On a farm in France, in a deserted, run-down barn, an amazing discovery was recently made. And when we say amazing, we literally mean jaw-droopingly wonderful, as this discovery would make any automobile fan’s heart drop.
Inside of this barn on the farm, 60 classic cars dating back from the 1930′s, 1940′s, 1950′s and 1960′s are all stacked together, standing motionless and waiting for someone to rediscover them and restore them to their original beauty.
And well, someone has! (more…)
Classic, vintage cars always have a wonderful charm about them. Besides the fact that they remind us of days gone past (way past, in some instances) they are generally beautifully designed and a treat to drive in.
Recently, that treat was bestowed on Jay Leno of Jay Leno’s Garage (obviously). The ex-talk show host and avid vehicle enthusiast recently got the opportunity to take a ride in a beautifully restored, utterly charming, Ford Woodie.
Now if you don’t know what a Ford Woodie is, you will soon recognise it in this video. (more…)
BMW fans were a little disappointed – and some even angry – when BMW decided to change the name of the iconic M3 to the more, updated M4. While that is understandable, as the BMW M3 was synonymous with power, the new 2015 M4 shouldn’t be shunned that quickly.
Sure, fans were also disappointed that the car was converted to electric steering, but that doesn’t mean that the M4 isn’t every bit as powerful as it’s famous predecessor.
Mike Spinelli of the Drive Channel recently had a chat to the Vice President of BMW’s engineering department, Albert Biermann,, about the production of the M4 and why it is such a good car.
Check out the video below:
Did you ever think that you would be impresses by a school bus? Probably not.
Generally, school busses are boring, they don’t go very fast, there is nothing too spectacular about them and most of all – they just remind us of, well, school. Not that traditional, yellow school busses are popular in South Africa, but we get the general (boring) idea of them.
You can then imagine then imagine how shocked we were to find out that someone had actually decided to give the humble school bus a crazy make-over.
This school bus is no ordinary school bus. Not even close. This school bus is extraordinary – because it is jet powered! (more…)
Sometimes its good to take a look into the past and relish in some of the greatest (and biggest) automobiles of the past century. Today, we, alongside our favourite Jay Leno (the man with the most desirable car collection on the planet) take a look at a golden oldie that was pretty much the ‘it’ car of the early 70′s.
Say hello to a genuine, beautifully restored, 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor.
Instead of high-tech hybrids and sexy super cars, Jay takes us on a ride in an old classic, relishing in the huge mass that is this German tank. Considering it’s size, it also comes as no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor weighs a whopping 3 tonnes! (more…)
If you could be a test driver for one of the top super car companies in the world, would you do it? Of course you would. And so would many other auto fanatics across the globe.
Unfortunately, that position is reserved for one person – a man you might call the luckiest man on Earth.
Davide Testi is Pagani’s number one test driver and gets to drive around in all of the Pagani glory long before we could ever get our hands on one. In this interview with the Drive Channel he tells us what its like to be the official Pagani test driver and how he got the job that so many lusted after and that so many are envious of – including ourselves.
Check it out below – this guy can seriously count his lucky stars!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to build your very own dream car? Of course, you wouldn’t have to pay and exorbitant price and you have complete creative control of the design of your baby. However, it does sound difficult and where would you even start?!
Well, one Lithuanian man didn’t let these reservations stand in his way. He simply had a vision of his dream car and decided to build it himself – and in what a clever way he did!
To start with, the man simply had the battered and bruised shell of a Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. Note, it is only the shell. There was absolutely nothing in the inside of the piece of metal.
He then decided to use the shell of the Mercedes as a platform to build his very own, unique, dream car. He had a design in mind and simply went for it… (more…)
The van. It’s not a sexy automobile, nor has it been hailed as the greatest invention in history. It’s practical, and boxy and sometimes really uncool – remember when your uncle used to show off what his kombi can do? Yeah.
however, what we don’t know (or rarely think of) of the van, is how to came into existence and what a important influence it had on pop culture, the automotive industry and various other industries in the world.
Just think, if no one had invented the van, how would you get your mail delivered or where would you store your equipment?
Well, in case you didn’t know, Mercedes-Benz invented the van – although they were two separate companies at the time and the creation of the van was really all thanks to a stiff competition between the two. And now, the German automaker wants to show us the long (and surprisingly interesting) history of the van. (more…)