Bloody Heroes: Juan-Manuel Fangio

Introduction Last time on Bloody Heroes, Juan-Manuel Fangio was briefly discussed as a mentor to Sir Stirling Moss’, but he was more than just that. He was nicknamed by many as El Maestro (“The Master”) and seen as a father figure to Moss. We will be looking at how he earned that title and what…

Perfectly Ridiculous: The Lagonda

Retrofuturism is defined as ‘the use of a style or aesthetic considered futuristic in an earlier era’. The wedge-shaped Lagonda, festooned with touch-sensitive buttons and CRT screens instead of speedometers, perfectly fits this description. The two tonne, 5.2-metre long behemoth was, in many ways, ridiculous when it was released in 1976, but in others, it…

Permanent Ludicrous Mode: The V550

The 90s was a wild time; Tim Berners-Lee had just invented the World Wide Web, Will Smith was still The Fresh Prince, and Aston Martin decided to hand build what would become the most powerful production car in the world, the V8 Vantage V550. During the 90s, Ford had their Budweiser-drinking, burger-munching, American flag-saluting hands…

Pure 80s Joy: Porsche’s 944 S2

Photo by @secablueprodctions on Instagram.

Rear-wheel drive? Check. Manual transmission? Check. Coupé? Check. Naturally Aspirated? Check. Near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution? Check. The Porsche 944 S2 ticks a lot of the boxes on the petrolhead’s wish list and yet, for the most part, it hasn’t been hit by the massive appreciation that seemingly every other Porsche has. Maybe it’s time to…

Alfa Romeo’s Monsters – Part 1

Photo by James Ward @thedriverdad on Insta.

Since its inception, Alfa Romeo has built up a back catalogue with more beautiful cars than perhaps any other car company in history. Stunners like the T33/2 Stradale Prototipo, Duetto Spider, and Disco Volante immediately spring to mind. However, there are a few cars that, visually at least, don’t line up with the pure works…

Monday Money – The 70’s Brit style

  Nowadays Triumph cars are pretty appealing to my eyes. They had a bad reputation for a few years due to rust and unreliability issues, but a well sought after or restored model is a thrill to drive and to look at. The TR6 came out in 1968 and went into production until 1976 selling…

Monday Money – Turbo Fried Egg

​ Coming to replace the 993 was no easy task, especially while changing an essential part of the engine architecture by discontinuing the air-cooled units for the more efficient water-cooled, which raised a lot of eyebrows at the time in the Porsche community. However, unbiased opinions recognised the benefits of the more modern engines even…

Monday Money – The mini Vette’

Strong trio: Opel’s Vice President Sales & Aftersales Peter Küsper, actor Benjamin Sadler and racing driver Joachim Winkelhock will take the road in three legendary Opel GTs at the Bodensee-Klassik 2016.

This is a car I really love! For its simplicity, superb look which resembles a small Corvette C3 and its compact size. Unfortunately, performance wise, it would have needed a bit more punch… But even with the original engine, I am sure it would be an absolute joy to drive. It never came out as…

Monday Money – For the long bonnet lovers

What’s not to like about a 2 seater convertible? I guess not much, especially when it offers a great look (subjective…), a whole range of engine choices and real comfort for long distance cruises. The Mercedes SL series have been applying that model rather successfully for decades, and today we will review the 2 classic…

Built in the UK, made it in Mexico

This could be a Monday Money, however this time, it is not! January 2018 marked the 50 years anniversary of the MkI Escort and we thought that it deserved a tribute to comprehend how this little car marked the history of the American brand as well as the automotive industry. The MkI came in to replace…