Posts Tagged ‘racing


Project Herald: All In The Details – Vintage Heuer

It was always the small details that were going to help deliver the “outlaw” or “cafe racer” image I wanted for the Herald and this is been one I’ve been waiting to do for a while; I just had to wait for the perfect watch to come along.  Unfortunately this missed the Retro Cars shoot due to a shipping delay, but here’s a few pics of my Heuer and the brushed alloy mounting plate I made up.

It had to be a Heuer simply due to the motorsport heritage and outlaw Porsche links.  It’s in perfect condition and fully working; ideal for timing those cross-city races and posing at Goodwood later in the year.


NSU TT – Blyton Park Shakedown

My good friend and favorite Northerner Jonny (Big Dog) made it out yesterday for testing in his fresh-built NSU TT.  After being rescued from wrack and ruin in Spain and painstakingly re-built by Jonathan over the last, erm, more years than I’d like to remember, it turned its first wheel at Blyton park.  Unfortunately the day ended with an engine bearing letting go which is unpleasant, but not the end of the world…unless you’re out for your first race on the 5th May…which he is (Donington park Historics).  The only set of bearings in the UK are in the post to him as we speak:  Come on Jonny, you can get her there!!!!!!

Photos: RSVP Photography


Outlaws and Racers

Right now I can’t get enough of Porsche 356 Outlaws and racers in general.  Between these cars and anything that looks like it could run la carrera panamericana I’m in love.   This is pretty much the kind of feel I want for the new project car (more on that soon…when I finally get some pics!): ’50s/’60s road race hod rod chic?   ALL OVER IT.


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Garage Miya 240zg

This has to be one of the most complete and stunning 240z’s in the world, add to that its a real zg and you have a very special car!

“The HS30-H Nissan Fairlady 240ZG was released in Japan in October 1971 to homologate the 240Z for Group 4 racing. Differences between the 240ZG and an export market Datsun 240Z include an extended fibreglass ‘aero-dyna’ nose, wider over-fenders riveted to the body, a rear spoiler, acrylic glass headlight covers and fender mounted rear view mirrors. The 240ZG was available in three colours: Grande Prix Red, Grande Prix White and Grande Prix Maroon. The “G” in 240ZG stands for “Grande.” Although the ZG was never sold outside Japan, in order for it to be eligible for competition in the US, Nissan sold the nose kit as a dealer’s option which is known as the “G-nose”.” – Wikipedia