The Real Story About How A Road Test Mislead Generations Of Petrolheads The Firenza V8 or Can Am as we prefer to call it, is just one of those cars we as petrolheads honour as being something really special from back in the day. It carries with
I have recently been asked where it all started and to be perfectly honest it happened the first time I remember laying eyes on my Grandfathers 1949 Buick Straight 8. The car had an electric start connected to the accelerator pedal and my Grandad, knowing my fascination, would show me how magically the car
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
In the sixties, if you had arrived on earth from Mars as a raving racing saloon car nut, you would have quickly realised that there were only a few car brands in certain parts of our planet, namely Ford, Mini and Renault, with an occasional appearance from Alfa and Volvo….there were quite obviously no others.
It Seems the roads in South Africa have been blocked by Toyota's, VW's, Nissans, Kia's, Fords, Hyundai's and other Riff Raff. The departure of GM from the local scene announced last Thursday is no surprise to me. It is a sad reminder that when you do not respond to changing times, the world
When there is the opportunity to do something spectacular in this car-cult driven industry of ours, the full achievement of that often depends on circumstance…. and sadly also on the probability of clouded thinking and limited vision. I guess the number of lost opportunities could fill a library and the number of frustrated engineers facing
HDT – Holden Dealer Team Australia Unlike the later start-up of the European Dealer Teams, Holden themselves were the prime motivators for getting involved in front line motorsport. Harry Firth Joined Holden from Ford motorsport to start the Holden Dealer Team in 1969. Harry was an experienced race engineer, developer and
This is now a four part tale of the Ford years. The first covers something of the overall picture of what happened during this period (with SA bias), the second looks at the effect the Ford onslaught had on the street and the third, itself a two part story, a brief look at the
This is a three part tale of the Ford years. The first covers something of the overall picture of what happened during this period (with SA bias), the second looks at the effect the Ford onslaught had on the street and lastly a brief look at the response, mainly from a GM perspective.
Running a blog about old cars can quite easily get to sounding like Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Glory days’ and that is not what this is all about. To make sure this all stays relevant I am going to take you on a real life adventure, a project just completed and something that will be a stepping