XCAR video worth watching- “Ford Sierra RS Cosworth and Escort Cosworth: Win on Sunday, sell on Monday”. Enjoy.
In the video on the following page, CarTorque brings us the story of an Alpine A110 restoration, a car which just seems to grow on us the more and more we learn about them. After viewing the video, make sure to check out our previous feature of the restoration of a 1975 Alpine A110 by AlpineLAB, then check out Petrolicious.com’s feature of them too, and tell us that one has not made it to the top of your dream garage must-have list. After all, even vintage Ferrari expert Tom Shaugnessy had one for sale recently on Bringatrailer.com…
In the video on the following page, the head of EVO magazine, Harry Metcalfe, talks about his gorgeous “Giallo Ginestra” (the Italian language itself is just as beautiful as their art, design, food, landscape,automobiles and culture, isn’t it?) yellow Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II while covering the model’s glorious racing history, as well. This one’s not to be missed, but if you still find yourself jonesing for more Delta Integrale content after this video, then be sure not to miss our previous features of an ’88 Project Build here, an ’86 Restoration here, and an all out ’92 “La Supra” Delta Evo 1 Build here. Enjoy:
I ran across this low-rider Radio Flyer wagon build that I thought would make an interesting feature to mix it up a bit and keep the content eclectic. Plus, if you have kids it’s never too early to get them interested from a young age. There’s some impressive and imaginative skill involved with this project, we’d like to see this guy’s cars! Check out the pictures on the following page and find the link to the full build after…
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Enjoy the pure mechanical sounds that emanate from these two Bavarian classics.
Yes, it’s true, and I am sure most Porsche 911 owners would faint dead away if you proposed rocketing their car across the open desert. But the Porsche Rally variant of the 959 was made for that. It started when the FIA inaugurated the Group B rally category in 1982. Each automaker participating was to make 200 of their proposed race car.
Porsche had developed a four wheel drive car but didn’t want to make hundreds, and fortunately they read the rule books and discovered that, for desert racing, you didn’t have to make that many. It didn’t matter that only 20% of the folks who race Porsches race them off road, they were thinking of the publicity if, out on the desert sands, a Porsche rocketed by vehicles built for the sand from scratch! Continue reading →
So, what do you all make of this 1969 Dodge Daytona
barn find car port find from Alabama? It’s set to hit the auction block next month at Mecum with an expected hammer price attached to it of somewhere between $150k and $180K. Just to get the facts straight before meandering onto the staged photos of it in a barn (staged photos by an auction house?! say it ain’t so!) mixed in on the following page, the rare car is 1 of only 503 built and has had 2 owners from new with a claimed 20k original miles. Intrigued? Then let’s move on and delve a little deeper on the next page, shall we? Continue reading →
Okay, soooo this is pretty glorious. I have been checking back and waiting for Kidston to release this video titled “Hot Wheels” since they teased its trailer ions ago. This is what it is all about- a Ferrari F40. Driving it the way it was originally intended to be driven. Not to own it for showboating on the Sunset Strip or for all the wrong reasons such as just to be seen in or solely for a status statement. Or possibly even worse, as an investment. Nope. It’s for yourself, and perhaps a good friend along for the ride to enjoy and appreciate. Taking it on your favorite back roads and driving the absolute shit out of it. Man and machine bonding.
In this short film is Davide Cironi teasing an upcoming review of an F40? We hope so. Translated from Italian, he says: “This is something so intimate that I did not know if they publish it. The face you see is that of one who has waited 28 years to do so”
Ever wonder what happened to this 1972 BMW E9 CSL that was smashed into while parked after the above photo went viral among our vintage car community some 3 years ago? Continue reading →
“The BMW E9 3.0L CSL Batmobile is an astonishing car that oozes cool, has genuine motorsport roots and that makes the world stand still. Does it get any better than this for petrolheads?”
There’s a law against “bait and switch” but car companies try it once in a while. Say, Shelby during the 427 Cobra era, where the former general manager told me: “if you looked like a weenie, we would sell you a car with a 428 in it, not a 427 and make $200 more profit.”
This is a story of when Jaguar tried a similar bait and switch with a very advanced car called the XJ220.
The car reeked of innovation when first shown, seeing as it promised a street version of the XJR-9 V12 that had won LeMans. The 6. 2 liter engine boasted dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. Horsepower was going to be around 500.
So what happens? A bunch of fans put in their orders and Jaguar starts building it along with their development partner Tom Walkinshaw and he goes ahead and installs a quad-cam, 24 valve, twin-turbo 3.5 liter V6 first developed for the Metro 6R4 Group B rally car. Continue reading →
Photo of the Day – 25 brand spanking new Ferrari 512 S race cars sit in a row at the Maranello factory sometime in late 1969 or early 1970 (before the 1970 24 hours of Daytona). For the FIA’s allowance of homologation into their Group 5 category of Sports Car racing, Ferrari presented them with 17 complete examples while the remaining 8 were shown in unassembled kit form. Take a close look (with a magnifying glass if you’re feeling old like us) and see if you can spot any of the 5 spyders built out of the bunch.
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