’71 Camaro – True Muscle Sep23

’71 Camaro ...

It is a noted fact that men tend to collect the cars they loved as boys. As a boy, I was hypnotized with the idea of muscle cars – American V8s with similar raw power to European supercars, but mass produced and correspondingly far, far cheaper, both when new and today. The Dukes of...

The Birthplace of th...

  Much is made amongst motorsport enthusiasts of the sixties rivalry between Ford and Ferrari – the subject is even salacious enough to warrant coverage by a Playboy writer. Critical to Ford’s success was Carroll Shelby’s company, with his Cobras and performance tuned Mustangs. In...

El Mirage

When John Cobb and George Eyston dueled at Bonneville, trading the Land Speed record in the late thirties, and pushing it from barely 300 mph to nearly 400 mph, it took days to send back to San Francisco for parts if required. We face a similar issue with Bonneville – to visit, and to be...

High-G Cornering in a ’59 Chevy Apache Oct21

High-G Cornering in ...

“The door catch won’t hold, so you just have to hang on to it‚” The Fabricator offered, as I moved in behind the wheel of the 1959 Chevy Apache. Where I grew up, they salt the roads and rust eats cars within a decade and half. Not so in Southern California, where this...

The Free Motorcycle Oct21

The Free Motorcycle

In September 2005 I went to see the AMA bike races at Fontana Speedway, in Southern California. Suzuki were having a big razzamatazz over twenty years of the GSX-R, their mould-breaking super sports bikes, and today the best selling sportsbikes in the USA. There was a competition to win a...