Tag: retro

The Epitome of a Practical Classic Sports Bike

When the Honda FireBlade hit the market in 1992 it changed the world of sports bikes forever, but over 25 years on how are these bikes to ride today? An original FireBlade will set you back silly money, so we looked a little newer for a slice of the 90s

Retro Rides Gathering 2018

It’s August. It’s Shelsley Walsh. And frankly it’s a bit of a miracle the S12 made it to Retro Rides Gathering 2018! After a few late nights, a new ECU and lots of electrical tape we were hill climb ready. Sort of. The phantom misfire had pretty much been resolved

After limping to Japfest, will we have a clear run to the Retro Rides Gathering?

Japfest was 3 weeks away and the engine still wouldn’t start. We knew we had our work cut-out to get the Silvia on the road for Japfest Silverstone, but the relentless rain was really starting to slow progress. A few late nights in the dark wiring the battery, fuel pump,

Just Enough Essential Parts

Dilemma. What to get my Petrol Head Partner for his 30th birthday. Funds are limited as all money has been put into the drift machine. Hmmm. Dilemma. Our wannabe Landrover is absolutely hanging. It’s well over half-way to the moon with 180,000 miles on the clock, it’s been abused off-road, used

Every cloud has a Silvia lining

Having taken a break from rally driving for the sake of our bank balance, we hatched a plan to build something interesting and a bit different that we could also enter in some cheaper forms of motorsport. Candidates for our project included; VW caddy pickup, 4wd Lupo turbo, Mk2 Golf,

Pug Life (Update)

It’s been almost a year since we did any work on the old 205 so we thought we would drag it out again and try and make some progress. Other than being used as a parcel storage unit by the postman not much has changed since we got it running

Retro Rides Gathering 2017

Enticed out of bed by the prospect of wheelspins, patina and the smell of uncatylised fuel on a sunny, August, Sunday morning we headed on down to Shelsley Walsh, home of the hill climb. We had met up with friends the evening before for the infamous “Tat Auction” ahead of

The E30 Years

Rally entrant lists are full of Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escorts but unless you’re very friendly with your bank manager a fast escort isn’t affordable. Is there another option? A few years ago I tried to find out, when I bought my second rally car, a 1987 BMW 325i coupe. This

Super Supras

The Toyota Supra It was big, heavy, faded red and in desperate need of a good service, but on the upside it had a 3 litre straight 6 and a manual gearbox. Yes, we went out and bought a 1991 Toyota Supra Mk3. Not a car I really knew much

A pig of a Pug

  My brother and I have owned more Peugeot 205s than is healthy to do so; from 1 litre engines right through to the GTi and have quite a soft spot for the original and true French hot hatch. A 1.4 litre 205 XS was my first car after passing

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