Month: August 2015

The Citroen DS

Back in the late 70s, as a 9 year old, I remember being sat in a pub beer garden with my family, when a futuristic looking black car pulled in. The car stopped and it lowered down and ‘sat’ on the ground. I was blown away.

35 years later, these cars still fascinate me. I’ve never owned one, but I think they are one of the most beautiful and stylish cars ever made, perhaps second only to an E-Type. They were full of the typical Citroen quirkiness. The high level rear indicators, the swivelling headlights and that smooth as silk hydraulic suspension.

 

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The Singer Porsche 911

We are big fans of Porsche 911’s here at Shiftlight. We are also big fans of modifying classic cars. At first glance the Singer looks like an early 70s Porsche, but it’s actually based on the 964 which was available between 1989 and 1994. Porsche claimed it was 85% new compared with the previous incarnation. Knowing that fact, makes it more impressive.

Yes, I know you want to see it blatting around a track. Here’s “Mr Slowly”, James May..

 

 

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Roadkill. The best internet car show bar none.

Forget about Clarkson, Hammond and May. This is the best car show on the internet.

I can’t remember how I stumbled across Roadkill, but I’m glad I did. For those who have never seen it, it airs on YouTube every fourth Friday (although this is changing soon due to its popularity).

It’s presented by Hotrod magazine’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan who make everything they do look so easy. On the first episode I saw, they went to a scrapyard, bought a Plymough Barracuda, got it running then took it drag racing.

To ease you in, here’s an episode with a good old English car. But beware, once you’ve watch it, you’ll have to watch them all.

 

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We borrow a Tesla P85D

THIS is what every electric car should be like… The Tesla P85D isn’t your ordinary run-of-the-mill Tesla, if such be the phrase to use about a piece of kit that rewrites the rule book. But, if there are any doubters out there who aren’t sure about the future of the motor car post Internal Combustion Engine, I strongly suggest –… Read more →