Scuderia Mugshots Part 5 – ’91 Ford Econoline Van Feb08

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1991 Ford Econoline E150 Clubwagon 5.0 litre V8, 3 speed column shift automatic 1xxhp Bought 2009, Stanford surplus property auction Present As can be seen from the pictures here, the van, for so long a daily driver, is now off the road, and in long term storage. As I look at pics from when...

Scuderia Mugshots Part 4: ’96 Honda Civic Jan20

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1996 Honda Civic 1.6 litre inline 4, 5 speed manual 130hp Acquired 2015 In 2013 The Cyclist offered me use of his Civic while he was abroad for the summer working. I put more than 2000 miles on it, and it won me over by its astonishing minimalism. Let me clarify what I mean by minimalism...

Scuderia Mugshots, Part 3: Fox Mustang Jan05

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1987 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 litre V8, 5 speed manual 2xxhp Bought 2013 The story of the acquisition is here (link). Since then, it has become something of a red headed step child, hated by the Boss (to be expected) and the Fabricator, who couldn’t understand why I had bought such a...

Scuderia Mugshots, Part 2: ’71 Camaro Oct14

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1971 Chevrolet Camaro 5.8 litre V8, 5 speed manual 2xxhp Bought 2009 Past I think this had been an LA car all it’s life. It was built in Van Nuys, orange with a saddle interior, a 350 V8 and a 3 speed manual. It’s possible the motor in it is matching numbers, I have never checked....

Scuderia Mugshots, Part 1: Bullitt Mustang Sep30

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2001 Bullitt Mustang 4.6 litre V8, 5 speed manual 270hp Bought 2008 Photos by Carl Madson Past: Variously a daily driver and road trip companion for 50k miles, my first muscle car. The motor isn’t as torquey as many V8s, but between 4,000 and 6,000rpm it is the muscle car I dreamed of...

Scuderia Mugshots: Intro Sep23

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There have been two catalysts prompting me to compose a series of updates on my own collection of crappy old cars: Firstly changes to my insurance necessitated that I take mugshots of certain members of the Scuderia. “A photo of all four sides of the car” is what they need. Not so...

Two Weddings and a Slow Funeral: Black Ford Mondeo ST24 part 2 Dec04

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Take 2: Bachelor Party When I returned to California, the Mondeo languished in some out-buildings on a farm in Worcestershire. With it resided the other cars to be used for the aformentioned bachelor party. The partiers, including Mr 125mph, worked quite hard on the car, with, if I am...

Channeling Jim Clark: Black Ford Mondeo ST24: part 1 Dec02

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Ford Mondeo ST 24 “Black Bess” from Jonathan Summers on Vimeo. “…so eventually, I said “Mate, maybe you want to slacken off….”, I mean, we were doing 125mph on the M5 at 10 am on a Tuesday morning in this old piece of shyt with a Motorhead logo on the...

Imola Part 5: May 1,...

Senna Gets The Warhol Treatment: like Elvis, Monroe or a Campbell’s Soup Can; the ultimate accolade in pop iconography ? Imola, start finish, taken from the Variante Alta: Driving from the hotel onto the Via Emilia, and out of Castel San Pietro Terme to Imola in a eurobox rental car,...

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The hotel where Senna spent his last night, the Hotel Castello, hosted a Senna book launch the evening before the twenty year anniversary of Senna’s death. Of course, proceedings would be in Italian, meaning I would probably struggle to follow what was being said given my unpracticed...