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Ryze Hydrogen – The Future of Motorsport Is Hydrogen; Will Consumers Follow It In Its Wake?

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Hydrogen Central.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Internal combustion engines running on hydrogen produce just as much torque as their petrol-powered cousins, with all the associated noise and excitement.

Toyota put this theory to the test this month in the ninth round of the 2022 World Rally Championship (WRC) where it debuted the Toyota GR Yaris H2 concept car outside of Japan.

This is a must-read article, which makes some interesting points about the future of motorsport.

August 25, 2022 Posted by | Hydrogen | , , , | Leave a comment

Top Gear on the New Lamborghini

Don’t shout it, but they felt it was rather boring.

Years ago we had a Porsche 911.  At the time I tried out one of the new 911 Turbos.  That was so good it was boring.

In those days Porsche 911 Turbos only had four gears, as Porsche decreed the engine was so good, it didn’t need the fifth one.

Unfortunatelty marketing takes precedence over engineering!

August 1, 2011 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

A Right Pair of Posers

I found a decent sized copy of this picture, stuffed in a drawer.

Charlotte and Daisy

Charlotte is behind the driving seat and her daughter, Daisy, is beside her.

The picture was taken on the drive at Debach probably about 1987 or so.  I remember that I’d driven all round the centre of Ipswich with the two dogs sitting like that, but then English setters can be terrible posers.  When I got home, I rushed inside and got the camera. Luckily they didn’t move.

December 11, 2010 Posted by | World | , | 6 Comments

Over the Sea From Skye

The bus took a more or less direct route between Kyle of Lochalsh to Arnadale with a small detour to Broadford to put down and pick up passengers.

It was my first time on Skye since about 1972.  Then we had all come, with our three boys crammed in the back of our 1969 Porsche 911T. Strangely the car still exists and is in New Zealand.  But a picture of the car is the only one of the holiday.

Porsche 911T on Skye

That Porsche 911T was the first performance car we had and we acquired it for £1650 courtesy of a loan from my favourite bank manager, David.

I remember for that holiday we left early in the morning from the Barbican and first stop was Gretna Green at about 7:30 in the morning.  So when people say I push myself, it’s nothing new in my book.

We stayed somewhere north of Portree and I remember that we were greeted on the doorstep by a dead sheep.  It was nothing against holiday homes or anything sinister, but just an inconvenient expiry.  In the end we got the Police, who found who owned it and it was quietly disposed of.

I also remember we hurried off the island and I can still remember hurtling up Glencoe towards Glasgow, which we achieved at an average speed of about 80 mph.  Or that’s what I claimed at the time!  But it was certainly fast on an almost empty road.

The detour to Broadford reminded me that in 1975, the village had an airstrip. C said that next time we came we’d fly! I doubt I will and she sadly can’t!

I went straight to Arnadale and immediately got the ferry to Mallaig.

Arnadale to Mallaig Ferry

September 30, 2010 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , | 3 Comments