The first test drive Jeep Gladiator. Yes, we liked him
Jeep has a rich history of pickups. The company introduced the model with such a body under the name Willys-Overland Pickup back in 1947. In 1957, the Jeep Forward Control…

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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: news about old age
In fact, Pebble Beach is a pensioner place by Californian standards. Here, on the Monterey Peninsula, manors are bought mostly by those who are tired not only of the turmoil,…

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Suzuki Jimny of two generations (1981–2018). Small, yes udalenky?
Interestingly, the appearance of a small dzhipchik is not obliged to the company Suzuki - a small firm with a loud name Hope (hope!) Motor Company, in 1965, presented its…

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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

1987 Nissan Skyline R31. From the Quartet to the G8
Was the Skyline R31 revolutionary? Rather, it was the result of evolution - technical, marketing. As we remember, in the late 60s Nissan successfully entered motor racing, and with it…

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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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Direct competitors: Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris which is better to choose?
The Kia Rio hatchback and sedan have been produced since 1999, at the moment this car has already undergone four profound upgrades, the latter was carried out in 2017. Between…

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Rio X-Line: the key problem of the passenger "crossover"
Over the past month, X-line has helped me make repairs and move. On the spaciousness of the cabin, which can be shoved, in principle, almost everything, I have already written.…

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