Category Archives: Sports cars

Nissan GT-R, DriveWrite Automotive

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Way back in the blighted 1970’s – an era of three day weeks, power cuts and terrible trousers – an odious man called Edward Heath, who had somehow convinced the electorate that he should be Prime Minister, talked us into believing in something called the European Communities Bill. Continue reading

Goodbye Christmas, Hello Greedival

ChristmasAt this time of year when some people are still taking late holidays, the last thing you want to think about is Christmas. Retailers, however, don’t see it that way because their view is that Christmas is just around the corner. They’re not being presumptuously festive – they just want your money. Continue reading

Buying Your First Car – A Guide From Motorparks

MotorparksBuying your first car is an exciting milestone in your life. Your first taste of the open road in your own wheels. What could be better? Be warned though; there are complications and issues that have to be taken into account to get the right car and the best deal. Here’s a handy guide courtesy of national auto retailer Motorparks which will be of help: 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

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

Jaguar F-Type Coupé 5 litre V8 AWD – Short Drive Review

Jaguar F-Type CoupeColin Hubbard continues his series: Since Tata bought Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008 both companies fortunes and successes have flourished to make them a worldwide premium brand. Look down a celebrities’ street or box office movie and both brands will be commonplace. Jaguar have traditionally been a gentleman’s car builder, making cars for the more mature professional. My Father aspired to own one for many years and took the plunge in 1993 with an XJ6, followed that with an XJ8 and then a modern day Morse car replica the S-Type. Continue reading