The Tale of the Miata

Good and evil, yin and yang, darkness and light; or a black Mazda Miata with a lovely interior. Not sure where I’m going with this overly epic entrance for a story of a car many might consider not-so-epic. Of course people on that side of the fence have never driven the topless, three pedaled, lightweight…

Neue Klasse – 60 Years of the BMW 1500

There are moments in any successful business that have, or will, come to define it; and its success or failure. There’s IBM’s Personal Computer, the Walkman from Sony; Apple’s iPhone moment. For BMW, it’s Projekt Neue Klasse; and the birth of the BMW 1500. History Lesson The Bayerische Motoren Werke, or BMW as you might…

Gemballa – A Brief History

The Marc-Philipp Gemballa Marsien is a wonderful thing; that rare combination of modern Engineering, retro design and a laser-guided attitude to detail. It’s a two-finger salute to a car industry that some would say is becoming increasingly homogeneous. It’s also, based on recent legal proceedings, not a Gemballa at all. But it is. Sort of.…

Happy Birthday Renault 4!

One of the most famous, minimalisic and utiltarian cars of all time is having its 60th Birthday! And yet it’s also an oft-forgotten car, even on the continent that spurned it. It’s rare in Britain and practically non-existent in the U.S. It’s the Renault 4. And this is its story. Origins The mid-1950s, as we’ve…

The BMW E39 M5, Like a Glove

The BMW M5 has long cemented itself in the automotive history as a perfect example of harmony between class, speed, and practicality. From the model’s inception in 1984, the high performance saloon has set the standard for the ultimate driving experience with four doors. The third generation, dubbed as the E39, shocked the automotive world…

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