Jalopy

August 26, 2010

I find the current crop of identikit monthly car magazines available in the UK to be boring in the extreme. Where today are the likes of “Jalopy” ?? In the early 1990s this little book (edited by Rod Ker who now seems to be on two wheels…) was a must-read.

Even the “Banger Buyers Guide” at the back of the book was fascinating. I never did find an Italian “Contradini Lambrusco” (1967-1974 789666cc side valve twin turbo Diesel single.) And I lusted after the Yorkshire-made “Earnshaw Diamond” (1955 only 666cc Gumby radial 7) with its unique diamond wheelbase configuration giving unprecedented manoeverability !!)