Friday, 7 October 2011

GWA Tuning's Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta re-creation

If the price of an original Carrera Panamerica Ferrari 340 Mexico is slightly out of reach (one recently sold for $4.3million), how about commissioning GWA Tuning to create one of their stunning Ferrari 456-based re-creations. 

Boasting over 475bhp from its 5.4-litre V12, the 340 Mexico Berlinetta's is built using many modern Ferrari parts including brakes, suspension plus a hand-crafted aluminium body.

The retro theme continues inside the cockpit complete with vintage dials and steering wheel, blending perfectly with carbon fibre seats. The six speed manual gearbox complete with open shift-gate completes the bespoke feel.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Dyrham Park Hill Climb - SPIRIT OF THE 60s

These photos were taken at the recent 1961-65 Dyrham Park Hill Climb re-enactment near Bristol. The event was a great success, with beautiful weather and a great range of cars, including some that took part in the original event.

Lots of people attended too, probably more than expected for this modest event, causing some local traffic problems on the local roads.

The event maintained a very relaxed atmosphere and it was great to see Paul Dickinson with his fantastic Volkswagen Type 3 Notchback. There were also escorted runs up the original track.  Take a look on the Bristol Motor Club website for more info and entry list.

Paul Dickinson and John Robbins with the Notchback tackling the hill course..