Dirty Old Cars Instagram

The original Michelin Man from 1894.⁣

The Michelin Man is white because rubber tires are naturally white. It was not until 1912, that carbon chemicals were mixed into the white tires, which turned them black. The change was structural, not aesthetic. By adding carbon, tires became more durable.⁣

Michelin also began reviewing restaurants so that more people would travel further distances in their cars to eat at these restaurants. This in turn would wear down their tires faster, and force them to buy more.⁣

The star system that Michelin uses goes up to three and is broken down by whether or not it's worth driving to the restaurant.

One star: "A very good restaurant in its category" (Une très bonne table dans sa catégorie)⁣

Two star: "Excellent cooking, worth a detour" (Table excellente, mérite un détour)⁣

Three star: "Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey" (Une des meilleures tables, vaut le voyage).⁣

36 0

Getting paid on the Wall of Death in Rajkot, India (1970s) ...

34 0

Missed these Recaro seats for $1200 in my area ...

25 1

It was the year 1985, and for those who don't know, Maserati presented the legendary 6 cylinder Biturbo with 6 Valves per cylinder..... 265 HP.... when Italian genius dared.. ...

27 0

Spotted for sale are 16" Porsche 3 piece Fuchs for $2,600

Selling a rare set of 16" Porsche 3 pc Fuchs. This is a staggered set 16x7.5 front and 16x9 rear.

Wheels are in good condition and will clean up nicely with a little elbow grease and polish. The previous owner lost the wheel lock key and had to drill out the locks so there are some holes where the lug nuts sit, but don't affect the wheels. Easy enough to have them filled. Porsche center caps included.

These have a 5x130 lug pattern and will fit many Porsche models. I had these on my 911 non-turbo wide body and used a 20mm spacer on the rear wheels

21 0

For those of you who don't know, this is the accident that caused Big Daddy to build the rear engine dragster. Happened at Lions Drag Strip in 1970. The new rear engine dragster they built handled like shit until they figured out that they couldnt use the same steering set up as a sling shot. Big lost part of his foot in this accident when his clutch exploded and cut the car in half. ...

23 1

Spotted for sale is a 1987 BMW 635csi L6 for $2,450

The L6 has an all leather dashboard

1987 BMW 635csi rare L6 trim.
Production was only for 1 year and about 1500 PC came out .
It's a project - restoration project. Clean title in hand ,
Blue car with white interior is all of the panels included , doesn't start was told due to fuel problem

22 0

The Gemballa convertible Cyrrus, along with its Turbo-based sister, the Avalanche, debuted in 1985, and it was clearly aimed at very wealthy clients who wanted to be noticed. Each Cyrrus was extensively modified by Gemballa with virtually unique body panels all-round and bespoke interiors filled with the latest technology for the time.

Believed to be one of 10 examples produced, this 1986 Cyrrus was based on a 930 Cabriolet with a naturally aspirated engine. Much like previous Gemballa creations, this Cyrrus received a bespoke interior with an 8-cassette changer along the bottom for the dashboard and driver control buttons mounted on the steering wheel. This Cyrrus was also fitted with BBS split-wheels and the signature Gemballa triple exhausts. With an extensive file with known history from new, this example is presented in extremely good and original condition with less than 19,400 miles from new. An extremely rare opportunity to own one of the most extraordinary cars of the 1980s.

27 2

Had some time to work on a side project today. ...

12 1

Looking for mcintosh mc4000m

Please contact me

17 0

Clever way to transport your race car ...

79 1

Original recaro seat fabric
Not the most iconic color scheme but still very cool

20 0

Spotted for sale is an Alpine 7909 CD Player Limited Edition / New in Box #89/300 for $4,000 usd ...

8 0

Spotted for sale are RECARO SPECTRUM SEATS for $3,000


Very rare NOS RECARO Spectrum bucket seats . Never mounted or installed . Does not include mounting brackets , just the pair of new seats left and right with very nice used headrests

43 7