This one really quick, not only because there is a ton going on, but also because of our first news story. I want you all to read it in time. […]
As I am sitting here nursing an aching back and suffering every time I get in and out of a car, I am reminded that we ourselves are often the weakest link in our car. […]
The last few years have been odd. To say the least. And a bit stressful. And for a lot of us they have also been very busy and disappeared in the blink of an eye. Things are changing rapidly and many of us, myself included, are just trying to keep up. And not always doing such a great job of it. […]
Our video this week is a short informational video on the MG XPower which ran at Le Mans – MG-Lola EX257 (sometimes referred to as simply MG EX257). These cars were created out of a partnership between MG and Lola back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. […]
The Goodwood Revival has made a glorious return to the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex today so for our video this week, I would like to link to the live stream of the Revival. No worries if you don’t catch it in real-time, the same stream will rebroadcast the recorded events. […]
it had been delayed for a year. And delayed again for two more months, but the 2021 version of the traditional and popular DVT Cars and Motorcycles of England 2021 took place finally on Saturday, August 7th at historic Hope Lodge in Fort Washington, PA. […]
Our video this time around is a documentary from the BBC released earlier this year titled Classic British Cars: Made in Coventry. It tells the history of the classic cars made in Coventry, including Daimler, Triumph, Riley, and Jaguar. […]
In this archive demo video from Morris Motors and presented here by the fine folks of British Pathé, we see the process of constructing an engine for a car in the 1930s and the different forms of power that allow it to happen. Much different than the micrometer robotic technology used today. By the way, if you have never toured an automotive manufacturing plant, you really should. It is amazing. It is extremely cool to see how engines were built in a completely analog manner and about five decades before computers were a normal thing. It is also interesting to hear terms explained such as forging, casting, broaching, lapping, hogging… many of which are becoming lost arts.
This great video has been making the rounds of the Internet for the past week or so, and how could I pass it up? In this video, Jay Leno drives a beautiful 1973 MGB that belongs to supplier Moss Motors. He also discusses the car with Moss Motors chairman Robert Goldman. […]
This just in from our good friend John Clancy of TriumphDVD. As you can tell by the title, what John has given us is a look at the annual British Leyland / British Motor Corporation Day that is held regularly at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon. […]
Our VotW (Video of the Week) – For these young men, driving half-century-old baby Brits like Daniel Harrison’s 1958 MGA and Daniel Hornstrand’s 1962 Austin Mini Cooper isn’t simple. […]
In another sign that our hobby is continually changing, Haynes Publishing announced that it will cease printing all new manuals. New manuals will be available online only. Manuals that already exist will still be printed and published physically. But, who knows for how long? […]
So now let’s talk about the process of selling on Bring-a-Trailer, and I will tell you about a long-time friend who just sold his spotless 1967 MGB Roadster on the site. […]
We all start somewhere in the hobby. There is some event or person or car that flips the switch inside our head and leads us to follow the path of the car enthusiast. Some folks get addicted to horses or music or fishing, but if you are reading this, you are probably are addicted to cars. Our Video of the Week this go-round features the car that flipped the switch for a huge celebrity and even bigger car lover, Jay Leno. In this video about his 1954 Jaguar XK120, Leno recounts the tale of seeing his first real sports car, his first Jaguar XK. He tells how the owner of that car let the then only 9-year-old Leno sit in the car, and he tells of the effect that has had upon his life.
When it comes to our classic British cars, SU carburetors are one of the common denominators. Sure there are Zenith Strombergs, Amals, and others plus fuel injection, but the SU is the norm. And when it comes to SU carburetor experts, Joe Curto is the man. Joe Curto provides carburetor rebuilding. He also provides a full range of replacement and repair parts. and now, thankfully, he is making much of his knowledge available to us via videos on YouTube. Our video this week is a great introductory one with Joe discussing the different varieties of SU carburetors. After watching this you will not be able to stop yourself from going out to look at your car to make sure of what is bolted up to that manifold. Joe also now offers float bowl koozies. The koozies are used to prevent […]