Well, come on, get your foot into it!– My quiet little wife
E46 M3 CS
Poor Iain Kelly. Back in 2005, had he been a few years older it would have been him and his person of choice unleashing the E46 M3CS on his favorite windy roads for a whole weekend. But alas, the magazines insurance policy said that young hoons like him aren’t responsible enough to be trusted with one of the greatest straight sixes of all time. But I was. This sweet free revving six could wind...
This is fun! I wish that Toyota could make cars like this again!– Keiichi Tsuchiya, the drift king on the AE86
My love for the Hachi-Roku is hard to explain. It was born in my days at Speed magazine. I think it was this clip of the legendary Keiichi Tsuchiya in the Gunsai Touge racing a tuned R34 GTR. The driver of the R34 yells “Hey Hachi_Roku wait for me!” Then came the whole Initial D thing, I loved it. Only the Japanese could make a cartoon about modified cars and drop in the flashes of school...
I ain’t goin’ off to some god-damned fancy college. I’m...– John Milner, American Grafitti
John Milner's 1932 five window
This one is a bit out of the blue for me. I was going to write about rat rods, but i figured that I should cover of the 32 ford first. I went looking for some pics of tough traditional 32s and saw a yellow west coast style rod… now I’m writing about John Milner’s 1932 five window Deuce. The yellow 32 has to be the most recognisable rod in the world, it certainly introduced me to hot...
I’m going to push it to 9/10ths– Curt Dupreiz
2005 Lotus Exige
One of the reasons I left the surf magazine was the lure of driving a Lotus. At the time all I had hoped for was a quick run around the block in an Elise. What I got was a lot more than that… I’ve only ever had to say to another driver that I was at my fear threshold once, and that was in the Orange Exige pictured . Curt, my Editor at the time, and I had decided that we couldn’t leave the Exige...
If Ford stole a march on us in any area of the market we had to follow– Brian Rich from Holden.
1968 Holden HK GTS Monaro
Back in 1968 the mantra of motor sport was “win races on Sunday sell cars on Monday”. Most drivers drove their cars to Bathurst for the race and Bruce McPhee took pole position at Bathurst in an HK GTS. 1000km later bruce went on to win the race not only by driving fast but by using his renowned mechanical sympathy, in his own words “stroking it for a finish”. The big 327 V8 had a top speed of...
I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.– Ferdinand Porsche
Well it had to start here. The 901, which was where the 911 kicked off. Since then they just get better (with the exception of the 996). Ferry Porsche (shown below) and Butzi deigned it in the Early 60’s and it was first shown at the Suttgart Motor show in ‘63. They made about 80 as 901s then after issues with Peugeot the changed the name to 911. The first cars had a 1991cc Boxer 6...
Just make sure you leave room to stop the thing, you’ve never driven...– Ged Bulmer, Editor, Wheels Magazine
This isn't really a blog.
Well, it is, but it’s not in the classic vein of blogs. In some aspects it is, but the reality is I’m not really going to bore everyone with the day to day aspects of making car magazines, raising children or sneaking a few waving in between. The real goal of this not-blog is to share my all time favourite cars with whoever wants to see them. At this point outside of a few guys I work...