Oct 162012
 

Urban Outlaw is a 30 minute documentary around serial Retro Porsche collector, restorer and builder Magnus Walker.

The film looks at Magnus’ current collection, how he started his air cooled obsession and what drives his to keep going. The film is a good watch with some stunning old porkers and one very interesting man.

The film is from Mos Media | Supplemental and is well worth a watch if you have a spare half an hour.

urban outlaw collectionurban outlaw parts

 Posted by at 11:26 am
Oct 112012
 

Another spot from Facebook today.

There are a number of VW’s these days using engines, drive trains and other parts from all sorts of other manufactures, but this next car is something you just don’t see every day.

The car in questions is currently for sale on eBay and truly is a one of a kind creation. The car uses a Beetle floor plan that has been shortened by 6″ with a 1973 Landrover series 2 (or maybe 2a) body slotted on top. The whole thing runs using all of the standard Beetle suspension and engine components, with a narrowed front beam to fit the wheels within the front arches.

The car has then been painted in a ‘rust’ effect paint to confuse lookers on even more.

Take a look at the pics to believe it!

Beetle Landrover

Beetle Landrover

Beetle Landrover Back

Beetle Landrover Back

Beetle Landrover Side

Beetle Landrover Side

 

 Posted by at 4:17 pm
Oct 112012
 

Spotted this video on Facebook today and had to write a short video post about it. The video tells the story of Jeff Gerner (that’s G.E.R.N.E.R) and his obsession with risk taking. His obsession has taken him to the Bonneville salt flats in a 1100BHP Audi urS4 to try and become the fastest.

Its a good little video showing one mans love for speed and risk and what can be achieved once life has stopped getting in the way.

 


 Posted by at 10:18 am
Oct 012012
 
Mk7 Golf GTI

Volkswagen are looking to debut the new VW golf at the upcoming Paris Motor show (now).

The VW stand will have the normal and GTI cars out on show and hopes to woo crowds with the new updates to safety and speed.

The new Mk7 Golf GTI will see a 10PS power increase from the current Mk6 golf GTI (220PS) coming from a similar 2.0l turbocharged unit up front. The main change is that the GTI will be offered from the dealer with a ‘performance pack’ extra option, that will give you an extra 10PS (taking that to 230PS) and with bigger brakes and a ‘front axle differential lock’ (a LSD from the factory!?). There are some other technological advances for the new Mk7 GTI, but I am not really bothered (reduced weight, new safety systems and a variable ratio steering system).

For me the car looks good, but there is not a great deal of difference from that of the Mk6 (from the outside) and the power increase is not that great. I really liked how the Mk6 drove, and the PR piece from VW does not mention whether the new Mk7 will be built on the same good chassis or whether they have started from scratch. Here are some performance figures,

The new Golf GTI Mk7, with 220 PS has a zero to 62 mph time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 153 mph; add the performance pack and maximum power rises to 230 PS, top speed to 155 mph, and the sprint time falls to 6.5 seconds.

Mk7 Golf GTI

Mk7 Golf GTI

Mk7 Golf Back
Mk7 Golf Back

Mk7 Golf Interior
Mk7 Golf Interior


 Posted by at 8:54 pm
Aug 132012
 

The Audi Motorsport Blogspot blog is a great resource for up to date race info and cool retro race from the good old days of Audi rallying and racing. One of the most recent posts on the clog looks at the epic battle at Pikes Peak in 1987, complete with the below video showing coverage of the event.

Audi Quattro Pikes Peak

As well as including the two main stars of the post, the video had shots of some of the other cars of the year running up the hill, invluding the legendary Lancia S4, the Metro 6R4 and even a twin engined mk2 Golf of the time.

The real stars of the video are the Audi S1 and the Peugeot 205. Both showing why they are now considered to be some of the best rally cars ever built and showing what pure power the cars had at the time.

Once the dust had settled, the mighty Audi S1 was the one standing victorious, but hell was it a good fight.

 


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