Tag: cars

Midas yn y cymoedd (Midas in the valleys)

Just a small piece about a car, a country and a special cat… Wales is a place that holds a very special place in my heart, from camping trips in the torrential rain as a child to the embarrassment of getting locked in a multi storey car park in Llandudno as an adult. Wales has

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The Dreamers. car of the day: Evante

This week is all about dreaming the impossible dream, a group of people who went against all evidence and good judgement in the name of building their own car. While always a fascinating enterprise filled with initial excitement, the odd plot twist, production and money woes plus sometimes even a little conspiracy but always ending

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French Fancies COTD: Alpine A110 (the new one)

Now, this week, the name that kept creeping its bug eye face up was of course Alpine, and it’s no surprise really as it the ubiquitous French sports car. It’s the car French teenagers aspire to own and French engineers want to build. It’s the Gallic Lotus and Porsche all rolled into one wonderful brand.

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French Fancies COTD: Hommell Berlinette

Another tale from Gran Turismo’s past, the guys from Polyphony digital seem to have a knack of popularising car companies that please gamers over bank managers. My first interaction with Hommell was on Gran Turismo 4 on the PlayStation 2, the one that a lot of people believe is the nerdiest of all the Gran

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French Fancies COTD: Mega Track

Remember the Ligier story from Tuesday? The supercar maker that turned to little microcars? Well, this is the reverse of that story but with a car which is a little more unusual. Aixam are a company I’m sadly very familiar with, they make those irritating little noisey single cylinder diesel crash-test avoiding death traps. The

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Me and My Mercedes part one: The convert

I have now owned my W124 Mercedes-Benz 300ce for almost 2 months and together we’ve travelled 2500 miles all over the place for an eventful Christmas and New Year, so I think now is a good opportunity to fill you in on my new baby. So why the biggish Benz? Well like most of my

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Save the analogue car, buy a motorbike.

The news of late has not been that great for the petrolhead, there has been a lot of talk about the outright ban on petrol sales in the not too distant future and City bans even sooner than that. The demise of the internal combustion engine is sad, but to me, it all pales in

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Cool Video: Alfa Romeo factories in the 60’s

This weeks video follows the story of the completion of the then new (1966) Arese Alfa car plant north of Milan that would slowly replace the ageing original Factory in portello. The video is in Italian but it’s a great watch just to see the classic 1960’s proper Alfas like the Giulia and Gt being

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Vauxhall-Opel Sale (A Positive spin)

With the shock news that GM has agreed to sell its European arm to the PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) group, there has been a lot of doom and gloom about the future of the two companies especially  Vauxhall. The news outlets have already started to mention job fears before Peugeot had the chance to set out its

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