1929 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp ‘Woodie’ Estate Car Barn Find

1929 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp ‘Woodie’ Estate Car Barn Find

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There is an old wise saying that says “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s there are few”. And so it was in the first few decades of the car industry that…

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1971 Abarth 1300 Sport SE 018 ‘Prototipo’

1971 Abarth 1300 Sport SE 018 ‘Prototipo’

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Carlo Abarth chose the scorpion as the logo for his cars because a scorpion is a small creature with a sting in its tail and he liked to build small cars with a sting in their…

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The Eagle Low Drag GT – A Re-birth of the Jaguar E-type

The Eagle Low Drag GT – A Re-birth of the Jaguar E-type

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Described by Enzo Ferrari as “The most beautiful car in the world” the original Jaguar E-type caused a great stir when it first appeared at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in 1962 where I first caught…

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Two hunters in a landscape – Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov

Two hunters in a landscape – Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov

Ivan Pavlovich Pokhitonov was passionate about hunting and passionate about painting, something that those who like to characterize hunters as barbaric and un-cultured would simply be unable to comprehend. But its a natural mix; the hunter…

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The Mauser 66

The Mauser 66

The Mauser 66 is one of the most interesting rifles ever designed and manufactured. They were a product of intelligent design and top quality German engineering melded together in a rifle that, arguably, should have been…

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1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MK I Roadster

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MK I Roadster

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The “Big Healeys” were, I think, the nicest and most desirable of the post-war traditional British sports car: and it was, I believe, one of the tragedies of the British car industry as it fell into…

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1916/17 Matchless-Vickers 8B2/M Russian Military Motorcycle Combination

1916/17 Matchless-Vickers 8B2/M Russian Military Motorcycle Combination

Though there is an old romantic song that says “What the world needs now, is love, love, love …” there are some of us that believe that what the world needs now is the creation of…

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1968 Mazda 110S Cosmo Sport Coupe

1968 Mazda 110S Cosmo Sport Coupe

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Mazda’s 110S Cosmo was an unusual car on a number of fronts. First, it was Japanese, and the Japanese were very much working on building a reputation as competent builders of decent cars in the 1960’s….

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Jaguar SS90 and SS100 Roadsters – Two Barn Finds

Jaguar SS90 and SS100 Roadsters – Two Barn Finds

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The “Jaguar” SS90 and SS100 are, I think, one of the nicest restoration project cars one could be blessed to acquire. The SS Cars Ltd. SS90 and SS100 stand out amongst the prettiest creations of the…

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Free Graphics Editing Program – The GIMP

Free Graphics Editing Program – The GIMP

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When I was living in Indonesia back in the mid seventies I learned to speak the language and was somewhat bemused to discover that the Indonesian word for camera was “kodak” after the most well known…

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