Monthly Archives: October 2014

Honda’s Other Side – The Forthcoming Type R Civic.

A new interactive online film from Honda launched yesterday, bringing to life the brand’s ‘other side’ ahead of the hotly-anticipated launch of the new Civic Type R in 2015. Honda is renowned for its reputation of engineering excellence, technology and reliability. But it’s the brand’s ‘other side’, born from a racing heritage and thirst for innovation, which this campaign heroes. Continue reading

Sweet Dreams: 2015 Corvette Stingray

There’s not much chance of seeing it in the UK so Matt Keegan of Auto Trends in the USA gives us a vicarious thrill by regaling us about a week of love and lust with the new Corvette Stingray: The seventh generation Corvette (C7) may be GM’s best effort so far in this still young 21st Century. The current interpretation of this iconic sports car made its debut in 2014 and has been pulling down well-deserved awards since. Continue reading

Honda – All That Jazz

Louis Armstrong is reputed to have once said, “Man, if you have to ask what it [Jazz] is, you’ll never know.”
Well, I’m pretty sure that everyone in the world knows what it is by now; it’s a supermini built by Honda. In other parts of the world it is known, rather bizarrely for British sensibilities, as the Fit and has been around since 2001. Continue reading

Kia Pro-Cee’d GT – The Alternative Hot Hatch

I don’t particularly care for the term ‘hot hatch’ these days; it implies a sort of old-fashioned view of yobbos in modified small cars. This isn’t fair because manufacturers’ offerings of such cars are much more sophisticated than of old and even in these grey days of grey suits dispensing grey rules, there is still a chance now and than of driving a car with a bit of brio. Continue reading

Fancy A Brand New Hot Hatch Classic?

Silverstone Auctions is offering the chance to own a ‘brand new’ hot hatch icon, a 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam, in its auction at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. The car is presented in immaculate, as new condition, has never been registered and has covered just 193 miles in its lifetime. Continue reading

The DVLA And The Carrot

Don’t get me wrong, it’s always good when a government reduces costs to the taxpayer. We expect, yet so rarely get, a good deal for our hard-earned wedge so when costs or charges are reduced well, this is a good thing. Forgive me then for being a little bit suspicious about the news that some DVLA charges are coming down with a benefit to certain motoring groups and businesses. Continue reading

WRC Wales Rally – The Best Yet

Next month’s Wales Rally GB (13-16 November) will feature a maximum 160-car field after organiser, International Motor Sports, confirmed it had received a substantially over-subscribed number of entries for the first time in many years. Entries for the International rally closed last week with no fewer than 72 teams representing 26 nations lining up to face the 23 challenging special stages run against the clock in the legendary Welsh forests. Continue reading