Birkin Lotus Seven Series 3 for sale from Vintage Race Car Sales.
Birkin Lotus Seven Series 3 Zetec powered Raceline fuel injection and intake Raceline oil pan Quick release removable steering wheel 5 Speed close ratio Ford type 9 gearbox 4000 miles Aluminum carrera shocks Adjustable ride height 4 piston alloy front calipers Light weight alloy wheels Registered as 1963 Lotus Seven Spares include front standard fenders
Birkin Lotus Seven Series 3
Birkin Lotus Seven Series 3 Zetec powered Raceline fuel injection and intake Raceline oil pan Quick release removable steering wheel 5 Speed close ratio Ford type 9 gearbox 4000 miles Aluminum carrera shocks Adjustable ride height 4 piston alloy front calipers Light weight alloy wheels Registered as 1963 Lotus Seven Spares include front standard fenders.
Tue Feb 26 2013 02:04:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Volkswagen Wire Project is a project that leads us to question if the result is a machine or a piece of art. Karen Oetling and Juan Pablo Ramos Valadez are the mexicans designers who created this audacious project inspired by the iconic Wolkswagen Beetle.
The piece itself is meant to fill up an open green space and has a simple language that reflects the site. Sketched on site, white lines were then drawn directly above a 1989 dark color Beetle using window markers and masking tape.
The wire framework then turned sculpture built out of iron. Its skeleton frame was then painted green in order to blend in with the environment detaching the visual form and weight from the iconic shape.
Although the scale is 1:1 to a 1989 Volkswagen Beetle chassis size, the wire mesh opens the iconic shape up into a light and at times unperceptive form. The form is true to the chassis and even opens up as the boot and doors would on the original machine.
The front and back lights of the original car were attached to the wire framework in order to render a mental image of the real machine. Everything is designed to take Bettle’s lovers through a mental trip in high speed towards the true classic Beetle.
Sat Feb 23 2013 02:56:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Spider Bug, Spider Bug, does whatever a Spider Bug does… wait a minute, just what exactly does a Spider Bug do?? Based on the spooky looks of these 15 long-leggedly Bug beasties made from metal pipes and recycled VW Beetles, we’re guessing anything they want!
Sat Feb 23 2013 02:58:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Fred Wolf of WXYZ and His Wandering Wigloo….Detroit 1955: shows Detroit station WXYZ personality Fred Wolf in his Wandering Wigloo, as he called his trailer-radio station. Evidently the trailer was moved around the area at times, as we found another photo of him broad-casting in a different spot. More close-up photos and details at
Thu Dec 20 2012 23:16:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The brand new 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Overland don't have a lot in common. However all three of these vehicle have a very different approach to powering all four wheels, in other words, they all have one form or another of all-wheel-drive and terrain management technology. We thought it would be interesting, informative and fun to try these three very different AWD vehicles off-road in a real world test to see which one can best handle our Colorado Mountain off-road terrain. In this battle of 4X4 people haulers we take all three vehicles up our standard rugged Colorado trail to see which one can make it all the way to the top. Check out another fun and real world TFLcar Mashup test as we get wet, muddy and rocky in this off-road AWD technology comparison and review.
Thu Nov 15 2012 17:02:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Alex Zanardi tested a modern DTM BMW M3 for the first time on Thursday as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of BMW's Motorsport division. The CART IndyCar champion and double Paralympic gold medalist completed 32 laps at the Nurburgring.
BMW ran a special livery for Zanardi, acknowledging the two golds and one silver he won at this summer's London Paralympics after losing both legs in an Champ Car accident in 2001.
"I am overjoyed to have been given the opportunity to drive the BMW today," said Zanardi, who raced regularly for the German manufacturer in the European and World Touring Car Championships between 2004 and '09. "This is a very special day for me, and one I will always remember fondly. I would like to thank everyone at BMW who has helped make this special moment possible for me."
A number of changes were required to make the test possible. While they would not be suitable to be used under race conditions, they did allow Zanardi to complete the demo.
Accelerator and clutch pedals were removed and the brake pedal was shifted to the right in order to allow Zanardi to brake with his prosthetic right leg. He operated the accelerator with his left hand on the steering wheel, while he was able to change gear by pushing and pulling the shift paddle.
"It was a challenge to modify the car to meet my requirements and I am surprised just how quickly the BMW Motorsport engineers managed to complete the necessary modifications," said Zanardi. "I had great fun out on the track. When I first saw the golden car I was overwhelmed."
Zanardi said that although he enjoyed the car he believes a DTM campaign is unlikely, more due to his age (he turned 46 on Oct. 23) than his disability.
"I still have a passion for racing," Zanardi explained. "However, I'm not sure whether our demonstration drive will be anything more than just that, as the level in the DTM may possibly prove to be too high for someone of my age."
BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt said: "I am delighted we have taken on this adventure successfully with Alex. For years he has been a valued member of the BMW Motorsport family and is a great role model for us all. Despite his handicap, he approaches every challenge with great optimism and passes every test with flying colors.
"As we have seen today, the challenge of driving the technically complex BMW M3 DTM also proved to be no obstacle for him."
The “Round Door Rolls-Royce” as it is known, was a very interesting car for its time that carried bold and very imaginative one-off coach work. It is based on a 1925 Phantom I Rolls-Royce chassis which was first introduced in 1925.
t was bought new by Mrs. Hugh Dillman of Detroit, MI., and the chassis was delivered to Hooper & Co., a respected London-based coach builder who constructed a cabriolet body for the chassis. Mrs. Dillman for whatever reason was unhappy with the finished result and never took delivery of the car.
It appears that it was then purchased by the Raja of Napara and passed through several other owners hands until it arrived in Belgium in 1932. Two years later an unknown owner had the Belgium firm of Jonckheere construct its second coach work. It has been reported that in 1936 the creation won a Prix d’Honneur at the August, 1936 Cannes Concours d’Elegance in France.
Recently a press photo surfaced, which is dated July 2, 1938. The caption with it states that it was owned at the time by Maxwell M. Bilofsky and it was one of the first cars to be routed on a New England trip, by the Automobile Club of Boston. Bilofsky is listed as being a electric light bulb magnate at the time.
Apparently the car again passed through several more owners and before World War II it appeared in Bar Harbor, Maine, where it was chauffeur driven for the new owner. It managed to survive WWII, but somehow ended up in a junk yard (above) in New Jersey during the 1950s. It evidently came into collectors hands in the 1950s and was saved and restored. In 2001 it was purchased by the Peterson Museum after which it re-restored and it has remained in the collection since.