Monthly Archives: August 2010

Lawn Tractor Racing!

I recently went to a demolition derby in nearby Taber, Alberta (pictures of that to follow) that also included some lawn tractor racing. What fun it looked like it. I’d imagine its a pretty budget friendly way to enter into … Continue reading

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Lotus Seven (1957-1973) Spotting Guide

Another spotting guide I’ve written. Also posted on the Flickr Spotting Guide Group. LOTUS Seven Series 1 (1957-1960) LOTUS SEVEN SERIES I (Image by satchmoblue) LOTUS SEVEN SERIES I (Image by exfordy) Description: The Lotus Seven was sold in either … Continue reading

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Oldsmobile Toronado RV

GM had a motor home with the Toronado front wheel drive train but this one uses the front of Toronado as well. Very nice. Found on eBay

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New dash panel with a dash of class for the Niva

Very low (none) budget make over for the Lada Niva’s interior Continue reading

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Ultra Low Miles Austin Marina GT

In North America the Morris Marina was badged with the Austin named. There where a few sold and very few survivors today. This one might just the world’s best export market Marina GT. Speaking of the GT it is basically the same as a home market Marina TC with the MG B’s twin carburetor 1.8L B-series engine. The extra weight over the A-series engine is reputed to give it lots of under steer however. I love the oddness of the random cat picture thrown in at the end. Continue reading

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Pontiac YellowBird

I recently came across a 1980 Pontiac YellowBird in Calgary. I seem to recall seeing a few Skybirds (the blue one – they couldn’t call it BlueBird due that name was in use by the bus company) when growing up and perhaps a few YellowBirds but none lately. There was also a red one called RedBird. I’d forgotten about them as I suspect most had. They are not performance packages so probably over shadowed by the Trans Ams but they are very visually distinctive. They are also interesting in that they where likely aimed at the female market with the feminine styling touches. Continue reading

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Triumph TR7 & TR8 Spotting Guide: 1975-1982

Spotting Guide for the Triumph TR7 and TR8. Identify yearly changes. Continue reading

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