Day Hire in a Morgan Plus Four

Morgan has always been a bit of a curiosity to me. I love their traditional, old school styling and I have a massive respect for their hand built manufacturing processes and the skills of their craftsmen. Anything that’s had the heart and soul of real people poured into bespoke products is a winner for meContinue reading “Day Hire in a Morgan Plus Four”

Why electric motorsport will never replace internal combustion engined racing

There are 5 basic human senses. Touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. For people to get excited about something, at least one of these senses has to be stimulated. The real excitement however, comes when more than one sense is stimulated. Picture this. You’ve just parked the car in the car park of your favouriteContinue reading “Why electric motorsport will never replace internal combustion engined racing”

All the Best Car Designs have Already Been Made

It’s been said before that all the best songs have already been written. When Freddie Mercury wrote the masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody, he was free to be as creative as his thoughts could take him. Never before had someone mixed opera into a rock song that went on for nearly 6 minutes. The result was aContinue reading “All the Best Car Designs have Already Been Made”

Smart motorways, a deadly mistake

I’ll start this off by telling you a rather uncomfortable experience I had a few years ago on the M40 near Coventry. My own uncomfortable experience It was a bitterly cold December and my Dad was giving me a lift to London so I could complete in the annual British indoor rowing championships at theContinue reading “Smart motorways, a deadly mistake”

You Don’t Need to Spend a Fortune to Enjoy Cars

At the time of writing, the UK government are going to announce a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. That’s less than a decade away. It’s scary to think that something that has been part of our lives for well over one hundred years, is beginning its final chapter.Continue reading “You Don’t Need to Spend a Fortune to Enjoy Cars”

The World’s Most Reliable Cars

If someone put a gun to your head and said you can pick only one car for the rest of your life and if it breaks down they’ll pull the trigger, what would you buy? There are a few trains of thought on this one, how many of you would go for a new carContinue reading “The World’s Most Reliable Cars”

Are the Traditional Supercar Manufacturers being Left Behind?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll probably be aware of the shit storm that got kicked up over the past week or so, surrounding the two way average of 316mph and a peak of 331mph in a top speed record by the SSC Tuatara. The idea for this blog came from the beliefContinue reading “Are the Traditional Supercar Manufacturers being Left Behind?”

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”