Author Archives: Gibbo

1967 MGB GT – Body Restoration

Following on from my last post about deciding to get the MG restored the first task was to tackle the corroded and tatty bodywork. I don’t have any skill in this area so I had always planned to get a … Continue reading

Posted in 1967 MGB GT, Classic Cars, Grand Touring | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

1967 MGB GT – Time for restoration

It’s been a while since posting anything on here but having a child will do that to your free time! A number of months ago I realised that the MG was in dire need of some TLC, whilst perfectly usable … Continue reading

Posted in 1967 MGB GT, Classic Cars, Grand Touring | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

1967 MGB GT – Electronic Ignition

With a view to putting an end to my ignition problems I’ve decided to take the plunge with electronic ignition for my MGB GT. Having looked at a few electronic ignition systems I found some of the neatest (and by … Continue reading

Posted in 1967 MGB GT, Classic Cars, Grand Touring | Leave a comment

1967 MGB GT – Ignition Woes

Having owned the MG for about two years now I’m still enjoying it every time I drive it. However, I have an issue that seems to reoccur all too frequently. It seems that whenever I take the car for a … Continue reading

Posted in 1967 MGB GT, Classic Cars, Grand Touring | Leave a comment

1967 MGB GT – Introduction

When the MGB was launched in 1962 it was hardly a revolution in terms of new technology, the suspension configuration was nothing new and the engine design had pre-war origins.  However, its pretty styling, reasonable performance, predictable handling and low … Continue reading

Posted in 1967 MGB GT, Classic Cars, Grand Touring | Leave a comment

Ferrari Dino 246

Looking at this car today it’s strange to think that this good looking, mid-engined and Ferrari built car wasn’t originally badged as such.  A car who’s DNA is so apparent even in Ferrari’s most recent sports cars was at the … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Cars | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Audi Phenomenon

It seems that at the moment everyone I speak to has either just bought an Audi or are willing to sell their children for one! Audi cars are very ‘in’ at the moment which is a strange concept for the … Continue reading

Posted in The Observer | Leave a comment

Movie Moments – Grand Prix (1966) Monaco GP

I love this film, not because of the flakey storyline or the dodgy cameo from Graham Hill and his contemporaries rather its the camera work during the races which is most enthralling. The film was shot in Super Panavision 70 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Movie Moments – Italian Job Opening Sequence

Possibly one of the most captivating sequences in car movie history, these 3 minutes of automotive heaven are one of my all time favourite pieces of cinema. It begins with a wide angle shot of an alpine scene with twisting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Movie Moments – Le Mans Race Start

I’m particularly fond of this movie moment mainly because of its intensity. The ’24 heures du Mans’ is about to begin at 4pm sharp and the build up is incredible. All is silent save for a quickening and loundening heartbeat … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment