One of the great things about writing motoring articles is that I find many cars that just didn’t make it. This is one of them from the 1990s and some articles blamed the Internet for its demise, however that really wasn’t the cause for the failure. The story begins in Canada during the early 1990s when a team was formed with many complementary skills and all focused on building a new niche sports car. Along with business building skills, the team had an engineer who specialised in composite materials, a marketing expert and an ex Indycar racing team boss. A company was founded to take the ideas to market: MCV or Motion Concept Vehicles. With backing from Pirelli and Fuji Canada, the company planned to build 100 cars a year with a target of 350 in total and sell them for around C$250,000 each. They weren’t into volume production and were following a path that many manufacturers had travelled before them. Between the team they had already figured out a tubular space frame chassis … [Read More...]
Jaguar built a V12 to go racing and it never got raced, so they retuned it for road use and it became the ultimate Jaguar motor before finally going full circle to win the Le Mans 24 hour race!
Back on the 1st April 2011, a “news” story broke that has taken on a life of it’s own and is repeated on a regular basis.