|British cars and British motorcycles share a spirit.|
It's natural to suggest that there are similarities between the great British cars of the past and that (oddly) British motorcycle of the present, the Royal Enfield.
Many are green, for instance, and all display a soul that is frankly, sometimes romantically, mechanical. And they smell of oil.
|A pair of driving gloves cast casually by the gearshift.|
A fondness for wire wheels, for instance. Open-air seating is another. Mechanical parts are proudly on view. Even when the bonnets are closed, a strategically placed bulge in the hood will suggest what lurks beneath.
|MGA roadster could quickly shed even that small windscreen for a bit more speed.|
When speaking of "convenience features" in a British sports car, you are apparently speaking almost entirely of the wing nut.
|Whimsical door latch on the cut-down door of a British sports car.|
|This MG TF packs an aluminum Buick V8 and supercharger.|
|1937 BSA Scout front-drive sports car. Wooden box at right housed passengers' legs.|
|Jaguar XKE trunk was tiny and impractical. Who cares?|