HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

BMW M3

THREE OTHER ANNIVERSARIES TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR

BMW M3

There are thirty candles on the M3’s cake this year, spanning five generations, starting with four cylinder engines, two generations of sixes, up to a V8 and then back to six, this time with a blower. The debate as to which is the best runs and runs.

HONDA S800

Launched back in 1966, the S800 celebrates its half century this year. For many markets it was the first ever Honda import, establishing a template for high revving engines, technical ingenuity and smart packaging that would come to define the brand.

FORD FALCON XR

The ‘Mustang-bred Falcon’ winged in half a century ago this year, scooping the Wheels Car of the Year award. The first V8 Falcon, the XR, was lauded for its Aussie-spec chassis, its disc brakes and general refinement. Keep 'em peeled for more from us on 50 years of Falcon V8s.