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The Most Popular Classic Car Models in the UK

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The automotive industry in the United Kingdom really started to develop in the 1910s, with famous brands like Jaguar or Austin, before experiencing its heyday after the Second World War. In the 1950s, the UK was the second largest car producing country in the world, but since the end of the 1980s, everything has changed. Many brands have disappeared from the automotive market or have been bought by foreign companies. Continue reading The Most Popular Classic Car Models in the UK

Eye On Design: Corbin Sparrow Electric Car

corbin sparrow photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Mike Corbin, producer of Corbin motorcycle seats and accessories, designed the Sparrow Personal Transportation Pod in 1996 to provide efficient personal transport with zero-emissions.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Nissan Figaro

Pink Nissan Figaro on Street
All Photos By Neil J. Barrett

My friend Neil, who lives in Swinging London, took these photos of a car he saw parked in his neighborhood, and then posted them on my FaceBook page. Because Neil knows me well.

Pink Nissan Figaro Head On

What we have here is a lovely Pink Nissan Figaro, a car formerly sold only in Japan that has become popular with owners in the UK, Ireland and South East Asia. It is truly a Sweet Ride! Thanks, Neil for providing us with a fabulous Pink Thing of The Day!

Pink Nissan Figaro Hood Ornament

1971 De Tomaso Pantera Owned By Elvis Presley

De Tomaso Pantera
All Photos By Gail

Elvis Presley, who had a passion for both cars and guns, shot this Pantera with his personal firearm during a temperamental outburst, losing patience when the car would not start. The two bullet holes on the steering wheel rim and one in the floor pan were never repaired and today serve as reminders of his occasional fits of rage.

De Tomaso Pantera

Elvis bought this Pantera on the used car market for $2,400 in 1974 for his then-girlfriend, actress Linda Thompson. Although its mid-engine configuration qualified it for exotic car status, the De Tomaso Pantera cost far less that a comparable Ferrari or Lamborghini because of its relatively inexpensive, but no less potent, Ford engine.

Photographed at the Amazing Automobiles Exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van

TMNT Van
All Photos By Gail

When I was in California at Christmastime, a friend and I spent an afternoon visiting a few locations in Pasadena when you can see the Rose Parade floats in the process of being built. That was really fun and totally recommended! At one location, they also had booths set up where you could buy overpriced Rose Parade and Rose Bowl swag, and that’s where I saw this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Van!

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