German police have seized one hundred twenty sports automobiles that have been taking element in a suspected street race throughout Europe.
Cars such as Porsches, Lamborghinis and Audis have been stopped on Thursday at the A20 east of Wismar, in north-east Germany, on a stretch of the autobahn without velocity restrictions.
Concerned drivers had notified authorities after some of the cars were witnessed touring at estimated speeds of as much as 155mph.
Most of the cars carried Norwegian licence plates and bore windshield stickers with the call of the event, Euro rally.
According to the Euro rally website, the occasion charges as much as €799 to enter and consists of 4 legs, beginning in Oslo and finishing up in Prague. The 2nd leg, on Thursday, took drivers from Kiel in Germany to Szczecin in Poland.
The website’s phrases and conditions country that Euro rally is “now not an opposition” but merely a “holiday planner for vehicle fans”.
“We aim to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime enjoy excursion including notable events taking area in more than one nations alongside the course,” the website reads. “There will be events at every vacation spot, and on the final vacation spot in Prague, we will be hosting a farewell birthday celebration wherein participants might be given awards in various classes.”
A spokesperson for Germany’s federal police instructed the newspaper Bild that authorities had been investigating whether or not the event will be classified as an unlawful race.
Police set up desk-bound and cell checkpoints along the rally’s planned course to observe for incidents of road racing, and additionally patrolled the roadway with a pair of helicopters. “A continuation [of the event] has sincerely been stopped,” the spokesperson said.
This week, police stopped two other suspected races, inside the west German cities of Duisburg and Krefeld. In Duisburg, 22-yr-vintage drivers had their licences confiscated once they had been stuck dashing thru the streets at 80mph on Tuesday night.
A review of The Aston Martin Sports Car, covering development, important features, and technical data of each model in the range, from the DB1 to the Virage.
In this Article, I offer a nostalgic look at the Aston Martin Sports Car, one of an elite group of classic cars, which was manufactured during the period 1948 to 1995.
In 1925, having gone into receivership, the company was reformed as Aston Martin Cars.
In 1947, David Brown Limited not only acquired the Company but also purchased Lagonda, the luxury car maker.
Hence the birth of the legendary DB sports car.
The Aston Martin DB1
In 1948, the DB1 sports car made its debut at that years London Motor Show.
Previously known as the 2-Litre Sports, it was a two-seater, using a tubular chassis, and powered by the companies’ own 2-litre engine.
Only 15 were produced since it as felt that this classic car was underpowered.
The Aston Martin DB2
In 1950, the DB2 sports car was launched. It was a two-seater, fixed head coupe.
Although the DB1 had a 2 litre, 4-cylinder, pushrod engine, the DB2 used a 2.6 litre, 6-cylinder, double overhead cam unit, derived from the Lagonda. A drop head coupe version was added later.
An optional DB2 engine used two larger carburettors and a higher compression ratio.
Such high-performance cars were called Vantage editions. The DB2 was highly successful in racing.
The Aston Martin DB2/4
Based on the DB2 it replaced, the Mark 1 version of the DB2/4 was launched in 1953.
It was offered as a two-seater fixed head coupe, and drop head coupe, plus a 2+2 hatchback.
Initially, it used the same Lagonda engine as the DB2 but uprated to 125 bhp. However, later that year, the 2.9-litre version, developing 140 bhp, was used instead.