Just a few shots of a very cool car I saw recently. Got to go for a drive in it. Very smooth and classy way to get around. Great example of beautiful motoring in fantastic condition.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Toyota Corolla Coupe was an easy go-to car for speed in my youth. With just a warmed over 4K or 5K and side draft carburetor you could have a lot of fun. Having seen many with a Rotary conversion doing not much more than burnouts, the 5K would be my weapon of choice. Too much power is not necessarily a good thing in a car like this and would be limiting to it's driveability.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I like the idea of old vs new. You need to compare things to a time when life was simpler and vehicle safety less of an issue. Have cars improved? Yes they have. For example they start, first time. They get more power with less fuel. But are they as fun and visceral to drive? Not by a long shot.
Monday, September 23, 2013
I saw this car on Loudpop, couldn't believe the short wheelbase, and just had to find out more. The origin of the Pegaso Z-102 was a surprise as well - Spain. I never knew they had a car manufacturer??
The Pegaso were well advanced for their time and full of racing technology due to the Chief Engineers, Wilfredo Ricart, history and rivalry with Enzo Ferrari. The highest spec cars ran a 360hp, supercharged, double overhead cam V8. Amazing power. Although not the best handling car for competition Pegaso claimed several speed records one of which was 243.079km/h (151.042mp/h) Flying Start Kilometer.
Due to high, that is cost no object, production costs only 86 were made between 1951 and 1958. A real shame because these were fantastic, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari beating cars. Search "Pegaso Z-102" to find out more and check out some excellent shots of the different cars. Beautiful!