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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

DYNO DAZE – Dynomometer Testing

By |2017-11-24T10:11:35+00:00Mar 22nd, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner|Tags: , , , |

Dynamometers are a passion of mine and in this write-up I have a concern that the proper tuning of classic cars is coming under unreasonable pressure, not because the expertise is missing but because the modern world of ‘easy everything’ is hurting the professionals in this field.  You will also note that I will have

A Different Corner Pt.1

By |2017-11-24T10:11:36+00:00Mar 6th, 2017|Categories: A Different Corner, The Opel Kadett|Tags: , , , , , |

This portion of the blog has to do with very different thinking and the absolute necessity to bring an alternative view of the 60’s and 70’s gearhead view to readers. Call it a different Compass. We will look at the ‘realities’ as opposed to the folk lore and ask many what-if’s.  There will undoubtedly be

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