Jaguar Form Study. Clerkenwell, UK. One For The Collect...
The new Jaguar form study at Clerkenwell Design Week in the UK has one of the crankandpiston team thinking about some other models close to his heart. Since I was eight years old, my automotive 1/18 diecast collection has been getting steadily bigger year-on-year... Read more
2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours. Black Falcons Washout
Sean Edwards, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Bernd Schneider are getting rather good at taking home the endurance racing silverware. Schneider in particular is on a roll, first securing his maiden endurance victory in Dubai with Edwards and Bleekemolen during January’s 24 Hours race before securing... Read more
Volkswagen Golf vs Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Dubai, UAE. To...
crankandpiston takes a closer look at two of the region’s newest debutants: the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. In the early 1980s, the Volkswagen Golf and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta didn’t have a huge amount in common. One had a... Read more
wetheterrors. World Rally T-Shirts. Tribute To Group B
wetheterrors, with nearly ten years of experience shooting on the World Rally Championship stage, has a brand new t-shirt range for the true rally fans. Though you may not think it, the World Rally Championship losing its promoter in 2012 was actually a blessing... Read more
Subaru BRZ. Drag Racing. 1400hp
A Subaru BRZ with 1400hp. The last thing you’d expect to see at a drag strip. Didn’t stop Al Afshar though. The first thing that springs to mind when you say Subaru BRZ and/or Toyota 86, is not drag racing. Circuit racing yes, Drift... Read more
2013 Mille Miglia. Day Three. The Final Leg.
The competitors make their way out of Rome and back to Brescia on the final day of the 2013 Mille Miglia. The final day of the Mille Miglia saw an early morning mad dash out of Rome under Polizia escort for the competitors. Drivers... Read more
2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours. LIVE STREAMING
Live streaming for the 2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours includes direct coverage from Radio Le Mans. Excitement is brewing ahead of the 41st running of the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and with good reason. Fresh off its inaugural win on the event last year – a... Read more
A day with some Morgans. 3 Wheeler and Plus 8.
Having just finished a tour of the Morgan factory in the UK, we’re invited to take the company’s legendary 3 Wheeler for a spin. We don’t need to be asked twice. After a couple of hours enjoying the rustic charm of the Morgan factory,... Read more
The DeLorean Story. Nick Sutton. Debt, Drugs and the DM...
‘The DeLorean Story’, newly published by Haynes, tells the company’s controversial story from the perspective of Nick Sutton, a former DeLorean employee who claims to have seen it all. Amazing to think that, given the embezzlement, sectarian violence, and FBI drugs sting involved, that... Read more
Red Bull Car Park Drift. Saudi Arabia 2013. NEW VIDEO
Red Bull Car Park Drift hits Saudi Arabia, and sees Amir Mansour and Saeed Al Mouri top the table in Jeddah. Getting Saudi Arabia enthusiastic about drifting has never been much of an issue, and yet Red Bull managed to raise the roof even... Read more
Race2Recovery. Dakar Rally. The Full Story
Race2Recovery: Beyond Injury, Achieving the Extraordinary recounts the incredible story of the injured servicemen who set out to compete in the 2013 Dakar Rally in a quartet of Bowler Wildcats. Anybody who has competed on the Dakar Rally will tell you that competing, let... Read more
2013 Mille Miglia. Day Two. Taking Its Toll
crankandpiston’s intrepid reporter on the Mille Miglia finds the going tough as competitors on day two hit Rome via San Marino. And yes, it’s still raining. “Dude, I am wiped.” For those of you curious to know why the name on our Mille Miglia... Read more
2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours. Preview. The Next Record
Highlights from the 40th running of the Nurburgring 24 Hours last year ahead of this weekend’s event, a race that could see another record tumble. Competitors and fans came into last year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours knowing the event was on a roll. Four years... Read more
2013 Mille Miglia. Day One. Rain Doesn’t Stop Play
It’s day one on the 2013 Mille Miglia, and crankandpiston is on-hand to watch competitors leave Brescia and arrive in Ferrara. There are certain staples that spring to mind when we think of the Mille Miglia: hundreds of immaculate pre and post-war racing machines;... Read more
Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition. Bottled Essence
Fancy smelling like a Bentley? It turns out that manufacturing cars for well over a century can get a bit…same-y. That half-though hypothesis might explain why Bentley has just released Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition, the marque’s first ever men’s aftershave. In a collaborative... Read more
950hp Toyota Supra. Dubai, UAE. Japan’s Other Monster
crankandpiston meets a Toyota legend, and is walked through the work that has gone into making this 1995 Supra a 950hp absolute monster. Upon the arrival of the 86, much was made about the fact that Toyota, finally, had a sportscar in the range... Read more
2014 Dubai 24 Hours. Raring To Go
The 2014 Dubai 24 Hours is already up to 50 confirmed entries, despite their being over half a year before the seventh edition. Despite there still being two races left to run of the Creventic 24H Series – as well as seven more months... Read more
2013 Mille Miglia. A Museum In Motion
crankandpiston is in Italy and hits scrutineering – camera in-hand – ahead of the 2013 Mille Miglia. “A museum in motion, unique and charming, in a beautiful framework of jubilant visitors” – Il Drake di Maranello Old man Enzo spoke a lot of truth... Read more
Hometown Heroes. Morgan Motor Company. Factory Tour
British independent sports car company Morgan is preparing to open a showroom in the Middle East. We take a look around the UK factory to find out more about this highly regarded and somewhat eccentric brand. It’s funny how things work out sometimes. This... Read more
Jaguar Land Rover. Dubai, UAE. New Test Facility
Jaguar Land Rover opens a new $1.5 million test and development facility in Dubai, UAE. There are numerous ways one can spend $1.5 million. That property in Beverly Hills you’ve always hankered after; early retirement and a cruise or two around the Caribbean; one... Read more
What would you do with a Ferrari BB 512i? If you’re anything like Holger Schubert, as Petrolicious discovers, you’ll create your garage around it. When Holger Schubert created his studio-garage space, he did what...
Emirati Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi overcame differential problems to finish third on Rally Jordan behind winner Nasser Al-Attiyah and Roger Feghali in a Ford one-two. Turns out Abdo – winner of the Spring Rally...