was built as part by students at School of Industrial Engineering (FEI) in São Paulo, Brazil. It was showcased at the 1972 São Paulo motor show to high acclaim.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Random Picture: 1939 Napier Railton Special

Would you be happy sat there ahead of the front wheels with no crash protection traveling at 394mph with those two aircraft engines inches behind you screaming-



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

1985 MG Midget Concept

In 1985 the MG Midget with its classic lines, had only been out of production for 5 years when this concept was released. The brief was to create a spiritual successor to that iconic car, however there’s always a catch, it had to utilise as many existing parts as possible.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

1977 AMC AM Van Concept

Okay it’s only a concept, built at 3/4 size, but just look at it. It’s just everything about the 70’s at on 4 wheels. Oh and those wheels all driven, add in the mix those “Turbo” stickers, porthole windows and “Vanning” paint job and strips. It’s obvious what market AMC were after, young with disposable income. As you’ll guess it didn’t get past this concept, after all in 1977 with its more rounded shape it was already dated in the age of the wedge.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Random Picture: "Lefty"

There are some car modifications that just scream out unsafe and un-necessary this is one from "back in the day", I just don't understand why it would be easier!!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2016

We're 6 today

Well we hit 6 years old today, and still finding interesting and unusual old and new cars to highlight to you and there's still a significant number still to bring you.

You may have noticed the number of posts a month has reduced recently, to be honest a change in jobs (we all have to have a day job and I also help run a UK national car club) I'd rather post up one a week rather than rush articles out.

The next year will the same as previous with many shows being highlighted and many, many more cars. If you know of something you think should be on here please just get in touch.

Cheer

Heath

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Maserati 5000 GT

With only 32 car built it’s surprising that it came with a variety of body styles from various coachbuilders, namely Touring who built the first two, then Carrozzeria Allemano who built a further 22. The rest of mainly one-off builds also included Pietro Frua and Pinnafarina.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Austin Apache

A car based on the Austin 1300 but with the addition of a larger boot and extended restyled front was built by Leyland South Africa for a South African market. It’s used various parts from the before mentioned Austin 1300 as well as the Triumph 2000 and ended up being a similar size to the Triumph Dolomite.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rover P9

We’ve had several of Rovers "what could have been" prototypes on this site over the years, this one though in 1969 is quite the departure.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Random Picture: Motorbike Chariot Racing

I saw this picture over the weekend, I know nothing about the event but it just looks like an awesome spectacle to have watched and I really want to know how the bikes were controlled.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Honda EZ 90 Cub

Just looking at this bike and you know its straight out of the early 90’s with its totally enclosing fairings and all that white. What we’ve got is an update of the original Cub for the modern era, just a shame it was for off road use only.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Random Video: Electric Cars (1967)

Back in the mid 60’s there was a push for electric cars, with Ford and BMC preparing concepts for the plug-in future that was only 5 years away-


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Rover 75 Coupe

There are many, many concepts that were put forward that if put in to production could have turned around the fortunes of Rover. This Coupe concept from 1998 for the 75 is one of those cars and celebrated 100 years of the marque.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Raymond Loewy Jaguar

It takes a lot of guts and commitment to take a brand new Jaguar XK140, one of the most beautiful cars eve built, and restyle and re-body it. However the car designing wing of the styling company Loewy were up to the task. After all it had designed several Studabakers including the Avanti.