The Mini Deluxe: She'll Like It Going Up And Down!

"No more sliding windows for Australians considering buying a Mini! Not only that, you can go into multiple spins on wet pavement and recover cleanly- it shows it right there in the ad! We're a little puzzled by the the conversation between the swimsuited man and woman at the beach; we get the "up and down" double… » 5/13/08 11:00am 5/13/08 11:00am

This Japanese Mini Cooper Does Everything Backwards

Here are things we know about the BMC Minis: front-engined, front-wheel-drive, tiny wheels, Brit motor. Here are things we know about this racing Mini from Japan: mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive, gigantic wheels, Honda B18c engine. We're not sure what compelled this individual to take the original Mini platform and flip… » 5/01/08 11:00am 5/01/08 11:00am

Black Mustang Club Tussles, Then Makes Nice With Ford Over Fair Use

Sometimes mountains and molehills are made of both made of thin air. A couple of weeks ago the Ford Mustang enthusiasts site "Black Mustang Club" was contacted by their publisher, Cafepress, regarding the calender they were about to publish. The club owners had compiled a 12 month calender of pictures of their rides and… » 1/17/08 1:15pm 1/17/08 1:15pm

Workhorse Engine of the Day: BMC B-Series

Anyone who thinks the B doesn't belong in this series, consider this fact: the Hindustan Motors Ambassador, perhaps the world's most workhorsey car since the Model T, was powered by the BMC B until the early 90s. Starting in 1954, if it was British and had wheels you'd have a good chance of seeing this engine when you … » 10/16/07 4:30pm 10/16/07 4:30pm

1969 MG MGC-GT

I was out for a walk in the East End and came across this car on Versailles street (note: Alamedans pronounce this street's name "Ver-SAILS" and will jump down your throat if you call it "Ver-SIGH"). From a couple blocks away, I thought it might be a Jaguar E-Type, given the shiny black paint and wire wheels. Then I… » 8/21/07 9:30am 8/21/07 9:30am