Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Triumph Spitfire

Posted By: admin | Posted On: 15th October 2019

-Brief History of Triumph Spitfire -Car Specifications -Price Ranges -Design -Triumph Spitfire Models -Finding the right style for you -What to look out for -Verdict A brief look on the history of the Triumph Spitfire The Triumph Spitfire defined the British sports car. Small, agile, light and evolved from modest beginnings, it was one of the most easily recognised and successful performance cars in a booming era for the industry. It was thanks to the Austin-Healey Sprite that the Spitfire came about at all. Only after the Sprite had proved what lucrative potential there was in the sports car market did Standard-Triumph decide to offer up its own challenger. Following the formula laid down by the Sprite, the Spitfire was based on humble and – crucially – cheap underpinnings, from the Herald. Looking back from a modern age obsessed with unnecessary weight, power outputs and complication, the simplicity of a Herald-based sports car seems like another, simpler time. 1962: The new Spitfire model is introduced, coming with a promising 1147cc engine. 1965: A more powerful brother of the Spitfire is introduced, the MkII model. 1967: A third model comes to life which has better styling and an easier to manage…

‘Old Photos’ on My Classic !

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 11th October 2019

We've loads of photos we've taken ourselves over the years at shows, in car parks or even parked in the street. But we've also bought quite a few old photos from antique fairs, car boot sales or even e-bay. Obviously with modern digital cameras you have a greater chance of getting a sharp focus with all the colours sharp and realistic. But years ago, with the old wet film cameras with fixed lenses often the picture came out slightly blurry or the photo has faded a bit over the years. To us, this adds some of the charm to these old photos. So we decided to label them differently, so you have the opportunity to search them out separately. Such as this Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire on holiday in Scotland in August 1970. So when you go on the Cars page and see the Search for Cars, underneath is Advanced Search in green. Click on that and then enter 'Old Photos' in the Event Name. This will then bring up all the Old Photos, such as this Lamborghini 350GT taken at Prescott Hillclimb in June 1973. However, it could also be found under Lamborghini 350GT too !      …

Streetscene – DAF 44 Variomatic

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 6th October 2019

Saw this rare DAF 44 while we were out an about. Introduced in 1966 and produced six years until 1965. They were designed for the Dutch company by Michelotti, famous for a number of Triumph designs including the Herald and the Stag. This sample was registered in 1966 and was one of stock that was disposed of after they's stopped making them They featured a flat 2 cylinder engine which had 844 cc, which produced a whopping 34 bhp. In addition, it had DAF's famous Variomatic gearbox, which in simple terms was a huge rubber band. Move the gear-stick forward or back depending which direction you wanted to go. We had a chat with the enthusiastic owner of this superb example, who was quite happy to be photographed. He said he loved them and had a couple more back home we was working on.  

RAC Rally of The Tests Makes Its Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Debut

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 1st October 2019

A special treat awaits visitors to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, as classic rallying specialists, HERO Events, brings the 2019 RAC Rally of the Tests to the NEC for the very first time. On Saturday 9 November, cars and crews competing in the RAC Rally of the Tests, arguably one of the UK’s toughest events, will take on an indoor course in one of the seven show halls. With a wonderful selection of classic and vintage vehicles competing, the crews will be battling it out to set the fastest time to lift the winner’s trophy at the finish line. Show Director Lee Masters said: “This is an opportunity to get up close to the action and admire these rally cars once the test is over. It’s a fantastic addition that is guaranteed to make this year’s show even more of an attraction.” The action, which will last for around two hours, takes place in Hall 6 and will see competitors tackling a thrilling speed and agility test. This will mark the halfway point of the Rally, and crews will be waved away from the NEC to continue with the event. On hand to provide commentary and…