Audi A2 1.4 TDI – Long term review

There’s things in life that you can’t stand but you equally can’t do without. My girlfriend occasionally falls into this category when she can’t seem to keep the house tidy. Every time I see empty ASOS bags stuffed into a drawer or the laundry basket overflowing, it fills me with a rage that is onlyContinue reading “Audi A2 1.4 TDI – Long term review”

FN2 Honda Civic Type R – Early ownership review

On setting out to find a replacement track car for my rolled Suzuki Ignis Sport, (see a previous blog for that story) I had a certain criteria the new car needed to meet. Naturally aspirated, practical (space for spare tyres etc), cheap to maintain, solid platform to modify, good aftermarket support and around £3000 toContinue reading “FN2 Honda Civic Type R – Early ownership review”

Rolling my car at Knockhill

Colin McRae is often quoted as saying “If in doubt, flat out.” That’s incredibly fitting when you’re behind the wheel of a 109bhp hatchback and you’re sharing a race track with a Huracan Performante, McLaren 570S and a Fireblade engined go kart on steroids. The closing speed on the straights can be alarming and youContinue reading “Rolling my car at Knockhill”

Buying a Jaguar in 1993

I often wonder the thoughts of Mr. Kent, the original owner of my car, when he was on his way to the dealership to collect his brand new Jaguar XJ Sovereign. What must it have been like buying into a company that was going through a bit of a resurgence? Every manufacturer has their goldenContinue reading “Buying a Jaguar in 1993”

Cadwell Park Track Day – 28/07/20

This should have been my third track day of 2020 but here we are, more than half the year already behind us and I’ve just completed my first. I can’t tell you how eager I’ve been to get back out on track, it was late last year at Anglesey since I was last out. FirstContinue reading “Cadwell Park Track Day – 28/07/20”

Welcome to Killer Bee Car Talk

Welcome to the beginning of my blogging journey here at Killer Bee Car Talk. Watch this space for some killer conversations about the world of automobiles. You can rest assured that all content is written by a petrol head, for petrol heads everywhere. If you would like to find out more about me, please headContinue reading “Welcome to Killer Bee Car Talk”

My 1993 Jaguar XJ40 4.0 Sovereign

My dream car… Falling in Love with Cars My journey towards ownership of my pride and joy starts at around 7 years old. As a young boy living on a council estate in Gateshead, North-East England, I had taken on a love of cars primarily from my old man. He’s always been a bit ofContinue reading “My 1993 Jaguar XJ40 4.0 Sovereign”

My 2002 Audi A2 TDI

Having bought a Suzuki Ignis sport for the purpose of serving as a practical little daily, I’d gone and turned it into a stripped out, two seat track day car (as you do). That’s all well and good for my solo commute to work but along with a girlfriend, I’d gained a two year oldContinue reading “My 2002 Audi A2 TDI”

My 2004 Suzuki Ignis Sport

The hunt for a new daily Having purchased my dream Jaguar XJ40 in 2016, I always intended on running two cars as I didn’t want to use the big cat as a daily. I wanted to spare it the short trips to the supermarket and hauling kit to and from work. I needed something small,Continue reading “My 2004 Suzuki Ignis Sport”