911 / Features / Porsche By Andrew Nabors April 18, 2018 Shares 0 Facebook LinkedIn Tweet Google+ Pin StumbleUpon Reddit Email Porsche 993 911 IntroductionEvolution is supposed to be a gradual process, but Porsche packed 50 years of innovation into their 993 series 911 models. The limited run lasted only 1995 to 1998, and it brought the 911 into the modern age. That is why many Porsche purists run the 993 series as the basis for their collection. If you are considering Porsche 993 for sale, follow along with us for a synopsis of these four model years in order to make an informed decision.Related Cars For SaleAll Porsches For Sale911 GT2911 GT3911 GT3 RS911 R911 Turbo S918 SpyderCarrera GTCayman GT4PanameraAllow us to take you on a quick tour of what the Porsche 993 911 has to offer. It exists as the last air-cooled Porsche model. Innovations like All Wheel Drive and ABS were released to the masses.Porsche 993 911 … [Read more...] about Porsche 993 Specs, Photos, Prices & Review
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There are just a handful of folk alive who would have been babes in arms when this car was made, 114 years ago, at the Vauxhall Iron Works on Wandsworth Road in south London, by a company founded by Alexander Wilson, a talented Scottish marine engineer. So it’s a survivor, this Vauxhall 6HP, of two world wars, a company move to Luton and the vicissitudes of fortune and fashion. In 1925 it was squirrelled away at the house of Vauxhall director Percy Kidner, just in case General Motors, Vauxhall’s new owner, saw it as an asset to sell. It was restored in the Sixties and had extensive front-end work a few years ago when Vauxhall’s managing director, Bill Parfitt, had to take avoiding action. In fact, as Andrew Boddy, senior vehicle restorer with Vauxhall’s historic fleet, says in his typically blunt manner: “It’s a bit smoke-and-mirrors, the history. One story has it that the car never left Vauxhall’s ownership, but since it was … [Read more...] about Old-time machine: Can this 1904 Vauxhall handle Britain in the 21st Century?
Cal Crutchlow sits at the top of MotoGP. The last time a Briton held a similar position in motorcycle racing’s blue riband series, a drilled hole through a crash helmet to enable a last-minute cigarette on the grid was not regarded as an outrageous gesture. As with almost every aspect of life since 1979 there is little to resemble a sport that once was. LCR Honda & HRC rider Crutchlow may be one of the most outspoken and determined motorcycles racers since the heyday of Barry Sheene (the 1976 and 1977 World Champion was admired for his steely approach as much for the many other aspects that contributed to his fame, including consuming cigarettes on the grid) but the acute difficulties of Grand Prix racing has bred a pack of elite-level athletes. The 32-year-old Isle of Man resident reached the peak of an eight-year MotoGP career with his third victory at round two of the 2018 series in Argentina; the scene of another riveting and controversial episode in a motorsport … [Read more...] about Cal Crutchlow: Britain’s MotoGP hero describes the physical demands of life at the limit
The car industry has been a little boring of late. Perhaps its the relentless slew of bombastic press releases, with their spittle-flecked enthusiasm and manufactured hype. Maybe it's the lack of truly exciting design, and the increasingly congruous appearance of mainstream cars. Or it could be the unwavering sense that the automobile is dying, and that the things we love – so firmly rooted in the 20th Century – will be historical artefacts by the turn of the 22nd. It's easy to feel a little disheartened by it all. This mood lasted precisely one morning. Because at 12 noon I phoned a man called Matthew Quitter, who runs London Electric Cars, for a scheduled interview that truthfully sounded pretty dull on paper. And a few hours later I met him in a car park in Lambeth, where he set about reaffirming my love for the motor car and rebuilding my faith in its future. Matthew has taken a 1953 Morris Minor and replaced its petrol engine with an electric … [Read more...] about A prelude to e-Minor – how this prototype electric Morris might change the world
PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 April 2018 The road surface in Wanstead Place. Picture: SCOTT WILDING Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. Invest in pot hole repairs not pools Scott Wilding, Wanstead, writes: The condition of the roads in Wanstead has got steadily worse over the past four years. The picture, attached, shows the carriageway condition of Wanstead Place outside the doctor’s surgery. The pot holes in our roads and ponding on the pavements show a woeful neglect in maintaining basic infrastructure. Wanstead is a well used High Street with high footfall. People come to eat, shop and drink in our area and we are lucky to have a thriving community. Greater investment in the public realm will only bring even more people to town centres, spending more in local businesses – and better quality paving will make it easier for those in wheelchairs or with buggies to navigate. Don’t let the council say they have no money to … [Read more...] about Recorder letters: Pot holes, police, services for the disabled, KMT and health ombudsman
0 Comments Is Meghan set to be Duchess of Connaught? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Are soon-to-be married royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, about to become the Duke and Duchess of Connaught? The Queen, who traditionally hands out new titles on royal wedding days, will choose from a shortlist of extinct royal dukedoms, but with many being ruled out because of past notoriety, association with bad luck or the risk of challengers, her choices are limited. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/is-meghan-set-to-be-duchess-of-connaught-36804874.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36804872.ece/631ae/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-14_lif_40089488_I4.JPG Email Are soon-to-be married royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, about to become the Duke and Duchess of Connaught? The Queen, who traditionally hands out new titles on royal wedding days, will choose from a shortlist of extinct royal dukedoms, but with many being ruled out because of past … [Read more...] about Is Meghan set to be Duchess of Connaught?
It’s easy to forget the simple joys of watching your children play on the beach. Of filthy little feet washed clean by the waves; of pebbles piled high into an impenetrable fortress, softened only with a seaweed decoration; and of the tiring effects of a gentle sea breeze so that when baths have been bathed and bedtime arrives it takes but moments for sleepy eyes to close. So exhausted in fact did the Knapman clan become on our beach-based Isle of Wight adventure that they would nod off not only as soon as they snuggled into bed, but also every time we undertook a car journey that lasted more than four minutes. In fairness to the two under-fives in the back, the over-35 in the front passenger... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about A laid-back tour of the Isle of Wight in a BMW X3
Like a lot of kids, I grew up loving cars. With me it was always classics, and when I was about 12 I bought a picture from a local poster shop of one of my favorites, a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. My funds only stretched to a 6 by 8 inch print in a clip-frame, but the image was so beautifully painted I just had to have it - almost photo-real, but somehow better than anything a camera could do. I displayed it on my wall and stared at it longingly, as if hoping it would somehow become real and roar to life but, being 12, I never gave a thought to who the artist was. Fast forward four decades, and in 2015 I moved to live and work in Los Angeles. On my morning dog-walks around Venice Beach I struck up a friendship with an older neighbour, a fellow British ex-pat named Harold. As I got to know him he told me he liked to paint cars, and showed me a book which showcased some of his pieces. Entitled An Artfull Life, the foreword was written by the visionary futurist and Blade Runner concept artist … [Read more...] about Classic car art that’s more compelling than photography
Volvo is clearly on a roll, producing one of the best large SUVs (XC90) and now clinching the European Car of the Year title with the small XC40. We're trying the mid-size XC60 to see whether its Swedish style is more than skin deep. Our car: Volvo XC60 D5 PowerPulse AWD R-design List price when new: £43,505 Price as tested: £53,580 Official fuel economy: 54.1mpg (EU Combined) Read more long-term tests April 13th, 2018 Fuel economy this week: 36.4mpg As the present Mrs T was at pains to point out: “We’re in our fifties, driving a Volvo to Waitrose and listening to Radio 4. It doesn’t get any more middle class than that.” She has a point. In recent years Volvo has left its antique dealer/two Labrador image behind and become the epitome of Scandinavian chic. No, it doesn’t sell a sports car but as a multi-tool of motors, the Swedes now put together SUVs better than an Ikea flat pack. The transformation started … [Read more...] about Volvo XC60 – long-term test: the ultimate middle-class car?