Magnificent Machines - The Golden Age of the British Sports Car
Broadcast by the BBC in 2012, showcasing some superb cars via period and modern footage, this is a brilliant programme. Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy. Well done to all those involved in this episode.
Timeshift sets its rear view mirror to look back at the golden age of the British sports car. It's the story of how - in the grey austerity of the post-war years - iconic marques like Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph sparked a manufacturing frenzy that helped to democratise speed and glamour.
From the MG Midget, much loved by American GIs, through to the more affordable Austin Healey 'frog-eye' Sprite, and the E-Type Jaguar, seen by many as the ultimate sports car, this is a tale of how, for a brief time, Britain was home to two-seater heaven.
Narrated by Tamsin Greig and featuring contributions from Stirling Moss and Quentin Willson.
Tesla Roadster on the Adelaide Clipsal500 Racetrack
During the 2010 Clipsal 500 V8 race event in Adelaide (March 11-12-13-14), my car was part of a sports car exhibition called 'Murray Walkers' Extreme Machines'. As part of the display, we all got to take our cars out for 3 fast laps of the track each day.
We took a video of the run on Sunday 14th, courtesy of @Punkley - who supplied the camera...
... and he also supplied the wild hair (that neither of us realised was a factor until we played it back later!)
Somewhere, through the hair haze, you can see how nifty it is to get to drive a great car, fast, on a great track.
What a hoot!
Heavily modified custom 1/10 HPI nitro RC drift JZX100 with rear mounted exhaust.
This is my replica of Koichi Yamashita's weld JZX100 chaser D1 car. It has had many hours use and now resides on the shelf at home waiting to be brought back out of retirement. It is a HPI RS4 nitro with very few standard parts.
LRP Z.18S ported engine
TSAIS CHROME REAR Exhaust PIPE
GPM ALLOY TANK CAP
GPM ALLOY FRONT ARMS
GPM ALLOY REAR ARMS
GPM ALLOY FRONT KNUCKLE ARMS
GPM ALLOY REAR KNUCKLE ARMS
GPM ALLOY FRONT SHOCK TOWER
GPM ALLOY REAR SHOCK TOWER
GPM ALLOY REAR BODY MOUNT
GPM ALLOY UPPER BUMPER MOUNT
GPM ALLOY AIR FILTER (not shown in video)
GPM ALLOY WHEEL ADAPTORS
GPM FRONT C HUBS
GPM TURNBUCKLE TIE RODS ALL ROUND
GPM FRONT & REAR BODY POSTS
GPM ALLOY FUEL FILTER
GPX4 FULLY ADJUSTIBLE SUSPENSION
HPI Work Meister S1 Wheels 9mm offset red (rear)
HPI Work Meister S1 Wheels 6mm offset chrome (front)
Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tyres as used on actual D1 car
Alloy front and rear brake rotors
Strobe & flash effect LED kit
HPI Weld JZX100 MK2 Chaser
Speedway pal drift spoiler with metal mounts
HPI jzx100 light buckets
HPI Overdose addons, Mirrors, Grill etc
Speedway pal titanium look Exhaust tip
Here are a couple of pics of the actual car:
2010 MSCA SIX HOUR (Mallala, South Australia)
May 23rd, 2010 - rough edit of my 15 laps in the MSCA Six Hour event... right up until my front right brake line collapsed causing my front wheel to lock (especially not ideal on a greasy track - it was raining lightly on a previously dry track... the rain got MUCH worse as the day progressed).
I actually thought I had a deflating tyre but when I found the collapsed brake line my day was done so I spent the rest of my time in the timing tower helping the team!
MGCC PBIC Thruxton 2011 MGZS.wmv
MG Car Club Roy McCarthy Memorial Race Meeting
Peter Best Insurance Challange Race 1 on the 30th July at Thruxton
MGZS 180 Racing in Class B
"Many thanks to Kelvin Fagan for the Photo!"
Mallala Sprint Aug 08 OFF!
Northern Hairpin Strikes Again!
When you are down on power the only way to try to keep ahead of the guy behind you - and make up some ground on the guy in front of you - is to brake later. Sometimes you brake too late....
(Still photos by Bob Taylor http://www.freewebs.com/bobtee/ )