Volvo made some ripples last week with a couple of announcements likely to have various parties feeling just a little bit nervous. Decision 1 will effect anyone involved with a factory-backed Volvo racing team – unless they’re in a boat. Volvo’s global Marketing Manager, Alain Nisser, was quoted in the press last week saying that […]
When I first saw a Lancia Fulvia colour chart the idea of a grey Fulvia didn’t excite me too much. I still wouldn’t want a grey one, myself, but seeing this car today has caused a massive mindshift over the basic idea of a grey Lancia Fulvia. It’a also the best looking Fulvia-with-bumpers I’ve ever […]
Most of you would have heard the news by now, but for those who have not….. Spyker’s situation went from really bad to terminal last night when their bankruptcy protection/reorganisation status moved into plain old bankruptcy (receivership). Spyker Cars sought protection from its creditors just two weeks ago but the bridge funding it was counting […]
Good news! We installed a new condenser, new HT leads and new contact points into Geoff’s Fiat X1/9 and then this happened……. (apologies for holding my iPhone the wrong way) —— Now we just have to do the brake master and clutch master and we should finally be somewhat mobile! Good times!
I had a big long rant planned about Rupert Murdoch and the ugliness he peddles wherever he casts his gaze. Sadly, the news out of Pakistan tonight has me feeling completely and utterly defeated…. for the moment. Personally speaking, it’s fair to say that 2014 has been a pretty shit year and 2015 only holds […]
I’ll get to the Fiat in a moment….. I drove a few interesting cars on the weekend. Both experiences were unplanned. One car I drove with a view to buy and the other was purely for fun. Peugeot 205 GTI The first car was a Peugeot 205GTI. I stumbled across this one when I ran […]
For those who don’t know, I worked for Saab Automobile for a short time back in 2011, running a website for them called Inside Saab. As the name suggests, it was designed to bring all the latest news, events and other developments from inside the company. I started with Saab in April 2011 and finished […]
It’s Friday, so that means it’s Fulvia time! Here’s a lovely little publicity shot. The HF is relaxing by the beach with a few friends, something we’d all like to be doing right now, I’m sure. Click to enlarge. Have a great weekend!
NEVS’s press office has been pretty crappy ever since……. well, forever. But they certainly nailed it with this headline: The reorganization of Nevs is prolonged Yep. It’s one of the most prolonged, drawn out affairs I’ve ever seen The good news for Saab fans today, however, is that NEVS does get more time, which means […]
In Court…. There’s a little bit of news on the Saab front today. Via TTELA, via comments (thanks to Pingu) One creditor (the financial company SVEA Ekonomi AB that has provided NEVS with loans during the year) has opposed an extension of the reconstruction. The reason is that they fear that there is no longer […]