Fri Mar 28 2014 14:51:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A few months ago, David Brown made public his intention to produce a classically styled GT car with modern underpinnings. His company has now unveiled the ‘Speedback’ – and Classic Driver has been given the full story…
“I first had the idea while on a classic car rally in Spain a few years ago,” David tells Classic Driver. “Towards the end, we were all so tired of the cars' demanding characteristics and tendency to break down that everyone was asking to drive the cheap hire car brought along as back-up.” David, who is no relation to the legendary Aston Martin figurehead, found success in construction equipment and trucks after taking the reins of his father’s company. “This won’t be the first time there’s been confusion about the name: my father was building tractors at the same time as Sir David,” says the Yorkshireman. More at Classic Driver.
Mon Dec 16 2013 22:13:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Snow Cruiser built in 1939 for Admiral Richard E. Byrd's third Antarctic Expedition was designed to carry a crew and supplies to last for a year of exploration. Plus a plane for making observations. Cool. The Snow Cruiser was over 55 ft long, 16 ft high and nearly 20 ft wide. It was powered by two six-cylinder Cummins diesel engines generating power to drive a 150 hp General Electric motor located in the hub of each wheel. The special Goodyear tires stood ten feet tall. The Snow Cruiser was built for Byrd by the Pullman Standard rail car company in Chicago. The Snow Cruiser was so large that the only way it could be transported from Chicago to Boston, where Byrd's expedition and gear were loaded onto the ship North Star, was to be driven on two lane highways. The hybrid drive train claimed a range of 5,000 miles! But the Cruiser was driven only 92 miles in the Antarctic before becoming bogged down.
Mon Nov 04 2013 19:54:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Video showing off a bunch of old cars we did not crush. This is for all the crybabies out there... whinin bout people crushing old cars. You know it is a shame people can't do something with something they own without someone else crying about it. You wanna cry bout saving these old cars??? Do something about it. Go to a salvage yard and buy one.. otherwise shut up. Bunch of fouled mouthed something or anothers!
Tue Jun 25 2013 20:12:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Supercar owners living in an exclusive high-rise apartment block can now park their beloved motors from their - LIVING ROOMS. Hamilton Parks in Singapore is a brand-new 30-storey development where flats cost between £6 and £15 MILLION. But with parking in the city limited, the skyscraper designer came up with an innovative way of parking some of the planets fastest cars. Residents simply drive their 200mph motors into a biometrically-controlled lift at the base of Hamilton Parks on the city's swanky Orchard Road.
Thu Jun 13 2013 01:42:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Thunderbowl Comet (aka Golden Eagle), a faux land speed record car made for the 1936 movie "Speed" starring James Stewart. Tremulis and his brother-in-law (and Gyronaut crew member), Pete Politis, went to check out the car in Acton, Ca where it resided as a tourist attraction. Powered by a front wheel drive Cord L-29 drivetrain, the car is currently being restored to its former celluloid glory.
The license plate is almost as large as her automobile, but Miss Mary Bay likes her car because it is easy to park. Miss Bay is shown braving the traffic of Washington." January 29, 1924. National Photo Co. Collection.
Fri Mar 22 2013 20:03:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Como is a great place to decompress and ease into the Italian scene but what better way to supercharge your Italian Car Guy experience than to go to the Monza F1 race.
From your cozy hotel in Como you will take the train directly to the Monza stop and transfer via bus or taxi to the track. It’s a very civilized 35 minute ride. The trains run every 30 minutes.
The price of the Tour includes great grandstand seats. The tickets are good for three days if you are really into the racing. Besides F1 cars they race Porsches and other GT cars.
Sunday is the big race and if Ferrari wins Italy goes into mass hysteria with horns honking and noise makers blasting. It is quite a thing to watch.
Off To Milano.
Monday morning our bus arrives and at 8:57AM sharp we depart Lake Como and head to Milano. Once there, our first of four stops will include the amazing Zagato Centro Stile Design Center, then on to Touring Design Center, Borrani Wire Wheels Factory and the Alfa Romeo “Blue Team” Collection.
Off to Turin.
Then it is off to Turin and 3 nights at the beautiful 5 star Principe di Piemonte Hotel in the upscale center of Turin where the marble and cherry wood will engulf you to the point where you won’t want to leave.
September is one of the most beautiful months to be in Italy; the sidewalk cafes are bustling, the olives and grapes bursting with flavor, the flowers are in full bloom, and the number of tourists are at a lower level.
The Tour is limited to 26 seats. So don't delay. The last 4 years have sold out and this year will sell out as well. Half of the seats are already spoken for. Reserve Now!
Price includes, Hotels, Breakfast, Deluxe bus, Jacket, Hat and name badge, all visits and Tour Guide. My Bio at
Sun Mar 03 2013 17:38:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Check out this partially built Model A hot rod on Craigslist...
1929 Ford Model A Tudor - Rat Rod (North Greenbush)
1929 Ford Model A Tudor
ALL STEEL FORD BODY
Brand new steel floor (no wood)
New body sub rails
Top chopped 6"
BRAND NEW Mustang II Front suspension with disc brakes
Ford 8" rear with all new seals and triangulated 4 bar
Almost new Chevy 327 - V8 with ALOT of ALL NEW CHROME PARTS
Over $7500 into the engine alone
Brand new CHROME- Carb, intake, water pump, alternator, fuel pump, headers etc
TH350 Auto transmission
New fuel tank
New power brake booster and master cylinder
Bench seat - reclines and slides
Brand new Rebel Wiring (not installed)
New B&M shifter (in box)
New oak wood kit including bows
New brake and gas pedals (not in pictures)
New side aprons and original running boards (not in picture)
Rear drum brakes and lines
My plan was to finish the car in a "rat rod type" with quality updated drive train, suspension and brakes
I've been building this car for the last year and a half and have just recently came into a financial bind and need to sell it. No corners cut when building it.
I would be willing to finish the car if a substantial deposit is made with a signed contract.
POSSIBLE PARTIAL TRADE FOR A SMALL TRACTOR WITH BUCKET LOADER
Thu Jan 17 2013 00:47:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Do you remember the days when turbo-charged, four-cylinder, boxer-engine-powered, all-wheel-drive rally machines would effortlessly rumble, sputter and pop their way through dirt, tarmac, water and snow, usually doing so while sideways, in mid-air and at times a combination of the two? Wait, hold on a second, a four cylinder boxer engine? Yes, I’m talking about Subaru. Specifically, I'm talking about the glory days of Subaru when they still competed in the WRC (or, the World Rally Championship). However, those glory days may yet again arise, because despite the ever-changing rules in WRC, Subaru has decided they’re going to release a new model that may very well be able to fit the picky FIA requirements and thus compete in the WRC once again.
Sat Jan 05 2013 02:42:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
During a TR3 Performance photo shoot the girls Elaina Christina and Stephanie Bernota go for a spin in a 700hp E85 powered Nissan GTR. This nissan GTR makes 700+hp at the crank.(dynoed 607awhp on a low reading mustang dyno).
Thu Dec 27 2012 01:42:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
As the Saab story is facing some dark times, we thought it was a good time to look back at where this story began. In 1947, the Swedish aircraft manufacturer Saab revealed a prototype that would bring their manufacturing know-how out of the skies and onto the roads of Europe. This prototype was 1946 Saab 92001 Ursaab, a car with such unusual, aircraft-inspired styling that it appeared like nothing else on the road.
The 1946 Saab 92001 Ursaab was a car built by 16 aircraft engineers — only two of them having drivers licenses — with none of them having any automotive experience. The result, however, was a surprising success. In secret testing, the Saab team drove this car nearly 330,000 miles on back roads in Sweden both late at night and early in the morning. This vehicle became the inspiration for the Saab 92, which began production in the late 1940s, as well as many of the future Saab models. The Saab 92001 was the “ursaab”, or the “Original Saab”, a car that in itself explains the company slogan “born from jets”.
The 1946 Saab 92001 Ursaab now rests in the Saab Museum in Trollhättan, Sweden. 54 years later, the fate of Saab is being decided by its owner, GM, and the potential suitors who wish to take over this brand and its unusual legacy.
Sun Dec 16 2012 20:11:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Like the movie, this robot transforms into a Norton Commando before your eyes. Project by Steve Twist for Computer Visualisation and Animation undergraduate degree at Bournemouth University (NCCA). Eight months work from concept to completion. CGI produced in Houdini 9.5, composited in Shake.
Fri Dec 14 2012 02:16:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
There are a lot of things that Chief Keef doesn't like but, according to his Instagram, cars aren't one of them. His love for cars is shown in nearly every photo on his ChieffKeeffSossa account. From his Bentley to his Porsche, Chief Sosa loves poses in his car alone, with his #squad, and of course, with a blunt in his hand. He's been kicked off Instagram twice but that hasn't stopped him yet. Here are 70 of the best rides photos on Chief Keef's Instagram. Bang, bang!
Mon Dec 03 2012 16:18:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
One of our most popular world records over recent years has been the hotly contested tightest parallel parking title.
The record has changed hands five times in the past two years, with our video of German driving ace Ronny Wechselberger 's successful attempt last year becoming something of an internet sensation with viewing figures hitting the millions.
When Patrik Folco neatly slid his way into a gap measuring just 22 cm (8.66 in) longer than the car he was driving last month it set a benchmark that looked unlikely to be broken.
However, the record has indeed once again been smashed , this time by Chinese master wheelman Han Yue.
Han last week managed to shave off an incredible 7cm from the record, drifting into a space of just 15 cm (5.91 in) longer than his vehicle during an attempt at the launch in Beijing of a new special edition of the Mini called The Chinese Job.