Archive for April, 2011

Mercedes Unimog

Posted in 4x4 with tags , , , , on April 29, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Since owning, and using to the limits, a Series IIa 88 Land Rover I have loved off-roading. A lovely summers evening after work I would pop out and grab one of the boys and a disposable BBQ before meeting up with a couple more 4×4’s (Suzuki SJ’s, Rage Rover Classics, Jeep TJ’s, various other Land Rovers and Nissan Patrols) and heading out down our favourite Green Lane stopping of at the highest point on our trail to drop the tail gate and spark up the BBQ.

Why you ask am I painting a picture of such a normal trip out on the green lanes? Well all these memories came flooding back to me when I saw on PistonHeads that the Unimog was celebrating its 60th birthday this year. I had lusted after this amazing 4×4 beast ever since I had seen an all singing all dancing example doing a display at a car event I was at, the things these vehicles can do and the places they can go is amazing.

Just another vehicle on the must have list (think I need to sort out a serious savings plan if I’m going to make any kind of dent in the list :))

MG SV-R

Posted in Supercar with tags , , , , on April 27, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Well imagine to my surprise this morning at 7am while tootling along on my usual work to route, i come off the round about and look ahead to the small amount of traffic on the road and have to take a second look. It can’t be?!? but sure enough coming towards me on the other side of the road is an MG SV-R 🙂

Now this Rover Supercar (used in the looses sense of the term, if you can use it at all) was not all the popular and only approx 82 were sold. The one thing that caught my eye with this car at the time was the factory fitted Nitrous option!!! Now that’s a box you would love to tick when ordering your new car, I think more cars should come with this option.

Heated seats (Check), Parking Sensors (Check), 100 shot of NOS (CHECK, CHECK & Double CHECK) Ha-ha

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I do love the summer when people start to let themselves indulge and take out their pride and joys that are stored under covers in garages for 95% of the year (mainly because they live in the UK and don’t want to take it out in the wet) only to be shown the light of day on the odd occasion the weather’s good or their son comes over with a friend and he just “Has” to show him daddy’s flash car.

Porsche/RUF 911 CTR “Yellowbird”

Posted in Drifting, Nurburgring, Porsche, Supercar, Video with tags , , , , on April 25, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

After reading an article in this months copy of Retro Cars Magazine (the very best car magazine on the planet in my opinion) on the RUF 911 CTR I came across a couple of mentions of a film called “Fazination”. So after reading the article I just had to find out more about the car and said film so I went hunting on You Tube to find it and boy was it worth it: –

Well what more do I need to say really, you’ve watched the film yourself!!! A-M-A-ZING

I don’t claim to be an all knowing Porsche fan and I wouldn’t say they’re my favourite cars but there’s something about that Flat Four sound and the proper manly styling. This car is what supercars should still be like, massive power, minimal interiors that still have everything that you really need and a sleeper look that could fool most normal people into thinking you’ve just bought a standard Porsche with a few body extras.

This is a car that reminds us of the days when to build a supercar you didn’t need to have any NASA grade scientists nor did you have to have a couple of super computers inside along with a million gadgets and looks straight from Lady Ga-Ga’s personal stylist.

Fast Five (Fast & Furious 5)

Posted in Movies / Films with tags , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

What can I say? my first ever post is going to be about the latest installment in the Fast & Furious saga!!

Went to see this the other night at the Empire Cinema (AMAZING premier seats by the way) with my fiance who was not watching for the same reasons as myself (but was most perturbed at the lack of shirt off action LOL).

Now if you have liked the original 4 films so far then this is on the same tried and tested lines. The only thing i think that really lets it down is the completely wooden acting from The Rock, i mean don’t get me wrong the rest of them will not be getting any a Academy Awards of BAFTAs but they managed to carry off their parts well enough not to cringe at them just the cheese they’d been made to say by the scriptwriters 🙂

Anyway what the really point of this film is amazing cars, action and some serious stunts  OH YEAH. Here’s just a few of the cars that the film has to offer: –

This film will definitely be in my DVD collection to go with the others but I’m sure it’s not to everyone’s taste. The one thing about this film is that it has such a wide variety of cars, the background is rife with all sorts of classic and retro rides like Mk1 Golf cabriolets, VW campervans and far more than just that.

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