Spring Playlist - 2018

Spring is in full swing here on the glittering Costa Blanca.  The weather is perfect, the sun is warm, the boards are waxed and the tourists still haven't arrived.  Doesn't get much better than this.

It's time to fire up your favorite escape vehicle, open as many windows as possible, turn on the stereo, and get yourself deliciously lost somewhere.  Somewhere only you know about.

That's what we're doing, and here's what we're listening to while we do it...

Drop us a line with your suggestions for our summer edition!

 

OUR GEAR: Driving Watches

OUR GEAR:  Driving Watches

The link between cars and watches has always been a strong one, and it doesn't take more than a glance at the names of some legendary timepieces to see this.  The Rolex "Daytona," the Monaco and Camaro from Heuer, and, of course, the specialty editions from companies like Chopard and Breitling, styled for (or at least named after) classic motorcar companies and/or events.  In recent years, a host of new, small, boutique brands have jumped into the game, offering timepieces overtly adorned with automotive graphics, logos, colors, or in some cases, even dials patterned after the dashboard instruments of historic car models.  All this got us talking the other day here in the Den of Adventure.  What makes a great driving watch?

Winter Playlist - 2018

This winter has been cold in western Europe, and we're over it.  This morning dawned chilly, wet and windy again, and while sometimes that's a good excuse to take a fast Sunday run through the mountains to get the blood flowing, on this particular Sunday we just don't feel like playing with cars.

So instead, here's out winter playlist.  Enjoy it, and drop us a line with the songs that should be on our Spring edition...

What Would The Tasmanian Devil Drive?

What Would The Tasmanian Devil Drive?

"In an age where even family sedans are as fast as supercars of just a couple decades ago, the 205GTI does something too few cars are capable of anymore - it FEELS fast.  It feels like you're holding a live electric cable in your hands, spitting and sizzling and whipping around.  It's light and tossable and entirely 'analog' in its dynamics, with nothing to filter the experience.  I didn't realize until today how much I miss that feeling in a motorcar..."

An ode to patina...

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We sell a lot of restored Land Rovers, but nowhere is it written in stone that they all have to be pristine.  You can count us well and truly among the faithful, in fact, who often feel that Land Rovers look best with a little age to them.  A few battle scars, one might say.

Today in Classic Driver, there is an ode to just this approach to vintage style.  You can read it here:

http://bit.ly/2BckVeF

Happy Holidays from Autology Motors!

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Happy Holidays from Autology Motors!

As another year draws to a close it's time to hug our families close, celebrate what we've all accomplished in 2017 and look forward to the promise of a new year.  And maybe, just maybe, steal away for a few driving adventures, on road or off.

We are extremely grateful for all the support and kudos we have received from you in the past 12 months, and can't wait to show you what we have in store in 2018.

Be well, friends!
Adam and Paul
Autology Motors SL
Costa Blanca, Spain

An Autology Land Rover for your body.

The Autology T-Shirt has arrived.

Assembled with all the care of our Land Rovers themselves, the Autology Motors "Badge" shirt is a perfect way to show your love of classic Land Rovers and a perennial wardrobe staple of those with an adventurous spirit.  Made from 100% ethically-traded, combed organic cotton, each is crafted using sustainable, climate-neutral processes which utilize renewable energy to reduce their carbon footprint by more than 90%.

Traditional crew neck styling with a modern cut that looks trim and yet remains comfortable and roomy enough for serious use on the trails.  Our logo is on the left chest and our Autology Motors Land Rover "badge" design is large across the back.  Available in Small through XXL for $30 plus shipping.

You can buy one soon on the upcoming "trading post" section of our web site, but if you're just too excited to wait, drop us a line and we'll get one out to you as a pre-sale for five bucks off. 

BRANDS WE LOVE: Loreak Mendian

BRANDS WE LOVE:  Loreak Mendian

Basque history is deeply intertwined with the sea.  With the Cantabrian washing up onto the entirety of the region, the Basques have been seamen and fishermen and explorers for as long as their history can be remembered.  It is becoming increasingly clear, for example, that Basque fishermen were routinely visiting the Grand Banks and Newfoundland at least a century before anyone else from Europe had been to North America, an astonishing fact when you take into account the risks of such a trip and the boats they were using to do so.  For centuries, Basques were whaling in the North Sea with massive success, in rowboats barely large enough to hold eight men.  Think about that for a second.  Rowing yourself from Bermeo to Iceland to catch WHALES?!  Whoa.  No thank you.

But what Basques also adore, and have since the beginning of the sport, is surfing.  The Bay of Biscay offers some of the best (and also most treacherous) breaks on the planet, and the entire coast is peppered with surf-crazy towns big and small.  And it is surfing that led us to Loreak Mendian...