Lap Around the Web – Mar 12th, 2018

Jaguars have always been desirable cars. They’re coveted by enthusiasts and collectors alike for their beauty, character, and charm. Maybe that’s why Jon Strader’s story about a particular baby blue 1954 Jaguar XK120 and the troubles he went through to acquire it as a 17-year-old in 1971 can certainly resonate with lots of other car enthusiasts today. For more on the story of this very special Jag, head on over to Road & Track to read their story.

If you’ve been fortunate enough to see one of Christopher Runge’s Frankfurt Flyer builds at one of our local Cars & Coffee events or another car show, you’ve seen just how intricate the detailing is on these handbuilt cars. It’s great to see the attention Chris has garnered for his creations amongst fellow enthusiasts after all these years of honing his craft, now culminating with a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage! Check out the video if you want to learn more about these cool Porsche-inspired race cars for the streets, built right here in Minnesota.

Our ’67 Sunbeam Tiger is one of our favorite MHCC cars to drive, and for good reason: Carroll Shelby himself was a driving force behind the creation of this tiny little rocketship. We found this cool story that goes in-depth on the history of the Tiger and just what makes it so special over on Silodrome. If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to drive a Miata with a V8 engine crammed under the hood over 50 years ago, then you’ll want to learn more about the Sunbeam Tiger.

There are some really beautiful and interesting automotive assembly plants or factories out there. Petrolicious just did a story on some of their favorite automotive factories that details some truly unique manufacturing facilities for companies like McLaren, BMW, General Motors, Volkswagen, and Fiat. They are or were all unique in their own ways, some including museums while others held test tracks, but they’re all beautiful from an architectural standpoint. Which automotive factory is your favorite?

“Get a Range Rover,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. Well, it turns out that in the search for the perfect overlanding vehicle, the late-80’s Range Rover Classics offer a lot in terms of off-road capability, comfort, and storage space. Unfortunately, they’re not particularly well-known for their reliability, especially when you’re hundreds of miles away from civilization (i.e. – the nearest Land Rover dealership). And maybe that’s why it’s hard to read this entertaining story about a $1,500 Range Rover on Expedition Portal without saying “I told you so”.

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