Archive for October, 2007

Lamborghini Muira

Ferrari 250 GTO

Jaguar E Type

Alfa Romeo 8C Porsche 356

Mazda MX5 Miata

Maserati Ghibli

Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing

Porsche 911

Alfa Romeo Spyder

This list is based solely on my opinion and is widely different from other lists available on the internet. Unlike Top Gear I do not have the FIAT 500 Bambino on the list and unlike Forbes you won’t see a Dodge RAM pickup truck (were they serious?!). Most of the cars I have chosen are European sports cars, with the exception being the Mazda MX5, a car that also proves that a sexy car is not necessarily an expensive one. In fact most of the cars on this list come either from Italy or Germany, which must say something about the cars designed in those two countries.

Have I forgotten any car? Did one of your favourites not make the list? Then please feel free to comment on this.

Bosko was the first Looney Tunes star. He found a bit of popularity in the early 1930s before leaving the Warner Bros studio, when his creators Hugh Harmon and Rudy Ising went to set up a cartoon studio for MGM. Bosko never really rivalled Mickey Mouse or Popeye in popularity but he did help establish the two cartoon studios that would produce the best animated shorts in the 1940s.

Larry Perkins is probably the first person who would admit that he blew it with his Formula 1 career. For most of his time in F1 he devoted himself to under funded and ill fated teams like Amon, Ensign and BRM due to friendships and misplaced loyalty, despite the fact that it was an effort just to get these cars onto the grid, let alone to the chequered flag. Despite this, for three races at the end of the 1976 season he did race for one of the top teams in F1 in Brabham.

After the 1976 Italian Grand Prix Carlos Reuteman left Brabham for Ferrari, and Brabham team boss Bernie Ecclestone gave LP an offer to drive for him for the final three races of the season. Unfortunately for Perkins his three races didn’t go to plan. At Canada he spun twice and ended up finishing 17th, two laps down. At Watkins Glen he qualified a credible 13th but retired with front suspension damage, while he withdrew from the Japanese Grand Prix after qualifying in 17th, due to the horrendous weather condition. His teamamte Carlos Pace qualified in 10th in Canada and finished 7th. In the USA Pace qualified 10th but retired, while in Japan he qualified in 6th, but like Perkins, Emerson Fittipaldi and Niki Lauda, withdrew due to the conditions.

Information from F1 Rejects .