Fresh Look For Hyundai Getz

In 2002, under the Geneva International Motor Show, Hyundai Motor Company introduced the small city car class – Hyundai Getz (Hyundai Getz). That same year, Getz went on sale.

Despite its small size, beauty Getz very capacious for passengers. If necessary, seats fold, significantly increasing the amount of luggage. When you create the car manufacturers have sought to make it as safe, that they are quite successful: in addition to belts and airbags in a number of complete sets is the ABS system and EBD. Beside this, Hyundai Getz is equipped with a built-in steel beams, which are relied on to protect from side impact occupant.

More one indisputable advantage is efficient engine! Hyundai Getz submitted complete with engines, 1.1 SOHC, 1.3 SOHC and 1.5 DOHC (2005 1.1, 1.4 and 1.6). You can choose either automatic or manual transmission.

Unlike other cheap cars, Getz has a lot of adjustment. Rudder can raise, lower, at the driver seat height adjustment separate front and rear pads and the back can change the shape of the lumbar buttress.

Interesting Facts:

– In 2004, the Hyundai Getz went crash-test EuroNCAP, and earned it 4 stars. The same assessment of the car and put on the Australian safety tests ANCAP.

– June 23, 2007, Moscow hosted the rally at 9 km, which was attended by 137 owners of cars Hyundai Getz from different regions Russia. After carefully reviewed all the documents committee Guinness World Records in London recorded a record rally – all cars returned to the starting position.

International prizes and awards:

– Best compact car Australia, 2003, 2005.
– Car of the Year in Scotland, “2003.
– Budget Car of the Year “, according to the publication “WhatCar?”, 2003.
– Best budget car, according to the British motor transmission Fifth Gear, 2003. Bestseller on the market in Denmark, 2003.
– Car of the Year in Portugal, 2004, version 1.5 CRDI.
– The winner of the annual national competition “Car of the Year” Russia 2005.

1950 Allard J2 – The Best of Mid 20th Century Euro-American Automotive Engineering

If you have been looking for a stunning sports car that exemplifies the best of English and American technological innovation and design the 1950 Allard J2 tops the list. These cars were produced during the 1950s and they were incredibly popular during this time period. What was even more amazing is that the cost of these cars was quite moderate. These cars enjoyed a popular appeal in both Europe and America when they were first produced and still today they are one of the most highly sought of older sports car models. This roadster was only produced as a limited series of 99 vehicles between the years 1950 and 1951.

The J2 Allard gave a driver an impressive amount of speed and performance and the handling was smooth enough to make them suitable for highly experienced or novice handlers. When the 1950 Allard J2 was put onto the racing circuit the sporty vehicle  quickly earned first place listings in race courses on both continents. Sebring and Bridgehampton were only two of the places where this little speedster earned its reputation. Today these well built coupes are perfect specimens to be used on road rally courses and of course the cars are highly desirable by people who only want them placed in show competitions.

One of the best known construction features of the 1950s Allard J2 is the split I- beam axle used in the front end design. This gave the cars that fiercely distinct elongated nose; but it also made it possible to attach the special telescopic shock absorbers and heavy coiled springs that created an exceptional ride. There was a track rod at the rear of the split axle design and it was fashioned from three separate sections. In addition there were two idler arms at the rear and two radial arms which were also attached to the axle beams. To give the vehicle  additional stability and suspension assistance there was a de Dion axle connected to the axle at the rear with the same style of coils and telescoping shocks that were used at the nose assembly. The incredible power of the J2 Allard in 1950 was made possible by a special Ford torque tube which was very much different from what other similar speedsters were using.

When the very first of the 99 1950  Allard J2 vehicle models were being rolled off the assembly line they were made with the souped up V8 Mercury flathead engines. These engines gave the cars incredible power and speed but as the racing legend of the Allard J2 models grew the increased need for even better speed was a must. This need was answered by installing new V8 engines in the Allard vehicle line including the Ardun OHV flathead and the Chrysler Company’s powerful Hemi V8 model.

The chassis of the original 1950 J2 Allards all had exceptionally deep sides and these were interconnected with four big bore tubing assemblies. The cars transmissions had more bracing than just the four large diameter tubes and this gave the vehicle  outstanding stability but still the overall weight was quite light. This made these roadsters one of the speediest sports car designs on the road.

The lightweight bodies of the 1950 Allard J2 sports coupes were constructed from featherweight aluminum sheets that were molded and then attached with specialized bolts and fasteners. The fasteners were designed for quick and easy release and together the bolts and fasteners made stripping the car easy and fast. This meant that if the cars needed to be worked on by a mechanic, upgraded, or repaired it could be done in the shortest time frame possible. Even road, in-house or mechanical testing on the vehicle was able to be accomplished in unusually fast turnover times due to the innovative engineering and design of the cars.

There were some specific 1950 Allard J2 vehicle models that were only built for competition on the racing circuit. These powerful workhorses were equipped with the strongest V8 engines and tanks designed to hold 40 gallons of racing fuel. You could always tell one of these cars because the place the spare tire is mounted is not at the tail end of the car but on the side midway between the driver cockpit and forward fender.

A J2 Allard in 1950 was an amazing machine with some superior statistics including a 331 cc Cadillac V8 engine. This powerhouse could knock out 300 horsepower without flinching, and remember this was almost 60 years ago. The automotive engineers were forward thinking and highly innovative when it came to creating power and speed for the 1950 Allard J2 cars. In addition to a 331cc engine the Allard used triple, double barrel carbs and meticulously designed camshafts that combined to deliver some of the most powerful roadsters of the mid 20th century. Sports car enthusiasts pay dearly whenever they have a chance to purchase one of these rare cars from the 1950s.