MG Metro 6R4
The MG Metro 6R4 was built on a production line at Longbridge and arrived too late into the Group B competition to make any real impact. The 6R4 outlived its Group B rivals, however its best result was on its debut at the 1985 RAC Rally, where it placed third with Tony Pond. The car had a different engine configuration to its counterparts and featured a mid-engined three litre V6 with four wheel drive. Continue reading “Group B Rally Cars”
The Aussie Driver Search was founded by Kyle Austin and is the only competition that provides anyone an opportunity at motorsport no matter their background, budget or experience level, with some great prizes on offer. Two events have been completed so far this year so it was a great opportunity to get some feedback from Kyle on how the Aussie Driver Search is progressing.
The AMG high performance division of Mercedes-Benz has certainly produced some exceptional cars over the years. Some of my personal favourites from AMG include the C32, SL55, C43, E55, A45, C63, SL65 and SLS. The AMG E36 is also a car that springs to mind as it was a direct competitor to the BMW M3 E36, a car that I own.
Being a massive car enthusiast, it may come as a surprise that I’ve never driven a model from the current Volkswagen range. The great people at CarAdvice however recently offered me the chance to test the new Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line for a week so without hesitation I jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading “2018 Volkswagen Arteon Review”
A rare low kilometre Ferrari Superamerica that’s currently on display at the Gosford Classic Car Museum in New South Wales is up for auction on 26 May 2018 at the Ultimate Classic Car Auction at Pickles Belmore. The Ferrari is one of six Australian delivered models and there were only 559 produced in total. This particular Superamerica is finished in ‘Rosso Corsa’ with tan leather interior and features the paddle operated F1 transmission. Continue reading “Ferrari Superamerica”
For the whole 35 years of my life I’ve never been to a race event at the iconic Bathurst Mount Panorama circuit. Watching the Bathurst 1000 on television has always been a tradition for me, with fond memories of the Group A period in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s through to V8 Supercars and the current generation of Supercars. Continue reading “Bathurst 6 Hour 2018 – A great event”
I’ve always been a fan of Audi road and race cars therefore jumped at the chance to drive an Audi S1 that was offered to me by CarAdvice. Audi has been very successful at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and were pioneers in introducing all wheel drive and turbocharging in the World Rally Championship. Continue reading “Audi S1 Review”
The new Holden ZB Commodore has certainly divided opinions among the Australian motoring public. The locally built Commodore has now been replaced by a German built car known widely as the Opel Insignia. Is the new car an adequate replacement for the Commodore that has been so popular amongst Australian’s for the last 30 years? Continue reading “Holden ZB Commodore Review”
When Tickford joined forces with Ford Australia in the early 1990’s to create the EB XR6 and XR8 Falcon’s, in my opinion it was a return to form for the company. For nine long years a V8 engine wasn’t offered in the Falcon range, leaving many Ford enthusiasts unsatisfied. As a ten year old, I remember reading a copy of Wheels magazine that featured the then new EB Falcon S XR8 with the 5.0 litre V8 Windsor engine. Continue reading “Ford Falcon EL XR6 Review”
I’ve always had a fascination with lightweight sports cars, particularly ones built in low volumes by lesser known car manufacturers. British car designer and engineer Lee Noble founded Noble in 1999. He has been engineering, building and racing his own cars for decades with a focus on lightweight cars with powerful engines. One of his cars really stands out for me and this is the Noble M12 GTO-3R. Continue reading “Noble M12 GTO-3R”
It’s always a highlight going to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix to watch the Historic Demonstration. Watching some of the great ex-Formula One cars, sportscars and Le Mans racers make their way around the Melbourne Grand Prix circuit is always memorable for me. In my opinion, the sights and sounds of these cars far exceed what we have currently competing in Formula One. Continue reading “Maserati 250F and Stirling Moss”
It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to drive a Lotus and I recently achieved this dream after being handed the keys to a Series 2 Lotus Exige S for a day. I’ve always admired Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s passion for building lightweight cars, believing that weight is the enemy of performance. Continue reading “Lotus Exige S Review”
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a rally homologation special built to qualify for the Group A World Rally Championship. From 1992-1996, it was available as a road car and featured a Cosworth tuned engine with coach building by Karmann. It was powered by a 2.0 litre 16 valve 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. Early examples were fitted with the YBT engine that featured the larger Garrett T3/T04B turbocharger and produced 169kW of power. Continue reading “Ford Escort RS Cosworth”
The Jaguar XJR-15 was produced between 1990 and 1992 by Jaguar Sport, with the intention of the car being a racer for the road. Jaguar Sport was a joint venture between Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR). Fifty-three examples of the XJR-15 were built, with the first 26 built as road cars and the last 27 homologated specifically for racing. Continue reading “Jaguar XJR-15”