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Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from INOPIAN

In the name of all our Inopians I would like to thank you for all the support you have given us. [...]

December 22, 2014 Cars
Gilbern Cars 1959-1973 by whatmattdoes

Gilbern (1959-1973): The Welsh Sports Car

In the village of Llantwit Fadre, near Pontypridd in the Rhondda valley, South Wales, one of the very few cars ever made in Wales was about to be born. Two men, with widely differing backgrounds, would make it happen. [...]

December 19, 2014 By country of origin, Cars, Europe, Gilbern, United Kingdom
Jaguar XK150 1957-1961 by pyntofmyld

Jaguar XK150 and XK150S 1957 – 1961

About Specs In 1957 Jaguar introduced the last XK sports car. Certainly the most beautiful sports car so far, it was let down a little by it`s initial performance. At launch it was available in DHC or FHC format. The [...]

December 18, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom, XK 150
Berkeley Cars 1956-1960 by Paul Horn

Berkeley Sports Cars Ltd. (1956-1960): Sad Story of an Innovative Little Car

Berkeley Caravans of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire was owned by Charles Painter. Berkeley was one of the foremost makers of caravans in the 1950’s. Painter had pioneered the use of fibre-glass (GRP) in his manufacturing processes. Business was good except for one [...]

December 17, 2014 Berkeley Cars, By country of origin, Cars, Europe, United Kingdom
Mini MKI 1959-1967 by Travis Isaacs

Mini MKI 1959 – 1967

About Specs The first cars were badged `Austin 7` and `Morris Mini-Minor`. Later they would all be badged as `Mini`. Both Austin and Morris were identical. The design itself was very simple. The rubber cone suspension units used required little [...]

December 16, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Mini, Mini MKI, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Bristol Cars Ltd bz 412 digital

Bristol Cars Ltd. (1946 – present)

Bristol Aeroplane Company began building aircraft before WW I. Their most important contribution was the Bristol Fighter, one of the best fighter-planes of the war. After the war, Bristol continued producing first-class aircraft and was in the front-line again when [...]

December 15, 2014 Bristol, By country of origin, Cars, Europe, United Kingdom
Cord Car Factory by Stutz Bearcat

Cord Trademark SOLD: Factory Will Not Re-Open

We have promised to bring you the latest news on the Cord Trade Mark sale that we wrote about back in September, and we have managed to find out how the story continued. Most importantly, the Cord Trade Mark has [...]

December 12, 2014 Hottest news, Magazine
AC 2 Litre 1948-1958 by Thomas T

AC 2 Litre 1948 – 1958: The Economy Advantage Over Big Engines

About Specs By 1947 `streamlining` had come into fashion. Before WW II British cars had been very `upright`, with vertical radiators and spare-wheels on the running boards. During the war there were many American cars (mostly military) running around British [...]

December 11, 2014 2 Litre, AC Cars, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Ken Box Crazy Cart Gymkhana

Forget Ken Block, You Need to See This: Ken Box

Every time someone comes out with a picture, article, film or even a short video there are people that make fun of it. This time Ken Block got the roasting treatment in the form of Ken Box. More specifically a [...]

December 10, 2014 Entertainment, Magazine, Videos & Movie Reviews
Jaguar MKVIII 1956-1958 by Kerryn Rice

Jaguar MK VIII 1956 – 1958

About Specs This car was a simple update of the MKVII, several areas were improved but the most noticeable things were two- tone paintwork (as a very popular option), the one-piece curved windscreen and the smaller rear spats that exposed [...]

December 9, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, MK VIII, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom