Monday, September 23, 2013

Pegaso Z-102

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!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Look what Honda just did ...

They created a lap of Suzuka by Senna using data from his 1989 McLaren-Honda. This is incredible. Beyond awesome. Might even bring tears to your eyes.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

50 years of Lamborghini [video]

I love Lamborghini and in this video evo's Harry Metcalfe he takes us through 50 years of V12's. Awesome.

Monday, February 25, 2013

60 Minutes Morley Safer takes the Countach for a test drive.

I saw this on Jalopnik and had to repost it here. Excellent 60 Minutes piece from 1987 about the best poster car of all, the Lamborghini Countach. Turn up your sound and watch a younger Valentino Balboni tearing down Italian roads.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

1952 Muntz Jet Car

The name of this car is what grabbed me - Muntz Jet Car. Cool name. Beautiful car. The car got it's name from the man who initially fell in love with a Buick based coupe developed by Frank Kurtis. Earl Muntz liked the car so much he "brought the company", built 394 of them, and halted production when it proved uneconomical to carry on. This one is for sale here and has a great story because it has been customised and repowered with a Cadillac V8. Lovely looking motor too.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Zero F**ks Given RX7 - Brilliant!

This is very cool. One 19 year olds idea of a bad ass hotrod. And one of the best introduction pieces ever. Nice work Matt Farah.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Spotted: Datsun 260Z

Saw this cool Datsun 260Z on the side of the road and had to check it out. Love the original dealer sticker and cool metal number plate surround. Interior was mint too. Imagine cruising your favourite twisty road in this. Nice!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Spotted: Fiat 124 Sport Spider

Saw this beautiful example of a 124 Spider recently. Wish I'd got more pics now. Perfect condition. Sounded great as it pulled away.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Painting Coconuts

Loved my slot car set. Still around somewhere. This takes it to a whole new level. Beautiful.