Category Archives: Motorsport

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

Is The World Endurance Championship The New F1?

Porsche, Le Mans, F1You may have picked on the the fact that I have been unwell for a few days suffering from some appalling man-ailment. As a consequence I haven’t been at the coalface producing stuff, rather I have been on the sick sofa having to endure some quality motorsport as Mrs DriveWrite ministered unto me in a nearly sympathetic manner. It was during one of the best Le Mans for years that I had an epiphany. Continue reading

Caterham Seven 360R – Short Drive Review

Colin Hubbard continues his series of road tests, this time taking to the road in a legendary British sports car: Nothing prepares you for your first drive in a Caterham. Twenty minutes behind the wheel of a Rolls Royce Ghost certainly didn’t and I don’t even think an hour on my bike would have. Today is my introduction into the world of lightweight road cars whose purpose is purely to entertain, not really to get you from point A to point B. Continue reading

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