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The Peel P50: Motoring’s Smallest Car

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The late fifties were a time of change for the British Motor Industry. The Suez Oil Crisis of 1957 saw the price of crude oil skyrocket and motorists everywhere were feeling the pain everytime they filled up. Needless to say, many people cast aside their thirstier family saloon’s in favour of smaller and more economical cars. This meant a rise …

The Bricklin SV-1: Canada’s Sports Car

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A low-slung body, gull wing doors, a mid-mounted engine, and sold through American and Canadian dealerships. No, its not the Delorean DMC-12, but the ill-fated Bricklin SV1. The Bricklin SV1 one man’s desire to created his own “safety sports car” for the masses. Not unlike John DeLorean, who would have a crack at doing just that later on down the …

Vanishing Point: Classic Car Flicks

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A Barage of Pursuing Lawmen, the Thunder of a V8 engine, and the Hot Asphalt of a Desert Highway. It Could Only Be Vanishing Point. If you are a classic car buff who loves the rumble of a big block V8 blasting down the highways and byways of America, with the police departments of four US states in hot pursuit, …

Aston Martin Bulldog

The Greatest Aston That Never Was

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By Ben Selby In the late seventies, Aston Martin were not what one would call “financially stable.” The decade which gave us space hoppers, bell-bottom pants, T Rex and massive sideburns, saw the fortunes of Aston, take a slight nosedive. However, while better times lay ahead, this didn’t stop them from sticking two Churchillian fingers up at the competition. The …

Elvis Presley literally shot his De Tomaso Pantera

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By Ben Selby Elvis Presley, or “The King” if you are fan, needs no introduction. The King of Rock and Roll is known throughout the world for being a legend in his own lifetime, and single handily changed the music business forever. Elvis was the first music artist to have his own private plane, his own plush mansion, the first …

Alfa’s Golden Moment

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In the post war years, Alfa Romeo were the undisputed rulers of the Grand Prix stage. Armed with their ‘Alfetta’ 158/159, and drivers like Farina and Fangio, they embarked on winning streak seldom seen in racing history. However, like all winning streaks, it couldn’t last The year is 1938, and Alfa Romeo’s fortune in the world of Grand Prix racing …