A Different Corner

A Different Corner

This will be the controversial stuff. This blog category is meant to illicit conversation.

Part 2 | The Pontiac GTO | 1963 – Ten Years of Thunder

By |2019-01-09T13:39:23+00:00Jan 9th, 2019|Categories: A Different Corner, GM, Ten Years Of Thunder|Tags: , , , , |

I have selected the top ten from the era -  mid 1963 to end 1973. The choice is based on my heartfelt memories of the times … and some may be a surprise… read on.  2nd Place In our list of early performance cars THE PONTIAC GTO You Be

Part 1 | The Lotus Cortina MK 1 | 1963 – Ten Years of Thunder

By |2019-01-09T12:02:49+00:00Dec 30th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner, Performance Saloon Car History, Ten Years Of Thunder|Tags: , |

I have selected the top ten from the era -  mid 1963 to end 1973. The choice is based on my heartfelt memories of the times … and some may be a surprise… read on. #1 In our list of early performance cars THE LOTUS CORTINA MK 1 A

1963… Then Ten Years Of Thunder

By |2019-01-09T06:47:15+00:00Dec 7th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner, Performance Saloon Car History, Ten Years Of Thunder|Tags: , , |

Defining events seldom come in greater numbers…it’s 1963…. the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stereo, FM radio, Drive-in movies and Roadhouses, JFK and the (very hot) Cold War, Boeing 707,s, The race to the moon, Martin Luther King’s dream… and a portent of springbok rugby, H.O. de Villiers the school rugby captain… It was a hugely

Firenza Can Am

By |2018-06-23T08:22:19+00:00Jun 19th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner, GM, Performance Saloon Car History|Tags: , , , , |

THE CHEVROLET FIRENZA CAN AM WAKING FROM A DEEP SLEEP Part One This series of posts can best be read in conjunction with other blog articles on this site:            ‘NO OPTION BUT TO OPTION’….And… ‘FORDOMINATION PART 3' These stories give a picture of the macro GM status

Torque, Horsepower…. and Engine Response

By |2018-04-26T10:51:25+00:00Apr 26th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , |

Start this discussion around the bar, braai (barbecue), tea trolley or at the car club covering the explanation of horsepower and torque and everyone is an expert. In(s)ane comments such as  “Horsepower can drive your car into a wall but torque determines how far you go through it”  attempt a cynical, jocular reasoning but

Fordomination Part 4

By |2018-04-26T09:48:41+00:00Feb 20th, 2018|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Of MAE’s, FVA’s ,DFV’s…and in part Five…… a lone TC The legacy of Ford’s hard work and commitment to motor sport in the 60’s filtered well into the 70’S and when, early in the new decade they took their foot off the loud pedal, such was the momentum that saloon car race grids

Part Two Of Daves Fiat 500 Restomod Projects

By |2018-04-26T09:51:19+00:00Dec 14th, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , , |

Following on from the Moretti 750 in my previous post we have here what must be the ultimate Fiat 500 Restomod.  Built by the same man and nearing completion this year….. 2017 will mark 50 years after the Moretti…..but absolutely well worth the wait. Sadly, the loss

Part One | Mighty Mouse – A Tale Of One Special Fiat 500

By |2017-12-14T09:58:59+00:00Nov 23rd, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , |

Mighty Mouse After the front-engined Fiat 500 Topolino of 1936 (The Mouse) Fiat’s Original city car the Topolino “The Mouse”   569cc four cyl    1936-1956 ……along came the Nuova The Iconic 2 cylinder 499cc rear engined Nouva Cinquecento 1957 - 1975  

Infinite Grease Monkey Theorem Part Two

By |2017-11-24T10:11:26+00:00Aug 27th, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner, The Opel Kadett|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Fox In The Henhouse This part of the story covers, dare I say, a unique once in a lifetime experience for those involved. There were so many lessons to be learned by every single one of us caught up in the events of that day in Oudtshoorn, that it collectively changed our

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