Car Clubs

Import car clubs are popping up all over the place. Although these clubs have had to fight against their reputation as being nothing more than gangs, the battle seems to be almost over. In fact, import car clubs have moved firmly into the mainstream.

Whether you are looking to join one of these import car clubs, or are looking to advertise one that already exists, the internet is your friend. There seems to be literally thousands of different web sites on which you can list and advertise your club. These clubs are, if nothing else, social networks whereby import car enthusiasts can share their passion with millions of people around the world.

Local chapters of import car clubs may differ significantly, but the one thing they all share in common is a love for the import car subculture. That subculture is about more than just modified cars, however, as a visit to one of these web sites can attest. Checking out the web sites devoted to providing exposure to import car clubs will provide you equal parts opportunity to learn more about cars, music, movies, video games and, of course, girls. The import car scene is particularly concerned with showcasing modified and customized vehicles, but entertainment also plays a part. And why not? Car clubs have been featured in both movies and video games, and one of the key modifications made to many import cars involves boosting the sound system, so music is clearly an integral part. As for the girls, well, a web site devoted to the import car subculture that doesn’t feature clickable links to scantily clad import models really isn’t much of an import web site at all.

Unless, that is, you consider the rise of alternative import car clubs. For instance, a visit to http://Holyrollerz.org takes you to the home page of probably the most recognizable of the Christian import car clubs. In addition to being of the few import car clubs web sites that don’t feature images of sexy models, this club explicitly states that it doesn’t tolerate drinking, racing or profanity. If you wish to experience the fun of import car clubs, but are turned-off by some of the more unacceptable practices, this may be the one for you.

But when it comes down it, all import car clubs are about the car. And it is the worshipping of the vehicle that these sites are really about. In keeping with that interest, you can often find, in addition to images of various cars, homemade videos, tutorials, and even artwork. In fact, if you share your passion for cars with a passion for art, joining a club may be the best way for you to share your creations. Many artists have actually sold their paintings and digital artwork featuring modified import cars.

There are a whole host of different reasons for joining import car clubs. If you don’t know how to get in touch with one your hometown, one of these listing sites can probably help.

Sports Cars – British Performance

At the end of World War II there was a surge of high performance, fast and sporty cars that began to emerge. The soldiers who were returning home from war were instantly attracted to these fast sports cars, many which were exported by Britain. At that time the British were building high quality sports cars at a price many could afford. The British sports cars were superbly engineered and quickly began taking the sports car world by storm. Their sleek and sporty design made them highly desirable.

The fast and sporty British cars began to really take off when the Triumph came out with the TR2 in 1953. At the time Triumph produced some of the most sought after cars in the world. The United States fell in love with it and soon began seeking other British sports cars.

Taking A Look At The Cars

The Jaguar is probably the most popular fast, sport car the British offer. Many people see the Jaguar as the top of the line automobile. The brand new Portfolio which is being unveiled in March 2007 brags of a speed of 155 mph and can reach 60 mph in only 4.9 seconds. The Portfolio features a 4.2 liter engine and the car will be offered worldwide.

BMW is also offering a new coupe and convertible in their 3 series. These are supposed to be the most appealing BMW fast and sporty cars to date. These come with aerodynamic styling and lower suspension which offers a sportier look and ride. These sport modes are offered in Silver, Black, Blue, Graphite, White, and Red.

Aston Martin is announcing improvements to their famous Vanquish S. This automobile is famous for its luxury and unique style. It was also made famous by James Bond in the movie “Die Another Day”. The Vanquish S Ultimate Edition will showcase many of the features of the Vanquish s that many Britons love. With only 40 being built, these cars will be offered as a limited edition and predictions say they will all be sold in only a few weeks.

This edition will be produced in Ultimate Black and this will be the only car available in this color. The interior will be trimmed in leather and stylish black chrome. It will offer a top speed of 200 mph. This car is the result of customer research and request and contains the features most sought after by the public. It comes with a high price tag but will be considered an investment since the car will likely maintain or increase in value.

The TVR brand

The TVR brand name and image is one of the most typically British of all time. The name and sight of the vehicles inspire thoughts of theatre, passion and excitement. For the past sixty years TVR have produced performance sports cars that have been amongst the worlds most revered and powerful. The cars produced are iconic and distinctive and have ensured TVR are at the forefront of car aficionados minds when the performance vehicles are discussed.

The current model range from TVR includes three vehicles. The new Sagaris, the Tuscan S and the Tuscan S Convertible. All three of these cars are prime examples of TVR’s ability to marry style and sophistication. The Sagaris uses dramatic lines and sweeps to make it the ultimate racing car for the open road. The new Sagaris is as powerful and performs as well as it looks like it should. The Tuscan S is a mark II model and the latest incarnation of the legendary TVR. Again it couples dramatic design with powerful performance to ensure anyone who uses the Tuscan S will have a drive to remember. The Tuscan S Convertible combines the Tuscan’s already memorable driving experience with the unbridled exhilaration of driving a convertible sports car. This said, the Tuscan S Convertible is not merely a coupe with the roof removed. The functionality of the car has been completely redesigned to ensure a brand new driving experience.

One of the most famous TVR’s of all time is the TVR Chimaera. This car combined raw power with the all the famous looks of a classic sports car. Some critics describe the TVR Chimaera as being all brawn and no brains, with a very loud engine and that it can at times be difficult to handle. This car has been described as offering what can only be called a proper driving experience!

Although TVR has been and still is an iconic name in the world of sports cars and the brand has many fans throughout the world there are and have been some questions over build quality which has affected the company’s reputation. Poor build quality has hindered the company for a long time and is probably the main reason as to why TVR has not seen the same level of commercial success as its rivals at Porsche and Ferrari. Unreliability issues have sometimes outweighed the advantages of the TVR range which include the fact it sounds great, drives great and looks exceptional and led to consumers, however sentimental, choosing more reliable and slightly less romantic options when deciding upon their sports car.

Two major advantages of choosing to purchase a TVR are the performance and the low depreciation rate. Some TVR’s have been measured at doing 0 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds. This statistic is one of the most impressive in the performance car field and is a major selling point. The fact that TVR’s are relatively rare cars means that they do not depreciate at the rate of some of their rivals which also makes them desirable.

TVR has a reputation for great looking cars, and for having a strong following amongst sports car enthusiasts. Although let down by reliability issues there is no substitute for the romance and passion generated by seeing, hearing and driving one of these British cars.