Category Archives: Motorsport

Twenty First Century Ford

Ford Focus, Dews Motor GroupAt the dawn of the 20th Century a chap named Henry Ford looked at the early automobile and saw that it was good, yet felt it could be even better. Founding a company in 1903 he eventually came up with the Model T, a car that was to bring motoring within reaches of the masses. Suddenly, thanks to production line manufacture, your average Joe could afford to take to the road. The rest, as ever, is history. Continue reading

British Motoring TV

Colin Hubbard, formerly of the late, lamented Speedmonkey motoring website, writes his first article on DriveWrite: Once upon a time there was a small television programme called Top Gear. A popular, sensible show that concentrated on reviewing cars and even covered motorsport featuring such classic presenters as Tony Mason, Sue Baker, Tiff Needell, Jason Dawe, Chris Goffey, Willian Woollard, Quentin Wilson, the list goes on. Continue reading

Ferrari 488 GTB: Extreme Power – Extreme Driving Thrills

The sad truth is that it is very likely that you, like me, cannot afford to buy the Ferrari 488GTB which is said to have track-level performance and responsiveness – for the road. Some fortunate people will be able to buy it but we can only press our noses against the showroom window and dream. The following is what Ferrari say, btw, I didn’t have a hand in it, alas. Continue reading

Romancing Le Mans

It is a beautiful, sun-kissed day in mid-June; save for languid lovers in the woods, there are few people about and the French countryside is quiet. A hint of garlic hangs in the still air. Somewhere nearby a bird sings in the trees. Suddenly, a young rabbit breaks cover and arrives at a junction of grass and hard surface. Continue reading