Alvis: from luxury cars to military equipment

Despite its elegant, sporty and technologically advanced cars, Alvis is one of the least-known of the vanished British marques. Here's the story of a firm that disappeared too quickly from the automotive landscape. Read More

Bugatti Type 101 : last stand

After the Second World War, Bugatti was in dire straits, with major cash flow problems. After the death of Ettore Bugatti, his son Roland tried to revive the brand with the Type 101. Unfortunately, this opportunity was missed due to a lack of funds... Read More

BMW M1, the missed opportunity

With the M1, BMW had a winning machine that did little racing in the end, while its 'civilian' version did not really find its clientele because of its high price. Read More


BMW Z1 : Temporary lane change

In 1989, BMW surprised everyone with the Z1, a convertible with innovative technical solutions that contrasted with its other, much more traditional models. Read More

Peerless : a short-lived story

Like many British motor racing enthusiasts, James Byrnes dreamed of creating his own sports car. He did just that with Peerless, a brand that only produced cars for three short years. Read More

Peel : micro-machines

Improving mobility in cities is not a new concern, as demonstrated by the small British manufacturer Peel, which has produced two unique microcars. Read More