Posts Tagged ‘Cars’


Friday, February 27th, 2009

I like cars.

And unlike some of my friends, I especially like big cars. It’s probably my inner megalomaniac.

But I was a bit surprised the other night when a local garage revealed that in the month of January, they only sold one car bigger than a Ford Fiesta. I hope sensible sized cars (that bikes can be thrown into the back of) aren’t going out of fashion.

The things you see

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

I was out on my bike today, and on the way home, at the end of my own little street, I saw an impressive piece of motoring history.

Allegro Vanden Plas

Ladies and Gentlemen of the internet, may I proudly present the Allegro Vanden Plas! As far as I can recall, one of the car magazines once named it the worst car of all time. You can see how they unexpectedly managed to transplant half the noble nose of a Jaguar onto the less than noble body of an Austin Allegro. They also managed to fill it with shagpile carpet, half a walnut tree, and leather seats. It was quite the Hyacinth Bucket Mobile of its time, and its a rare treat to see a fine specimen out in the wild.

(Photo not taken by permission, but blatantly snapped in the middle of the pavement. No offence intended, your statutory rights are not affected)