Austin A40 Sports

Written by Super User | Saturday, 03 June 2017 21:32

After the Second World War production of cars in Great Britain for the public only slowly got back up to speed. It was Austin who resumed production of their consumer cars after years of producing vehicles for the war effort. The first new post-war model appeared in 1947, the Austin A40. It was available as a Dorset, a two-door version, and the Devon, a 4 door model. Add a comment

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Mille Miglia 2015 - Part 2

Written by Super User | Monday, 18 May 2015 23:53

We found too much great photographic material for just one post about this year's Mille Miglia, here's some more from Instagram. Some truly smashing pictures, congrats to those who were fortunate enough to be there and document the event.

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Mille Miglia 2015

Written by Kurt | Sunday, 17 May 2015 13:27

As some of you may know the Mille Miglia is possibly the world's most wonderful time trial; not just from a driver's perspective, but also from a spectator's point of view. Whilst the original Mille Miglia, which was last held at the end of the 1950s, was a true road race for sports cars, the current Mille Miglia revives the spirit of the original race. with the only cars being eligible to take part are those that took part in one of the races held from 1927 to 1957. This year's 'Mille Miglia Storica' happened from 14-17 May, like every year those fortunate enough to be able to drive an eligible sports car donned their overalls, reset their tripmeters and headed to Brescia to start their journey to Rome, and ultimately returned to Brescia. Here a selection of photos posted on social media over the last few days that caught our eyes.

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Books: Sex, Drink and Fast Cars - Stephen Bayley

Written by Kurt | Sunday, 10 August 2014 19:02

I am so fortunate to have several charity shops near where I live, with an excellent Oxfam providing me almost every Saturday with excellent consumption opportunities to the benefit of the less fortunate. Heaps of £1 books and vinyl records as well as nicely priced suits and analog camera bits and bops have made their way onto the already limited space I have available on my shelves. Thankfully, on some occasions Oxfam is also able to satisfy my motoring needs. This Saturday I came across a curiously titled book called 'Sex, Drink and Fast Cars'.

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The Week That Was In A Couple Of Clicks #31

Written by Kurt | Monday, 04 August 2014 23:09

img674-nring-silberpfeilReaders! As I cannot, for the life of me, bring myself to post regular articles of some length and depth on here I have decided to take a little different approach to keep the blog going. In the 7 months since the last post I haven't given up on following the classic car world closely, on the contrary, perhaps I have followed it even more so. Point is, I now do it for a paid gig, and as such have little inspiration left for the blog at the weekends or evenings (hey, you know, there's other things in life than cars, or is there?). Solution? A weekly post listing all that I've come across and more, I know, it's the easy way out, ehm, or in. At least it will force me to stick to a deadline and produce something! Add a comment

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