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Black Current – Electric Dragster under 10secs 1/4 Mile

Posted in Classic, Dragster, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Two brothers from Hungerford, Sam & Olly Young,  have not only managed to piece together a fully working electric car from a 1965 VW Beetle shell and an old milk float but they have by some amazing feat managed to make it go from 0-60 in 1.6 secs, it can eat a 1/4 mile in less than 10 secs (9.51 to be exact) and it crossed the finish line doing 135mph!!

Now I don’t know about you but I think there would be a rather large queue at the dairy when they advertised a vacancy as a float driver if these boys where the mechanics there!! I know I’d love to have a go, the acceleration must be amazing and the whole experience quite surreal as I associate fast-moving motor vehicles (dragsters being at the top of this thought pile) to be loud but this Black Tarmac eating Machine has a very quaint hum about it.

The long and short of it is I want a Morris Minor version please LOL

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New versions of old classics

Posted in Classic, Modern, Porsche, Retro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

There has been an influx of new versions of some of the classic cars coming onto the market in the past few years, I believe this to be because cars are all starting to look the same as they seem to be designed on ergonomics dictated by the number of seats, task the vehicle is to carry out, safety and the wind tunnel and less on aesthetics alone then bolting all the needed items to it. This look into the past and bringing the old bang up to date is something i think should be done more and more but they don’t always get it right, even though they don’t always hit their mark i give them all 10 out of 10 for effort.

In my search I also came across many cars that have evolved over the years, making some real leaps in the right direction with many a turn in the wrong but nearly always ending up with something that either looks or has the ethos of that original idea, the flame becoming a roaring fire with followers in each and every generation it spawned.

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Flat/Matte or Chrome Effects

Posted in Supercar with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Right or not I’m loving Flat/Matte and also Chrome effects whether it’s paints or wraps it makes cars look slicker than slick or tougher than Bruce Willis in a blood and oils soaking white vest 🙂

Some cars really look gaudy with top to toe Chrome but others look slick and definitely gives them a look of traveling at a 100mph while still standing still but the Flat/Matte would have to be my first choice, there just aren’t words descriptive enough to say how tough it instantly transforms any car man enough to don this stealthy, kevlar bullet proof vest of an outfit.

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The Limo!!!

Posted in 4x4, Fun, Supercar with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

When I think of a Limo it’s either full of School leavers or a Hen Doo, window down with some in comprehensible, almost Tourette’s like screech bellowing out or half a body holding a bottle of cheap sparkling wine “Woowing” like some overgrown child pretending to be a steam train rolling into station.

Out of the blue i stumble across this SuperBus on the Daily Mail website and it made me rethink my whole idea on the Limo? Maybe there is a Limo out there that would change my view and convince me that they have their place and boy oh boy did I find some different Limo’s all with different appeal.

Next special event I have to make an entrance at I’ll definitely be  looking to see if I can’t hire one of these Unique creations

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VW Passat Mini Darth May 4th advert

Posted in Fun with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2011 by FullLockAndTwoSmokingTyres

Saw this advert on TV lastnight and I haven’t laughed and smiled so much in ages. Wanted to sun out and but a new Passat NOW (slick looking car as it goes) 🙂

Oh and the Outtakes as well LOL

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