1979 MG Midget and vintage skateboarders create "a moving experience"

What has four wheels and reflexes so quick it almost seems alive? The MG Midget of course. During the model's final year of production British Leyland decided to pair up the still clean cut and color coordinated sport of skateboarding with their not long for the world and mostly outdated MG Midget to create this… » 5/21/11 9:00am 5/21/11 9:00am

Greatest Racing Series Ever: AMC vs Austin vs Hindustan Ambassadors!

While the penumbral financial backers of my DUI Telepresence Crown Victoria Figure Eight Racing series shovel rubles into briefcases, I'm moving on to an even bigger Greatest Racing Series Ever™: Last-man-standing road racing of the three great automotive Ambassadors! » 9/04/10 3:00pm 9/04/10 3:00pm

Could This Be The Greatest Terrible Car Ever Made?

It's big, it boasts a body designed by the Italian design house responsible for the Maserati 5000 GT and Alpine A106, and it packed Buick V8 power under its vast hood. And, uh, mumble mumble Lucas Electrics mumble mumble. » 4/03/10 2:00pm 4/03/10 2:00pm

1989: Twiggy Experiences Mini Flashback

The Austin Mini had the fourth-longest production run of any car in history, behind only the Volkswagen Type I, the Morgan 4/4, and the Morris Oxford/Hindustan Motors Ambassador. By 1989, it still had 11 more years to go! » 3/06/10 3:00pm 3/06/10 3:00pm

'71 Midget Donates Lever Shocks To 20R Sprite Hell Project

Thanks to a tip from Patinaproof, I've finally found a cheap source for the many small parts I need for my personal Project Car hell. The big score: front Armstrong lever shocks in great shape. » 2/20/10 11:00am 2/20/10 11:00am

LeMons Torture Test Results: British Cars

Most of us will look at these admittedly godawful numbers for the Triumphs, Jaguars, and MGs we've seen in LeMons races and back away in horror… but your true British car aficionado will see those numbers as a challenge! More Spitfires! More Rover 3500s! More Humber Sceptres! » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

Malaise Era Jaguar XJ12L Down On The Denver Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Look what lives near the W108 and the Land Rover Station Wagon! » 12/19/09 4:00pm 12/19/09 4:00pm

Somehow, 1980 Rover SD1 Evades The Crusher For 29 Years

According to the Rover SD1's Wikipedia entry, only 800 of these fine examples of British Leyland craftsmanship- badged as the Rover 3500- were exported to the United States. Here's one that beat the odds for quite a while. » 12/19/09 1:00pm 12/19/09 1:00pm

More British Leyland Carnage: Spinout-Happy TR7 T-Boned By V8olvo

The guys driving the V8-powered Volvo 244 were hoping to follow up their victory at Buttonwillow with another this weekend, but the Buick V6-powered Wedginator Triumph has made that goal much, much harder to reach. » 11/22/09 8:00am 11/22/09 8:00am