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Throwback Thursday – The evolution of transmissions, 25 August 1950

For years, British drivers had favoured the manual transmission, but would a rise in automatic transmissions in the US sway motorists here? Following World War 2, automatic transmissions became commonplace on American cars, prompting Autocar to ponder how long it would be before similar systems were adopted by British carRead More

Throwback Thursday – Four-wheel drive on test, 19 August 1966

Does farming know-how translate to the road? Henry Ferguson thought so, and his four-wheel drive prototype won favour with our testers Harry Ferguson revolutionised farming with his engineering ingenuity. Having made his 
fortune doing so, he set about changing the world of road cars. Ferguson had a vision of aRead More

Autocar magazine 19 August preview

Aston Martin DB11 scooped; Porsche 911 GT3 RS road test; 400 miles in an Aston Martin DB9 GT; Drifting with Ken Block This week’s issue of Autocar, dated 19 August, is something of an occassion, because it’s not every day we hand out a coveted five-star road test verdict. YetRead More

Throwback Thursday – Giugiaro’s vision of a 1990s Jaguar, 15 August 1990

In 1990, Giugiaro unveiled its vision of how a modern Jaguar saloon would look – complete with self-opening doors and self-starting engine Behold the Kensington, an early 1990s interpretation from the pen of the great Giorgetto Giugiaro of how future Jaguar saloons should look. The car appeared as a stylingRead More

AMA Flat Track Competing In South Dakota August 4

The AMA Pro Flat Track Championship is headed to South Dakota, to add a bit of racing action to the area best known for its famous South Dakota rally. On Tuesday, August 4, the series will compete on the half-mile oval at Black Hills Speedway. Current points leader Jared MeesRead More