Are Car Brands Selling Out and Ditching Their Historic Core Values?

When Ferrari stop building a naturally aspirated, front engined, rear wheel drive V12, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are truly on their way… I recently published a blog looking at the history of Citroën and how a few decades ago they were innovators in automotive technology and design. Each new model would build onContinue reading “Are Car Brands Selling Out and Ditching Their Historic Core Values?”

Cars Aren’t Cool Anymore

The current crop of super/hyper cars don’t seem to grab the general public’s attention like they used to 30 years ago… Us car guys are a dying breed. It’s sad to hear but the current generation just aren’t into cars like us crusty old bastards. And there’s more than just one reason too. In thisContinue reading “Cars Aren’t Cool Anymore”

The Rise and Fall of Citroën: Part 3

Those unfamiliar with older Citroën models may wonder why it’s worth writing about the story of a company that seemingly creates cheap runabouts for people who are not really interested in cars. Well, put simply, it wasn’t always this way… If you haven’t seen it already, take a look at The Rise and Fall ofContinue reading “The Rise and Fall of Citroën: Part 3”

The Rise and Fall of Citroën: Part 2

Those unfamiliar with older Citroën models may wonder why it’s worth writing about the story of a company that seemingly creates cheap runabouts for people who are not really interested in cars. Well, put simply, it wasn’t always this way… If you haven’t seen it already, take a look at The Rise and Fall of Citroën:Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of Citroën: Part 2”

The Rise and Fall of Citroën: Part 1

Those unfamiliar with older Citroën models may wonder why it’s worth writing about the story of a company that seemingly creates cheap runabouts for people who are not really interested in cars. Well, put simply, it wasn’t always this way… Citroën, In the Beginning The Citroën story starts over 100 years ago in France with founder,Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of Citroën: Part 1”

The Citroen C4 by Loeb: A Missed Opportunity

Citroen has been off the boil for quite some time now. The days of the wacky, unique and very French DS, SM and 2CV seem light-years away. The automotive landscape is worse off for it too — nobody seems to want to be bold and stand out or even stay true to their brand values for thatContinue reading “The Citroen C4 by Loeb: A Missed Opportunity”

Why Does Nobody Use Cruise Control?

Incoming Rant… As is becoming custom with this blog, I need to have a bit of a rant and get something off my chest that’s been annoying me for some time now. This week, it’s the subject of cruise control and more to the point, why nobody appears to use it. I’ve spent many yearsContinue reading “Why Does Nobody Use Cruise Control?”

The McLaren Senna is Ugly: But We Need More Divisive Cars Like It

In my eyes, the McLaren Senna is pretty ugly and judging by the reaction of the internet when the first images were shown, I’m not the only one who thinks so. That said, 500 people have parted with north of £750,000 to buy one. Why you may ask? Well, McLaren’s claim that it’s the ultimateContinue reading “The McLaren Senna is Ugly: But We Need More Divisive Cars Like It”

Low Profile Tyres: Why Lower Isn’t Always Better

Until the release of the new Defender, you couldn’t go into a Land Rover showroom and order a car with off-road tyres. Just think about that for a second. In a six-vehicle line up of a company that specialises in go-anywhere capability vehicles, you couldn’t spec them with proper off-road tyres…