Category Archives: Transport

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Glass’s Guide Goes Digital

If history (and Joni Mitchell) teaches us anything it is that we don’t know what we’ve got until it’s gone. Over time we have seen print newspaper and magazines fall to the power of the internet. More and more publications have given up the fight and gone digital and that includes motor trade periodicals. Continue reading

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Automotive Horrors We Can’t Abide

Surveys. Where would we be without surveys? For example, When we have a general election the pollsters are out and about bringing us their view of the outcome. If you take their advice you can take comfort in the fact that you will be entirely wrong about the result. There is however one group that you can poll and ensure you will get an honest response. Motorists. For example, a new poll shows that within their own ranks there are persons for whom a special and long-standing disapprobation is reserved. Continue reading

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Three Reasons You Should Celebrate Your MOT

OK, so knowing your MOT is due is never normally a reason for being happy. It can often be an event that leads to expenditure and no car owner enjoys that with the exception of people who modify and use their car as a hobby. However, rather than being something you dread the MOT should be something you value and although you might not actually look forward to it, having a fresh MOT should be something to celebrate and be pleased with. Continue reading

Why Classic Car Nuts Are Allowed To Exist

History is just a bunch of old stuff thats already happened. That appears to be how people think these days and thats a shame because although we cant change it, we can certainly learn from it – although social evidence seems to show the opposite, to be frank. We keep on making the same mistakes over and over again. Continue reading

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Speed Cameras – The Saga Continues

The following unsurprising story has recently been reported in the Daily Telegraph and probably elsewhere. Please note that I am not a Telegraph reader. I saw this on the internet. I want to be absolutely clear on this. A stout fellow called Thomas Baird was sent a court summons accusing him of speeding in a 30mph zone in Staffordshire where he was nabbed by a speed camera. Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It (2)

No apologies for returning to this subject. Speaking as an almost lifelong specoid I am very conscious of my eyesight and how it can change. Speaking as a motoring writer I understand how important eyesight is when it comes to driving. I get an annual eye-test without fail. But enough about me, what about your eyes? Continue reading

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The New Audi SQ7 – Real Diesel Power

The first units of the new Audi SQ7 TDI – the world’s most powerful diesel SUV they say, will appear on the market from this Summer. With 435hp and 663.8 lb-ft of torque at its disposal, it accelerates from 0 to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds, with fuel consumption around the 32mpg mark. This equates to 18g/km of CO². European customers can order the Audi SQ7 TDI from mid-May. Continue reading

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Kia Carens – Family Fun

As the former prime minister Tony Blair probably never said, I’m not really a MPV kinda guy. Essentially, I’ve been there and done that. I have ferried ankle-biters to parties and teenagers to what I believe are called ‘gigs’ (a form of boat or carriage I always thought). So although I was aware of the Kia Carens and the rising popularity of the brand, the MPV-style of vehicle did not fit into my lifestyle. Or so I thought… Continue reading

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Cruising For Burgers – Driving For Pleasure

The annual Riviera Run coming up at the end of April, is a two-day weekend festival held at the Newquay View Resort nestling in the folds of Porth Valley on the outskirts of the popular Cornish resort town and dedicated to the Mini of legend. There’s all manner of larks – this is in Newquay after all; there’s a show and shine and, of course, the chance to cruise the streets in and around the town in a display of automotive passion. Continue reading