It all started in late 2013. I made a story about Arnaud Deligny. This Frenchman living in China won the Polo Cup China. There were a few French gentlemen-drivers over there. But he was the first one to win a title. A few weeks later, I got a message
When you're thinking about Chinese cars, you're perhaps thinking of small, cheap cars. But there was a crazy project. A large sedan that was supposed to compete with the best iron from Germany and made in the poor region of Liaoning. Behold the Brilliance BS6 !
In the 80s, the
By Joest Jonathan OUAKNINE
Let’s start with a bit of history. Zhengzhou (to be pronounced “jeng-joe”) is a town in the geographical middle of China with a very ancient history. According to legends, the very first kingdom of China was founded nearby, in 2500 BC, by the Five kings. It’s also
It’s the most recognisable car of all time. The 2nd best-selling ever produced. The first to sell 20 million units. A car which spanned a 65-year production and was even the star of a series of Hollywood films. It’s reckoned more than 1 billion people at one point or another
This journey starts in Cologne, Germany, in 1983. Bob Lutz is the chairman of Ford of Europe. The blue oval is about to launch the Fiesta Mk2. It's a completely rebodied Mk1. But he knows that the supermini market is about to get very competitive. There's the Austin Metro,
7 is a special number
Of the first 10 numbers, 7 the most prime. You can’t divide or multiply it within the group. It’s special. And 7 is also a very cool number: Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, 7 Up and one of British Leyland’s and Harris Mann’s finest creations, the
This looks like it could be a bit of Fun!
Its a #Modified '79 #FordEscort MK2 #Van, to #RS2000 Spec... 180bhp, 2.1 Pinto with motorbike carbs + a short shift gearbox...
On sale with CCA, Classic Car Auctions Saturday 02 December
There were many jokes about the Austin Allegro. “All Agro” ‘The Flying Pig’ etc etc… Yeah, yeah.
And we all know that the old Top Gear team hated anything British Leyland and were fond of blowing up Morris Marinas or filling the odd Rover Sd1 with water. Yes, very funny. But I’m here to stand on my desk and shout “I BLOODY LOVE BRITISH LEYLAND!”
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The Zagato Zele was a small electric car built by the famed Italian
design house Zagato of Milan who were better known for designing some of
the most exotic and beautiful cars available for marques such as Aston
Martin, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. The Zele was conceived at the time
Brooke 25/30HP Swan – Luxury Cars of the 20th Century
As far as eccentric cars go, the Brooke 25/30HP Swan is one of the quirkiest. The brainchild of Scotsman, Robert Mathewson, the one-off Swan’s amazingly detailed, beautiful wooden bodywork was hand sculpted and placed upon a Brooke chassis. Upholstered in gorgeous