1961 Sunbeam Harrington with a Hartwell level III
engine tune. If this is not the best Sunbeam Harrington in the world, I
would be surprised. Completely restored right down to every nut and
bolt; it is incredible.
Done right, done well, this Sunbeam
is READY. The only deviation from stock is a 5 speed transmission added for your driving pleasure.
Harringtons are a limited production car. Harrington Limited did the
coachwork on the Sunbeam Alpine and Hartwell did three levels of
performance upgrades. This car has level 3 performance upgrade and it
moves right along. The two dual choke Weber carburetors are well tuned
and the engine has a distinct sound. The suspension is firm but has
great ride quality. The interior has yards and yards of premium leather
and the finest wood working we have seen. The 5 speed transmission
makes this a great highway car. The sheetmetal is very very straight
and the paintwork is perfection.
The VW Bus is coming to the end of the road. We all love these things. Just seeing them makes my heart joyful. The last factory in Brazil will stop making them on December 31st. Germany stopped making them in 1979 and Mexico in 1995. I still love the way they look and the way they drive. The newer ones have had engine updates and big problem is they can't meet the safety standards. Which was also the problem in Mexico and Germany.
Again, government trying to save us from ourselves.
If you fancy one they will still be available in Brazil for a while. If you fancy a camper you can check out:
Danbury Motor Caravans
Great Western Business Park
Armstrong Way, Yale, Bristol
ALONSO, 2ND - HORNER FROM RED BULL - VETTEL, 1ST - RAIKKONEN, 3RD
Singapore it is! Going into the first turn Vettel was in second place and came out of it in first. Again, never to look back and won by a full 32.6 seconds which is huge. The guy can really drive, but a lot of people are getting tired of it. He is young and could go on doing this for many years.
Fernando Alonso, who kept himself in the title chase by going from his 7th place start to second. He said that he felt like a winner probably because the winning car was nowhere in sight.
Kimi Raikkonen, now here is a real trooper, almost dropped out because of a pinched nerve in his back, started in 13th and ended up in third.
Mark Webber, still my favorite, was in 4th on the last lap, but his transmission gave out and he didn't finish. He got a ride on Alonso's car which has been done several times over the years. The race stewards weren't pleased and both he and Alonso got a reprimand. Because it was Mark's third reprimand he also got a 10 place penalty for the next race. This is probably not the safest thing to do, the fans loved it. Formula One stewards are always way too uptight. Since this is Webbers last season in Formula One he probably doesn't give two hoots.
The last time I mentioned this guy, Irv Gordon, he had just driven 2
million miles in his Volvo P 1800. While on a trip to Alaska recently he
crossed the three million mile mark. He thinks the car will make it to 4
million, but doesn't know if he can at age 74. I hope that Volvo is picking up his fuel and repair tab.
79,686 original miles, same owner last 41 years, sold new in Nevada,
then came to Orland CA, then to Sacramento area. Tan soft top and seat
covers are 2 years old, look new, has hard top, this car has ZERO rust,
car was repainted several years ago, has books, credenta plates, tools,
very nice solid driver.
1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Replica 300SL by Tony Ostermeier!
This replica uses a 350 Chevy V8 engine with 325hp. Uses Edelbrock 650
CFM Carburetor and all Corvette suspension. Also includes a high
performance monoleaf rear suspension.
A brand new Corvette chasis from 1982 was used and shortend 3 inches.
Hand layered fiberglass body fitted onto a reinforced steel jig frame.
This particular unit had a "body-off" restoration in 2009! Very clean
inside and out and matches the actual Gullwing. Manufactured by Hermann
Quint Automotive and finished by Tony Ostermeier of Gullwing Motors. VIN
$23,000 in paint and body work performed! Three coats of DuPont 180
Silver urethane paint. Includes Air conditioning, power steering,
automatic transmission, power 4-wheel disc brakes, new electrical
wiring, full leather interior, original OEM headliner, Stealth Stereo
installed and autographed by Tony Ostermeier.
Interior, brightwork and badging supplied by Gullwing Motors. A must
see and very accurate replica with plenty to enjoy and up-to-date
What is happening to Formula One. I thought that today's race would be hotly contested. Nothing could have been further from the truth. I had to pinch myself to stay awake. Unbelievable! Even the commentary people thought it was a boring race.
Sebastien Vettel had no problem staying out in front of the pack.....what pack, it looked like single file to me. He is heading for the championship.
Fernando Alonso, who is very popular in Italy because he drives for Ferrari, came in second. That keeps him in second place for the championship points.
Mark Webber struggled a little here and there, but was able to pull off third place.
I am sure the Italians were happy with Felipi Massa, also driving for Ferrari, came in 4th.
This beautifully restored 1955 BMW motorcycle was restored and owned by a
local Southern California Fire Department and has come up for sale.
This motorcycle is a R25 model with a rare single cylinder engine (more
rare than the heavier 3 cylinder). The engine produces 13HP by means of
7:1 compression. The transmission is a 4 speed manual box that operates
correctly while utilizing a shaft drive to power the rear wheels. This
R25 weighs in at a paltry 330lbs making it easy to manuver and sporty to
ride. In stock form this bike has a top speed of 75 mph.
While this has been on of my favorite street tracks the last couple of years this weekend it looked like a 'Dodge-Um' car event. Saturday's American Le Mans did the same wrecking six or eight cars before the race even started. Spins, crunches, traffic jams made it a hard day.
Simon Pagenaud, winning his second race of the season, came in first. Closely followed by Josef Newgarden who expressed surprise at being second. Another good run for Simon Bourdais as he came in third.
Tony Kanaan, who was up in the top three for a while, had an accident on lap 73 just two from the end. Although retired he came in 15th.
Takuma Sato is still having massive mechanical problems. Made it to the 4th lap and then all done, finishing dead last at 24th.
As a kid I used to love watching these Demolition Derby's at the local tracks (of which most are gone now), and I would probably still enjoy an afternoon or evening doing the same. For most cars, which come from the junkyards, it probably doesn't matter, but I spotted a 1957 Ford in this mix and that makes me sad. I am sure the body could have been used by a restorer for the beauty he is building at home.
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