Classics Richard Hammond Getting Into Classic Car Restoration Industry

01:05  09 june  2021
01:05  09 june  2021 Source:   motorious.com

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Ever wondered what car Richard Hammond drives? Getting him through Botswana as part of a Top Gear special, Hammond grew attached to the little Kadett, naming it Oliver and You can just imagine the silly grin on Hammond ’s face, sat-behind the wheel, rolling into a local Sainsburys. Telling of the S1’s restoration on DriveTribe, Hammond went on to discuss the abuse he had received over his

Richard Hammond is one of the largest petrol heads known to the entertainment industry alongside fellow presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May. Currently co-presenting The Grand Tour on Amazon and previously Top Gear on the BBC, it’s safe to say he knows plenty about motoring. The classic Range Rover wasn’t the Chelsea tractor the car is these days. It was a regal, luxurious SUV, but it still had incredible off-road performance and, in my opinion, looked so much better than the show-off-y exterior the current cars have. Living in Wales, I’m sure Hammond found the all-terrain

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The Grand Tour host wants to open his own shop…

Using the upcoming London Classic Car Show as a backdrop, The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond will be revealing his new classic car restoration business. That’s right, the man who messed up his classic Jaguar XK150 is now going to help others restore their classic rides. Well, to be fair the man will own the restoration business but likely won’t be managing its day-to-day affairs. And we feel confident he won’t be performing the restoration work himself. In other words, this business has a fighting chance to really make it.

See how Hammond screwed up his classic Jaguar here.

Called The Smallest Cog, this new business of Hammond’s will be fully revealed at the show on Saturday, June 26 at Talks Theatre. This venture is as much about fueling the man’s passion for classic cars as it is supporting the talented craftsmen who work hard to restore them using true skill. Working with Hammond on the project are Neil and Anthony Greenhouse, whom you might recognize from Hammond’s video updates.

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I had added the car to my collection of leaks and hulks, secure in the knowledge that it would prove to be the pearl among the cow turds. As I mentioned last month, it came with a massive box of history and is, critically, a one-owner car . But the engine bay was made of paper and sticky tape, and peering by But with this plan settled I got to wondering: is the classic car market some sort of self-levelling, self-righting thing? And if not, could it be made to be so? One classic car or another is always drifting into or out of favour. There was a time in the Eighties when you had to pretty much hand over the keys to

Richard Hammond - - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free part was one where Hammond was tricked into bumping his classic Ferrari while trying to parallel park In 2007, Hammond went to Africa on a Top Gear special across Botswana, with his choice of car

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Of course, Hammond has a personal connection to automotive craftsmanship. His grandfather was a coachbuilder at Mulliners and Jensen. Already, The Smallest Cog team has been laboring to restore a few of Hammond’s cars, which will be on display at the show. If you follow the man on YouTube, you have been getting some updates, but this will be a chance for those who can make it to London to see the cars in the flesh. One of those cars is indeed the Jaguar XK150. Adding to the excitement is the announcement that a surprise will be on display, possibly a guest.

The London Classic Car Show will be held June 25-27 at Syon Park. The show is celebrating its 7th year and has become a gathering for not only enthusiasts but collectors, classic car owners, and industry experts. With Hammond making his announcement at the show, awareness of its existence will only increase.

2022 Toyota GR 86: More powerful sports car coming to America late this year .
More power and more torque should equal more fun.They're good specs if you're a fan of the slow-car-fast lifestyle. As we already knew, the car ditches its old 2.0-liter boxer-four engine for a larger displacement 2.4-liter unit. With the switch comes a power bump from 205 horsepower to 228 hp. Torque increases, too, which is perhaps more important for this car. The 2022 GR 86 -- that's its full name, by the way, and stands for "Gazoo Racing" -- makes 184 pound-feet of twist, compared to the old car's 156 lb-ft.

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