Auto Union (1949-1984): History of The Four Rings, Part 2

Auto Union GmbH (1949) With the Red Army quickly advancing on Zwickau immediately after the war, and faced with the prospect of trying to salvage what was left of the company, Auto Union's executives had no option but to flee and re-establish the company on Western side of the partitioned Germany. Thus a new Auto Union company was launched... Continue Reading →

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M Division’s Greatest Competition Engines

The success of M Division was limited not only to fettled road going engines, M Division cut their teeth on developing track-shredding racecars for BMW Motorsport. In this post we take a look back through history at M Division's greatest competition engines. M12 (M31) 1966-1967 1,990 cc 260 hp @ 8,500 rpm 236 Nm @... Continue Reading →

M Division’s Greatest Production Engines

BMW pride themselves on delivering the "ultimate driving machine" to their customers. A lot of that is owed to the reliable, durable and powerful engines which BMW carefully match to their models.  Listed are what we deem to be some of M Divisions greatest production car engines. M88 BMW M1 1978-1981 3,453 cc 277 hp... Continue Reading →

Motorsport Roundup – 05/09/17

Last week was a huge week for FIA motorsport! F1 Italian GP Lewis Hamilton produced a dominant drive to win the Italian Grand Prix and seize the Formula 1 world championship lead outright for the first time this season. The Mercedes driver led away from pole and dictated the race from the front, crossing the... Continue Reading →

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Motorsport Roundup – 29/08/17

This week we look back at Spa for the Belgian GP, Rockingham for the BTCC and up to Driftland for the BDC Round 4 Takeover! Formula 1 Belgian GP Lewis Hamilton defeated Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel in the Belgian Grand Prix to close the gap in the championship to seven points. The Mercedes... Continue Reading →

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Dictators & Their Cars

Men who want everything their own way have often become national leaders who've made sure they got exactly what car they wanted as well. Here's our list of dictators and their cars! Leonid Brezhnev - Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow The hard-line Soviet leader was given an armoured Shadow as a present by US president Richard Nixon,... Continue Reading →

Motorsport Roundup – 22/08/17

This week on motorsport roundup we had an exciting week's motorsport in Germany! WRC ADAC Rally Deutschland M-Sport Ford driver Ott Tanak took his second WRC victory in Rally Germany, as teammate Sebastien Ogier pulled out a 17-point lead over nearest title rival Thierry Neuville. Tanak, who scored his maiden WRC win earlier this year... Continue Reading →

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11 Best Selling Cars Ever

These are the all-time best selling single-model car designs - and therefore the best selling cars of all time. This is not to be confused with entire model histories, of which the Corolla nameplate is still the most successful ever. 11) BMC / Rover Mini This revolutionary car had a very long life, with 5,387,862... Continue Reading →

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