Mitsubishi L200: 70 years of pickup
Yes, at first there was a cross between a motorcycle and a construction car made by the now forgotten Mizushima MVW brand. The 744-cubic 15-strong “vozdushka” of the pre-war construction…

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Auto motodinyuzhna: cars with engines from bikes and vice versa
Reasons for building a car with a motorcycle engine can be, as a rule, two. The first of them - reducing the cost of budget cars. If for our "Oka"…

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Flour choice: Ford Focus or Mazda 3
The Ford Focus has been produced since 1998 and is built in the sedan, hatchback and station wagon. At the moment, Focus has already undergone four deep upgrades, the latter…

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Mercedes-Benz SL 500 “Wolfhound”: the beast in retroshkure

The town of Belorechensk, Krasnodar Territory, only 50 thousand people and such a “UFO”! But we know that sometimes the most interesting, non-trivial works are born just far from regional capitals. Why are there – the authors even go to the federal level. So it happened in our case – the project, which will be discussed, was made to order and sent to St. Petersburg. Continue reading

Auto motodinyuzhna: cars with engines from bikes and vice versa

Reasons for building a car with a motorcycle engine can be, as a rule, two. The first of them – reducing the cost of budget cars. If for our “Oka” they adapted a VAZ four-cylinder engine, roughly speaking, sawn in half, then foreign designers often used just motors from motorcycles.

Another reason for installing a motor engine under the hood of a car is, of course, a sport. Or rather, high efficiency of motorcycle units with their compact size and low weight. Continue reading

10 facts about Toyota in Dakar

1. The participation of the Toyota in the super marathon began long before its launch – in May 1978. At the very first poster of Dakar, when the organizers still had no idea who would respond to their invitation, the rally Toyota Celica was depicted, with which the artist generously added clearance and suspension travel. Just before the start, another layout appeared (drawn in the style of a comic book), but with the image of a real participant – Toyota FJ40 of the popular RTL radio station Max Meignier. Continue reading

Hybrid Toyota Succeed. Who, if not she?
The Probox / Succeed family has a hybrid version. For some reason, Toyota itself, the leading figure of hybridization of vehicles, has not yet had a hybrid cargo-working "workhorse". Today,…

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Total and Citroen: to win across continents
London-Sydney '1968 As soon as Citroen and Total signed an agreement on commercial and technological partnership in 1968, they had to pass an aptitude test in the same way as…

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RR top manager Frank Timann: we combined 4x4 with luxury architecture
Her Majesty's subjects love their heritage, their history and traditions. And multiply them to the best of their abilities and capabilities. A spring visit to the capital of Frank Timann,…

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Crossover motocross. Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs Subaru XV vs Suzuki Vitara
It is understood that when buying a four-wheel drive crossover, even such a very compact format, as in our three today's heroes, you at least sometimes plan to use the…

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