Vintage Cars

Car enthusiasts are crazy about vintage cars and have a huge collection of them. They love collecting such coveted items. But when it comes to such automobiles, it is really important they should be in good working condition. Or else, you might end up with an old and useless car in your backyard. I have seen some people who collect old vintage cars no matter what but people who are on a stiff budget might prefer an old car which is in a good working condition.

There is plenty of demand for vintage cars in the market and hence you will find a lot of dealers having such cars for sale. If you want a ‘project car’, be wary that the automobile might be incomplete. The crucial parts, which are needed to run the automobile, might be missing. These vehicles are available just for adding to the collection and nothing else. You won’t be able to ride them. On the bright side, they cost much less and buying them makes Continue reading

The History of Muscle Cars

The term muscle car was first used in 1964 with the release of mid-sized Pontiac’s with one important new feature – a 389 cubic inch V8. This classic Muscle Car was capable of 0-60 mph in less than 7 seconds which was a truly incredible feat for a car straight out of the show room 50 years ago.

The Muscle Car industry was spawned out of the gradual increase in popularity of stock car racing (NASCAR) and drag racing.

The first car to be inspired by the need to create ever more powerful machines was actually in 1948 with the Oldsmobile Rocket 88. This car featured the first high compression overhead valve engine combined with a much lighter body and chassis design. By 1955 every car manufacturer was offering their own version of the V8 with some remaining legendary to this day. Continue reading

Aston Martin Appealing To All

Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford founded a car corporation, Bamford Martin, in 1913. The title was revised to Aston Martin later and was derived from Lionel’s last title plus the location where he experienced raced specials which was at Aston Hill. Their very first auto was produced in Kensington in 1915 however was put at a standstill due to the outbreak of Earth War I. The many machinery was sold whilst Martin joined the Admiralty and Bamford went with the Royal Army Service Crops.

After the war, Bamford left the firm. The autos that Martin and Bamford had developed were of high high quality and set earth speed records, but nevertheless within the 1920’s it went broke and was bought by Lady Charnwood who had included her son on the board. All the same, it continued to fail, and in 1926, Lionel Martin, the remaining founder, left the firm immediately after it closed. Continue reading