The Targa California is a way to experience the back roads of Central California. The Targa California is a non-competitive 3-day vintage rally open to all cars 1973 or older, what a way to enjoy your vintage car!
A little video about the 50th Anniversary of the Mercedes Pagoda SL from the guys at egarage, enjoy…
Now in full on nostalgia mode, I’ve got some more classic concepts & obscure cars to share with you carrying on from the previous post.
Now this probably deserves its own post, but here it is the Audi Group S prototype which was created in ultra secrecy
This mid-engine 1000bhp beast could have been Audi’s rallying future. But it was created against the wishes of the VW-Audi board away from the official workshops in Inglostadt, rumors also suggest that Ferdinand Peich (chairman of Audi at the time) was not aware of this project either. Continue reading
I had another few sessions booked at Silverstone for some track fun. Although this time I wanted to go out with a few upgrades to ensure the car was more suited for this track session and the occasional track days I’ll be attending in the future. I spent a few long weekends getting the car prepared, this meant working on the car outside in the snow to get it ready as I was running out of time fast! Suspension was the first upgrade to improve handling, next were the brakes to ensure I could stop fast (Hel Braided lines, Pagid Discs & EBC yellow stuff pads) and some better tyres and wheels. As usual stuff isn’t as straight forward as you would like it to be when working on a car and it took longer than expected, but fortunately I was able to get it ready just in time.
I wasn’t very hopeful of the weather either, weekends leading up the day it was either snowing or raining. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to taking the car out again in those sort of conditions, but luckily the weather brightened up for the weekend, even though it had snowed just a few days earlier. Although sessions on track did start a bit later than scheduled due to fog, but the sun soon took care of that and a fairly dry track appeared. Continue reading
Nostalgia kicked in when I remembered that as a kid I used to spend hours on the internet searching for concept cars and reading their specs (I spent hours on supercars.net!). I did the same recently to find many cars I didn’t know existed or concept cars which I’d missed, some of which never saw the light of day!
So here’s a small collection of cars you might have missed over the years…
With Citroen having nothing to show at the 1980 Paris Salon, Trevor Fiore (Citroen designer at the time) was given the go ahead to build a display car. What resulted was the trapezoidal Karin you see above. This was a three seater with the driver seated centrally and the passengers just behind on both sides of the driver as you can see pictured below.
As usual this video doesn’t need much explanation, a couple of the rarest E24′s to drool over, enjoy!
Another amazing short by Petrolicious, make sure you like them on Facebook!
A Frankenstein Porsche that can do it all, hmm interesting…
Thanks to Superstreet, they have yet again amazed me with their feature content, this awesome ’71 Datsun 510 built and owned by Mallen Fajardo
So finally the weather cleared up enough for me to do some work on my car so I thought I put in a small update to show that I haven’t disappeared into thin air and my project is very much active and well, So here’s a small update of my latest modification.
It’s not the first time I’ve been involved in some form of motor sport, I managed to enter the open race at my local track with my CRG Rotax Max go kart (around 30bhp which is more than sufficient to propel you forward fast!) and I had the most fun I’ve ever had on four wheels before I sold it, I then decided to try my hand at a track car. Although it is very likely that I will end up buying another go kart!
I’ve recently purchased a 1989 Mercedes 190E 2.5-16v Cosworth which I’ve always wanted and thought would be ideal as a track car. Recently the opportunity arose to have a track day taster session in your own car for only £39 at Silverstone, it would have been rude not to get it booked straight away!