CafeRoadster is back. The best of Blighty has been pared-down and pepped-up. Time for a fresh start. Content coming in April. Stand by chaps.
Morgan Speedster – Automotive Theatre with XCAR
The 2014 Morgan Plus 8 Speedster centenary edition: I doubt there’s a better box-fresh Cafe Roadster on sale today that encapsulates the old-school joy of driving a real bare-bones sports car. It has everything: yesteryear’s ergonomics, the permanently open cockpit, 367bhp from its thunderous BMW V8 and little competition car touches to make one feel […]
Want to be a racing driver? Caterham Academy 2015
So you like the look and feel of bare-bones British sports cars and you’d love to have a crack at proper wheel-to-wheel racing. So would we, but the advertising revenue off Cafe Roadster isn’t quite bringing in the required lolly … yet. Nevertheless, our chum Michael was in exactly the same boat when he bravely […]
Rallye des Jonquilles – A MotorPunk #MorganAdventure
The Morgan Motor Company are prolific Tweeters and have this social media hashtag thingy they use to encourage Mog drivers to share their roadtrips, rallies and weekend escapes with their followers. And so when my motoring journalist chum asked if he could borrow their lovely cream and black 4/4 press car for a weekend of […]
Goodwood Revival 2015 – 11th to 13th Sept
Hoorah, it’s only 144 days until the Goodwood Revival 2015. If you’ve enjoyed perusing our ramblings here on Cafe Roadster in anyway at all, and you’ve never been to the Revival before, then you absolutely must go; the Revival is a retro petrol-powered spectacle like nothing else on planet earth. And as we get increasingly […]
Belstaff’s Albion ’90’ Tonal Scarf
This Albion tonal scarf commemorates the 90-year legacy of Belstaff with a washed-out Union Jack print on shabby frayed gauze fabric. Let’s not beat about the bush, it looks plain knackered – but in a good way – and is a classy bit of clobber to add to any café racer inspired ensemble. There’s a […]
Scalextrics; every Man Cave should have one.
Since 1977, a small group of fellows have been meeting in a north London village hall to keep alive one of Britain’s greatest grassroots motorsport. Few of the regulars are under thirty, many are well paid professionals, some don’t have driving licences, yet all brag of at least a dozen classic race cars within their […]
The Cafe Racer Recipe?
Taking our inspiration from the biking fraternity I suppose it’s really important that we get a handle on what makes a Cafe Racer before we can really start to define what transforms a stock British sports car into a Cafe Roadster. This first conundrum is nicely summed up in this short film by Cafe-Moto where two […]
The $2million Shelby Cobra race car
We do love a genuine Cobra here on Café Roadster – a blend of British style and American muscle that works so well – and today we bring you something rather special from the Shelby stable. Chassis CSX 2011 was purchased for $7,471 by John A. Everly, of Winfield Kansas, on October 23, 1962, and […]