Britain’s “Toy” Cars

We love a miniature car here in the UK. Maybe it's because we grew up watching Brum on TV or maybe it's because the UK were at the forefront of the microcar development in the 1950s & 60s. Either way, it doesn't take much poking before you realise we're all just big kids really. So,... Continue Reading →

1959 BSA A7 “Shooting Star” – Feature

After the 1938 launch of the Triumph Speed Twin, BSA needed a 500cc twin to compete in that class. Designed by Herbert Parker, David Munro and BSA's chief designer, Val Page, the BSA A7 was the first of the BSA twin-cylinder motorcycles. Delayed by WWII, the model was finally launched in September 1946. The very... Continue Reading →

Princess Diana’s Black RS Turbo S1

Stories of the mythical black Escort RS Turbo Series 1 owned by Lady Diana have been floating around the internet for years now. There's a smattering of conflicting information out there so I think it's time to put this to bed.

The Docker Daimlers – The Golden Zebra

Daimler maintained its long-established position as royalty’s favourite in the immediate post-WW2 years and went about grabbing headlines thanks to a succession of ‘Docker Specials’. The list as follows:1948 'Green Goddess', based on a Daimler DE361951 'Gold Car', based on a Daimler DE361952 'Blue Clover', based on a Daimler DE361953 'Silver Flash', based on a... Continue Reading →

Austin Seven: A Brief History

Austin Seven, 1922-1939 One of the most popular cars produced for the British market and sold well abroad. Its effect on the British market was similar to that of the Model T Ford in the US, replacing most other British economy cars and cyclecars of the early 1920s and bringing motoring to the masses Herbert... Continue Reading →

BMW 328

The BMW 328 roadster was presented to the public by BMW in 1936 without much ado. At the time, nobody could have imagined that it would become oen of the fastest serial production sports cars in its class and one of the most exclusive of its era. Even though the production volume of this high-performance... Continue Reading →

Sir Stirling Moss

Stirling Moss is still one of Britain's best-known motor sports stars and one of motor racing's most durable figures despite the passing of nearly fifty years since his retirement from racing. There have been drivers who have flitted in and out of the limelight since his time, but Stirling Moss has been one that the... Continue Reading →

Audi (2002-Present): History of The Four Rings, Part 4

From 2002 up to 2003, Audi headed the Audi Brand Group, a subdivision of the Volkswagen Group's Automotive Division consisting of Audi, Lamborghini and SEAT, that was focused on sporty values, with the marques' product vehicles and performance being under the higher responsibility of the Audi brand. 2002 marked the true shift into what we... Continue Reading →

Audi (1985-2001): History of The Four Rings, Part 3

Audi AG (1985) In 1985, with the Auto Union and NSU brands effectively dead, the company's official name was now shortened to simply Audi AG. At the same time the company's headquarters moved back to Ingolstadt and two new wholly owned subsidiaries; Auto Union GmbH returned and NSU GmbH was formed to own and manage the historical... Continue Reading →

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