Tag: car

The Dreamers. Car of the day: Treser TR-1

Another day, another Dreamer. This contender, however, stood more chances than most. Oh how the mighty fail Walter Treser is a name you might have heard somewhere before, he’s as close as you can get to an automotive god, working in many areas of automotive development until he caught his big break at VW. While

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French Fancies COTD: Renaultsport Spider

A lot of the cars I have spoken about this week have in some way been compared to, or related to, France’s holy Alpine, so it’s a little awkward now as today’s car was Alpine’s final nail in the coffin. Until the resurrection of course! Renault, in the 90’s, were killing it in Formula One

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French Fancies COTD: Venturi Atlantique

As a child of the PlayStation generation and a scholar at the academy of Kazunori Yamauchi’s Gran Turismo my early opinions on cars were a little bit skewed. For one, all of my knowledge of the 911 came through independent tuning arm RUF who I became accustomed to in Gran Turismo 2. When I finally

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French Fancies COTD: Ligier JS2

From one racing driver to another today, this time the focus is on Guy Ligier and to say that Guy lived an interesting life would be an absolutely gigantic understatement. He was a real story of rags to riches, doing the impossible through hard work and true grit plus a little dash of cunning thrown

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A Brief History of Sh*!e, Cool and Weird Small Luxury Cars – My Top 11:

For some strange reason I have been thinking a lot lately about Ford giving the Vignale treatment to the humble Fiesta. It will be no ┬ásmall feat if it manages to make a Prestige car in a pint sized package. Small luxury cars are nothing new to the industry, and I’m not talking posh polo

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The Korean Killer: How Hyundai captured the West

In December of this year (2017), the Hyundai motor corporation will be blowing 50 candles from its cake, an absolutely coffee-spitting achievement when you think they now have an empire that stands as the 4th largest automotive business in the world. So how did a company from Seoul do it? well heres my very abridged

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And on that bombshell – thanks for the 13 years

There are three main catalysts (that i can think of) that made me fascinated by motors, the earliest being my first car and one that probably many people born post 1979 will remember. My little tikes cosy coupe was possibly the car Iv spent the most time in over my life, it doubled as a

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