Shitshow – 1963 East African Safari Rally

Shitshow- Definition*Noun -vulgar slang USA situation or event marked by chaos or controversy*Google Oxford LanguagesThe 1963 East African Safari Rally can lay claim to the title of a shitshow, virtue of weather inspired chaos. Already notorious as the...

How Buick Made Blackbirds Fly

In the 1960s the Lockheed Skunk Works in Burbank, California, went ballistic, developing a Top Secret spy plane for the CIA. Under the ironic codename of Oxcart, they created the Blackbird, a Mach 3 plus hotrod that no missile or fighter could catch. In the...

Evolution of Racing Sims 1981-2020

This is the potted history of console-based racing sims over the last forty years, and it's certain to get many MotorPunks of a certain age screaming at their monitors "I had one of those!" However, our younger readers probably won't believe that we chaps...

Killer drinks – the book

Following a hefty hangover caused by Aass beer, aquavit and whale, I was inspired to put together a little compendium of the worlds most lethal alcoholic drinks. See why Nigella’s agent said “we do not want to be involved with this”, read about beer...

Camille Jenatzy -The Tally-Ho Hero’s Hero

Jenatzy was a larger-than-life Belgian race car driver at a time when most the Flatland’s turnip-eating peasantry wouldn’t have even seen a motor car. At the turn of the last century these mechanical beasts were strictly the playthings of Europe’s...