This sort of thing comes up time and again when companies try to make challengers to market segment leaders. They make something that's really promising, has a load of great features that makes it a genuine proposition against market leader and then...stop. » 3/03/15 8:41am Yesterday 8:41am

People forget that prior to currying the favour of such a fickle god, men conquered fire-breathing mechanical beasts through brawn and rugged determination. Hanging on for dear life on the jumpseat of be-levered 28 litre monsters bellowing their way across the land chain-drives howling, valves gnashing, flight goggles… » 3/02/15 12:32pm Monday 12:32pm

I've been fantasising about a 'shop that modifies Spitfires & GT6s

I'd make Spitfire 6s, K-series Spitfires, Spitfire slant 4s, Spitfire 16v Sprints, GT6 16v Sprints, GT6 2.5l and Saab turbo GT6s (and maybe a Spitfire with a supercharged Triumph bike triple). I'd also swap a 2.0l TR7 slant 4 into a Herald 13/60 Estate and have a really pissed off looking small-chassis Triumph… » 3/01/15 4:59pm Sunday 4:59pm

Not too bad I think. If it's the 4.0l then they had issues with a plastic timing belt tensioner or something like that, but replace it with a metal one from the 4.2l and you're golden (should have been done if it's ever gone past a major service). » 2/28/15 5:16am Saturday 5:16am