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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Land Rover Defender Goodbye

Land-Rover Defender: The End Of The Line, Or Is It?

By now the world has heard the sad news that the faithful servant, the mud-slaying Land-Rover Defender is going out of production.  According to Land-Rover it is very outdated and is going to be replaced by a 21st century 4×4. [...]

February 26, 2015 Hottest news, Magazine, Videos & Movie Reviews
Aston Martin David Brown by Gust

Aston Martin: The David Brown Years

First, the man himself: Sir David Brown (1904-1993), entrepreneur, industrialist and builder of agricultural tractors bought Aston-Martin Ltd in 1948. The following year he acquired Lagonda and combined the two companies into Aston-Martin-Lagonda Ltd. He had paid £20,500 for Aston-Martin [...]

February 25, 2015 Aston-Martin, By country of origin, Cars, Europe, United Kingdom
Gilbern GT MKI 1959-1967 by Adam Singer

Gilbern GT MKI 1959 – 1967

About Specs Gilbern`s first car, based on Bernhard Freise`s prototype was christened Gilbern GT MK1. There was obviously an intention to continue with MK II in the future though that did not happen. Subsequent cars would carry names, not mark [...]

February 24, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Gilbern, Gilbern GT MKI, United Kingdom
Bristol 401 1948-1953 by Paul Wilson

Bristol 401 & 402 1948 – 1953

About Specs The next car out of the Filton factory was the wonderful Bristol 401. George White had established a philosophy at Bristol Cars that gave quality the priority over cost and production numbers. True to his word he built [...]

February 19, 2015 401/402, Bristol, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom
Jaguar 420 1966-1968 by Spanish Coches

Jaguar 420 1966 – 1968

About Specs British Leyland`s influence was being felt at Jaguar. This facelift completed the metamorphosis from MK II to MX X. Jaguar simply put a minaturised MK X front onto the S type and fitted the 4.2 XK engine to [...]

February 18, 2015 420, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
W32 Engine by Patelo

Patelo’s World’s Biggest/Smallest W32 Engine

A Pointless Exercise Or a New Definition Of Patience? All petrol-heads love the sound of a V8, a V12 and a W16 engine. How about a W32 engine? Just imagine having a car with 16 cylinders at each side of [...]

February 17, 2015 Entertainment, Hottest news, Magazine, Videos & Movie Reviews
Supercharger by Otis Blank

Supercharger: How It Works And Why It Exists (Simply Explained)

In a non-charged or `normally aspirated` four-stroke engine the vacuum generated by the induction stroke sucks air from the filter into the inlet manifold and on into the cylinder. In a carburettor engine the passage of air over the main-jet [...]

February 13, 2015 Dirty hands, Magazine
Ford Mustang speed dating

Ford Mustang Speed Dating: Valentine’s Day Special Car Ad

We love the special days of the year like St. Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween etc. because every time there is at least one Auto Company that creates great thematic advertising. This time it’s `Ford Today` who have supplied us with [...]

February 11, 2015 Entertainment, Hottest news, Magazine, Videos & Movie Reviews
Triumph TR4 1961-1965 by Draco2008

Triumph TR4 1961 – 1965

About Specs In 1959 Triumph had opened a new `super-factory` in Speke, Liverpool. This factory had the capacity to produce 100,000 now classic cars per year although, in reality, it never produced more the 30,000. This was the beginning of [...]

February 10, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR4, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom
Jaguar S type 1963-1968 by The Car Spy

Jaguar S type 1963 – 1968

About Specs The only criticisms leveled at the MK II were that it had insufficient boot-space for a family car and was quite wild through fast corners. The MK II was a little inclined to lift a wheel amid a [...]

February 5, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, S type, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom