Brough Superior Automobiles

Introduction George Brough was a man who wanted to build motorcycles that were "superior" to everything else being made: and he wanted to do it using "off the shelf" parts from other manufacturers, which was a pretty tall order. The fact that he succeeded is testimony not only to his engineering ideas, but also to his ...

Meyers Manxter 2+2

The Meyers Manx was made possible because of the design brief for the Volkswagen that Doctor Ferdinand Porsche was given back in the 1930's. Dr. Porsche set about creating an inexpensive automobile that could pretty much go anywhere there was a track, go many places where there wasn't a track, and do 100km/hr on a ...

Hispano-Suiza H6C Transformable Torpedo

Hispano-Suiza have a fascinating history having made not only automobiles and trucks, but also aircraft engines and machine guns so highly regarded that they were used as replacements for John Moses Browning's .50 BMG. The Hispano-Suiza 20mm cannon was used in some models of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. But before the outbreak of the Second ...

Bentley La Sarthe by Bensport

As many of you will be aware, in Ian Fleming's books Casino Royale and Moonraker, James Bond drives a thirties 4½ liter Bentley “Blower” (the blower being the Amherst Villiers supercharger). This car is written off during a car chase in Moonraker and is replaced by a 1953 Mark VI Bentley R-Type, which he does ...

Daimler Double Six, 1926-1938

The British Daimler motor company began in the pioneering days of the automobile industry: back in 1896, a time when automobiles in Britain had to be preceded by a man waving a red flag to ensure that neither people nor animals would be upset or injured by such a noisy and dangerous vehicle, traveling at ...

Ringo Starr’s Mini from 1966

1966 was a pivotal year for the British beat group The Beatles. It was a year in which they toured the United States, released some of their signature songs including "Got to get you into my life", "Eleanor Rigby",  "Paperback writer", and "Yellow submarine, and they were given fashionable Morris Mini Cooper cars by their ...

Bentley Brooklands R

Although in our younger years we may yearn after a sports car with a nice big engine that preferably makes an elegant sufficiency of noise as it burbles down the road; when we get older and our hair turns gray we might just find that loud sports car with its harsh suspension to be not ...

Morgan 4-4 Series 1 Roadster

The Morgan 4-4 was the Morgan Motor Company's first foray into building four wheeled automobiles. The models made by the company prior to the 1935 debut of the 4-4 were all three wheeled cycle-cars with two wheels at the front and one at the rear. The choice of the three wheeled configuration was to take ...

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