Friday, December 30, 2022

Tuesday, December 27, 2022


Jay Leno's Garage is one of the most famous car collections in the world and to be able to visit is incredibly special! Join me with Jay Leno himself for a tour to take in some of the eclectic mix of cars on display as we discover what's within. Inside the halls lie a huge variety of different automobiles, motorcycles and automotive memorabilia. From modern super and hypercars like the McLaren P1, Porsche Carrera GT, Ford GT and Acura NSX, to the almighty McLaren F1 and legendary classics like the Bugatti Type 35, Jaguar E-Type, Bentleys and Duesenbergs. There is no other collection like it in the world when it comes to sheer variety and to me also the impressive nature of Jay's knowledge about each and every one of them. Arriving for a visit with my Ford GT, being able to tour around and take it all in has always been a dream, but made even more exciting by Jay joining to show us around himself. Amongst the cars are so many other things to take in and spot lurking around as we explore - I'm sure many hours could be taken to run through everything in detail! A huge thanks to Jay and the team at Jay Leno's Garage, who you can follow on their channel and Instagram here:
Thanks for watching, Tim

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The History of the Volkswagen Beetle - The People's Car

In 1938 the German automaker Volkswagen released their version of the economy car called the Volkswagen Type 1, or more commonly referred to as the Volkswagen Beetle. The names "Bug" and "Beetle" were adopted by the public, but it was not until late 1967 that Volkswagen began using the name "Beetle" in their marketing. It was previously known as only the "Type 1" or the 1200, 1300, or 1500, which were the names it had been marketed under in Europe prior to 1967. The numbers indicated the size of the vehicle's engine in cubic centimeters.

The 1967 model of the VW Beetle underwent a few changes, the car itself didn't get bigger, but many of the mechanical systems and components did. Some changes to the Bug included a larger engine. Output of the electrical generator had been increased from 180 watts to 360, and also had been upgraded from the old 6-volt system to the 12-volt system. The clutch disk was also made larger and changes had been made to the braking system, the flywheel, and rear axles.

Although the VW Bug has been widely despised for its styling, rough ride, weak power, along with high noise levels, it was also the longest and most produced vehicle for a single design.

The "Beetle" or "Bug" whichever you wish to call it also played a roll in the military. In 1935 prototypes of the Kdf-Wagen appeared.

Produced by Daimlet-Benz in Stuttgart, Germany the first prototypes were born. With its already peculiar round shape, and the rear-mounted, air-cooled engine, The factory only produced a small number of the cars by the time war began in 1939. The first mass-produced version of the Beetle were used for military vehicles, like the Schwimmwagen and the Kubelwagen.

The military bug was created to be as simple as possible, so that little could go wrong. The 985cc air-cooled motor proved to be effective with German Afrika Korps in Africa's desert heat with The built in oil cooler and the superb performance of the flat four, or "pancake" engine configuration. The suspension was equipped with compact torsion beams in place of the more commonly used coil or leaf spring suspensions.

Once World War II was over, the shortage of jobs led to the reopening of the factory in Wolfsburg by Allied forces. The production of the Beetle from then on recommenced. The production increased massively over the next decade, with the one millionth car rolling off of the assembly line in 1955. The Bug's performance was far superior compared to other automobiles in its category with a top speed of 72 mph. The production was surpassing 16 million in 1972, and by the 23rd of June in 1992 the company had sold over 21 million of the cars.

The Volkswagen Beetle is the world's best selling design with the same name. The VW Beetle outlasted most all of the other vehicles who had copied the rear-mounted air-cooled engine layout like those by Subaru, and General Motors.

The Beetle began to phase-out in 2003. The annual production ad reduced to 30,000 from its peak of 1.3 million in 1971. As the last Beetle rolled off of the assembly line, it was shipped off to the Volkswagen company museum in Wolfsburg, Germany.

In 1998 Volkswagen introduced the new Beetle which was designed to look a lot like the classic Beetle. The new Beetle was designed with a water cooled engine being placed in the front of the car.

The new VW Beetle has turned out to be a very popular car and has become a pop culture icon and been featured in many movies.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Mercedes-Benz Museum – A Girl Called Mercedes

The short film, which lasts around two minutes, invites the viewer to see the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand in a new dimension.

Monday, December 12, 2022

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Friday, December 9, 2022

The New 2023 Jaguar Models And Their Pricing

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Volvo EX90: Everything you need to know

Get to know the Volvo EX90 with all the highlights from our launch event in the centre of Stockholm. Hear first hand from our experts as we introduce Volvo's new flagship SUV, equipped with Safe Space Technology, driver and occupant sensing and bidirectional charging. 

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Jennie Ruby Jane designs her dream Porsche Taycan

Star of K-pop sensation BLACKPINK, Jennie Ruby Jane partnered with the Sonderwunsch team at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur to embark on a journey to personalise her own electric Taycan. From a logo she designed from scratch to her use of Meissenblue Paint to Sample, her final vehicle is truly inspired by the clouds. _ Taycan 4S Cross Turismo: Electrical consumption combined in kWh/100 km: 24,8 - 21,3 (WLTP), 26,2 (NEDC); Range combined in km: 415 - 490 (WLTP), Range City in km: 517 - 600 (WLTP); CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 0 (WLTP), 0 (NEDC) I Status: 12/2022

Friday, December 2, 2022

BMW Plug-in Hybrids. All you need to know.

BMW 225xe Active Tourer: Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.5. Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.9. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 52. BMW 330e Sedan: Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.8*. Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.6*. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 36*. *All performance, fuel consumption and emissions figures are provisional. BMW 330e Touring: Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.7*. Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.7*. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 39*. *All performance, fuel consumption and emissions figures are provisional. BMW 745e Sedan: Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.5–15.1. Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.2–2.1. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 51–48. BMW X1 xDrive25e: Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.3–13.8. Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1–1.9. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 48–43. BMW X3 xDrive30e: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.4*. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 56*. *All performance, fuel consumption and emissions figures are provisional. BMW X5 xDrive45e: Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 23.5–20.3. Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.7. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 47–39. _____ Time for you to become a plug-in hybrid expert. This video contains everything you need to know about the BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles. Whether you are interested in the cooperation of the electric and combustion engine, the efficiency provided by latest technologies or the charging solutions, the answers are ready for you, just sit back and watch.