Renault Dauphine

Type: Product
Name: Renault Dauphine
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

This Grandpa Owns a Cool Garage: Porsche Guy with a Chevy Twist

⌖A- A+I remember the days when my grandpa used to teach me the pleasures of rear-wheel drive motoring in his Renault Dauphine. The thing only had 32 hp, but it was enough to make me fall in love with cars forever. I’m pretty sure the grandfather we’ll ... [Published Auto Evolution - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Inside the world of Italian supercar maker Pagani

If there’s one thing Horacio Pagani wants people to know, it’s that his Pagani Zonda “didn’t just fall from the sky. No, it was a deep-rooted dream.”By the time he was 10-years-old, Pagani was building model cars in his native village in Argentina using ... [Published Autofocus.ca - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Fiberglass Down Under - The Buckle Story

Last week, I told you all about the Allard Clipper , Britain's (and possibly Europe's) first fiberglass car. Shortly after the Clipper disaster, fiberglass became accepted and an enterprising Australian who had never built a car before brought the technology ... [Published Jalopnik - Sep 10 2014]

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"We made it by doing some rough sketches on paper, then building a little model of what our sketches looked like, and from that building a full-scale plaster of paris model of the car. You may think it sounds fairly straightforward. So did we, until we tried. However, after spending several thousand man hours on the job we knew differently. Firstly, we had to get a shape which looked pretty right. Then we had to combine that with an envelope to contain people, luggage, engine and other mechancical parts. We had to arrange it so that there was room to get atat all the components, and that a mechanic wouldn't have to take the car to pieces merely to make a simple adjustment - one of the bugbears of limited-production cars. So we changed and altered and covered ourselves and the shop liberally with plaster of paris."

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