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Triumph GT6 (1966-1973).

Another week—-another car to discover and appreciate!  I’ve always had a huge soft spot for Triumphs, ever since growing up next to a neighbour who kept a very nice racing green TR6.  The Michelotti-designed Triumph GT6 had a design which was inspired by Le Mans class winning Triumph Spitfires of 1965.  The production Spitfire had been a successful road car, and this was its’ coupe variant.  In the glory days of British Leyland, of course (ahem)—-the GT6 was produced in three different generations, culminating finally in the MK3.

I’d never actually paid attention enough to distinguish the GT6 in the past from its Spitfire roadster counterpart—-but now that I take a good look at it; it really does have some classic design to it.  Somewhere in there, i see a poor man’s Aston or E-type….and a rich man’s MGB GT.  Nonetheless, i’ve added it to my short list of lustworthy british motors to roll after.

MK3

MK1

psychedelic 1970 US promo:

a much more intellectual UK promo:

Last but not least….this glorious photo of the original racing Spitfires (which inspired the design of the GT6) at the 1965 Le Mans next to an Alpine M63! Just superb.

srcs: littletriumphs, carblueprints, motorretronecronomviia, vtr

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BMW commercial FAIL.

BMW has decidedly become more tacky as the 90’s concluded and the 00’s began.  The cars have declined, in my opinion, and their strategy, designs, and overall brand identity have undergone a process of failure.  Currently their sales are dropping by the day; losing momentum to the imminent rise of Audi, Lexus, and a resurging popularity of Mercedes-Benz.

That being said, it is readily apparent these days that BMW is MOST worried about Audi and their slow and steady growth (even through the recession).  So what are BMW gonna do about it?

They have released one of the cheesiest, nonsensical, and empty commercials i’ve seen in a long time.  Nice one BMW.  Even that previous generation Audi A4 you’ve put sort of makes the current 3-series look pale.  If they had put the new B8 A4, it would have surely converted more buyers into Audi drivers than BMW ones.  Ultimately, what this commercial does is make BMW drivers look worse than their current image already suggests…

And the slow decline of BMW continues…

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70s car commercial compilations!

These are just great! So entertaining.  These are compilations of various car commercials from the 60s and 70s…….

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