1970 MG MGB GT

1970 MG MGB GT

Certainly one of the more popular versions of the MGB, and my favourite version of them all, the MGB GT gave the plucky British sports car a hard top for those who didn’t live in the south of France and didn’t like the idea of rain filling up the footwell.

The MGB GT was first built in 1965, sporting a revolutionary ‘Greenhouse’ cabin designed by Pininfarina, and featured a very swish looking hatchback and fastback rear. The car was perfect for the American market too as the threat of banning convertible cars loomed over world motor manufacturers, but the GT didn’t survive there long and was removed from the market in 1974.

From the GT though many different variations came into being under British Leyland. In 1967 the MGC was built, a short lived venture that included the fitting of a much larger BMC engine, but this resulted in weighing down the front suspension and creating a large bulge in the bonnet.

This was replaced in 1973 by the MGB GT V8, a reworked version fitted with the famous Rover V8 engine, but this too didn’t last long and construction was killed off in 1976.

However, the original MGB GT continued to soldier on until the end of the MGB line in 1980, and today holds quite a fond fanbase as simple, fun motoring.

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Dyna Z

Dyna Z

1957 Panhard Dyna Z… As one of the two oldest automobile manufacturers in the world, Panhard and Levassor of Paris presented, in early 1954, a new Dyna model called the 54 and 56. Constructed of aluminum and having a total weight of 1630 pounds, it was lighter than a VW of the time. There were very few cars that had the combination of interior room, trunk space, styling, and most importantly a performance-based power plant. With four doors and two large bench seats it was well suited as a family car. Being a light car, having a 50 BHP two cylinder engine gave plenty of power and fuel economy to make this unique front wheel drive car desirable to the American market.

A side note… I’m a fan of manga, and the front view of this car reminds me of Sgt. Keroro, a character in a popular series, Sgt. Frog, which was later serialized into an anime TV series. Google it and tell me you don’t see a similarity… 😉

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1949 – 1952 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Limousine

1949 - 1952 Mercedes-Benz 170 S Limousine

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The Mercedes-Benz W136 was Mercedes-Benz’s line of four-cylinder automobiles from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The car was first presented in public in February 1936, although by that time production had already been under way for a couple of months. Between 1936 and 1939, and again between 1947 and 1953 it was the manufacturer’s top selling automobile.

After the Second World War the W136 became the foundation on which the company rebuilt, because enough of the tooling had survived allied bombing or could be recreated.

1949 saw the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz 170S version of the W136. This model is in retrospect sometimes celebrated as the first S-Class Mercedes-Benz. It was a more luxurious, costlier and, when launched, slightly larger version of the mainstream model and the manufacturer made an effort to maximize the differentiation between the two. The Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb and 170 DS were even given a different works number in 1952, being internally designated between 1952 and 1953 as the Mercedes-Benz W191.

1955 was the car’s last year of production. Its replacement, the W120 had already been on sale since July 1953, after which the older model was repositioned in the market as a lower priced alternative to the new one.

The Mercedes-Benz 170 SV and 170 SD were also built briefly in Argentina from 1952-1955 in sedan, taxi, pick-up and van versions.

(Wikipedia)

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Dublin, Co. Dublin – Ireland

Dublin, Co. Dublin - Ireland

Not something you see everyday: 2011 Nissan Leaf "e-taxi".

ESB eCars website:

"Dublin’s electric taxi has saved taxi driver, Padraig Daly, approximately €6,500 over the last 18 months.

Dublin’s electric taxi has saved taxi driver, Padraig Daly, approximately €6,500 over the last 18 months. The 100% electric Nissan LEAF which has been part of a trial between ESB ecars and National Radio Cabs (NRC) has clocked up over 55,000km on Dublin roads. The trial, to evaluate electric vehicles as part of the taxi industry, has been deemed so successful that it will be extended for another year.

Analysis shows that savings of up to 12.9 cent per km can be achieved by driving an electric vehicle, powered by night rate electricity, in comparison with a conventional car. For 55,000km, this would equate to fuel savings of over €6,500 and a net reduction in over four tonnes of CO2 emissions.

In addition to the fuel and emission savings, electric vehicles also benefit by availing of a government grant of up to €5,000 on the purchase price, qualifying for the lowest band of road tax (€120 per annum), and from significantly lower maintenance and service costs. Over the 18 months, services costs experienced by the e-Taxi were minimal. The ecar can be re-charged at night at the taxi driver’s home through a dedicated home charge-point, allowing him to avail of low night rate electricity tariffs. He can also easily charge during the day at any of the on-street charge-points around Dublin city which have been installed by ESB.

Manager of ESB ecars, Dermot McArdle said: “Ireland’s first e-Taxi trial has been a huge success and we are delighted in conjunction with our partners, NRC Taxis, to extend it by another year. The long term trial in a real life environment endorses the suitability of Electric Vehicles as both taxis and for the general public. To support electric vehicles, ESB is continuing to roll out a growing network of public charging infrastructure. In Dublin alone, there are over 120 public charge-points including ten fast chargers.”

“The e-Taxi has proved really popular with passengers,” said Padraig Daly of NRC Taxis. “Most are pleasantly surprised at how well it performs in comparison to petrol-or diesel-fuelled cars, and how quiet it is,” he said.

Liam Brady, Managing Director of NRC Taxis said: "NRC Taxis are honoured to be associated with the ESB and the e-Taxi over the past two years. It has been enlightening for us, as a company, to engage with such an initiative; which not only is good for the environment but also beneficial as a cost saving measure in running a taxi. We would expect more drivers to take up the electric option in the coming years and NRC look forward to being a part of that e-Taxi future." "

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Excellent (And Helpful!) Auto Repair Guidelines

Excellent (And Helpful!) Auto Repair Guidelines

Whenever your car fails, it merely enables you to the happiest person on earth, right? Of course not, and you want to find out more about what you can do in this case. You want to know what you can do before this situation occurs again. Read on to learn some good advice on auto repair.

Be aware of mechanics who perform unnecessary repairs on the car. A trustworthy mechanic should notify you about parts which can be becoming worn and definately will need replacement in the future, but no parts needs to be replaced without first getting the approval. Avoid mechanics who have previously done work without your proceed.

Your automobile owners manual is truly a valuable self-help guide to the workings of your own car. Which means that you should not trash it when you leave the dealer. It will tell you from what that light on the dash means, to the best way to perform basic maintenance on the particular model.

Make certain your auto technician is capable to work with your unique car. Motor vehicles are complex machines and each and every brand has unique characteristics. Some brands require special tools, parts, and procedures. Many standard auto technicians either lack these things or dont ask them to easily accessible. Without these things, they can’t fix your automobile.

Keep a basic repair kit inside your car trunk constantly. A basic kit comprising wrenches, jumper cables, screws, as well as a jack can be quite a lifesaver should your car fails on the streets. This will assist you to make small repairs on the spot, saving you the expense of a high priced tow truck.

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