Motor Vehicles

Triumph Speed Twin

The Triumph Speed Twin 5T…

The Speed Twin 5T was a motorcycle made by Triumph at their Coventry, and later Meriden factories. It was a 500cc OHV vertical twin in a lightweight frame and the first truly successful British parallel twin, setting the standard for many twins to follow. Edward Turner, Triumph’s Chief Designer and Managing Director, launched the Triumph Speed Twin at the 1937 National Motorcycle […]

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1943 Willys Archives

Classic WW2 Utility Vehicle – The Willys Jeep

The Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army Truck, ​4×4 Command Reconnaissance, commonly known as “the jeep”, were highly successful off-road capable, light, military utility vehicles, built in large numbers to a standardised design, from 1941 to 1945, for the Allied forces during World War II. It became the primary

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Morris 8 1936

The Morris 8 – A Family Car Inspired by The Ford Model Y

The Morris 8 was a small family car produced by Morris Motors from 1935 to 1948. It was inspired by the sales popularity of the Ford Model Y, styling of which the “8” closely followed. The car was powered by a Morris UB series 918 cc four-cylinder side-valve engine with three-bearing crankshaft and single SU carburettor with maximum power of 23.5 bhp. The gearbox was a

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Sunbeam Talbot 10

Sunbeam Talbot 10 Saloon

The Sunbeam-Talbot 10 was a compact executive car or small sports saloon manufactured by the Rootes Group in their Clément-Talbot factory in North Kensington between 1938 and 1939, and then reintroduced after the Second World War and sold between 1945 and 1948. It was at first a two-door then a four-door sports saloon although a  drop-head coupé version and

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