"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 "
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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 "
"Few cars of the British mid-century boom time swaggered with as much blue collar ostentation as the Ford Zodiac.
Coming across like an over-promoted shop steward who sold out the masses with chrome - the Zodiac took its fins and "
"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 "
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It's been a while since we considered the Ferrari Enzo. Named after the founding father of the prancing horse himself, it was always one of those cars destined to attain mythic status.
With only 400 units "
It occurred to us whilst discussing the finer points of car design recently that if you had do define one thing that appealed to you about a certain sort of car and had to ascribe an adjective to it, that "
"The MGA TC was a truly incredible little sports car.
And to underline the fact, we found this cracking little Pathé newsreel, which lauds the achievements of the pocket-sized road racer that was designed, built and nurtured in Oxfordshire.
"The 125cc Vespa T5 was arguably the last sports Vespa developed and produced by Piaggio, the creators of the Vespa scooter.
Launched in 1985 the T5 can trace its roots back to the first Vespa Gran Sport 150 (GS) of 1955, which was "
" We love Wheels and Waves. It's the annual gathering in the Basque Country organised by the Southsiders MC. And it is where the cultures of motorcycles and the (sort of) surfing intersect.
We've been documenting the rise and rise of "
"The birth of the scooter coincided precisely with the post-war boom in the consumer economy.
And along with the industrial boom came an explosion in what used to be called 'Commercial Art'. This was the age of the Ad Man.
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