Category Archives: Motorsport

Classic cars, supercars, DriveWrite Automotive

Wilton Classic & Supercar Show – Now Summer 2017

For the last couple of years I have really enjoyed attending this event and was looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with some fine metal in 2016. The bad news then is that I won’t. With the new vision for the Wilton Classic & Supercar being, they say, as exciting as it is ambitious, it has been decided today to reschedule the event for the Summer of 2017. Continue reading

Motorsport: Team HARD. joins forces with T8 Racing for max attack

The partnership brings T8 Racing’s PR, sponsorship and marketing services into the team. This gives press a definitive point of contact for image and interview requests, quotes, and news. T8 Racing will also be working with Team HARD. drivers to help them find new sponsors, increase exposure across social media and obtain more coverage in their local press. Continue reading

Mazda, DriveWrite Automotive

Short Drive Review: New Mazda MX-5 – The B-Road Bandit

Do you remember your first time? That’s right, the first time you stepped into a car with a fully loaded licence and experienced the joys of the open road? Well, no matter how sated with driving you may now be, it is still possible to rediscover those fun-filled halcyon days by simply treating yourself to the new Mazda MX-5. Continue reading

A Grand Day Out With Audi Driver Magazine

On Saturday 17th October it seemed like every fast Audi in the UK had descended upon the Castle Combe Circuit in glorious Wiltshire. They were there to celebrate the ever-growing Audi Driver International event organised by Autometrix, publishers of Audi Driver and Volkswagen Driver magazines. Continue reading

Volvo V60 Polestar – Heavens Above

Polestar, DriveWrite Automotive blogOver time I have had the pleasure of driving several of the current range of Volvo cars. They have all been uniformly excellent for most needs, as you would expect from this company, but if you really like to drive – if you really, really like to drive – then the driving dynamics might come as a slight disappointment. These cars are built for comfort and safety, not performance; until now that is. Continue reading

Dissecting F1. What Should We Do?

It’s my belief that the glory years of Formula One are long gone. The days of derring-do have faded under the weight of rules, regulations and financial chicanery. Once, drivers accepted death as a price that they may have to pay and, indeed, many have paid that price. Even today, as we’ve just seen with the sad IndyCar loss of Justin Wilson, there’s no such thing as total safety. Continue reading

30 Years Of Peugeot GTi

Richard Hardie, PeugeotThe original Peugeot 205 GTi is still today considered the benchmark for the now ubiquitous hot hatch. Many have tried to replicate that recipe but when it comes to a yearning for hot hatchery buyers still turn first to the French company. Here’s a fascinating infographic about the history of these iconic Peugeot GTi cars, courtesy of Richard Hardie: Continue reading

The American Road #11: Why America Loves NASCAR

NASCARBill Crittenden writes about his motorsport passion: I’m not here to pick on anyone’s favorite sport. Everybody’s got different tastes and to each their own. Outside of the United States the number one motorsport is Formula 1, while America loves watching low tech cars drive in circles and occasionally the world asks, “why?”. So what I’m here to do is explain a little bit about why Americans love NASCAR and just aren’t really excited about Formula 1. Continue reading

Object Of Desire – The Maserati Ghibli.

MaseratiWho remembers that star of the silver screen, Gina Lollobrigida? In her heyday not only was she a fine actor but was also heart-stoppingly beautiful and very, very Italian. I’m delighted to say she is still with us today. This is the thing about Italy; the country staggers from one financial or corruption linked scandal to another yet consistently manages to turn out lasting things of beauty. It has always been so. Continue reading