If you've ever read Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, you might remember that heroic Mongoose named Riki-Tiki Tavi saved a small boy's family by taking out a pair of killer cobras. But you may not know that De Tomaso's late "
"In the late 80's the youth of Ireland had a narrow escape when Stephen Davison gave up his plans to become a school teacher. "I would have been a crap school teacher- I was only interested in the steady money "
Now don't get me wrong. We love cars and girls. We don't think we're being particularly anachronistc or sexist to say that the offset of a beautiful woman with a beautiful piece of automotive design can lead to pleasing aesthetic "
Wether or not you like the classic American muscle car - all heavily burbling hemis, bold stripes, murderous visages and redneck steez- you have to admire the audacity of their creators.
Heavy Detroit-wrought steel kept the blue collar masses of "
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We're suckers here for two things; 1) brutal racing cars of the 1970s and 2) cutaway drawings of brutal racing cars of the 1970s.
When these things come together we are bowled over.
So, for your delight, behold this "
"We stumbled across this story a while ago now, and have wanted to share it. Now, with our thread on the perennial and intriguing power of the Countach, the time is perfect!
Ken Imhoff, American engineer and car nut, built "
"The first Ford Capri wasn’t a Capri. Not as you know it.
The first Ford Capri was actually a a sleek, two door streamliner version of the odd looking Consul. it was, as Billy Bragg suggested to us a "
"Increasingly we’re told that the future of four-wheeled transport is electric and as battery technology advances, and costs come down this is indeed looking like reality.
One of the frequently occurring questions about this future is what happens to "
"Ada Sayonara was one of the most talented drivers of the 1950s. With Maria Teresa De Filippis, she was one of the first women to impress in motor racing, often leaving men behind her.
A plate with the message "Sayonara" "
"Salt and pepper. Gin and tonic. Twin-stripes and 1960s US muscle cars. OK, while the third pairing might not be quite as fabled as the first and second, it was created by a legend. In most automotive circles at least, "
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