Old School vs. New School (Toyota Content)

The Toyota AE86 has become part of folklore. Partly by the likes of folk like myself who remember hooning around in them when they were cheap,’ point and squirt’ second hand road warriors in the late 80’s/early 90’s….and partly because of their now ‘cult’ following due to the ‘Grand Tourisimo’ franchise with hoards of youngsters discovering these great handling cars ‘on-line’ (weird) but also through the offshoots of motorsport – classic rallying and the fine art of ‘drifting’.

Does the new Toyota GT86 (namesake of the AE86) follow in its footsteps?

Watch the video and find out.

Not sure what a Caterham (nee Lotus) 7 is?

Then this short video should help you. Although it’s for the Canadian market I just like all the ingredients that this film has. Speed, handling, excitement, thrills….’Low Flying’ at it’s best. Yes, I’m biased. I’m lucky enough to own the white one shown in the photo on this blog. Motoring Nirvana? Absolutely.

Porsche by Design

From the North Carolina Museum of Art:
October 12, 2013–January 20, 2014

Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed marks the North Carolina Museum of Art’s first design exhibition, exploring the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day.

Featuring more than 20 automobiles, Porsche by Design presents cars owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, and Janis Joplin, as well as the one-of-a-kind ‘Panamericana’ concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

Car lovers will appreciate the rarity and engineering genius of the automobiles on view. Art lovers will be intrigued by Porsche design and the connections that can be drawn with other works of art. All will gain a deep appreciation for hallmarks of the Porsche marque: beauty, artistry, technology, and innovation.

Happy 50th Birthday Porsche!

A great little video showcasing all the iconic Porsche 911 models over 50 years and ending with a ‘birthday song’ using the delicious ‘flat six’ engines as the instruments….nice.