Nimal Wimalasuriya

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Nimal has been a car nut for as long as he can remember. In fact his first "memory" is of a car... a Buick 8 tin plate toy in fact, which he held while a photographer took a photo of him on his 1st birthday! Even though he is an accountant by profession, he was always involved in things related to bikes, cars and motoring as a hobby. During his late twenties when working in Australia, Nimal would buy cars that were imminently going to fail the Yearly Registration Inspection - and was too expensive for workshops to rectify - repair them by himself and get them through the registration inspection. At age 40, it was almost natural progression for Nimal to give up his cushy accountant's (Tax Professional) job and turn his hobby into his profession! Thus the Motor magazine was born. If you ask Nimal now if that was the right decision to make; he would say there is nothing more satisfying in this world that he would rather be doing.

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Past Blast

1962 Renault Floride

The Renault Caravelle was manufactured and marketed by Renault for model years 1958–1968 in a single generation — as a rear-engine, rear-drive open two/four-seater designed by Pietro Frua of Carrozzeria Ghia, using the floorpan and engine of the Renault Dauphine. Outside of North America and Bri...

Rumblings

How Self-Driving Cars will Change the World

The automotive industry is not very happy with Millennials and Gen Z. It seems that in comparison to the Baby Boomers and Gen X, the latest up-and-coming generations are less car-crazed thus creating great difficulties and consternation for those that are making automobiles....

News

Nissan Hyper Adventure Concept

Nissan recently unveiled the Nissan Hyper Adventure, the second vehicle in its series of advanced EV concepts for the Japan Mobility Show on October 25. The digital concept is a sports SUV designed for people passionate about outdoor adventures and an eco-friendly lifestyle. ...

Motor Sports

Shafraz Junaid in Dakshin Dare Cross Country Rally, India

Shafraz Junaid of the Maxxis Xtreme Racing team opened a new chapter for motorcycle rallying for Sri Lankans being placed 19th overall amongst 35 competitors in the Ultimate Bikes category at the popular Dakshin Dare Cross Country Rally concluded recently in Sirsi in the Karnataka state of India. ...

Past Blast

1928 Citroën AC 4

The Citroën C4 and C6 models were designed to replace the Citroën Type A 10 hp and Citroën Type B model family cars. The styling of the two models was said to be heavily influenced by American counterparts of the same time period, however in France, the new model was considered just that: new. ...

Past Blast

1954 Ford F100 Restomod

The first-generation F-Series pickup (known as the Ford Bonus-Built) was introduced in 1948 as a replacement for the previous car-based pickup line introduced in 1942. The F-Series was sold in eight different weight ratings, with pickup, panel truck, cab-over engine (COE), conventional truck, and sc...

Past Blast

1984 Hyundai Pony

The rear-wheel-drive Hyundai Pony was produced by the South Korean manufacturer from 1975 until 1990. The Pony was South Korea's first mass-produced and exported car. The Pony nameplate remained in use until 2000 on some export versions of the Hyundai Excel and Accent....

Past Blast

1936 Railton

Railton was a British automobile marque made by Fairmile Engineering Company in Cobham, Surrey between 1933 and 1940. Subsequently there was an unsuccessful attempt to revive it by a new company between 1989 and 1994 in Alcester, Warwickshire. ...

Cars

Revived after 18 years!

The Alfa 156 was introduced at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show as the replacement for the Alfa Romeo 155. The 156 received a positive reception and in the following year went on to win the 1998 European Car of the Year award. The 156 also marked a turning point in the fortunes of Alfa Romeo; having ma...

Rumblings

How old is too old?

Buying an older car has been tempting for many in Sri Lanka, not because of anything else, but due to the skyrocketing prices when new cars were being imported; and now because of the ongoing ban on importation of cars. We’re not talking about vintage or classic cars here, but instead older vehicl...

MoTorque

Test Drive of the Jaguar I Pace

Jaguar's I Pace is the brand's first electric SUV, and when we heard that the agents had brought down one of these stealthy cats, we had to get behind the wheel. Check out our test drive video....

Rumblings

Traffic Lights on Show!

Before the world gained access to widespread electricity, traffic lights and other roadside lighting like street lights were powered by gas and flame… And they had actually been around quite a bit before cars came into the picture. They started out as a means to provide signaling of railroad activ...

Past Blast

Harry Potter's Ride on Steroids!

The Ford Anglia 105E – the fourth generation - was introduced in 1959. Until the introduction of the 105E, Anglias and Prefects shared the same mechanicals and shared very similar bodies – except that the Prefects were four-door while the Anglias were two-door. However, with the 105E, Ford took ...

Cars

2019 Jaguar i-Pace

(NOVEMBER 2019) When you first set your eyes on the i-Pace, the first question that comes to mind… is it a car or is it an SUV. But when you start driving it; and indeed if you are lucky to be living with one, you will soon realize that it is neither a car nor an SUV. It is indeed a crossover. And...

Rumblings

Brothers in Racing

Brothers Rodney and Jeffrey Mason hail from a motoring / motor racing family. Their father was the renowned Edward (Bugs) Mason. In fact Bugs is a nick-name given to the late Edward by the motor Sports fraternity - probably in the 1950’s. Many think that he was called Bugs because the “Bug Fiat...