Listen To The Britishest Man In The World Tell You About 1973 Cars


Ah, the Earl's Court Motor Show. It's such a British motor show that anyone even walking past it will find they've grown a pair of SU carbs on their lungs and they can no longer reliably turn on lights. And here it is, in full color! » 1/01/15 6:00pm 1/01/15 6:00pm

Help Us Caption This Absurdly Anglogasmic Range Rover Marketing Photo

Believe it or not, Land Rover and fancy woodsy clothier Barbour have not been officially affiliated until now. Their celebratory press release included this clichebomb of a photo, which I sure hope you'll help us make a lot funnier. » 3/26/14 11:27am 3/26/14 11:27am

This Was The British Space Shuttle Concept

The Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device or MUSTARD was a concept explored by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) around 1968 for launching payloads weighing as much as 5,000 lb. into orbit. » 2/11/13 6:18am 2/11/13 6:18am

The USA Could Have Had A Tank To Fight The Revolutionary War

The story of how newborn America won its independence from England, the greatest superpower of the era, is wonderful. It's got a great underdog to root for, noble and lofty ideals, and a trio of corners for every hat. But for a tale about war, it could use a little something else. » 7/03/12 12:00pm 7/03/12 12:00pm

Don't hesitate to drive your 1993 Volvo off a building

There was no reason not to drive your 1993 Volvo 440 off a building—at least that is what this British Volvo commercial seemed to suggest. » 10/15/11 11:00am 10/15/11 11:00am

Man Convicted For Driving Drunk In Toy Barbie Car

This is Paul Hutton, 40, of Clacton-on-Sea, England. A judge recently convicted him for operating a 4-mph toy electric Barbie car in front of his house while drunk. He has lost his driver's license but earned our undying respect. » 4/20/10 10:00am 4/20/10 10:00am

For $5,000, Park the Herald, Angels Sing... !

For many British cars of the 1960s, if it still runs today, it's a triumph. Now, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a running Triumph that may be a herald of top-down driving to come. » 12/29/09 7:00am 12/29/09 7:00am

British Driving Test Now Judges Eco-friendly Motoring Aptitude

The nanny state has added one more criteria to their driver licensing tests: Eco-friendly driving skills. The Telegraph reports that the new testing is being implemented to comply with EU regulations, with government officials stating that motorists practicing the eco-friendly driving techniques could see savings of… » 9/16/08 2:40pm 9/16/08 2:40pm

Royal Rolls For Sale: Style, Luxury Inbred

Here's your chance to buy the "Rolls Royce of Rolls Royces," a pristine 1954 Phantom IV H.J. Mulliner Limousine, and one of only 18 built. This particular example belonged to Princess Margaret, the only member of the British royal family known to have engaged in a life-or-death struggle with her breakfast. Phantom IVs… » 6/11/08 3:40pm 6/11/08 3:40pm

TR7: The Shape Of Things To Come

Yeah, the TR7 sucked so hard that owners had a tough time opening their garage doors (due to the mighty pressure differential created by the car's overwhelming "suck field"). But still, when I was a young lad, dreaming of future wheels, I thought the wedge-shaped Triumph was cool as hell. The TR7 had a typical… » 2/07/07 1:53pm 2/07/07 1:53pm

Marque Makeover: 1957 Daimler Conquest Roadster


Occasionally, while meandering the byways of the interwebotubes, you find something rare and beautiful that makes you rethink an entire marque. Prior to this find, my perception of Britain's' oldest carmaker, Daimler (unlike at DCX, where the pronunciation of Chrysler is silent, here it's nonexistent) and its… » 1/30/07 11:05am 1/30/07 11:05am

Four Motors, No Waiting: A 640hp Electric Mini

Our mates at Carscoop report on this Mini Cooper concept, built by engineers at the UK's PML, unveiled at the British Motor Show this week. Each wheel has its own motor — like Mitsubishi's MIEV concepts — and at the kilowatt equivalent of 160hp each, the total is a mind-warping 640 hp, with — now, there's gotta be a… » 7/21/06 3:43pm 7/21/06 3:43pm

SK8 or Die: The BykaTryka

Visitor to the British International Motor show got a chance to see the latest in homemade, absolutely pointless (in a good way) transportation in the BykaTryka SK8. Surely the concept vehicle — angel investors take note — will fill a yet-to be recognized niche market, say, among drag-racing groundskeepers or biker… » 7/21/06 11:00am 7/21/06 11:00am

Boo! Caparo T1 in London

The blokes at Pistonheads came away with shots of the Caparo T1 — which looks even more menacing than it did in the renderings. We wouldn't mess with the T1 if it had a big-ass gun and could turn itself iinto droplets of mercury so it could find us behind a locked door. Blimey. » 7/20/06 11:03am 7/20/06 11:03am

Hanging Gardens of F1: Dissected Racer at the British Motor Show

It's not a crash scene from "Formula One: The Puppet Show," it's an F1 car done up Hanging Gardens of Babylon style at the British International Motor Show — all of its sundry parts suspended from the ceiling by cables. How bettter to imbue the sport of shikhs with properly Londonesque art-geek pretense? Right, the… » 7/19/06 12:50pm 7/19/06 12:50pm

A London Speed Record?

Apparently no one before this weekend had ever driven more than 175.7 mph in London, except in PS2 (though one banker was reportedly clocked at 168 mph on foot following a stop for curry at Canary Wharf). It was a Mercedes McLaren SLR that set the record at London City Airport, outside the jurisdiction of traffic… » 7/18/06 11:38am 7/18/06 11:38am

British Motor Show: Mazda MX-5 Hardtop

Mazda took the wraps off the MX-5 Roadster Coupe earlier today at the 2006 British Motor Show. Using technology first developed for the origami industry, the company's engineers figured out a way to fit the roof — which Mazda says is the fastest in production (12 seconds from top to not) — into the same space as the… » 7/18/06 11:02am 7/18/06 11:02am

British Motor Show Intro: Jaguar XJR Portfolio

Yesterday, Jaguar introduced its newest all-aluminum hi-po sedan, the XJR Portfolio — fittingly, at the British Motor Show in London. The Portfolio is the production version of the Concept Eight the company showed off in New York in 2004. It'll be available this fall in regular and long-wheelbase versions, both… » 7/18/06 1:00am 7/18/06 1:00am