Impressive V8 Debut

The Clipsal 500 at Adelaide is a formidable race to make a series debut at.  The old guns of Holden and Ford are up for any challengers.  NIssan and Mercedes were easily dispelled in their first season last year.  I had figured Volvo S60 would be in the same boat this year, but after Race […]

Volvo’s New Weapon

If championships were based on beauty, the 2014 V8 Supercars trophy would be handed to Volvo already.  Volvo’s new S60 V8 Supercar is now my favourite touring car for the 2014 season. Since all of the V8s are based on shared architecture, the learning curve should be less significant than of years past (prior to […]

Cars and Coffee: August 11th.

Stopped off at Cars and Coffee on my way to Subaru Hypermeet AND the Tires23 BBQ.  I was only able to stick around for 15-20 minutes. I may or may not like this 964. 🙂  Engineered Automotive’s shop car.  Must be nice. ’69 Volvo 164.  The owner’s kid was having a ball stomping in the […]

Swede Sleds.

Volvo has decided to run a full factory effort in the 2014 V8 Supercars Series.  They will build and design a 5.0L version for their 4.4 V8 from the XC90.  Holden, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes and Volvo.  Racing in cars that look like real cars.  With USCR, North American DTM, DTM, the revamped WTCC, SuperGT(now with […]

Matt’s Volvo.

Matt Morana recently picked up this Volvo.  RWD, brick coupe.  Who wouldn’t want this? Matt:”Engine is a B20 “redblock” 2 litre dual barrel weber carb about 110 hp, tq is about the same, model is a 142S, its from ’69, mechanical everything except for ignition system, basically a tractor motor, its got a 4 speed […]

Spring Fling 2012

The Scraped.Crusaders.  made it out to Spring Fling again. It’s the kick off to Toronto’s VW show scene.  While I like VW’s the three below were probably my favourite cars of the show.  🙂  Pics courtesy of Mad.Hatter.