Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT

Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT

August 28, 2016 admin 0

                          Chevrolet Corvair Monza GT   By 1962 General Motors had refined its notion of a concept car. Far from encouraging designs rooted in whimsy or science fiction, it restricted imaginative research to the realms of practical possibility. Cars could still be bizarre or weird or even fabulous, so […]

Holden Hurricane

Holden Hurricane

August 28, 2016 admin 0

                                      Holden Hurricane   Typically forthright, the Australian Holden car company announced the Holden Hurricane of 1969 as ‘Tomorrow’s Holden’. It was the new Research and Development team’s first creation, and it was conceived to show off and demonstrate the ‘design trends, […]

Oldsmobile Golden Rocket

Oldsmobile Golden Rocket

August 27, 2016 admin 0

                               Oldsmobile Golden Rocket   General Motors was more circumspect with its concept cars than its 1950s competitors. It had evolved an annual show called the General Motors Motorama which travelled from city to city giving potential customers a close look at the company’s latest models. […]

Vauxhall (Holden) Monaro VXR500

Vauxhall (Holden) Monaro VXR500

August 26, 2016 admin 0

                    Vauxhall (Holden) Monaro VXR500   This is the car with enough muscle to be elected Governor of, say, California. It’s the limited edition of the Australian Holden Monaro VXR, with its 6 litre V8 engine supercharged by a snarling Harrap blower, and put together under the supervision of the specialist […]

Buick Y-Job

Buick Y-Job

August 26, 2016 admin 0

                                               Buick Y-Job   From the earliest years of the car industry, manufacturers had been producing elegant custom coachwork designs for wealthy patrons, but mass-market autos were an entirely different matter – functional, unimaginative wagon bodies were cobbled […]

Hudson Hornet

Hudson Hornet

August 22, 2016 admin 0

                                         Hudson Hornet   Hudson cars were one of the early US auto building success stories. Hudson’s history of big, powerful models made the company competitive with its giant Detroit neighbours like Ford and Chrysler. It survived the Depression, and bounced […]

Jaguar XK150

Jaguar XK150

August 17, 2016 admin 0

                                        Jaguar XK150   Though Jaguar is now a subsidiary of Ford, the marque is still esteemed for its pre- and post-World War II reputation for luxury saloons and competitive sports cars. In 1948, Jaguar had thrilled the motoring world with […]

Nissan Skyline

Nissan Skyline

August 17, 2016 admin 0

                                         Nissan Skyline   For years, the Nissan Skyline GT-R series has starred in road and track races, and in some of the world’s most successful video games, like Gran Turismo. Its latest incarnation, the Nissan GT-R (the ‘Skyline’ got dropped […]

Packard Hawk

Packard Hawk

August 16, 2016 admin 0

                                            Packard Hawk   At the time it looked like automotive suicide – and there is certainly a direct relationship between the Packard Hawk’s outrageous styling and the final demise of the company. Packard had been one of the […]

Nash Metropolitan

Nash Metropolitan

August 16, 2016 admin 0

                                   Nash Metropolitan   It was to sail like a tiny boat through the waves of suburban America. With a wheelbase shorter than a VW Beetle, the Nash Metropolitan was conceived as an ideal city ‘stopping and shopping’ car. It grew, via several years […]

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