A brief look at the life, death and rebirth of coachbuilding
As with the watch industry, the art of coachbuilding has had its ‘quartz crisis’ moment. Bespoke, luxury and labour-intensive bodywork were phased out for similar reasons. However, there is hope yet for the coachbuilders evolve in the new era of automobiles.
Where it . . .[ Read More ]
September is probably my favourite month of the year. Temperatures are just right – sunny but not too hot with a soft light, crisp autumn chill and crunching leaves underfoot. Feeling recharged from the summer, it’s the perfect time to slow down and unwind… … but to be frank, the main reason is because of the . . .[ Read More ]
As the season is changing faster than ever, I remember that not so long ago I was on a sun-filled trip exploring North East of Wales, hosted by my friends at Jaguar. A true celebration of British lifestyle and heritage, we took to the scenic roads of the local countryside in the new . . .[ Read More ]
Creative homologation at its best.
The BMW engineers solution to the marketing departments requirements was to develop a limited production run ‘homologation special’ to meet the constrictive framework of the group 2 racing class regulations.
By removing the trim, using thinner steel for the main body-shell, aluminium alloy for the doors, bonnet and boot . . .[ Read More ]
Last week I asked you to endure the appearance of the polarising Alfa SZ. This week I ask you once again to don the ugly-protection goggles as we take a look at the SZ’s equally eyeball-upsetting cousin, the Alfa Romeo 75 Quadrifoglio Verde. The name is about as elegant as the car . . .[ Read More ]
This could be a Monday Money, however this time, it is not! January 2018 marked the 50 years anniversary of the MkI Escort and we thought that it deserved a tribute to comprehend how this little car marked the history of the American brand as well as the automotive industry.
The MkI came in to . . .[ Read More ]
The electric revolution has begun. Whether or not you believe in climate change, the automotive industry is quickly moving to displace internal combustion engine cars in favour of electric vehicles (and apparently hydrogen fuel cell but that’s a discussion for another day).
So, what does that mean for those of us with a penchant . . .