The Ford Pinto is an iconic subcompact of the 1970s – but for all the wrong reasons. Introduced in 1971 after a mere 25 months of development (usually about 45 months were needed), it was intended as a competitor to European imports such as the VW Beetle. Built in three
When talking about car production, one would hardly mention the african continent. There's a great Renault-Dacia factory in Morocco, some factories in South African and not much happening in between. Yet, there have been some crazy projects, like the time they wanted to built Polos in Angola...
Our journey starts
Four months ago, when I sat down to write about the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale and the concepts it spawned, did I think I would ever get the chance to clap eyes on the cars, let alone four months down the track? Absolutely not. Despite so, in mid-May I
With the US-version of the Escort, Ford was trying to achieve two things : tapping the compact-car market and selling the same car on both side of the pond. It failed. Twice.
The Ford Escort mk1 was a great success in the late-60s and the early-70s. In Great-Britain, but also in
Malcolm Bricklin has always been a controversial businessman. Some call him a genius, other call him a crook. He was the man behind Subaru's US debut, the futuristic Bricklin SV-1, Fiat's US foray in the early 80s and Yugo's brief success in the US. In the 00s, he was now
From Paris to Le Mans, then Magny-Cours, then back to Paris, for a series of motorsport events.
Toyota France's HQ, Vaucresson
Everything about a road-trip has to be unusual, including the vehicle. You can't do a genuine road-trip in a Citroën C3 ! The vehicle of choice is part of the experience.
Last year I brought you an article about the 10 maddest classic concept cars, and it was by far one of the hardest lists to make; not because I struggled to list ten, but quite the opposite, getting the list down to just ten concepts was exceedingly tough. With such
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
If ever a car company were looked to as responsible for bringing the automobile to life, it would be Alfa Romeo. There’s something you just can’t quite put your finger on with an Alfa, but their passion, romance, soul and flair is simply unquestionable. The 60’s are undeniably Alfa’s golden