Rover Gas Turbine Cars

With the British government announcing their plan to ban all petrol (gasoline) and diesel cars by 2040 the unimaginative will of course assume that everyone will un-creatively have to buy electric cars or ride "environmentally friendly" bicycles. The imaginative however will try to think of what other fuels they might be able to shift to; ...

Mercedes-Benz 500 K Offener Tourenwagen

The Mercedes-Benz 500 K was the most exciting car that Mercedes-Benz made in the pre-war 1930's and lurking beneath that classic thirties style coachwork was a car that was rather more technologically advanced than one might initially expect. This was a car, based on its predecessor the Mercedes-Benz 380, that featured a fully independent suspension ...

Avion Voisin C28 Cabriolet by Saliot

Gabriel Voisin is one of the most highly respected automotive designers ever to have lived. His automobiles could not be thought of as conventional yet they were always practical and built for quiet reliability. Voisin cars were built to be "quiet achievers". Gabriel Voisin and his brother Charles were products of an adventurous and creative ...

Oldsmobile Autocrat “Yellow Peril”

Tombstone, Arizona, is one of the world's more interesting places being somewhere that has a whole lot of Wild West history associated with it. For those who lived there in the early days however the promise of striking gold and getting instant wealth in what was supposed to be an "Eldorado" turned out not to ...

Ford Bronco – First Generation

The first generation Ford Bronco has quietly become a sought after automobile and with good reason, the Ford Bronco featured refinements that the International Harvester Scout did not have, especially with regard to the front suspension. The result was the Ford Bronco was, and still is an easy to restore vehicle that is conventional and ...

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

It's hard to imagine that the Chevrolet Corvette is a car that almost never was; a car that was almost aborted before it had the opportunity to show the world what American style means. It is also a strange tale to tell that the Corvette was in part saved by GM's rival Ford, and by ...

Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8

The move from the increasingly obsolescent Austin four cylinder engine to the Austin C Series six cylinder engine was not an easy transition for the Big Healey to make, and it was only made necessary because Austin were phasing the four cylinder out of production meaning there was no option other than to migrate the ...

Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder Hot Rod

The Chevrolet Corvair Monza was to prove to be the best selling version of the Corvair and when it first appeared as the Mr. and Mrs. Monza show cars at the 1960 Chicago Auto Show and when it morphed into the Monza Spyder it garnered much interest later to be called "The poor man's Porsche" ...