Old Stig approves of the new Mustang

11 November, 2015

The all-new Ford Mustang has been singled out as being the ultimate stunt car by Ben Collins — best remembered for his role as Stig on a certain BBC TV motoring programme.

Collins — whose movie stunt-driving credits include Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, Mission Impossible, and The Dark Knight Rises — has just completed filming on his own film, Ben Collins: Stunt Driver. Check out the video of Collins discussing the Ford performance line-up back in September, 2015:

In that film, a Ford Mustang beats an array of high-performance road and competition cars during 48 hours of explosive, high-speed challenges featuring aerobatic planes, helicopter gunships, and military machines.

Check out the video of the Ford Mustang in action below:


Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.