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Silverstone Classic – Sat 27th Jul 2019

In these climatically challenging times, I suppose we should no longer be surprised at how rapidly weather conditions can switch from tropical heatwave to standard UK summer drizzle but why does this always seem to coincide with seriously special classic car events?

Last year it was Luftgekühlt at Bicester Heritage which in the midst of wonderfully warm and sunny Summer, transformed into Wassergekühlt! This year, we went from sweltering 38 degree heat (in London at least) to a state of excessive sogginess for Silverstone Classic. Sigh …………. where did I leave my waterproofs and underwater camera?

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A-Z Of Car Stuff: H is for Hybrids (the Euro/US Variety)!

A-Z of Car Stuff

This is one in a series of posts on cars, drivers, designers etc. that have interested me over the years. I’ve bored my family and friends with this stuff for years – now it’s your turn!

See A-Z of Car Stuff page for more posts in this series.

So, what’s so special about Hybrids?

To my mind – there are hybrids and hybrids!

On the one hand – there are the modern internal combustion engine/battery powered vehicles built to save the planet and/or salve the collective consciences of automotive eco-warriors (isn’t that an oxymoron?).

On the other hand there are Euro/US Hybrids – sleek and elegant European styled cars with stonking great American V8s shoe-horned into their delicate chassis. These cars have a simple purpose in life – to tear-up roads and circuits at the fastest possible speed but in the best possible style and taste!

1) The special thing about petrol/electric hybrids is they’re NOT new. They were designed and driven donkey’s years ago thanks to Ferdinand Porsche.

2) The special thing about Euro/American hybrids is that they combine the best of European styling with the rugged power of American V8 engines. A number of specialist manufacturers have created beautiful and innovative sports cars, GTs and saloons that have graced the roads and race circuits of the world for years. Long may this Euro/US Hybrid cross-breeding programme continue.

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A-Z of Car Stuff

Intro

A-Z of Car Stuff provides links to a series of posts on cars,  drivers, designers etc. that have interested me over the years.

The posts attempt to distill what triggered my interest and why this has been maintained. I’ll add new posts and I’ll refine old ones with corrections and more information over time.

A number of the items are a work in progress and will become accessible as soon as I complete and publish them as posts with selection from the A-Z of Car Stuff page.

In essence – I’ve bored my friends and family with this stuff for years – now it’s your turn!

A-Z of Car Stuff:

A is for:-

Allard - Coming Soon
Allard – Coming Soon

Auto Union - Coming Soon
Auto Union – Coming Soon

AMB is for:-

Aston Martin Bulldog

B is for:-

Derek Bell & Stefan Bellof at Silverstone 1000kms - 13th May 1984
Bell & Bellof

 

Bizzarini Strada
Bizzarrini

BP is for:-

British Plastic – Part 1

 

TVR Griffith 200
British Plastic – Part 2

F is for:-

Facel

G is for:-

Gordon Keeble
Gordon Keeble

H is for:-

"Hybrid" - coming soon
Hybrids – the Euro/US Variety!

P is for:-

1970 Le Mans winning Porsche 917K
Porsche 917