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Rare Rides: It’s a 1977 Reliant Scimitar GTE, You Know

Today’s Rare Ride is a sporty shooting brake from the days when there were still many British manufacturers building cars like it across England. Let’s travel back to the Seventies when everything was brown, excepting this particular Reliant. Reliant fielded a number of small cars between the brand’s inception in 1935 and its demise in […] The post Rare Rides: It’s a 1977 Reliant Scimitar GTE, You Know appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: England, Autos


Chevy Corvette Stingray Coming to Forza Horizon 4!

Well, look who decided to join the party. In this case, it’s the belle of the ball of the automotive world, the new Corvette C8. And the party in question is Forza Horizon 4, the driving game/music festival/whatever. It makes perfect sense, and besides, it’ll probably be the easiest way for me to get into a C8 for a “test drive.” Turn 10 Games, the creators of the Forza series of driving games – that would be Forza Motorsports and it’s little brother, the raucous, open world Forza Horizon – j...
Tags: England, Microsoft, Video Games, Autos, Chevy, Horizon, Detroit, Corvette, Edinburgh Scotland, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Corvette Stingray, Forza, Man Cave, Forza Horizon, Forza Motorsports, Tony Borroz


Oxbotica raises $47M to deploy its autonomous vehicle software in industrial applications

While the world continues to await the arrival of safe, reliable and cost-effective self-driving cars, one of the pioneers in the world of autonomous vehicle software has raised some substantial funding to double down on what it sees as a more immediate opportunity: providing technology to industrial companies to build off-road applications. Oxbotica, the Oxford, England startup that builds what it calls “universal autonomy” — flexible technology that it says can power the navigation, perception...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, England, London, Microsoft, Tech, Cisco, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Cto, Newman, Posner


Speed Read, 13 December 2020

It’s all about Honda this week, with a Gundam-inspired limited edition Monkey from Thailand, a murdered-out Dommie from Sweden, and a crisp XR650 supermotard from Italy. The outlier is a modern BMW GS sidecar rig that could transport two in comfort from one end of a continent to another. Honda Dominator by Gorm Taube The evergreen Dommie is a brilliant bike for modification: it’s tough, has excellent parts support, and is relatively cheap and easy to find. This stealthy custom is one of th...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Usa, England, Sweden, US, Thailand, Motorcycles, Italy, Netherlands, Bmw, Honda, Washington State, Volvo, Pacific Northwest, Gothenburg


Dunstall Drainpipe: A rare Norton resurfaces in the USA

Modern race bikes are shiny, perfect things: they have the air of being extruded from 3D printers in a hermetically sealed laboratory. But in days of yore, the typical racer was usually a little battered and bruised, with unique welding marks and bodged-up brackets and bodywork. We have to admit to preferring them that way, and this Dunstall ‘Drainpipe’ Norton is the perfect example. It’s no Italian supermodel, but it’s still very compelling to look at. In the 1960s and 1970s, Paul Dunstal...
Tags: Europe, Usa, England, Britain, Motorcycles, Beaulieu, Jamie, Norton, Blair, Seeley, National Motor Museum, Doug Macrae, Eddie Robinson, Dunstall, Norton Commando, Racing Motorcycles


Speed Read: 18 October, 2020

A tasty mix this week, with an old school BMW bobber from the Bavarian forests, an absolutely mint BSA Rocket 3 on eBay, a Spanish Thruxton build with a hydraulic bodywork lift, and news of a custom build-to-order scheme from Royal Enfield. BMW R100 CS by Woidwerk Love it or loathe it, there’s a timeless quality to the classic BMW boxer engine. Which gives builders plenty of flexibility when setting the vibe of a bike. This very, very ‘old school’ build comes from Ralf Eggl of Woidwerk, w...
Tags: UK, England, London, India, Porsche, Motorcycles, Bmw, Portland Oregon, Honda, Harley Davidson, Continental, Bsa, Mercedes Benz, Chennai, Ralf, Malle


Envisics nabs $50M for its in-car holographic display tech at a $250M+ valuation

The jury is still out on what might become the most viable business models for augmented reality technology, but in the meantime a startup out of the UK is betting one big area will be in vehicles, in the form of holographic displays. And today it is announcing a significant round of funding from strategic investors to fill out its vision (so to speak). Envisics, which brings together technologies like computer vision, machine learning, big data analytics and navigation to build hardware that in...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, England, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Gm, Hud, Jaguar Land Rover, DAQRI, Milton Keynes, Michael Cohen, Jamieson


Retrograde’s white hot Triumph T100R Daytona desert sled

It’s hard to express just how much Mark Drury loves vintage Triumphs. In his own words, he’s a “self-confessed Meriden groupie,” but his love for the marque is even more evident in the projects he takes on. Based in Northampton in England, Mark runs the workshop Retrograde Mechanica as an after-hours endeavor. And more Triumphs pass through his doors than any other make… regardless of the condition they’re in. This 1967 Triumph Daytona 500, for example, was pretty trashed when Mark took on th...
Tags: Usa, UK, England, Australia, California, Motorcycles, Northampton, Turner, Northamptonshire, Mark, Daytona, Neil, CNC, Meriden, Mark Drury, Neil Adams


Done right: Rick Hannah’s Kawasaki W650 desert sled

My father was fond of the saying, “If you want a job done right, do it yourself.” And that’s the first thought that popped into my head when I saw this sublime Kawasaki W650 desert sled from England. It comes from London-based Rick Hannah, who builds under the amusing moniker of Dirty Dick’s Motos. Rick is the perfect example of a self-taught man. He used to live in Johannesburg, South Africa, and hang out with Marnitz Venter—whose lovely vintage Triumph bobber we featured a year ago. But...
Tags: UK, England, London, Motorcycles, Cornwall, Customs, Aston Martin, Dick, Continental, Harley, Kawasaki, Rick, Harrison, Joburg, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Custom Motorcycles


The Rolls-Royce Ghost just got its first full revamp in 10 years — check out the $300,000 car's most opulent form yet

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost. Rolls-Royce The new Rolls-Royce Ghost marks the second generation of the car, whose current model starts at about $300,000.It looks similar from the outside to the outgoing Ghost, but it has a slightly bigger engine and rides on a new platform. Rolls-Royce did not announce pricing or availability at this time.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The all-new, second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost is here. Visually, it looks very similar to the outgoing ...
Tags: Transportation, England, Life, Trends, Autos, Ghost, Rolls Royce, Royce, Cullinan, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Royce Ghost


The New Lotus Certificate of Provenance Program is a Nice Treat for Owners

Lotus has decided to join the trend many automakers are doing these days, and start their own, in house, factory certification program. OK, Programme, if you’re British. Essentially what the Lotus Certificate of Provenance does is verify the provenance or background of your Lotus car. The debut car happens to be a lovely 1981 Turbo Esprit, authenticated as Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s last “company car.” Certificate of Provenance: Contents & Items The new Certificate of Provenance prog...
Tags: UK, England, America, Magazine, Autos, Panasonic, Lotus, Chapman, UVF, Hethel, Car Talk, Lotus Cars, Colin Chapman, Tony Borroz, Phil Popham, Jolly Olde England


Less But Better: Auto Fabrica’s Triumph Bonneville T120

There are bikes that look ‘busy,’ full of angles and ancillaries, pumped up like a bodybuilder on show day. Then there are those with a few deft lines, a little empty space here and there, as if a thumbnail sketch has been transformed into metal. Auto Fabrica’s bikes fall into the second category. As the famed industrial designer Dieter Rams would say, they are ‘less but better,’ with a timeless appeal and an air of simplicity. This new build, called Type 19 and based on a classic Triumph Bon...
Tags: England, Motorcycles, Kent, Dieter Rams, Yamaha, Austin Texas, Gaz, Brembo, Monza, Mitas, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph Bonneville, Nissin, Maxton, Auto Fabrica, Bujar Muharremi


The Space Between: The Isle Of Man TT

Motorcycle racing has existed since the very first engine was mounted to the very first frame and connected to the very first rear wheel in a “motor-bicycle.” Rough road courses were drawn up, and those early first pioneers would set out on timed runs. They were not, in the beginning, racing each other. They were racing the course. During these early years, the Isle of Man, a tiny island in the middle of the Irish Sea, between England and Ireland, was a popular destination for tourism via ferrie...
Tags: England, Review, Articles, Ireland, Motorcycles, Isle of Man TT, James, Henderson, Kawasaki, Dan, Ramsey, Guy Martin, Irish Sea, TT, Dominic, Hillier


Giant Killer: Honda CB400F ‘Raptor’ by Ripple Rock Racers

It’s a long time since we’ve featured what you might call a ‘traditional’ café racer. The term is used very loosely these days—we’re as guilty as anyone—and it’s easy to forget how far we’ve moved on from the classic style. So this Kandy-Kolored tangerine-flake streamliner is a good reminder of ground zero. It comes from Kemp Archibald of Toronto’s Ripple Rocker Racers, and it’s been gracing the window of the local Town Moto store since March. The guys at Ripple Rocker Racers make custom ...
Tags: Facebook, England, California, Toronto, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Ontario, Kawasaki, Buchanan, Deutsch, Russell, Brembo, Kemp, Bates, Yoshimura


QOTD: Know Any Hard Luck Automobiles?

It’s a film I reference often, but in this case it fits. The absolutely fantastic movie Twelve O’Clock High concerns itself with a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber group stationed in the south of England during WW2. Tasked with “precision” daylight bombing over occupied Europe relatively early in the conflict, the group goes about its […] The post QOTD: Know Any Hard Luck Automobiles? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, England, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Bad Luck, U S Army Air Forces, Question of the Day, Unlucky


2020 Cancelled.... Or is it?

 Covid -19 has put a stop to almost everything we like to do, not just for us at Everyday Superbikes but for the World.  Any trips abroad or nights away we had planned for 2020 are not going to happen, we are hoping for 2021 to be able to travel abroad and put another tick in the countries ridden in list, but as for this year we are just having days out instead. Here are some of them so far. Clun  Towards the Middle of May the restrictions were lifted, though still on furlough Col a...
Tags: Facebook, UK, England, Wales, Motorcycles, Broadway, Avon, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Mitchell, Evesham, Stourport, Welshpool, Malvern, Bala, Leighton


Automoblog Book Garage: Two Summers: The Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Racing Car

Two Summers follows the twelve races that comprised the 1954 and 1955 seasons. At the center was a car that would later make history: the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R.Our Book Garage series showcases what every enthusiast should add to their library.  author Robert Ackerson publisher Veloce Publishing isbn 978-1845847517 where to get it Veloce Online Store(35% off until further notice) Two Summers is a delightful book that tells the tale of the ...
Tags: Europe, England, France, Ireland, Ford, Switzerland, Autos, Chrysler, AAA, Mercedes Benz, Cooperstown, Catskill Mountains, Daimler AG, Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari, Man Cave


The Bumpy Road to ‘Cars’, Possibly Pixar’s Most Contentious Movie

(Infinity and Beyond is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights Cars .) In the early days of 2006, the Walt Disney Company made a dramatic change whose impacts are still being felt today. Michael Eisner had once been the CEO of the Disney conglomerate, and while he’d grasped a modicum of the success that Pixar Animation Studios would bring, he’d always been standoffish to the i...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, England, Movies, Jay Leno, Australia, Disney, Cars, Los Angeles, Features, Broadway, Lightning, James Taylor, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Pixar Animation Studios


Oh Crap!!!

Oh Crap!!!  Well Col and I have made it out on 1 ride this year which was the day before the country went into lockdown as Covid-19 was here.  We had been advised by the Government to stay indoors but thought as the Sun was out and was the perfect day for a ride, plus I wanted to test the bike after changing the brake pads and adding some K&N filters and giving it a service. Not sure if the self isolationg rules applied to being out on a motobike or not we checked with a couple of motoring web...
Tags: England, Ireland, Motorcycles, Army, Devon, TT, RTA, Phill, Cleobury Mortimer, EDSBK


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 29 March, 2020

A subtle but brilliant Kawasaki Z1 from AC Sanctuary, a wild supercharged Triumph Bobber from England, and a sneak peek at the new, 80s-style Honda CB-F concept. RCM-507: A new AC Sanctuary Z1 Every time we feel like we need a ‘reset’ of sorts, we check in on AC Sanctuary. Their builds are timeless, classy and impeccably constructed—like a new album from Arcade Fire, you know exactly what you’re going to get, but you also know it’s going to be good. This Z1 sticks to the formula. It’s more...
Tags: Japan, England, Motorcycles, Ducati, Honda, Nascar, Kawasaki, TIG, Thornton, Jody, Rick Steele, Carl Fogarty, Custom Motorcycles, Metzeler Lasertec, Kawasaki motorcycles, Suzuki Katana


5 Best Car Movies & Shows on Netflix to Watch During Quarantine

So you’re a gearhead and a car enthusiast, and you’re looking for something good on Netflix. We all have time on our hands now, but instead of wasting it endlessly scrolling through a bunch of stuff, here are five great car-themed titles currently on Netflix. We also have a list of the best classic car movies to watch during the Coronavirus outbreak, if that’s more your style. Off the top of our collective heads (and in no particular order), here are five really good car movies and/or s...
Tags: Japan, England, Movies, America, Netflix, Magazine, Ferrari, Ford, Autos, Melbourne, Abu Dhabi, Cuba, Paul Martin, Tyler Posey, Adam Carolla, Top List


5 Best Car Movies & Shows on Netflix for the Coronavirus Outbreak

So you’re a gearhead and a car enthusiast, and you’re looking for something good on Netflix. We all have time on our hands now, but instead of wasting it endlessly scrolling through a bunch of stuff, here are five car-themed titles currently on Netflix. Now, to be clear, these are not the five best movies or shows we’ve ever found on Netflix, just five gearhead-centric ones that are worth your time. We also have a list of the best classic car movies to watch during the Coronavirus outbreak, ...
Tags: Japan, England, Movies, America, Netflix, Magazine, Ferrari, Ford, Autos, Melbourne, Abu Dhabi, Cuba, Paul Martin, Tyler Posey, Adam Carolla, Tony Borroz


EVs are better for the environment than cars — even when charged by coal-generated electricity

Even though electric vehicles (EVs) produce no emissions as they’re driven, many detractors argue that they’re not as environmentally sound as they seem if they’re charged using electricity generated by burning fossil fuels. But new research shows that isn’t always the case. According to an article published in the journal Nature Sustainability, a group of researchers from the Netherlands and England, found that EVs charged by coal fueled power stations still produce fewer emission overall than ...
Tags: Startups, UK, England, Cars, World, Netherlands, Shift


This 993 GT2 Replica is the epitome of a modern classic Porsche

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Tags: UK, England, United Kingdom, Autos, Carrera, Lake District, 993, GT2, Porsche GT2/GT3, 993 Turbo, Driving Roads


Five, the self-driving startup, raises $41M and pivots into B2B, away from building its own fleet

We are still years away from a time when fully-autonomous cars will be able to drive us from A to B, and the complexity of getting to that point is likely going to need hundreds of billions of dollars of investment before it becomes a reality. That hard truth is leading to some shifts in the self-driving startup landscape. England’s Five (formerly known as FiveAI), one of the more ambitious companies in the space, is moving away from its original plan, of designing its own fully self-driving car...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Europe, UK, England, London, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous, Automotive, Huawei, Five, Self-driving, David Lin, Boland


A tricked-out Nissan Leaf just completed Britain’s longest fully autonomous drive

An all-electric Nissan Leaf has just completed a 370 km (230 m) trip around Britain, completely on its own. As part of a Nissan support initiative, driving in fully autonomous mode, the Leaf drove from the company’s technical center in Cranfield, just outside Milton Keynes in southern England, to its factory in Sunderland, way up north, Reuters reports. [Read: Tesla’s Autopilot dangerously fooled by drone mounted projectors] According to the report, this is the longest, most complex journey ever...
Tags: Startups, England, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Britain, Sunderland, Nissan, Milton Keynes, Reuters, Nissan Leaf, Cranfield, Plugged


2019 Mini Cooper Oxford Edition – Mini for Millennials

I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of an Anglophile — at least in the automotive realm. I don’t take any interest in the drama surrounding England’s monarchy, nor do I drape my clothing with any form of the Union Jack. I’ve simply come to enjoy the cars of the British motoring industry. After all, I […] The post 2019 Mini Cooper Oxford Edition – Mini for Millennials appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, England, Autos, Car Reviews, Mini, Mini Cooper, Hatchback, 2019 Mini Cooper, Oh Behave, Oxford Edition, Cooper Oxford Edition


What’s It Like Driving a Rennsport-Built 911?

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Tags: England, 911, Autos, Rennsport, 2.7 RS, Classic 911, Porsche 911 2.7


Automoblog Book Garage: Buick Riviera, 1963 to 1973

The Buick Riviera would push the company beyond its lackluster post-war image.A new book by author Norm Mort takes us through the history of this timeless car.Our Book Garage series showcases what every enthusiast should add to their library. author Norm Mort Publisher  Veloce Publishing ISBN 978-1787113565 Where to pre-order: Amazon A small, jewel-like book arrived on my doorstep all the way from far-off England. Even though it’s abo...
Tags: Amazon, England, Ford, Autos, Riviera, Mort, Buick, Connolly, Carl, Bill Mitchell, Norm, Toronto Sun, Montreal Gazette, Man Cave, Buick Riviera, Book Garage


Automoblog Book Garage: Lotus 72

Author Pete Lyons chronicles the story of the most legendary car in Formula 1.Lyons documents the incredible six seasons the Lotus 72 was in action (1970-75). Our Book Garage series showcases what every enthusiast should add to their library. Author Pete Lyons Publisher Evro ISBN 978-1910505335 Where To Get it: Amazon Lotus 72, published by Evro, and written by Pete Lyons covers one of the most important Grand Prix cars of all time and ...
Tags: England, Spain, Barcelona, Ford, Autos, Brands Hatch, Lotus, Motorsports, Mao, Fittipaldi, Stewart, Chapman, Penske, Lyons, Juan Carlos, Monza



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