Air-cooled 911’s. What’s all the fuss about?

For years I’ve wondered why little old men lust after these old air-cooled Porkers. Then one morning I woke up and decided to find out for myself. Pictured above is 1120kgs of my 1977 3.0 Super Carrera. A car I took delivery of a few weeks ago. What’s it like? The term visceral is thrown …

Project Gallardo first update

It’s been a week in real time and I’ve already haemorrhaged, no, invested a lot of funds into my latest project. After hundreds of stressed and worried hours sorting though American and German eBay, I’ve managed to source the correct 5.0 long block. It’s in need of some repairs after an argument with a rod. …

I bought the cheapest Lamborghini Gallardo in the world.

Money can literally burn a hole in your pocket, never has that been more prevalent than following my new Lamborghini home today. Yes that’s right I’m now the proud owner of this delicious blue first generation Gallardo. 37,000 miles HPI clear,2 owners and finished in Caelum blue with two-tone leather interior. Why? I found it …

Nissan GT-R tuned by Litchfield Motors. First Drive

What is it? Essentially an old R35 GT-R made much more extreme by the team at Litchfield Motors. The 4.25 package can be fitted to any variant of the R35 GT-R from CBA in 2008 all the way to the latest EBA 2021 variants. 683bhp and 854nm is squeezed from the 3.8 litre VR38DETT Bi-turbo …

Realistic on the road costs in the UK. Nissan R35 GT-R

I’ve been an advocate for “bang goes the theory” and disproving the high running costs of the GT-R. This being said I came to a stark realisation that doing things to a high standard at a slightly lower price point, has still cost me (generally speaking) quite a lot of money. I don’t know whether …

R35 GT-R diff and gearbox service time.

I’ve said before how the R35 platform is surrounded in horror stories of maintenance. Fingers crossed I’m here to extinguish the rumours and make them a more attainable platform. Where did I go? Kaizer Motor near Rochester. Previously voted the best Nissan Master Technican in Europe, Sly Kaizer is incredibly qualified to build and maintain …

I found a bargain pair of Tillett carbon fibre bucket seats

So things are well and truly getting out of hand now. I’ve gone from subtly enhancing an already very special car, to almost doing a build thread with it but these happen. My latest eBay acquisition is a pair of Tillett B5 bucket seats, complete with aluminium side mounts. Price checking these on the DemonTweeks …

Fitting my bargain Tillett bucket seats into my Nissan GT-R

So again I’ve decided that “yeah I can probably do that” and gone straight into fitting my bucket seats myself. The overall job wasn’t too bad, but connecting multi piece seat frames to bucket seats which don’t stand up was not the easiest. First job was disconnecting the negative battery terminal, the wiring is quite …

I fitted my Alcon Big Brake Kit myself. It did NOT go to plan

After getting carried away and giving a nice chap in London nearly 2500 of my pounds, I’d brokered a deal for my standard brake kit to be sold. This added an unnecessary time pressure to the install of my Alcon Superkit. Many thoughts circulated through my head, various friends who run garages or even taking …