The Gibbs Aquada

Is it a Car, or is it a Boat? The Gibbs Aquada was an amphibious vehicle, part sports car, part speed boat, that emerged from the concept of amphibious vehicles created during the Second World War both by the Germans and the Americans. The German Schwimmwagen amphibious military car was based on the Volkswagen while the ...

The Caterham 7

The "Seven" If you can imagine a driving experience that is a blending of go-kart, motorcycle and sports car then you realize what a Caterham 7 provides. It is a car that is not only fast, but that feels adrenaline pumping fast: a car that corners, brakes and accelerates in a way that imparts to the ...

Pontiac Grand Prix

Jack Humbert and the 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix The 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix marked a turning point for General Motors Pontiac Division and this can be attributed to the man who used his gift for the art of automotive design to great effect: a man named Jack Humbert. On his return from active service with a ...

Colt Large Frame Express Lightning Rifles

One Size Does Not Fit All The Colt Lightning rifle was created as Colt's answer to Winchester and Marlin's lever action rifles and it seems odd that it was not more successful than it was, although the medium and small frame Lightning rifles certainly racked up decent sales numbers. But if you think about it, the ...

Tranter 577 Manstopper Double-Action Revolver

A "Manstopper" Revolver Cartridge British Army officers of the Victorian Era were required to do active service in the far flung reaches of the British Empire which included significant chunks of Africa, India, and such places as the Sudan and Afghanistan. These were all places where a British officer's adversary would be likely to be physically ...

LaSalle Hearse Barn Find

A Hearse as a Multi-Purpose Vehicle with Character The car's of the 1930's just ooze character and one of the more outstanding American cars of that era was the LaSalle. So what do you get when you have a 1930's LaSalle that's fitted out as a hearse? You get character on steroids. The sort of character ...

The Citroën SM: Misunderstood yet Marvellous

The Ultimate Citroën "Grandes Routières" One of the greatest, if not the greatest of the post-war French luxury performance cars was the Facel Vega. It was a car that became legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss's favorite and for good reason. It provided a combination of V8 performance with decent handling and an interior decor that ...

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