With the imminent arrival of 2017, well very soon be entering the decades final quarter. Lets take a look in the rear-view mirror and reflect on five of the cars weve loved to drive over the past seven years.
Sometimes, when a new car hits the scene, it is so ground-breaking and innovative that it lights up the automotive industry and breathes new life into its entire class. However, through no fault of their own, some cars fall into the potholes on the road to automotive glory.
It's time once more to explore the mythology of one of history's most iconic vehicles. This month, it's a car thats long overdue for discussion. This car consistently tops top ten lists the world over for its looks, its illustrious history, and its status as a bona fide legend. It is rare that a car can be classed as a celebrity, but the mere sight of this vehicle on the road is enough to send pedestrians flocking for a closer view, cameras at the ready. This month, we present to you the endlessly elegant, perpetually stylish Aston Martin DB5.
For this month's Iconic Car feature, Bristol Street Motors will be stepping back in time to the glory days of British racing, that sepia-toned time of giant racing goggles, soot-covered faces, and an attitude towards safety that was blasé at best and this month's Iconic Car is the epitome of the whole era. May we present to you the most British car you'll ever lay eyes on, the race winning, heart capturing, Bentley Blower.
This month, our iconic car of the month originates from the land of the rising sun. This car is a lightweight, two seat roadster, from a manufacturer that has brought a huge array of cars into the forefront of motoring. The saviour of the roadster class, this car made the two seater cool again. With over one million cars sold since its birth in 1989, ladies and gentlemen, give a warm welcome to the one and only, Mazda MX-5 Miata.
In 1947, Maurice Wilks and his brother Spencer took a stroll on the beach to discuss their ideas for a new car, one that had all the benefits of a tractor but could also function on the roads, all while appealing to a worldwide market. After 2 million cars sold, the grandfather of off-road motoring has finally been retired, presumably to sit and relive its glory days, watching all the countless 4x4s it has inspired grow up.<br />