LOOKING BACK: The forgotten Volvo P1900 sportscar with a fibreglass body

Volvo isn’t well known for sportscars although it has had such models in its history, the best known being the P1800 that gained worldwide fame in the TV series ‘The Saint’ in the 1960s. However, that was not Volvo’s first sportscar and before the P1800, there was a model called the P1900 Sport which was […]

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James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 in ‘Goldfinger’ reborn – complete with the gadgets!

Car chase scenes were in movies a long time before ‘Goldfinger’, the James Bond movie, appeared in 1964. But it was in this 007 movie, only the third of many to come, that the Aston Martin DB5 became famous, especially with its built-in gadgets like machine-guns behind the headlamps, tyre slashers, numberplate-changer and even an […]

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Alfa Romeo

LOOKING BACK: Alfa Romeo’s long history with the Italian police force

In Italy after the Scond World War, Alfa Romeo cars were legendary. They were faster than any other car, both on the track and on the road. They were powerful and they always won, like good over evil. It’s not surprising then that the Italian police force chose to use their cars. From the 1950s, […]

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Mazda Rotary Pick-up

LOOKING BACK: When Mazda made the first and only rotary pick-up truck in the world

The history of the Mazda BT-50 goes back over 50 years and along the way, in the mid-1970s, the carmaker developed and sold the first and only production pick-up truck with a rotary engine. As is well known, Mazda was the only company that successfully commercialised the rotary engine (also known as the Wankel engine) […]

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Porsche Classic Communication Management

Bringing modern connectivity to old Porsche models

Porsche Classic is responsible for spare parts supply and factory restorations of all the brand’s road-approved classic cars. As part of that role, it has developed a system which brings the digital world to older models. The new Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) is designed to replace original built-in units with 1-DIN or 2-DIN dimensions. […]

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2020 VW e-BULLI

Volkswagen’s 1966 Classic transformed into a 21st century zero emissions vehicle

In due course, it will be possible for owners of the original Volkswagen T1 to make a conversion of the powertrain to a zero emissions electric drive system. Volkswagen Commercia Vehicles (VWCV), collaborating with eClassics, has developed a conversion package which is demonstrated in the e-BULLI all-electric concept vehicle. VWCV engineers and designers formed a […]

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Beaulieu MPL

One of the world’s largest automotive image libraries opens its digital doors

The Motoring Picture Library (MPL) at the home of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in England has opened its digital doors to one of the largest motoring picture collections in the world. A new improved website is making access easier to over a million historic motoring images which span from the 1880s to the […]

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The Last Mile

Final tribute to the Beetle in the US market (w/VIDEO)

A year after officially announcing the end of its production, Volkswagen has produced a final tribute to the iconic Beetle. Taking the celebration of life to the world stage, the ‘People’s Car” is honoured in an animated short film entitled ‘The Last Mile’. It will debut during ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan […]

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