Monthly Archives: March 2016

driverless cars, autonomous cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Driverless Cars – “You Won’t Get Me Into One Of Those Things”

A postprandial sojourn on the sofa is part of any man’s life. The other day, after just such a nap, I awoke to find I had a bit of a sore throat. Well, you can imagine the rest. By the end of the day I had a full-blown man-cold and, as a result, I have fallen behind on the work. Therefore I can’t now report the latest news on driverless cars so much as just comment upon it. Continue reading

Turn Eight, T8, BRSCC, DriveWrite Automotive

Turn Eight Racing Joins The BRSCC Porsche Championship

Turn Eight, T8, Racing, BRSCCFormer Classic Stock Hatch driver Gavin Johnson and two-time Classic Stock Hatch champion Pip Hammond to race a Porsche 924 with Turn Eight Racing. Making the move from front wheel drive retro hot hatches to the rear wheel drive Porsche, Johnson and Hammond will be sharing the car during the 2016 season of the Porsche Championship. Continue reading

Cars, cycling, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Car vs Bike – The British At War

This week I have been mostly watching the Tirreno-Adriatico CYCLING Stage Race live from sunny Italy. When I mentioned this elsewhere, a car and motoring colleague was slightly horrified. What was I thinking of? Well, back in the day I participated in and wrote about both road cycling and mountain biking; at least until falling off became too painful. The point is, I can see both sides of the battle for our roads between cars and bikes. Continue reading

Subaru Levorg, GT, DriveWrite Automotive

The Subaru Levorg GT – Out And About

Regular readers will know that I am partial to a Subaru. To me they have a feeling of solidity and robustness that feels planted on the road. Generally, reaction to the Subaru Levorg Grand Tourer has been mixed; everyone agrees that it has a capable and well engineered permanent 4×4 system but it doesn’t float many boats overall. So I may be sailing against the tide here but I really rate it. Continue reading

Volvo, Polestar, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Volvo Polestar Performance Parts

As I am, this very morning, in receipt of a very smart Volvo S60 for a week of Swedish comfort cruising, I feel honour bound to mention that Polestar, Volvo’s sporting cousin, has introduced a whole new line of high-performance products called Polestar Performance Parts, which offer, they say, even more driving pleasure to Volvo drivers. Continue reading

Driving, advanced driving, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Roadrunner Baby – Probationary Driving

Quite rightly, the driving schools of Britain do a great job of instructing learner drivers. The Driving School of Mum & Dad still has a part to play but there’s no substitute for professional training from those who know; but trainers can only do so much because there is simply no substitute for experience. New drivers might be trained to go on the road but are they really ready for the road? Continue reading

Jeep, Cherokee, DriveWrite Automotive

Jeep Cherokee Limited – Out And About

In the ever-expanding world of the SUV the (to give it the full title) Jeep Cherokee 2.2L Multijet 4WD Auto Limited has much to recommend it. Although it says ‘Since 1941’ on the steering wheel this big car has little in common with the original of legend. Sharing an Alfa Romeo platform, the Cherokee is more Sergio Leone than Clint Eastwood in that it has lost the butch, rugged American looks in favour of something more sleek and European. Continue reading