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Posted 29.07.2022
According to statistics, four people die daily in Australia, and another 90 sustain severe injuries from car accidents.  Whether involved in a minor or a serious accident, you may be shaken up and struggle to think clearly. Therefore, it’s essential to educate yourself ahead of time.  Here are the things you should do when involved in an accident:  What to Do if You've Had a Car Accident 1. Check for injuries This is the first step you should take when involved in an accident. Safety should be your priority; everything else can wait. Check on the passengers in your car if there are any,...
Posted 25.04.2022
Many people would say that buying a classic car today represents one of those things that sounds better in theory than it looks like in practice.   In other words, you might think you want to buy a secondhand classic or antique car without thinking through some of the challenges of keeping one of these vehicles around (like classic car insurance, for example.)   On the other hand, these cars can be an excellent investment and carry their value. If you are a real gearhead, fixing up and restoring one of these beauties can be a rewarding experience.   With that in mind, here are...
Posted 10.03.2022
Tire issues are the cause of over 15,000 accidents in the UK every year. Although tire safety may seem like an insignificant problem, unsafe tires can actually cause a lot of damage. And although these issues are fixed easily, a large part of the reason why they aren’t fixed is because many people still remain clueless as of how to spot tire problems. As a result, they neglect checking their tires and instead ignore the problem. Firstly, it is important to note that tire problems can affect all tire types and so anyone who owns a vehicle will need to practice tire safety. There are many...
Posted 22.02.2022
Humankind has always been fascinated by speed. In history, people collected Thoroughbred and Arabian horses to show how fast they could get from one place to another. When Henry Ford made the Model T in America, people were fascinated at how fast these mechanized vehicles were compared to horse-drawn carriages. From that time forward, inventors made lighter and faster cars. Today we have the Devel Sixteen, the world's current fastest car with a top speed of 347 mph, the SSC Tuatara with a top speed of 331mph, and the Hennessey Venom F5 with a top speed of 301 mph, to name a few. All these...
Posted 26.01.2022
Playskool Motorsport & Luke Algar =========================== This post by Graeme Finlayson was removed from WSCC https://forum.wscc.co.uk/forum/topic/124372-build-diary-westfield-seiynergy-how-much-power-is-too-much-power/page/10/ so it is being posted here in full. ---------------------------------- 7th January, 2022 Graeme Finlayson: Well, it's time for an update. I'm a straight shooter, I don't mess people around, as anyone who has dealt with me during my time with Westfields and the WSCC will attest to. I've been involved with Westfields and the club for...
Posted 11.01.2022
Cars are chock full of modern technology, which means that your car will notify you whenever it detects a problem. Your check engine light will come on and your car’s computer will generate an error code. Of course, the check engine light could mean that you have any one of a hundred issues, including a bad catalytic converter, a fuel pump issue, or all the other possibilities.   It could be that you’re just looking to breathe new life into your car, or you really want to find out what’s happening with your car, you need to find the best OBD2 Scanner. Here are a few reasons you should invest...
Posted 18.11.2021
The market for classic cars continues to grow. Reports state that the industry was valued at about $1.24 billion (£921 million as of this writing) for 2021, but is expected to climb to $1.65 billion (£1.23 billion) by 2023. This indicates ongoing interest from car enthusiasts and collectors alike who purchase classic cars mostly for nostalgic purposes. And the enjoyment these classic cars provide their owners is unrivalled. We should note that there is not an exact age that defines a car as a "classic." Rather, you'll find a variety of classic cars from across the decades, from 1930s...
Posted 29.09.2021
A wonderfully put together video of Hannu Mikkola's 1985 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland in the Audi Quattro S1 E2. Awesome!
Posted 22.09.2021
The Volvo 240 is a popular choice for rally car drivers because it has been made with a durable design. As a result, drivers often feel safer when modifying this car for rallies and knowing that it can withstand some knocks. The BMW E36/E30 The E36 and E30 models from BMW are commonly used as rally cars because they both have impressive rear-wheel drive features. This provides drivers with plenty of control when racing across difficult conditions. Not to mention, the strength of this vehicle makes it ideal for being able to withstand knocks and bumps. In addition to this, there’s a lot of...
Posted 18.05.2021
Beautiful footage of Jean-Denis Deletraz in the 1974 Hesketh.

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