Forward thinking at Prodrive

Making your way through the revolving door and into the laboratory-clean reception area to be greeted by Colin McRae’s 1995 Championship winning Impreza, and an Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3, you can only be in one place; Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire. This team of geniuses, founded by former Aston Martin chairman David Richards CBE,…

The reign of the “Killer B’s”

Ah the good old days… When rally cars were actual cars modified to compete in different championships rather than being manufacturer prototypes developed as a technological window for the world to witness. I am not saying that current rally cars are not impressive or interesting, but they surely lost the appeal that made them so…

The “Knobbly” before the Storm

Lister was founded in 1954 in Cambridge by Brian Lister. ​​He started off building his first sports cars using tubular chassis and MG engine which was inspired by John Cooper. The race car in question started at the British Empire Trophy in Oulton Park the same year, but because of a few outdated bits, Brian…

Cool me down with some fresh air

​ For many Porsche enthusiasts, a “real” Porsche has to be air-cooled and it is not negotiable. ​The air-cooled units have been favoured for multiple reasons, but mainly for their hairy and involving character that you cannot find with the newer water-cooled designs. For vintage motorbike riders, or car drivers familiar with this type of…

The sound of metal

If you are a BMW fan, surely you are no stranger to inline 6 engine configurations. Of course, BMW does not have a monopoly on the L6 use, and for some of you the quintessential L6 might have originated from Jaguar, Triumph, Aston Martin, Mercedes or Nissan among many of the manufacturers that used that…